Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione

Title’: Rogue Rider

Series: Lord of Deliverance bk 4

Author: Larissa Ione

Genre: Paranormal

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?

Of all the books Larissa has written this is my absolute favorite book and the one that broke my heart the most.

Over the last 3 books in this series we have seen as Respeth has battled Pestilence and lost that battle for control. Because of his siblings memories we knew he was a good and caring guy. However as Pestilence he was evil incarnate. Before I start this review I will say this, if you haven’t read Lethal Rider before this book then you NEED to, otherwise you won’t understand a lot of what happens.

The story opens up right where Lethal Rider ends, and Respeth is now back to being himself and remembers absolutely nothing about being Pestilence.

Respeth is one of those heroes who I fell in love with clear back in I think it was the first book when his seal broke and the absolute devestation on his face when he realized what he was going to become. Over the course of the first three books we got to see glimpses of who he was before his seal broke, and how his siblings couldn’t reconsile who he’d been with who he was now. There was also glimpses of him not wanting to be what he was becoming.

My heart literally ached as I read this book. And when Respeth regains his memories, I had to stop reading I was crying so hard.

Jillian’s character I wasn’t sure what to make of, however the more I got to know her, the more I realized that she was perfect for Respeth. And when the truth about her demon attack comes out, my heart broke for her. I truly felt like she was  character of strength and compassion. She didn’t give lip service to it or the dangers and the realities of Respeth.

As always there is more going on then with the just Respeth and Jillian, and all those things made me so hungry for more of this series and I’m really anxious to see where Larissa is going with the series.

I do have to say that I didn’t think anything would make me change my mind on who my favorite character was in this series, with that being said, by the time I was done with this book Respeth had become my favorite character in the series and in my top five heroes of the year.

If you are a fan of this series, then know that this is in my opinion the best book in the series so far. There was absolutely nothing in this book I didn’t like..well other than the bad guys but hey we aren’t supposed to love them right?

Grade A+

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