Review: Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione

Review: Rogue Rider by Larissa IoneRogue Rider by Larissa Ione

Series: Lords of Deliverance,
Published by Grand Central Publishing on November 20, 2012
Pages: 424
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Through the course of the Lords of Deliverance, there has been a desperate hope to end Pestilence’s drive to destroy his brothers’ and sister’s seals. At the end of Lethal Rider, Pestilence has been destroyed and Reseph as well.

Jillian Cardiff has moved back to her parents house in a remote snowy town. Her parents has died and she is living alone trying to heal from a demon attack that almost took her life. When she comes upon a stranger in a blizzard she does the only thing she can. She takes him home to heal him. When he awakens with no memory of who he is besides his name, Jillian needs to get him away from her and the emotions he draws out of her.

Reseph doesn’t have his memory, but he is sure he won’t like what he finds out about himself. He finds himself drawn to Jillian, knowing she is the good to his bad. When neighbors start showing up dead, he knows it is more than just humans out there. But finding out his past, may cause him to doubt his future.

This is a difficult review as I don’t want to give away the details of everything. It is incredible how Larissa Ione weaves these characters and plot points into a story that twists you up into a pretzel and spits you out.

Jillian is running from her past. Ex-fiance who was already married. A demon attack that has left her scarred. Her parents dying and leaving her heartbroken. She just wants to continue her quiet life, but finding Reseph isn’t calming at all. He draws out of her desires for love. Deep healing connection of two humans. She tries to ditch him in town, but he only comes back to her. Through the entire book, Jillian has ups and downs, totally thrown this way and that!

Reseph has been a very bad boy as Pestilence, but since he was cast out of Hell, he has no memory of this. He is healing because when he learned all he had done as Pestilence, Reseph could not handle it. Before becoming Pestilence, he was the easy going brother who loved life and parties. The one who orchestrates his release from Hell wiped his memory in hopes Reseph would be given the time to heal before facing his sins. But through it all, Reseph knows there is a darkness to his soul, but the draw to Jillian is stronger than his need to suppress what he is.

The one thing Reseph hasn’t forgotten…sex and the love of a woman’s body. Immediately upon waking, he wants sex with Jillian and can’t understand not going at it like rabbits. There are no end to positions and techniques that left my Kindle melting from the heat. Above all, Reseph does love Jillian and when things come to a brutal climax, she is all the wants, needs and is willing to protect.

There are secrets abound in this book. Some revealed, some just revealed to only have more questions…and there is going to be another book. I just don’t want to spoil who it is for and why. Truly, this is such a hard book to review without handing out too many plot points.

All the Horsemen are in the book along with their spouses. Throw in some angels, Aegis and the new cell that was thrown out of the Aegis. And lets not forget characters from the Demonica series. This is not a stand alone book and requires you to have at least to have read this series, but it also helps if you read the Demonica series as well.

Vague much Shari? Well, just know that there is sexy love scenes, kick as women, alpha brazen men, demons that will suck your soul in a second, and a plot that will leave you twisting and turning like a pretzel. Don’t miss it.

 

About Larissa Ione

A former meteorologist and EMT, Air Force veteran Larissa Ione now gets her daily dose of excitement from vampires, werewolves, demons, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. She lives in wintery Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat, and her hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!