Blog Tour: Rogue by Katy Evans
Welcome to my stop on the Rogue blog tour hosted by BocciPR!
Today I am excited to share my review with you all!
Rogue (Real #4)
by: Katy Evans
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-ARC received from BocciPR in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 288 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Without a doubt, this is one of the sexiest, hottest, steamiest books I've read in quite some time! I loved Remy, but holy cannoli, GREYSON. First of all- I'm obsessed with that name. And she calls him Grey sometimes for short! *swoooooon*
We first met Melanie in Real, as she is Brooke's best friend. I liked Melanie instantly. She is fun, flirtatious, and loyal. She is a good friend to Brooke and even though Brooke is not as available in this book, they are still there for one another. I love that Mel is a hopeless romantic. She's looking for her one, her REAL. The night she meets Greyson, she catches him looking at her like Remy does Brooke- like she's the only one in existence. After their night together, Mel foolishly believes he could be her Prince Charming. However, Greyson's life is complicated with a capital C. He has a dangerous job- one that he can't be honest with Melanie about- and his job would undoubtedly put her in the line of fire. He's had his eye on Mel for some time now, but knows he needs to stay away until his task is complete. Once he's had a taste for her, he's a total goner. He becomes possessive, yet distant. He constantly tries to warn her off by telling her that he isn't the guy for her.
My heart ached for Mel. She puts on a façade for her everyone, especially her parents, leading them to believe she's happy. After a close call at birth, she doesn't want to seem ungrateful by showing her misery because life is short and it is a gift. Greyson's dismissal hurts her deeply and I hated that she felt rejected. Greyson is the first guy in a long time that she doesn't want to use and drop. He made her feel alive and she really thought that he saw something in her- something worth having and keeping.
Greyson will do anything to protect Melanie, but has to finish his job and come clean to her if he wants to have any kind of future with her. Secrecy and betrayal are bubbling beneath the surface of their relationship and threaten everything between them.
There are so many deliciously sexy scenes in this book. Greyson is intense and has a very commanding presence. When he and Mel are together, there's this desperation and raw need between them that just fuels the fire between them.
Pandora, Mel's friend and coworker, plays an interesting role in the novel. I like that she watches out for Melanie, even when it can sometimes feel like overkill. Pandora has been hurt by love in the past and I am really curious to find out who it was that hurt her and made her so jaded.
Overall, I really enjoyed Rogue and I liked seeing Greyson and Melanie open up to one another and become that person the other desperately needs.