ARC Review: Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione

Posted November 20, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 22 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Rogue Rider
by Larissa Ione

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 20 2012
Series: Lords of Deliverance #4
Published by Piatkus Books
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
 

“ROGUE RIDER does Reseph justice.  Heart warming, gut wrenching and uber sexy.” ~ Under the Covers

We’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.  Pestilence has destroyed lives, killed innocents and done a lot of harm.  Inflicted a lot of suffering.  It’s gotten to the point that I wasn’t sure if there was a way to bring him back from that brink.  I thought maybe he was too far gone for me to learn to love him.

But I shouldn’t doubt Larissa Ione, she’s done it again!   Really, you can’t beat having a naked Reseph, in the snow within the first two pages.  Pestilence might’ve been the root of all evil but Reseph has a heart of gold. 😉 I couldn’t help but fall in love with him within the very first pages of this book.  Other than being sexy, he was so much fun to read.  He made me laugh and swoon, yes almost at the same time.

Reaver gives him a second chance by sending Reseph back into the world with Pestilence locked away inside of him.  But he takes away his memories.  He doesn’t remember who he is and he lands in the middle of a snow storm near Jillian’s land.  The setting of the cabin in the middle of nowhere, small town living and small town gossip was perfect for this book.  It gave us the opportunity to focus primarily on rebuilding some love for Reseph first because we got to the heavy stuff.  And also to create a bond between him and Jillian.  Although, I thought their connection was pretty instant.  They were perfect together!

Jillian is a tough chick, she can deal with a lot, she’s gone through a traumatic attack after all hell broke loose around the world, literally.  She has the marks and the bad memories to prove that.  She’s a survivor and at times in this book I thought it would be great to be in her shoes, but there were others when I didn’t.

And although this book has a great love story, the world building didn’t stop.  As you may know, after this book we are going back to the Demonica series and Reaver’s book will kick that off.  So you can bet I was glued to any little bit we got from him.  And all I can say is I’m so excited to get to his book, now that truths are finally being revealed.

Just because Pestilence isn’t around, doesn’t mean there are no bad guys.  There is a shift in the finger pointing that I think brings everything back full circle and in perfect harmony for our reentry to the Demonica series.

I always find this world to be very rich and well developed.  The author has a wonderful idea for how she sees things in her mind and is able to project that with clear detail, so much that I feel as if I’m there sometimes.

If I had one complaint about this book was the pace felt like a bit of a rollercoaster for me.  I found that it would get going really good and then loose some steam, and then back up again.  But this did not stop me from enjoying every minute of this book!

ROGUE RIDER does Reseph justice.  It’s heart warming, gut wrenching and uber sexy.  The last book in the Lords of Deliverance is definitely one you won’t want to miss.

Favorite Quotes:

“I’m Trey.  And you are…?”
“Intolerant of jackasses who fuck with my female.”

“I can’t promise that you’ll like who I was before you found me. But I can promise that my feelings for you won’t change.”

“You look great, Reseph.”
He stomped his foot and flexed his shoulders. “I don’t like them.”
“We can look for something else—”
“It’s not that. It’s clothes in general. I don’t like them.” He frowned. “Maybe I was a nudist?”

“Look, maybe you should, ah, get off me and we’ll discuss everything over dinner.”
“Dinner?” He grinned, and good Lord, he was stunning when he wasn’t scaring her half to death.
“Totally on board with that. I’m starving. Maybe we could f*ck first?”
This time she did choke, “Sex is not on the table, but chili is.”
“You can have sex on tables,” he said.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Larissa Ione

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career in meteorology to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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Reaver!!
I kinda guess who he really is, lol! My feeling when read this like when I reading Sin Undone. Happy for the characters but so sad to know the story have to end 🙁

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But we have more Demonica coming, so I’m not sad!

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Sooooo waiting for the book, but I agree with Ren’s comment, I’m excited about this book, but sad the series is coming to an end. Can’t wait to see what Larissa dose next!!

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Annette, hopefully you’ve read the Demonica series because the next book we are going back to that. And you do know she’s writing a new vampire series, right? I’m sooo looking forward to that!

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I had planned to begin this saga this year but November is almost over and it seems unlikely 🙁

But I so want to read it due to your reviews! Although my first goal this year is finish BDB books (currently reading 8th).

By the way… Love the new Claimed Tag!! *drool*

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How are you liking the BDB?

And yes, isn’t that Claimed tag droolworthy? 😉 We had a good time looking for the perfect pic 🙂

Marka
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Marka

I’m enjoying John’s book thanks to those stupid males called Qhuinn and Blay. They are even worse than Zane and Tyler XD

I just want to scream: “Stop complaining and f**k him!!” XD

Too bad I can only read 20 minutes every day 🙁

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You and all of us too! And you will see in the few books you’ll be screaming that more and more! I can’t wait for their book. March can’t come here fast enough!

At least in those 20 minutes you are reading good books 🙂

Sandy Schexnayder
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Sandy Schexnayder

I love this series. So sad it is ending….I look forward to the new stuff. Hope I fall in love with them like I did these characters!

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Hope you do too!

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Lupdilup (Loupe Duffy)

Yay! I’m about to start this one, I just downloaded it from audible, I’m really excited now (even more) after reading this great review.
Thanks Francesca, great work 🙂

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Thanks Loupe, you’ll have to let us know what you think

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trish dechant

I want REAVER’s story after reading this book. Love that fallen angel 🙂
Great post! Reseph was adorable at the beginning–love your fave quotes 🙂

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Ohhh yes. Me likey Reaver! I can’t wait!

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erinf1

Thanks for the great review! Grrr… I gotta get my booty in gear and read this series!

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Have you not read Larissa or just this series?

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

This book sounds so good I really need to start this series.

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Yes yes!

Timitra
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Timitra

I wanna read this-great review Francesca…love your favourite quotes!

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Thanks Timitra! This book had some great quotes and moments.

elise
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elise

does anyone know of any demonica/lord of deliverance fanfiction? need more of this series!

Bube
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Bube

Quotes are totally cool 😀
I have this series,also Demonica on my TBR,I hope that I will start with reading very soon,both series sounds promising 🙂