Saturday, November 30, 2013

*BLOG TOUR* "Remy" by Katy Evans

Book Title: Remy
Author: Katy Evans
Date of Publication: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books


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.


My Thoughts

I'm writing this review, even though I really don't want to. Because writing this, means it's over. It means I've read book #3, the end of Remy and Brooke's story. It means that I actually need to let their story go, until I read it again.

Up until now, "Real" had been my #1 book, the first book I recommend to anyone who will listen. And I will still continue to tell everyone to read "Real", because after "Real" comes "Mine, and after "Mine" comes "Remy", and "Remy" is now, hands down, my favorite book in this series so far.

In "Remy", every situation that we've read in books 1 & 2, that left us wondering 'hmm.. I wonder what Remy is thinking', or 'I wonder what Remy is doing', is answered. It is shown through the eyes of our broken, bi-polar, sweet, insecure, loving Remy. The book goes back and forth between present (wedding time), and past (everything that we fell in love with Remy because of). It takes us through his first thoughts, his manic episodes, and his present.

"She will never understand how much I crave her to touch me. Not only sexually. Her touch does crazy shit to me. I'm sick for it. I'm... sick.
Fuck me. She's so beautiful and I'm so broken."

My heart broke over and over again reading everything that Remy was thinking. If it was possible for me to adore him even more, I do. When we first met him, we saw a badass. A fighter. A man who always got what he wanted. Then over the course of these books, we see the sweet side, the loving side, the insecure side. We see Remy, and his real side. But we also see his broken side, and his sick side. Hearing that from his view, was my favorite part of this book. Knowing what he was really going through, things we thought he missed and forgotten during episodes, and the toll it really took on his mind and body, was sad and heartbreaking, yet beautiful.

"My head betrays me half the time. One day, it tells me I am god. The other, it tells me that I not only rule hell, but I invented it."

On top of all of this, we also see the daddy side. The new father love, that makes your heart swell with all things Remy.

"He's the most perfect thing I've ever done in my life. I never thought I'd have something like him. Now my life revolves around this dimpled squirrel, who pukes on all of my fucking t-shirts, and my Brooke."

Books always take an effect on me. I end up having dreams involving characters, or can't get certain scenes out of my head for months after reading. Sometimes the "what if's" rule my mind, or I sit there wanting to shake an authors hand because of a twist I actually didn't see coming. But I never thought I would be this upset for part of a series to end. Usually, when a story ends, I smile, look back on the books, remember the beginning, and how much I loved them, and move on, knowing I could always re-read them later if I wanted. But for Brooke and Remy's story, knowing I can just re-read them later, doesn't feel like enough. I actually felt a significant loss at the end of "Remy", and that has never happened to me before. I stopped myself before the last chapter, and gave it a day, because I didn't want to let go. It took me over a week to even sit down to write this review, because it really meant it was over. Call it a "book-hangover", call it "Marisa-is-too-in-love-with-Remy-to-be-considered-sane", call it whatever you want. But I know I will not be able to get their story, or Remy (obviously), to leave my mind for a long, long time.

My oooonly hope, is that maybe we will get a little bit more or Brooke and Remy in "Ripped" (Pandora's Story, April 2014), and "Raw" (Melanie's story, September 2014)..
Please Katy Evans? Please? just a little bit..

Favorite Quote:

"I want her to get it. I want her to get me."



Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!




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