Thanks to Kit Rocha for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I must confess, I have been waiting for the Rachel/Ace book since this series started. Of course this can lead to overanticpating a book and being disappointed. Well… I was not disappointed. In fact after the last book I realized it wouldn’t be a story just about the long suffering pair, but a triad with the too-good-to-be-true Cruz.
“You got your saint Rae. Just… promise me you need a sinner too.”
Whenever Kit Rocha drops a new book based in Sector Four, my heart skips a beat because I know I’m going to get not only one steamy, DIRTY story, but one with a well thought out plot too. Just like her previous stories in the Beyond series, I couldn’t put this one down.
Beyond Jealousy revolves around Ace, the sector’s bad boy tattoo artist, Rachel, the good girl bartender and Cruz, a new addition to Sector four after defecting away from the Eden military. Ace and Rachel have a history of push and pull, but deep down, they know they belong to each other. It isn’t until Cruz steps in and begins dating Rachel that becomes the catalyst for this trio to finally figure things out.
I have a hard time believing most menage stories, because someone will ultimately be left out. This was the first trio in a very long time that was truly believable. I adored how pliable Rachel was to both Ace’s bad boy side and Cruz’s dominant, yet soft side. The sex was steamy and definitely didn’t disappoint no matter if you were rooting for MF / MMF / MM time. Kit Rocha was able to deliver it all. Of course I might have liked a little more Ace/Cruz time, but I am not complaining.
The other side of this story is the emotional connection between not only Ace, Rachel and Cruz, but everyone in the sector. The gang is still trying to determine who’s been counterfeiting their booze, and there are a few dangerous missions that happen though the book and it really draws you into the story and the connections they all have.
My only real concern was the self loathing from Ace and how blind he was about how loved he was by not only Rachel and Cruz, but the sector as a whole. After a while I wanted him to snap out of it. At the end he finally received the wakeup call he needed.
The little twist at the end left me craving the next book in this series.
I highly recommend this entire series. If you haven’t already, go check it out!
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.
Part of “MARKED“
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Dane takes you into a brand new world in “ALL THAT REMAINS”. Summer Killian falls fast and hard when Charlie arrives in Paradise Village. But the heat turns all the way up when she learns Charlie is also with Hatch – the man she loved three years before. While she’s not sure she’s cut out for a triad, neither man is going to give her up.
Take a “ROCKY RIDE” with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Vivian Arend as she leads you back to the Six Pack Ranch. Anna Coleman might be the law around Rocky Mountain House, but bad boy Mitch Thompson knows that under the stiff RCMP uniform is a woman with a passion for speed and pleasure that matches his own, and he’s not giving up until she’s his.
Kit Rocha returns to Sector Four in “BEYOND TEMPTATION”. A promise to a dying friend backfires when Noah Lennox finds that the girl he was supposed to rescue is all grown up–and wearing O’Kane ink. He wants to protect her from the secrets of their past, but she wants him. And an O’Kane woman always gets what she wants.