Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BOOK BLOG TOUR: Brooke's Playlist from REAL by: Katy Evans

I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the REAL Blog Book Tour. I've been doing a lot of talking about Katy Evan's debut novel and a couple of weeks ago I pushed all other reviews aside and posted one for REAL which you can check out HERE. The book blew me away and I just HAD to get my feelings out then and there! But looking back at my very thorough review, the one thing I completely forgot to mention is how music plays such a significant role in REAL.                                                                                             
Music is something we sort of take for granted. We may turn the radio on at work to break the silence, or late at night on the ride home to keep us awake, or in the gym to pump us up, etc. But for some of
us, music is a way to identify and communicate, especially in the case of Remington. While Remy may appear one way in the ring, he is a completely different person in private. He is a man of a few words, somewhat introverted, and without spoiling anything, has been dealing with...something without any kind of medical intervention (for the most part).

Before Brooke came into his life, music was--other than fighting-- one of the only ways for him to self sooth, a sort of coping mechanism. And then Katy Evans gives us the scene where Remington and Brooke are sitting together and he wants her to listen to his music and he listen to hers. Remy and Brooke pick songs for each other to listen to many times throughout the book. Why? Because it is Remy's way to communicate, without speaking, how he feels about her, himself, etc.     
 Brooke's Playlist

 Today, I get to share with you some of Brooke’s top songs in her playlist that she shares with Remy throughout REAL. Some just pump her up for running, some make her feel lovey dovey, but they all make her think of Remington. If you click on them, it will take you to videos on youtube.

  1. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls, now and forever number one spot
  2. I Love You by Avril Lavigne
  3. Next to Me by Emile Sande
  4. Gold by Britt Nicole
  5. Try by Pink
  6. Naturally by Selena Gomez
  7. Breathless by The Corrs
  8. Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer
  9. Stay by Rhianna and Mikkey Ekko
  10. Forever and Always by Parachute 

 Book #1 of The Real, Raw & Ripped Series
Pages: 266
Published: April 8th 2013
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance – recommended for ages 18 and up.
A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?

 Katy Evans grew up with 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…To find more about her, look her up on her website, Twitter, or Facebook, she’d also love to hear from you!

1 comment:

  1. Great playlist!
    Iris is one of my favorite songs ever :) I listen to it once a day :)
    and I love Try by Pinl ( I love that girl)
    Congrats on being part of the tour