Thursday, August 18, 2016

{ARC REVIEW} Rogue Blood (The Untouchables Book 4) by T.A. Grey

Title: Rogue Blood (The Untouchables Book 4)
Author: T.A. Grey
Genre: Vampire Romance/ Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4.5 Lazy Books


Known for little more than her beauty, socialite heiress Julianna Greenwich harbors secrets of her own. Not only is she a champion swordsman, but she's harbored a longing for the sophisticated, charming Blackmoore brother Vasilius for over twenty-four years.

When her father informs her that she is to mate with Vasilius in a fortnight, her first thought is not of happiness, but dread. The problem is that Vasilius, while once kind to her as a worldly man might be to a child, has treated her with nothing but disdain since the accident that left him scarred on his face.

How can she possibly get this man to love her, when he wants nothing to do with her?
Vasilius Blackmoore used to turn the heads of every woman in the room. When the inclination struck, he'd take one (or more) of these women to his bed and leave them thinking about him for years to come. However, all that changed when an old flame scarred his face forever. Now, women can hardly stand the sight of him. And one of those women is stunning beauty, Julianna Greenwich, the woman he's being forced to mate with.

Unbeknownst to Julianna, Vasilius once heard just what exactly she thought of his new face. And he’d hated her ever since.

But what better way to find retribution than to seduce Julianna and leave her wanting for more? A series of misunderstandings, secrets and one deadly stalker whose madness leads to dead bodies, breaks down the barriers between them. Vasilius begins to think that a family with Julianna might not be so bad, if he can move on from the pain of the past and keep her safe.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” 
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

My lazy thoughts:

I've always been a fan of T.A. Grey. I especially loved her Bellum Sisters series.
So it's no surprised that I enjoyed reading Rogue Blood. Julianna Greenwich was a hoot. She's been first featured in Take Me, the first book in the series, and ever since T.A., hinted about a history between her and Vasilius in one of the scenes there, I looked forward to reading more about them.

And their story didn't disappoint. The love-hate relationship was well-written. Their chemistry was spot on and the banter amusing most of the time. They're a hilarious couple, especially Julianna. She was supposed to be this prim and proper socialite, but she's far from that!

She may have been sheltered and innocent, but she was no doormat. Vasilius could be a self-absorbed jerk sometimes and I loved that she never let him walk all over her.
I agree with other reviewers. T.A.'s books keep on getting better and better. Rogue Blood didn't disappoint!

There was a little suspense thrown into the story, but the romance aspect outweighed that. All in all, I enjoyed reading this book. Already, I can't wait to read the next installment!

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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