“I am more in love with Remington Tate than I ever felt possible. And he is as elusive as a falling star, one that nobody will ever catch, and if you catch him, he will only burn right through you.”
*I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Well it is no secret I have been waiting on this book forever!! I was a HUGE fan of Real so I was nervously excited about Mine and what it had in store for my favourite pair. As expected there were happy tears, sad tears, laughter, joy and suspense all the elements of a great read!
Mine picks up from the end of Real, Brooke and Remy are back on the road and Remy is at his strongest, ready to face Scorpion again, he has a score to settle and this time it is personal. There was some underlying tension between Brooke and Remy due to Brooke leaving him in book one, I was glad this was mentioned as sometimes issues can be swept under the carpet and everything can be rosy, so I felt this was a realistic element of their relationship. However, I’m not going to lie, Brooke bugged me for the first time ever! I adored Brooke in book one, she was a strong confident female lead and I felt she lost this spark in the beginning of Mine, I actually felt like she was a different character almost. She became needy, and jealous without any reason that I could see. There was no question that Remy was devoted to Brooke and I think he proved that time and time again but for some reason Brooke still questioned his loyalty. Brooke had an “excuse” further on for her irrational thoughts but even then I wasn’t convinced, I wanted the strong independent Brooke back. I was glad to see the old Brooke reappear towards the end.
I will say Mine focused on Brooke and Remy’s relationship for the most part, I was expecting Scorpion to play a bigger role (not that that’s a bad thing!) Brooke and Remy had so many personal challenges to face both physically and mentally, my heart went out to them both and I was praying for them to come through the other side stronger, both together and individually.
This was a real personal journey for Remy, the extent of his bipolar was highlighted and my heart broke when I read about his struggle, he truly would do anything for Brooke and his own recovery. It was hard to read Brooke and Remy being apart for a while, due to circumstances out with their control, as they are such a strong couple and I couldn’t wait for them to be reunited.
As always it really is the writing that I love about this series, Katy Evans pulls you in from the first word, I loved the descriptions, how many ways can you describe Remington’s hot bod *fans self* I just loved the connection between those two and you really feel it. Katy created a family for Remy, he may not have been surrounded by blood relatives but Remy came to realise how fortunate he was to have such devoted friends around him going to any length to protect him and that is what I really loved.
The ending was as perfect as an ending could be, Remy was so deserving after everything he had been through and I just love that man more than I ever thought possible. I also have to mention the sexy times O.M to the G it was hot! Book one was hot, well book two was on fire!! After reading Mine every lady wishes for a Remington Tate in their lives, only Katy Evans can make a piece of cauliflower seem sensual ;)
The music takes on a character of it’s own and reading Mine with iTunes open is a must. The songs featured in the story capture the mood and feelings perfectly, it has became one of my favourite things about this series.
Mine was a great follow up to book one, although Real will always be my favourite, I’m glad Brooke and Remy’s story was given the ending they deserved and Remy found unconditional love in his family and friends. I can not wait for the next book Remy, to say he is a vault is an understatement. We need inside this man’s head!!
“I’ve been loved, and I have loved. I’m in love, and I will be forever changed by this love, by this man.”
“You,” he says, his voice terse and commanding as he drags his wet thumb across my lips, “are going to love me until I die. I’m going to make you love me even if it hurts, and when it hurts, I’m going to make it better, Brooke.”
“My fighter. He fights everything, even himself, but I love that he’s never fought loving me.”
“Remington oozes strength. Even when he is asleep. Or down, A lion sleeping is still a fucking lion.”
“You’re blinded because you’re mine.” “No I see because I’m yours.”
“He’s so possessive. Every day, every night, he pulls me close and tells me I’m his. But he doesn’t realize every time he says that, he’s also saying he’s mine. You can’t really own something that doesn’t own you right back.”
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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