Review: Rogue by Katy Evans
HE SAYS HE’S NO GOOD FOR HER.SHE HATES THAT HE MIGHT BE RIGHT.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. Buy 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?
You know how you can be madly in love with a series and still recognize that one book among them isn't as strong as the rest, how it's not as captivating or bluntly, not just as good? That is so NOT the case with Rogue. Even though we're changing direction and leave Remy and Brook to live their lives while we follow Melanie more closely Katy's way of writing creates an mysterious, bad ass and completely delicious Greyson. God, that man is welcome to save my car from the rain any day.
Remy is one of my favorite book men of all time, and Greyson doesn't reach quite that far on the to-die-for-scale, but he's definitely somewhere towards the top. He doesn't do anything wrong towards Melanie, he IS completely wrong but he doesn't DO anything wrong. Romance wise at least, let's not mention all the illegality and gun wielding shall we. Anyhow, this all means that I don't have anything to bash him for, which is all kinds of awesome. Go Greyson!
Before Greyson, Melanie is quite good at leaving the bar with different men every night, do the dirty and leave before sunrise, and apparently she only went home with assholes. Prior to reading Rogue I read a couple of reviews that said "She deserved it", "What did she expect?", and that right there is bullshit. She leaves with the guy just as much as he leaves with her. Yes, she might not be able to expect romance and to be swept of her feet, she'll know the guy for all of a couple of hours, but she can damn well expect to be treated with respect. But that's a whole other story that'll probably end up as a discussion post because all this slut shaming is disgusting!
Back to the book, I really admire Katy for writing a wild main character that doesn't focus on the fact that she's single and has lots and lots of sex, nor does she make excuses for it. It just is, and it's brilliant. Melanie is fun and independent and just a little bit to proud. She's a perfect complement to Greyson, but let's face it, Greyson made this book. Not because Melanie isn't awesome is every way but because Greyson is Greyson.
“I look at him and he doesn't scare me. He lures me. He tempts me, exhilarates me. He makes me want to claim him as if I'm claiming back a part of me that was once lost. Makes me want to tame him. Let him tame me.”
I’m Katy Evans, and I’m happily married and live with my husband, two children, and three dogs, and I spend my time baking, walking, writing , reading, and taking care of my family. I’m so honored and grateful for the time you’ve spent with my beloved characters and me. Since the release of REAL, it’s because of you and your incredible support that I’ve been able to watch my dearest, wildest writing dreams come true.
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