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I am a twenty-something, happily married, mother of one who loves books. I love reading them. I love looking at them. I love their smell. Libraries and bookstores are my holy places... No I'm not being blasphemous. Books are my religion and if you don't like that then you're probably reading the wrong blog I love ebooks too. I love how my Kindle can hold thousands of books and wherever I go in the world they can come with me. I love how the emergence of ebooks has resulted in more books being published than ever before - for better or for worse My love of books is the reason for this blog. I want to share it with other people who love books, I'm opinionated and passionate and I want to share those opinions with you and see what you think, do you agree or disagree? I want to hear your opinions and your recommendations... Basically I want to share the book love! I will pretty much read anything that is a romance but I mainly read paranormal romance, urban fantasy, new adult, young adult, and erotica... Plus the odd book here and there that is not a romance of any description! So that's what to expect from this blog. If you like what you see, please follow!

Real (Real, Raw & Ripped, #1)

Real - Katy Evans I'd seen a lot of talk about this book over the last few months but I wasn't convinced I'd like a book set in the "underworld" unless it was actually, you know, the underworld, as in waving hello to Hades underworld.
I had all these pre-conceived notions of what the book would probably be like - seedy semi-criminal stuff - because I'm a freakin' idiot! I didn't get the whole "underworld" fighting thing... Now I do. oops
I put the book out of my head and went about my merry business, but it kept creeping back onto my radar.
I read some reviews and thought "what the heck" and purchased it on Kindle. But still, I did not read it. I kept putting it off.
Then one night - ok a couple of evenings ago - I was bored. I was restless. I didn't know what I wanted to read and I swear a little voice was screaming Remy in my ear, telling me I was missing out, begging me to give in, to give it a go, to fall in love with Remington Tate. So I opened the book and started reading....


I don't think I can put into words how this book affected me. I was entranced from the minute Remy chased down Brooke, demanded her name and kissed his name onto her lips. *shivers*

The chemistry between Remy and Brooke burns up the pages, honestly it's insane... Sucks you right in.

Remy is a complete caveman when it comes to his woman. Animalistic. He seems to work on absolute basic instinct. To claim, to provide, to protect... It could have been a complete disaster but, for me, it just worked. He isn't an asshole and Brooke isn't a weak little woman. She kicks ass! Seriously, she is a kick ass female who knows what she wants and what she wants is her man. (And so do I!!)

When I finished it, I felt kinda euphoric.

Was it a perfect book? Beautifully written, expertly edited and polished? No. However, it was part of what made it work for me. It felt raw. It had grit and rough edges and it just worked with the story.

I loved this book, Love, LOVE, LOVED it! It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea but it was definitely mine and I can't wait for the next instalment.