Early Featured Book Review: Beyond Addiction (Beyond #5) by Kit Rocha
*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***
Beyond Addiction starts off with a bang – literally, Kit Rocha just kicked this series into high gear! Aside from the off-the-charts sexstravaganzas, one of the most exciting things about a Kit Rocha Beyond novel is the action. Beyond Addiction takes us into a new sector, introduces us to people with a different way of life and a pretty gnarly hobby. The resulting action sequence is gritty and wild, a ride of a different kind and a totally immersive experience to read. From Fight Night to top shelf liquor to stealth supply runs to almost-strip poker, the O’Kanes don’t do anything halfway.
I love the interactions between the characters in this series and how each new book gives use more glimpses into the relationship nuances between couples (and potential couples) like Ace & Cruz, Mad & Doc, Dallas & Lex, and peeks into the personalities of future O’Kanes – like Jared – really add to the heart and soul of the storyline. This series is always building, always growing and giving readers something exciting and tantalising to look forward to. As tensions between the sector leaders grow, the O’Kanes just get tighter and more loyal to each other and it’s part of what makes them so addicting. Everyone wants to be loved and accepted like that, and Finn’s outsider status lets us see Sector Four through the eyes of the less privileged, the non-believers.
I really enjoyed the dynamic between Finn and Trix, especially since they have such a loaded and heavy history together. He was an enforcer for the man she ran away from, a scheming drug lord who’s been a thorn in Dallas’ side for years. It’s not easy to earn the respect of the O’Kanes, even less to be offered their ink and a place at their sides, and even with Trix’s support, Finn has a tough road ahead him and his choices are some of the most painful this series has ever seen.
I’m not a tattoo girl, but every damn O’Kane book has me giving it another look. Think I’d regret it 20 years from now if I got a set of Dallas’ cuffs? Naaah. O’Kane for life!
Now I just need some Mad ink skills to make it happen. (See what I did there? Bring. On. The. 4-way!)
Everybody contributes in the O’Kane compound…
“What else are you gonna do to make yourself useful? Dance a set at the club?”
That was one way to sabotage O’Kane’s business. Make everyone stare at his battered, scarred body. “For all you know, I’d be fucking fantastic.”
“Your tits are too small. Your ass is okay, though.”
“Thanks for noticing.”
O’Kane women are empowered and bold. Just the way I like it!
“You don’t take orders, do you?”
She’d learned this from him—how to draw out the moment until it sharpened into the finest knife’s edge of anticipation, just before it tipped over into frustration. “I take pleasure,” she whispered.
Every O’Kane has a specialty…
“This is fucking insane,” Finn muttered to Bren as they watched Noah hack the control panel on a huge steel blast door. “Is there anywhere he can’t get with that thing?”
“Through a solid wall, maybe.” Bren patted the backpack slung over his shoulder. “But that’s where I come in.”
Finn raised an eyebrow. “I always heard you were a sniper, not an explosives nut.”
“Nut is such a strong word. I prefer enthusiast.”
In Sector Four, you truly never f’ing know!
Jade propped her chin on one hand and studied Zan. “I hope you can cover the bet. I doubt Finn wants your underwear.”
“Hey.” Zan pointed at her, then Finn. “You never fucking know, okay?”
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Beyond Addiction is…
I love this series. While I loved this story, Beyond Jealously is still my favorite. I just love Ace so much. That story was so emotional, which this one has a lot of that too. Can’t wait to see where the story goes next.
I also loved Beyond Jealousy! Ace + Cruz is awesome by itself, throw in the double romance with Rachel and… *ah, bliss*! I wanted a little more interaction between Cruz and Ace though so I was glad they had a small scene in Beyond Addiction. Thanks so much for commenting, Melanie!
Bah! *skimming* I got a copy but I had to wait because I have a pile of 8 ARCs ahead of it. I wish they didn’t send them so close to release day and then tell us the day before. 🙁
Glad you rated BA so high, I wasn’t happy with BJ myself.
Menages seem to be really difficult for authors to get the dynamic right between all the characters, and BJ fell prey to that a little. One of the things I liked most about BA was the outside perspective of Finn (Sector Five) as a male, particularly one who has actively worked against the O’Kanes in the past. Some of the choices he has to make are scary and there was one point where I thought “huh, this could really go a different way”.
Let me know what you think once you read it!
Sounds like an intriguing read.
I am sold! I can’t turn down ink. 😉
I have had others tell me (because I’ve been looking) for dystopian or apocalyptic erotica that this series is the way to go. You just sold me. And hello, no ink? Ink is awesome!!! 🙂 But to each their own lol. More of them tattooed hotties for me!
This series is SO AWESOME! Every time I read one of these books I get addicted all over again. If you’re looking for dystopian/post-apocalyptic erotica, look no further!!
I love this cover !!!! Looks like a very HOTT read 😀