LitStack Review: Mine by Katy Evans

Katy Evans
Gallery Books

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.

There is something to be said of anticipation. When Katy Evans wrote the first in this series, Real, readers fell in love with the heartbreaking dichotomy that is Remington Tate. He is a difficult person to love. He is down, he is up, he is possessive, he is kind and, (here comes a spoiler so close your eyes) he’s bipolar. It is his past, the layered, desperate history that forms his character. That past formed him into a fighter and it is the fighter and later, the broken soul in that fighter that Brooke Dumas falls in love with.

That is probably what draws the reader into Remy’s world.

In Real, Evans set the stage for the eventual and mildly predictable events that took place in her sequel Mine. This time, it is the steamy, emotional, completely devoted love that Brooke and Remy share that leads them to a separation; not one they can control, not one that they wanted, but one that was necessary in building up the story’s angst and postponing their happily ever after.

Evans has the ability to define the heartache and desperation her characters are put upon. She has drawn vivid complications that readers may be able to relate to while casting a wide net of revenge, resolution and revelation that leads to a satisfactory ending.

In Mine, Brooke and Remy pick up where they left off, determined to make the new season in the Underground boxing area a successful one. But when an unforeseen complication arises, the couple is tested by proximity, by culpability and their devotion to one another is challenged.

Can they survive the separation? Will Brooke ever be comfortable loving a man that thousands of women lust after?

Evans gives the couple the happy ending they want and readers plenty of opportunity to experience the steam, substance and depths of commitment they hoped would be Remy and Brooke’s at the beginning of the series.

If you like romance, heroes with serious flaws and a heroine you may be able to relate to, then Mine is the book for you.

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