The fourth story in the new-adult series that began with the New York Times best seller Real, featuring Brooke's best friend, Melanie, and the rogue she can't resist.
Greyson King. My boyfriend. My friend. My protector. He's the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and the reason I fall asleep limp, worn out, and aching for his warm arms around me. When we make love, he says my name like it means something. Like I mean something.
His name is Greyson King, but his alias is Zero.
There's zero trace of him, he has zero past, and now I know that with him, I will have zero future.
He may leave no trace of him anywhere, but his imprint is in me, in my very soul - and I hate that a mere look at him commands the beat of my heart. The temperature of my body.
I've looked for love my entire life. I've waited for the butterflies, the rainbows....
Instead I'm in a free fall of emotions and there's no one to catch me but the one man I should be running away from. The one man I thought was my prince charming.
Except this prince charming went rogue.
Greyson will stop at nothing to make me be with him. He'll let no one stand in our way, will allow no one to threaten me, and maybe this is what scares me most of all.
What will my rogue do to keep me?
©2014 Katy Evans. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
I just don't understand. Why audible insists on using Shayna Thibodeaux as a narrator for all these great upcoming books when I have heard and read just how unsuitable her voice is for romance.
The story was great. I love Katy Evans writing style. Her books always include a great plot along with the romance.
Shayna Thibodeaux. Stop using Shayna Thibodeaux as a narrator for romance. She is more suitable for teen books that DON'T read as a romance. I just really don't understand why audible ignores the bad reviews. Follow the fans advice withShayna Thibodeaux, STOP using her as a romance narrator. Please, the audiobook might sell more. Her voice is very immature, she sounds like a 14 year old. This book is supposed to be a bit steamy and sexy but it sounded ridiculous.
I stopped listening and bought the e-book. It was wonderful. I'm returning this book.
Yes, audible needs to put some effort into casting. Teen books need a teen like narrator.YA books need a young adult narrator.New adult needs an older more mature read. I'm a little concerned why producers at audible seem to think its ok using a very young, immature, 14 yr old voice for a women in her mid twenties - thirty. REALLY????
Drama, Sweet and Sexy with a capitol S
Grayson because he was similar to Remy and you knew that he always had a good reason for what he was doing..
Grayson and I did Like Mel as well..
When he admitted to watching her for so long and saying I don't care how many people you have been with you're mine.
To really get a feel for this book I would suggest starting from book one which was real, mine, Remy.. then read this one so that you understand why Ms. Evans didn't talk about Remy and Brook so to much. it picks up a month before Remy and B get married but if you read Remy you know that book ended right after they got married.. I am looking forward to reading about Pandora's story.
Rogue was all kinds of yummy fantasticalness!! I've officially added Grayson King to my list of the "hottest and baddest of bad boy book boyfriends". If you've read Remy, Mine & Real, wait 'til you get a gander at Grayson! This story of his and Melanie's love affair was dramatic, intense and sexual, with a touch of suspense. The banter between these two was witty and sarcastic, but endearing as they both tried to keep from being to vulnerable. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Shayna Thibodeaux's narration, it's like listening to a poorly delivered spoken word/poetry session--not my cup of tea for 7-9 hours. The saving grace was the male narrator and the overall storyline. Grayson was definitely the gritty dark version of prince charming, and he will rock your world! I highly recommend this book, and would spend a credit on it in a heartbeat.
Please, please, please, do not use Shayna Thibodeaux for any of the upcoming narrators for this REAL series (or any audio book for that matter). She ruined the story for me! If I hadn't already liked Melanie from the previous 3 books, I would have disliked her character because of her voice. Melanie's voice was grating, annoying and so unpleasant to listen to, I found myself checking to see how much time was remaining for Melanie's POV and hoping to hear Jason again.
I loved Greyson and his possessive and devoted behavior. I tried to get past Melanie's voice and actually enjoy Melanie's POV, but it was difficult. All the scenes where Greyson and Melanie interacted and the sex scenes were hot! I think my favorite part was when Melanie awoke from her coma.
