Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Remy by Katy Evans (Review)

New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publication.Date  November 26, 2013
Published By:  Gallery Books
WebsiteKaty Evans

Remy on Goodreads
My review copy:e-ARC review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review

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New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans expands upon the intense love story begun in Real and Mine—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.

"You're everything I never knew I wanted," I huskily whisper, tucking her hair behind her. "And all mine, remember that tidbit," I add, forcing myself to stand."Completely mine... Brooke Dumas."
That's it.
That's fucking it.
Brooke won't be suffering like this over anyone.
Not in front of me.
God, that voice, right there. Makes me want to throw the door down and kiss the hell out of her, then do stuff to her under that dress she's trying to put on--the things that husbands do to their fucking wives.
"I only love you. You're mine, and I'm yours. Nobody will ever have me but you."

So I should just start this by saying that this is the most necessary alternate POV novel I've ever read.

It's turning into a trend to write books from the love interest's POV. I enjoy them, but I could live without most. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover was amazing, but other than that the stories are pretty much the same, only from another point of view.

But now we have this. We have Remy. I had a love/hate relationship with the first book in this series where love ended out on top. I had nothing but love for the second book. So it makes sense that I'd end up loving this one--since it's Real and Mine from Remy's POV. But I feel so much MORE for this book than that. There's also tidbits from their present strewn throughout this book, which help make it even more interesting, but I think the winning factor here is Remy.

Remy's always been a complex character. We got a good taste of that when in Brooke's POV. But actually being in Remy's head? It made everything that happened make more sense and that much more...REAL. And now I love Remy even more. He accused himself of being selfish all the time, but he is actually so kind and caring and such a gentle giant. My heart bursts with love for Remy.

Seeing Brooke through Remy's eyes was fantastic. It hit me straight in the feels how he regards her and worries and cares and EVERYTHING. He puts so much thought into everything. He's a quiet guy more often than not, but there's so much going on in his mind. Which brings me back again to how glad I am that this book exists because now we get to know what was going on up there.

The romance was even more intense from Remy's POV. He thinks the sweetest things. Remy and Brooke were already one of my favorite couples, but they get bumped up on that list of favorites thanks to Remy and his whirl of thoughts. He's so focused on Brooke and what's best for her. He's so DEVOTED. My heart. My heart, y'all. MY HEART.

While the majority of this novel is retelling of books one and two from Remy's point of view, there are pieces of the present mixed in and I loved seeing them. Remy with his child makes my heart melt--which I didn't know was possible after it disintegrated from his love for Brooke. But it built itself back up and MELTED for his interactions with Racer. Racer and Brooke--Remy's two main people.

Overall, I adore this book. I will definitely be re-reading it, probably often, and it was so necessary. Seeing what went on in Remy's head was an amazing, enlightening experience in the very best ways. My love for Katy Evans continues to prosper and now I can't wait to move on to the next book in the series, Rogue!

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