The time has come for Lillian Devereaux to step into her new position as high priestess of the Conclave. Ready or not, she must now perform the seduction ceremony on Titus and Reno, two immortal prisoners of the Conclave, and take their energy.
Reno is new to his immortal life. Soon after becoming immortal, he's caught and held hostage by cult followers. While unsure of what is to become of him, the moment Lillian enter their prison cell, he's certain that he's never wanted another woman as much as he wants her.
Titus has been a prisoner of the Conclave for close to three hundred years. His deep hatred for them is obvious. So how can it be that he now desire the high priestess of the very people he abhors?
Guilt soon starts to consume Lillian. Will she be able to right a wrong and help the two rogues she has come to care for, or will the secret and lies hold her back?
If I wasn't already a fan of Kris Cook's, Lillian's Rogues would have sealed the deal. This novella intrigued me from the beginning and held me captive the moment Lillian, Titus and Reno shared a scene together.
Lillian Devereaux came to Titus and Reno with strong prejudice. To watch her fight her inner demons and see the truth before her is refreshing. I enjoyed how, even with the attraction there, Lillian didn't come to Titus and Reno and instantly fall for them. No, after years of being taught that these two men were the enemy, Lillian has trouble understanding her growing feelings for them. She slowly realizes how wrong the lessons she'd been taught since childhood might have been.
It's hard not to fall for both Titus and Reno. Kris Cook has a way of writing heroes who are both strong and powerful, yet at the same time,have their own strength and weakness that seemingly balance each other out. Titus is a darker hero who seems to have blackened his heart after years of captivity. There's turmoil within him as he tries to fight his feelings for Lillian. Reno, on the other hand, welcomes the moments he's able to spend with Lillian, no matter the pain. He's the light to Titus' darkness.
A touching read, I'd highly recommend Lillian's Rogues for a steamy, hot and sexual escape. This novella was very engaging and I didn't feel cheated as one might when reading a novella length story. From beginning to end, this is one very satisfying story that shows just how much love can win even against the toughest odds.
This novella is part of a series, but can easily be read as a standalone.