Friday, August 8, 2014

Review: Rogue by Katy Evans

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: July 29th, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
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?

What I Thought:

Holy smokes!  I've had this book on my radar since the day Katy Evans announced it was coming.  I was expecting a story that was hot and a little funny, since Melanie is a little goofy. Instead I was amazed by the feelings and plot twists this story took.  

I think I was most impressed with Melanie.  Especially since I honestly didn't think much of her until I read this book.  I really like her.  She's so much more than Brooke's best friend.  I had no idea Melanie was so strong, stubborn, and yet so fragile.  I also didn't know she was a woman who was willing to take hard knocks to find a man who would love her with as much love as she had to give.  I love how Melanie had so much faith, even when everyone around her was telling her not to listen to her instincts.

Just thinking about Greyson makes me swoon.  I found it so interesting how much I was attracted to him.  I mean this is a man who knows he's isn't "good" for Melanie, yet can't stay away from her.  And boy does he try.  After reading this book, I can totally understand why Katy Evans had to change her plot.  There is no way Greyson/Zero would ever allow his woman to be with anyone else, especially someone who was weaker and not worthy of Melanie.  I think what endeared me most to Greyson was his quest.  More than one portion of the book broke my heart, but learning about him was the biggest chunk.  My heart literally hurt.

Just when I think Katy Evans can't top her Remington Tate books, she gives us this masterpiece of a book.  I mean the story is fantastic, the characters are amazing, and I can't even begin to tell you all the emotions I experienced while I read this book.  I read it in one sitting a few hours because I couldn't put it down.  I recommend this book to anyone who likes high octane books with passion.  I'd also like to note that even though this book can be considered book 4 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone.  Yes there was a brief glimpse of Remington, Brooke, and Racer, and it was great to see them.  Knowing that I've underestimated Katy Evans's talent only raises my excitement for Ripped which is Pandora's story.  

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About the Author
My Life in 8 Words: “Hectic, wonderful, complete; everything I ever wanted."

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now 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…

* I purchased a copy of this book.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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