Friday, September 5, 2014

Review of Rogue by Katy Evans

Synopsis: The fourth story in the new adult series that began with the New York Times bestseller Real, featuring Brooke's best friend, Melanie, and the ROGUE she can't resist.
Greyson King...
My boyfriend. My friend. My protector. He's the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and the reason I fall asleep limp, worn out, and aching for his warm arms around me. When we make love, he says my name like it means something. Like I mean something.
His name is Greyson King, but his alias is Zero.
There's zero trace of him, he has zero past, and now I know that with him, I will have zero future.
He may leave no trace of him anywhere, but his imprint is in me, in my very soul--and I hate that a mere look at him commands the beat of my heart. The temperature of my body.
I've looked for love my entire life. I've waited for the butterflies, the rainbows...
Instead I'm in a free fall of emotions and there's no one to catch me but the one man I should be running away from. The one man I thought was my prince charming.
Except this prince charming went rogue.
Greyson will stop at nothing to make me be with him. He'll let no one stand in our way, will allow no one to threaten me, and maybe this is what scares me most of all...
What will my rogue do to keep me?

4.5 Stars!

Review: Greyson King. If I had to try to top writing a character like Remington Tate, I'm not sure I could do better than Greyson King. He is flawed, he is dark, he is damaged...he is bad. That is the word that he describes himself as to Melanie over and over. Greyson is the son of the guy that runs the Underground, which is the league that Remy fights in, and in this book, we see more of what is actually happening behind the scenes, rather than much of the fighting, itself.

Melanie is Brooke's friend, and we have seen some of her before from Brooke and Remy's story. She is the fun loving, super sexual, highly loyal best friend. In this book, however, we see more of what makes Melanie tick. We see the heart beneath her actions, her hook-ups, her brave words to Brooke to reach for what you want in life and in love. Melanie and Greyson seem like an odd pairing, but they see in one another what they have each never been able to find in anyone else - love, acceptance, lust, etc. Melanie is Greyson's "princess", and he is...her everything.

Melanie and Greyson are bound together by more than just their attraction to one another, however. He lives in a very dark and dangerous world; one in which she dipped her toe into at one time and is still paying for. In fact, she owes a lot of money to some people, and Greyson knows about this, even though she has not told him. Will Greyson be able to keep Melanie safe from people like him - the people of his world?

My one problem with this book is that I had a hard time connecting to Melanie as much as I did to Brooke. I really wanted to connect to her, but I had a difficult time. I also felt like the end of the book happened really fast - almost too quickly and conveniently, and I would have liked the anxiety to build a little more and a little longer. Melanie and Greyson definitely have some believable chemistry, however.


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