Jason Carpenter was great. ANYONE other than Shayna Thibodeaux. Although my favorite male narrator is Sebastian York, when I see he's one of the narrators, I almost purchase the book without reading the reviews!
Anxiously await for the 4th book, "Ripped" which will be Pandora's story. I hope we get to see more of Brooke, Remy, Melanie and Greyson.
I absolutely love the REAL series! Remy and Brooke's story was so touching and wonderful. I fell in love with Remy...and of course with Sebastian York as the narrator, how could you keep from falling in love with Remy!
I came very close many times during the story to take other reviewers advice and stop listening and purchase "Rogue" on my Kindle, just to escape Shayna Thibodeaux, but I stuck it out to the end!
The story needs some more background interests and storylines
Yes but that was the reason I purchased this one I did have the previous ones and loved them
If the male narrator told the whole story! The female narrator killed it for me she seemed to be always going 200miles per hour no difference in the storylines
I was really disappointed since the previous books were so much better.
I got 4 hrs into it and just couldn't take anymore. The female narration is horrible! All I imagine is someone standing there reading it to me. She talks fast and breathy, it's so annoying. I can't get in to the story at all. Very disappointed. I'm returning this and buying the book. I love Katy Evans but not this narration! I don't know why they didn't use the other ones from the previous 3 books.
Say something about yourself!
Horrible narration! Jason Carpenter was ok but Shayna Thibodeaux wad horrible! Totally ruined what could have been a good story. I would read other books by Katy Evans but not if Shayna Thibodeaux is the narrator. I was just too annoyed.
Greyson, of course.
Shayna Thibodeaux did give any feeling where it needed it. I couldn't get into the story very well because the voice and the way she read just did not match the characters or the mood. I rarely ever leave reviews but was too put off not to. Hopefully the people in charge of picking narrators for audio books read these reviews and chooses better in the future.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
In all honesty this entire book felt as if it was enforced on me and I had to grasp on straws just to try and stay in step with the progression of the plot.
Rogue started off with a series feel... but midway through moved to a stand-alone (which it is) pace. Slow... briefly detailed and then just as you are getting on par with the pace... rushed and forced ahead without natural growth.
Majority of the time I felt confused and dumb - I didn't always know what was really happening.
I felt this book was beyond cheesy... and please... I love cheesy lines! So that's saying something. I even had cringing moments of total mortification for the words and actions and again... I'm no Sunday school teacher. I couldn't swallow a lot of this book... but again, it kept me reading. How? I'm not entirely sure, but I finished it and that again says a whole lot.
I felt the insta-love (I hate insta-love) relationship between Melanie and Greyson didn't progress as smoothly as it was suppose to. I sort of felt as if there were parts missing since the jumps felt really huge. As an example... I originally thought their relationship had only reach about a 3 week level, yet at one point Melanie mentions that it had been months instead of just weeks. I may have spaced out a little and lost all meaning of time... but I don't think I did.
I also didn't think the peak within this plot was reached as successfully as it could have. The character reactions compared to the on-going fear of the truth coming out didn't really balance well. A total anti-climax. I didn't love the fact that it was very, very clear that Melanie's a complete and utter slut. I have no problem at all with characters having had many lovers... but I'm not one fore constant reminder that the female character spread her legs for anything as long as it was male and alive. Complete turn off for me when it comes to trying to connect with any female character.
As a whole this book wasn't a 'waste of time'... it simply wasn't brilliant. There are many faults and gapes that could (actually should) have been filled. Since this isn't a first for author Katy Evans, it's a huge surprise to me that this book lacks the 'completed' feeling. I kind of want to say that this shouldn't have been a stand-alone. There's enough info and history in this book to have made it a two book series... or at the very least, half the book longer than it is. There's a whole lot missing and I feel that it is incomplete. I still don't think I've caught up to the pace in which this book moved. It was scary fast!
I am not a fan of duel narrators and this book was let down by the delivery of Shayna Thibodeaux she read too fast and her voice was annoying. Jason Carpenter was great with his part of the story.
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