Friday, November 14, 2014

Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione [Review]

Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4) by Larissa Ione
Format: paperback
Source: purchased
Date read: September 1, 2014

Lords of Deliverance
1. Eternal Rider
2. Immortal Rider
3. Lethal Rider
4. Rogue Rider - Paperback | Kindle
5. Reaver

Larissa Ione
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues-and falls for-a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming, and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man whom Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he's also the kind of man who can be very dangerous . . .

Reseph may not know why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian's life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian's neighbors are killed, and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he's putting Jillian in danger. And once it's revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: Can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?
Thoughts on Rogue Rider: Going into this book I had NO IDEA how Reseph was going to be likable. I mean, he basically tormented the human race as Pestilence, tortured and otherwise messed with the lives of his brothers and sister, and did his level best to really get that apocalypse hopping. FOR THREE BOOKS.


He killed with abandon, got his rocks off on mayheming his way across every continent, and tried to kill his brother's child. This doesn't seem like the type of guy you'd feel particularly sympathetic toward.

And yet... I liked him. As Reseph, mind you. He was a good guy. An easy-going nudist. It's hard for me to dislike a guy who lets it all hang out. Well, that and he was sweet. Kinda horny, too. ALL THINGS I ENJOY!

Not that things were easy for him. With no memory of what he'd done as Pestilence, he can still feel the shadow of evil inside him. And it worries him. He feels a deep attraction to Jillian and he doesn't want to hurt her. Not knowing who he is or what he can do is jarring. Between the demon attacks, demon hunters showing up, Jillian and him steaming up the sheets, and ALL MANNER OF OTHER CRAZINESS, Reseph has a lot on his plate.

Beyond Reseph and Jillian's story we also get a boatload of information about a few secrets that have been floating around as well as catching up with the other Horsemen. Those secrets are juicy, too. They've jazzed me up about reading the next book. ALWAYS A GOOD THING.