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Friday, March 14, 2014
Book review: Beyond Jealousy (Beyond #4) by Kit Rocha
Release Date: March 17th, 2013!
She’s been looking for the perfect man. She found two.
When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O’Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone’s sweet little sister . It’s time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O’Kane can—with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang’s wickedly sinful tattoo artist.
Lorenzo Cruz is a warrior, taught by his commanding officers in Eden that involvement equals distraction. Emotion is a liability, and desire a sin. In Sector Four, he finds decadence, shameless sex—and his own dark urges. No battle strategy prepared him for how Rachel makes his heart race…or the way his rival for her affections sets his blood on fire.
...and a sinner.
Ace Santana has a dirty reputation and a mind to match, especially where his new lovers are concerned. He’s eager to help Cruz embrace his dominant side, and to explore the lines between pleasure and pain with Rachel. But corrupting them quickly becomes an obsession, a need he can’t deny—and a love he never imagined.
Three hearts on the line means a hundred ways their ménage a trois could go wrong. After all, even O’Kanes do forever two-by-two. One of them could be the missing piece that makes them all whole…or a temporary diversion destined for a broken heart.
There has been much anticipation for this book by fans of the series. Yes that includes me. I wasn't sure how the author was going to make a relationship between Cruz, Ace and Rachel work. Part of me wondered if the author would let it work out in the end or not. Very twisty possibilities. We've had hints in pasts books what the history of these three characters were like but we finally get an idea where they all came from. Each has a very different background and i found myself at the beginning thinking Rachel would be the main focus and three of them but it is in fact Ace who has the hardest time believing he is worthy of love and capable of giving it. How Kit Rocha handles the three of them negotiating their way into a hopefully solid relationship is well done with none of the three being dominate the whole time. Each has their moments of vulnerability which is interesting considering these are O'Kanes and O'Kanes are tough SOB's! The sex scenes are to die for hot just like you would expect but for me they were better because for a menage i could follow what was going on and it felt like more than just sex between the three. I don't know how the author was able to do that but i was pleasantly surprised that i felt a connection with the three which i think is hard to do with a menage. The sex and the relationship factor isn't the only thing intense in this book though. The O'Kanes find themselves in a all out street brawl to protect their sector. It gets pretty crazy and not everyone comes out unscathed. I started to wonder if the book was going to end with a death. I kept thinking NO WAY!! Not going to tell you what happens but i will say this series keeps me coming back for more.
Find out more about the series and Kit Rocha here www.kitrocha.com/ You can even read chapter one if you want to have a look see at this book before possibly buying. enjoy!