July 12, 2013
Why is that I seem to be able to write when I am not at home lately. It seems like every time I write a review I am some where other then my home, weird. This time I am in the truck with my husband, who is driving obviously. We are on a week-long road trip with our first stop being Martinez, California so see our awesome granddaughter.
I am not sure Rogues is an accurate title for this book because Sally’s family is basically a pack unto themselves and they are not trouble makers. But then, a lot books started out with a loner stopping in some location for one reason or another and maybe the author felt her characters were more rogue or maybe the characters felt like they were rogues when they were in the authors head, who knows.
Sally’s family has a distrust of packs after what happened with their original pack which is reasonable but I think the excessive distrust of the new pack willing to take them in and accept them is more about how bitter her father is for his loss of position in a pack. I found it sad that he would sacrifice his daughter’s happiness for his own desire to avoid another pack, which had me wondering if part of his issue was that he was ashamed of himself for the expulsion from the other packs. I really liked Kaegan and his pack, I found them to be tolerant and willing to accept people at face value, even as Sally’s dad tested their patience.
The last A. M. Reed book I read felt incomplete like there was more to tell, thankfully, Rogues didn’t leave me feeling this way. In fact, it had me bummed when it ended because it was good enough that I didn’t want to put it down or stop reading even if the story did come to its conclusion.
Book Cover Rating
Hmmm…. I am staring at the cover and to be honest I like the bottom portion of the cover a lot better then the top portion, which seems a bit like overkill. I mean, one or the other would be fine but not both because it makes it seem like there are two stories with the way they are placed, instead just one story.
Book Blurb Rating
The blurb did help sell me on Rogues as much as the previous stories did, but I do think the description of what a rogue is was unnecessary. There were also a couple of grammatic errors but those are not enough to change my planned rating.
The word “rogue” is generally used to describe wolves that either broke away from their pack or were kicked out, and are now roaming around causing trouble. They are considered pests and, at times, extremely dangerous. Rogues usually are loners, occasionally grouping with other rogues in order to cause even more mayhem.
However, Sally’s family is forced into becoming rogues. After being kicked out of pack after pack for having a daughter born human, Sally’s sister Peyton, the Phillips family accepts their status as rogues and tries to live as peacefully as possible, as far away from other werewolves as possible.
When their car breaks down within a werewolf territory, all that flies out the window.
Kaegan, the Alpha claims Sally as his mate, shocking Sally and her entire family. After having so many bad experiences with Alphas, Sally is fearful of Kaegan. She’s not the only one with reservations, though. Her father is not happy about this development and is suspicious of Kaegan.
Will Sally and her family be able to accept Kaegan’s help when a new pack threatens their safety?