Twice as Nice: Letitia's Take on Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione


Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance) by Larissa Ione
Grand Central Publishing (November 20, 2012)

Rating: B
Heat: Hot

Heroine: Jillian Cardiff – Human, Orphan 
Hero: Reseph – Suffering from Amnesia, Horseman
Setting: Colorado, USA



Rogue Rider is the final book in the Lords of Deliverance series and Miz Ione has saved the baddest Horsemen for last—Reseph. Or, as we’ve seen him thus far, Pestilence. The resident bad boy of this series. Except, after the events in Lethal Rider, Pestilence is gone and Reseph is back. Sort of.

Jillian Cardiff went through hell when Pestilence was free. In order to feel safe again, she’s left her home in Florida and has returned to her hometown, a small one stoplight town in Colorado. Closed off and afraid, Jillian is hiding in her cabin on the side of a mountain, enjoying the peace and quiet and aloneness.

Until she finds a naked man in a snow drift on her property. Thinking he’s most likely dead, Jillian is surprised to find him warm and with a steady pulse. Using her horse to get him back to her cabin, Jillian nurses him back to health. And when he wakes up, well, that’s when the fun starts.

Reseph wakes up naked in a strange place, in a strange bed, with a strange, beautiful woman taking care of him. That might seem odd, except he can’t even remember his own name. He’s a completely blank slate.

Funny and protective and warm, Reseph still managed to exude a predatory lethalness. And a protectiveness toward Jillian from the very first. I absolutely adored Reseph’s sense of humor and his vulnerability. Having no memory, no idea who he is, gave him a weakness that his siblings never had.

My favorite aspect of Reseph is that he never whines or complains about his lack of memory. Sure, he wants to figure out who he is, but he’s also afraid of the darkness he feels inside of him. Instead, he focuses on making new memories with Jill. Until, of course, the past catches up with them.

All the loose strings, woven throughout this series, are tied up. The Apocalypse may have been averted but a battle is still raging. And in Rogue Rider we find out the who and what going on behind the scenes. Miz Ione throws in some real humdingers. A few that I had guessed but some that really surprised me.

Rogue Rider is bad ass and funny. Filled with sex and action and romance. And even though we might now be done with the four horseman, I can’t wait to see what Miz Ione has in store for us now that she’s returning to the Demonica series!

Favorite Quote:

“I’ll park somewhere dark.” She fisted his T-shirt, not even ashamed of her desperation. “Out of the way—“
He gently peeled her hand away, slammed the door, and got in the driver’s side. Then he turned to her, the harsh planes of his face in the shadows creating a savage expression the stuck her tongue to the roof of her mouth.
”I need you in a bed tonight, Jillian. I need more than a fuck. I need to make love to you until neither one of us can move, because after tonight, I don’t want there to be even the slightest doubt that you’re mine.”


Thoughts While Reading:

10.0% - "Fish Sticks. Best nickname ever! LOL"
46.0% - "I'm disappointed in Ares, Limos, & Thanatos!"


Comments moderated on posts older than 8 days.