Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rogue by Katy Evans Review

Rogue By Katy Evans
Kindle Edition288 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Gallery Books

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?

My Review:

Told in two POV's Rogue takes us on a journey, where fate brings two unlikely stubborn people set in their ways together in a story of lust, danger and love with a dash of The Princess Bride thrown in.

The plot of this story was intriguing and well done in my opinion. It was interestingly different from the rest of the series. Although   I found Katy's writing to be repetitive at times, she drew me in and I found myself devouring the book in one sitting mainly because I couldn't get enough of Greyson. 

Greyson King is one sexy beast with his filthy mouth, dangerous allure and possessiveness. Greyson cannot let anyone into his life, he lost his humanity thirteen years ago and now all that's left of him was Zero his alias.

Greyson is given a list of debts owed to his father, once every debt has been paid off, he will inherit The Underground along with the location of his mother. Melanie is one of the names on his list, he has no choice but to cross her off, but he delays the inevitable because she slowly becomes his Achilles heel. I guess his "Princess" really is a damsel in distress. Although he needs to keep it professional he finds himself drawn to her. He wants to be the man Melanie deserves, but because of who he is, he struggles with wanting to be with her. And keeping her safe at the same damn time.

"what this woman wants is something I can't give. But i'm pulled , twisted, knotted, used, and useless when I look at her."

“He laughs more darkly.
You are so fucking mine you don't even know how mine you are.” 

We were introduced to Melanie in the beginning of this series as Brooke's best friend. Even though she was a bit wild at times I didn't really mind her. That was until I got to see know who she really was and I hate to say it, but I did not like her. I found her naive and annoying most of the times. Sure, she's sweet, playful and thoughtful at times, but she's not the brightest. I mean, how many frogs does one girl have to kiss before she realizes she must be doing something wrong? and let's not even get me started with the events of her birthday.

"Brooke said you were my Real. That’s what she calls the love of her life now. But you are not my Real, Greyson. You’re my knight in leather gloves who went rogue."

I found myself yelling at Melanie multiple times, like really? are you that foolish? he's everything you've always wanted and dreamed of but you're willing to walk away just because things aren't easy? ugh forget it....

Oh, but wait, true love always finds a way back to you, no matter what. Right?

“I look at him and he doesn't scare me. He lures me. He tempts me, exhilarates me. He makes me want to claim him as if I'm claiming back a part of me that was once lost. Makes me want to tame him. Let him tame me.” 

Luckily for Melanie, she got her fucked up version of Westley back. It only took her being kidnapped and saved by Greyson for her to realize how real their love really is and the way Greyson took care of her afterwards melts my damn heart. Thank god there was no Epilogue wedding because I still think that Melanie has a lot of growing up to do before she says I Do.

Final thoughts 

Through her writing Katy shows us that we can't help who we fall in love with, love finds us when we least expect it and no matter how afraid we are of it, it wouldn't be real unless it terrifies us. Love is messy, untamed and raw and most of all it is never easy. 
In an ideal world you could only love the perfect man but it's not an ideal world and Katy slams us with a dose of reality every step of the way.Were always chasing perfection,each and everyone of us. If you don't agree then you're only lying to yourself.

Even though I found Greyson to be mouth watering, my heart will forever be bound to Riptide <3 I can't blame Melanie for being obsessive with Brooke and Remy's relationship. I would be too, their
love for each other is captivating. Maybe I'm just a sucker for MMA fighters, but Greyson just couldn't reach the top for me in this series. Sorry Greyson, you're still a sexy book boyfriend that's for sure, but Remy is the ultimate "Alpha male". 

About the author

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…

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