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shambhawip

Unapologetic Reader, Psychotic Writer

Possibly psychotic and unapologetically sarcastic. I read everything.

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The Lies of Locke Lamora
Scott Lynch
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Dante Valentine: The Complete Series
Lilith Saintcrow
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Real (Real, Raw & Ripped, #1)

Real - Katy Evans A broken heroine who was NOT raped when she was young. A dominating possessive alpha male hero with a temper issue who was NOT an asshole. Who knew the NA genre could provide a good book with loads of steam and emotions even without using the formulae? Oh wait! I did!I love this book because of its intensity. Of the emotions and the chemistry between the characters and the complexity of their characters which was amazingly consistent no matter how different the situations got. And the fact that the book seems well researched on troubles from both Brooke and Remy's pasts (though the infodump was too much from time to time!)I won't be gushing about Remy because look through any other review and you will see exactly how perfect he is. I don't even have the words in me. And my iPod is shriveling in shame because it is lacking of the romantic playlist in REAL. A mistake I will correct ASAPWhat I do have is my faith in the NA genre that has been restored by Evans with this book. In first glance it seems similar to almost all New Adult books I have read but is in fact nothing like them in its presentation of the story. I was hooked. Addicted. The words flowed smoothly and I could not have put the book down even for the Armageddon. It would have been perfect of not for that li'l stint of insta-luv that just rubs me the wrong way. But damn if RIP was not hOttt!What I am not getting is WHY this is a series? Not that I mind more Remy, but it seemed like the perfect ending! Unless it is a spinoff story? Which I doubt. 4 Stars