Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ROGUE by Katy Evans

(Real #4)
By Katie Evans
ARC  Review
Release: July 29, 2014, Gallery Books

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️ 


Brook Dumas found Remington Tate in REAL, and now it’s her best friend Melanie’s turn to find the man who makes her heart sing. After years of searching, one night in the rain, the strong and mysterious Greyson King comes to her rescue. He’s bold, and maybe just the lover, friend, and protector she’s been searching for. When they make love, he says her name like it means something. Like she means something—and that’s everything she’s ever wanted.

He disappears for days without a word, and when he’s around, he says he’ll only hurt her. But when he’s away, her heart hurts more.

Then Melanie uncovers the dark world he’d been determined to keep hidden, and suspects that their random first meeting might have not been so random after all.

Caught in a free fall of emotions, Melanie has no one to catch her but the man she should be running from. . . 

But what do you do when your Prince Charming has gone Rogue?"


It's finally Melanie's turn!

Melanie, Brook's best friend, has spent her life dreaming of meeting 'The One', the man who would be her everything. In fact, she had spent the past years trying out every male prospect she came into contact with to see if he could fit the bill, but to no avail. Her true love wasn't among the string of one-night stands she took to her bed. And happy as she was that her friend had found exactly what she craved for herself, she couldn't help but feel a little envious. When she meets Greyson King, she is expecting nothing more than her regular temporary relief, but instead finds herself completely taken with a man who seems to be as elusive as smoke.

Greyson didn't think he had any true feelings left in his body. Not after the way his father trained him to step into his footsteps one day with the same ruthless disregard. So the instantaneous feelings of possiveness when he spots Melanie, take him aback. All he knows is that he can't allow another man near her, she needs to be his. Having been lured back into his father's web after years of successfully avoiding him, Greyson tries to balance the two halves of his life for fear of the ramifications if the boundaries should blur. But inevitably they do and he finds himself surprised to be fighting for something he never thought he wanted or could have. 

A very decent follow up to Brook and Remington's story, with brief appearances and references to the couple. 

Melanie is a rather conflicted individual who carries some childhood guilt and pain, which was never quite resolved and seems to have had an impact on her emotional development. Her view of the world is at the same time overly romantic and terribly disappointing. But she is looking actively and fights for what she dreams to have. 

For Greyson, his childhood trauma is of a far different  nature, leaving him desillusioned and cynical. But Melanie loosens something in him that he fights hard to resist. To no avail. Unfortunately he knows any interaction with her could put her in danger, but he can't seem to help himself. She is changing his outlook.

I enjoyed the book, read it in one sitting, but I have to admit, it isn't Brook & Remington. Those two spoke to me like nothing else did with a connection so powerful it was an almost visceral sensation - whereas Melanie and Greyson obviously have great chemistry, but not quite as epic as their predecessors. 

I love Katy Evans' writing style and will never, ever turn down a book with her name on it. She is one of those rare authors who has the ability to make the world disappear around you, regardless of where you are when you open one of her books. She has a fan for life.

✨Dangerous, emotional, voluptuous and highly charged!✨

**Copy provided in return for an honest review.**

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