Review ~ Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione

Posted April 6, 2015 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 7 Comments

Review ~ Rogue Rider by Larissa IoneRogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Narrator: Erin Bennett
Length: 11 hours 30 mins
Series: Lords of Deliverance #4
Published by Grand Central Publishing on November 20, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 391
4 Stars
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The prophecies were there but no one listened. Until now. They are the Lords of Deliverance and they have the power to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride.

Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues - and falls for - a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man that Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he's also the kind of man that can be very dangerous . . .

Reseph may not know his background, or why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian's life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian's neighbours are killed and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he's putting Jillian in danger. And once it's revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world with death and destruction, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?

***WARNING*** If you have not read the previous books in this series, this review would be considered a spoiler. Please turn back now!

I was really curious on how I was going to feel about this one. I know that Reseph is back to himself, somewhat, and I was always interested in his character from what his brothers and sister said about him. I didn’t know how I was going to get past the whole “Pestilence” thing. Like how I was going to get over all that. Kind of like everyone else, I didn’t know if I could really forgive him.

His character from the beginning of the book, when he first meets Jillian, is really light hearted and funny. Knowing what we do from everyone else’s point of view before he turned into Pestilence, I could not see him being serious. He even talks about how he doesn’t think he’s ever been in a serious relationship. I really didn’t want that for Jillian. I found her down to earth and sensible, but also traumatized. The hurt she would suffer if she got too close to him would be really bad.

Then it all falls to hell when it becomes a race to be the one that saves or instigates Reseph from returning to Pestilence. Everyone is after him, and Jillian is left totally baffled and just as hurt as I thought she would be. I really loved how Limos tried to smooth things over with her and explain things. Who would have thought Limos would be all sensitive like that?!

It took me a really long time, even after Reseph goes into his cray-cray mode, to really feel for him. Then I kind of felt like he suffered enough, and all I wanted was for “Reseph” to be accepted by his family. It was so hard to watch him standing on the sidelines, watching what could have been if he had never turned into Pestilence.

This book was a bit of a roller coaster for me as I dealt with my feelings for Reseph. I loved Jillian from the start, and really didn’t think she was right for him. Despite my love for her character, I still feel like she is kind of out of place in this world.

The narration was pretty good. I don’t really haven’t anything that really stuck out as negative, I just didn’t really connect with her voices. I wasn’t really fond of Reseph’s voice.

I really enjoyed this end to the horsemen’s story and now that we have that little surprise with the angels, I am really excited to read those!

About Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. 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.

About Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. 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.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2015 Audiobook Challenge
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  • I think I enjoyed this a bit more than you did after being so disappointed with some of the other narrations. I’m glad you enjoyed it too 🙂 I agree, this was roller coaster!

    • The book was a roller coaster, and the narrations throughout the series certainly were too! I really wish she had of stuck with one. I was partial to Hillary Huber’s narrations.

  • I’m reading her Moonbound clan vampire series but I’ve yet to read Demonica – can’t wait to get there !

  • I read the books, and love this series, but for me, while I loved the book, it was a little bit of a let down after being built up for so long. In the end, I still love it/the series!

    • I think I missed most of the initial craze about it, and only saw a few reviews, so I didn’t really have it built up too much in my head. I guess this is what happens when you get so far behind in your TBR pile! 😉