Friday 15 November 2013


© Bianca Janeane


Real, Raw & Ripped #2

• New Adult
(sexy fighter Romance)

• 336 pages
• Gallery Books 
• release date: November 5, 2013

5 of 5 Stars

He's mine, and I'm his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful, imperfect, and real...

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington "Riptide" Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . .
and now he can't live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman's dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.


Hard, lean, and perfect, he is all dangerous, all beautiful, and all mine.

About the Story...

"I've been loved, and I have loved.
I'm in love, and I will be forever changed by this love, by this man. I used to dream of medals and championships, but now I dream solely of a blue-eyed fighter who one day changed my life, when he put his lips on mine..."

It's the new fighting season.
Brooke has been back with Remington for 2 months now - after she left him in the first book. (Remember? She left him this heartbreaking letter!! Ugh I cried SO much!! Poor guy!☺)
By the way - if you haven't read REAL - go and do it - you should NOT read MINE before you've read REAL ☺

Now, we're flying from city to city: Washington, D.C. - Arizona, Nevada, Boston, SEATTLE

endless training sessions

eating lots of carbs and proteins
lots of sexy times ☺


lots of sad and moving parts


lots of scary parts.

and there will be lots of music again! I LOVE THE MUSIC PART OF THE BOOKS!!

♫ Goo Goo Dolls - Iris ♫

And I'd give up forever to touch you 
  'Cause I know that you feel me somehow 
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be   
And I don't want to go home right now 
  And all I can taste is this moment   
And all I can breathe is your life 
And sooner or later it's over   
I just don't wanna miss you tonight   
And I don't want the world to see me   
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand   
When everything's meant to be broken  
I just want you to know who I am   
And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming   
Or the moment of truth in your lies 
  When everything feels like the movies 
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive    
And I don't want the world to see me 
  'Cause I don't think that they'd understand   
When everything's meant to be broken 
I just want you to know who I am 
I just want you to know who I am

Ok - that was a REALLY short summary ☺ 
But I just don't want to tell you too much! ☺ You HAVE to read it yourself!!!
There's one big 'thing' happening in this book and I don't think I want to tell you - it's basically the only thing that happens and ...nope - I'm not telling you!!!
 I could maybe be persuaded to show you a tiny little picture  ;)

Here's another song from the book - fits perfectly -  Remy's dark side   
♫ Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side ♫  

 Everybody's got a dark side  
Do you love me?
 Can you love mine?  
Nobody's a picture perfect  
But we're worth it  
You know that we're worth it  
Will you love me?  
Even with my dark side?  

 OK - That's it - No more! You have to read it to find out if there will be a happy end or a cliffhanger or if everybody dies at the end ☺    


I laughed - I lusted ;) and I CRIED A LOT!!!
 Ugh, Remy is such an amazing character!
There's NO ONE like him! This strong, sexy, beautiful but flawed person! I just love him.
 And I love Brooke too - doesn't happen all that often, that you like the heroines too ☺

 Want to hear / read my favorite line of the book? Well favorite might not be the right word - the SADDEST line of the book maybe - but I loved it - I love the whole music-part of the books and this line has SO MUCH feeling and it's just SO Remington and Brooke.

This sentence - for me - IS what the whole book is about:

There's no song for this. 

That one tiny sentence made me cry soooo much :(

But it's not all about crying and sadness!!!
  It's a wonderfully romantic & sexy & moving & cute new adult fighter Novel!

It was just way too short for my tastes! How can you not want to read about Remington for all eternity???? ☺

I'm sooo glad the series isn't over yet!


Our favourite lion Remy's back LLF's woohoo!!!  And my verdict?


Before you read Mine, make sure you have read Real.  You dont want to miss a minute of Remy, believe me. Not. A Minute.
When Mine starts, Brooke and Remy have been back together for a couple of months, after their heartbreaking separation (that damn letter gets me every single time).
The new underground fighting season is starting, so there is lots of travel and lots of training.  I imagined Remy a lot like this while I was reading

and a lot f wishful thinking that this was me after his training sessions

though I love Brooke as much as I love Remy, so I guess I will be happy for her instead (but a girl can dream!)
Remy is just... Remy.  Strong.  Sex on legs.  Flawed.  He is still struggling with his dark side.  People from his past still causing troubles.   People trying to get to him through Brooke. 
Brooke is equally as strong.  She will fight for him tooth and nail, and whatever she can do to help him/protect him she will.  She is Remy's lioness protecting her pride.
Music still plays such a large part of the story, so much of what Remy is feeling, he doesn't have the words for but he has the perfect song.  

The usual suspects are back in the supporting character roles:  Pete, Riley, Diana and Nora.  They all play such an integral part in Remy's life and I love them for it.
I only finished reading Mine a few days ago, but I have such a book hangover.  Remy sure is a hard act to follow.
I just want to lick him and pet him forever and ever and ever.
And thank god we don't have to wait long for book 3, Remy.
There is no cliffhanger, but is there a HEA?
For that you have to read!  BUT - there might be one of these...

Well?  What are you waiting for???


    Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love, married him, and now they are hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches "The End." Which, is hopefully, only the beginning...   
☺☺☺ Remy will be released NOVEMBER 26th!!!! ☺☺☺

New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans expands upon the intense love story begun in Real--this time from Remington "Riptide" Tate's point of view.
Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control. Through it all, there's been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he's ever had to fight for.