Title: Rogue Rider
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #9; Lords of Deliverance #4
We are finally at the last horsemen’s story! Reseph has been returned to the human world but without his memories. While he is loving his time with Jillian, he is afraid of what his missing memories might say. He knows there is something wrong with him but is determined to seize the happiness he has with Jillian.
I love a good redemption story and Reseph really needed one. He did so many terrible things as Pestilence, against the world and his family. His mind is broken from it and he is a danger to himself. Once his mind is somewhat fixed, he struggles to find his place in the world. No one really trusts him anymore, especially his family. While Pestilence was a great villain, I really liked Reseph and his chance at redemption.
Jillian was a great heroine. She was kind, compassionate, and extremely selfless. She is terrified of demons but puts her life in the Horsemen’s hands repeatedly. She also sacrifices part of herself to help Reseph. I really liked her, especially since she wasn’t afraid to fight when she needed to.
For the overarching story, we don’t get a lot of progress because most of this book is focused on the romance between Reseph and Jillian. But the progress that is made is very important. The Horsemen finally figure out who their father is, they get a new watcher, and the truth is revealed about Harvester. Overall, I really enjoyed this one, even when Reseph was being a bit of an asshole.
Trigger warnings: PTSD, self harm; death of parents in plane crash; death of a sibling;
Previous books and reviews for the series:
#1. Pleasure Unbound
#2. Desire Unchained
#3. Passion Unleashed
#3.5 Eternity Embraced
#4 Ecstasy Unveiled
#5 Sin Undone
#5.7 Overkill: Snippets of Demonica Life
#6 Eternal Rider
#6.5 Vampire Fight Club
#7 Immortal Rider
#8 Lethal Rider