Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he’s known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He’s got a personal score to settle with the Underground’s one and only Remington “Riptide” Tate.
As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town–and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she’s none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who’s supposed to root against him and a girl he’s supposed to stay away from.
But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.
The highly anticipated sixth story in the New York Times bestselling series that began with Real—“a rare mix of fevered obsession and gentle enchantment…a visceral and addicting debut” (Christina Lauren).
I cannot accept the fact that this is the last book in the Real series. I absolutely adore this series. (Okay, fine, I still haven’t read Pandora’s book yet, but still!) Katy Evans’ books just gets me. They’re all so intense and heart warming. I feel so warm and happy inside when I’m reading her books! Her heroes are always so precious, and they really know how to make you fall in love with them. Her heroines are always extremely lovable, supportive, and sweet. I adore them so much!
Maverick is such a big sweetheart! That statement might ruin his street cred, but I don’t think he gives a fuck about anyone’s opinions but Reese’s. He is a badass, there is no denying that, but he is also one of the sweetest and most dedicated heroes ever! I swooned, a lot. That penny thing he and Reese have going on, I cried. His patience with Reese and his utter adoration of her, healed my soul. Damn Maverick, I love you so much!
Reese is super shy, and she’s with the Tates so she can find herself. She got a little lost along the way, but she finally found it in herself to be confident and just live life. I love that it was her who made these choices. She wanted to get better, and she decided to get better even before meeting Maverick. Her getting better was for herself, not Maverick or anyone else.
It was nice to read about Remy and some of the other characters from the previous books. I had fun catching up with them. The ending was bittersweet. I’m really going to miss all these characters.