Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha

Posted March 20, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

by Kit Rocha
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Beyond Jealousy Book Cover Beyond Jealousy
Kit Rocha
Self Published
March 14, 2014

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.

A saint... 

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.

“Almost nobody knows what they really want. Figure it out before they do and you own them.” 

First of all, you have to read this series from the beginning, and don’t miss the novellas! They offer tidbits of character development and background. What intrigues me most about this series is that how masterfully the story is written. It’s dirty. Very dirty. Like, don’t tell my mom I read just read that, dirty. But beyond all the dirty, is this amazing world of of the O’Kane’s, the 8 Sectors and the City of Eden. I cannot get enough of this Dystopian world that the writing team who form Kit Rocha have created.

Sector Four is ruled by the Declan “Dallas” O’Kane and the O’Kane gang. To even to begin to explain this series this many books in would take, well, multiple books. Read the blurb, you won’t regret it. In fact, read the books. Go now. Do it. 

When you are an O’Kane, you are enveloped in a strong love and support system laced with sex and alcohol. O’Kane for Life. That is the deal. Together, the O’Kane’s dominate in the sectors. They brew their own alcohol and in this dystopian society, it is a hot commodity. Their name and private label mean the world to them. It is not only their pride, it is their livelihood. When this is threatened, the O’Kane’s fight back. Hard. 

“Belonging. Family. The sectors were lousy with orphans, and Dallas knew just how to bind them to him. Not with fear or threats, but with loalty and affection and the promise of comfort and companionship.” 

The backstory of the sectors and the power struggles in a continuation from the other books. I truly find myself eager to hear about their survival in this world and how they will overcome the issues that face them both day to day and by attackers that mean long term harm. 

To add to the experience that is Sector 4, there is the dirty, dirty stuff I mentioned before. Did I mention it was dirty. It is. But it is also intimate. Kit Rocha walks a delicate line between dirty lustful acts and beautiful intimacy. And Kit does it well. 

“Take them in hand. Simple words. Filthy ones. They wouldn’t have seemed possible even a couple months ago, but he’d crossed so many lines.” 

Ace is a bad boy in every sense of the word. He is the O’Kane’s tattoo artist an a former prostitute to the women of Eden. Ace has a reputation for leaving a path or destroyed relationships and broken hearts in his wake. 

“We spark, angel. We spark so bright, and I always thought I’d woo you nice and slow and you’d adore me. But you only ever see the worst in me, and there’s so much worst to see.” 

Cruz was formally one of Eden’s soldiers. Born and raised as a soldier, he only knows the discipline and restrictions that come with that life. He was never allowed to be distracted by such things as feelings and pleasure. Now he is living in a world where those two things dominate. He struggles daily with his temptations and the desire to live freely as the other O’Kane’s do. 

“And I turn around you’d gone and found yourself a fucking hero.” 

Rachel has been torn between her love for Ace and Cruz. Throughout the series, her relationship with both of them has been slowly developing. In this book, they finally get their story told. And they finally decide to give their ménage-a-trois a try. But how far can a relationship like this last before someone or all of them get hurt? And will the dangers surrounding the sectors make that decision for them all?

“If he didn’t want to end up left behind, he had to be between them when they finally crashed together.” 

I fall harder and harder for these books with each story. I am drawn from the first paragraph and have mercy on anyone who interrupts me while I am reading a Beyond book. The writing is fantastic and so vivid. The sex scenes? H-O-T! Each book leaves me wanting more. As I read, I take notice to each character, wondering who will come to the forefront of the next book. I read to learn about the individuals and I read to learn about the O’Kane’s as a whole. I want them to strive in this world. I love reading about their struggles and their spirit to fight and never back down. I love that the women are as tough as the men and are held in just as high of regard. 

I highly recommend this series.

I give this book 5 stars! And drink your O’Kane Whiskey strait from the bottle, ladies! 

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