I received this book for free from the Author . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Beyond Jealousy on March 17, 2014
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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.
Ok… I would love if I could just write this up as:
BUY THIS BOOK NOW NOW NOW!!! You can thank me later!!
But ya know I think people expect more from us than just the whole buy it just buy it! So here I go and I’m really not going to make this a long review as I don’t want to spoil anything for you….
I, like most people, have been dreaming of this book since we first met Rachel and Ace back in book one. When it was revealed that not only would we get Ace and Rachel but we’d get the newcomer Cruz, well I might’ve whimpered a little bit. Just a little… I swear just a little… ok ok you’ve got me, I whimpered A LOT!! At the end of Beyond Control we got a major hint in how fiery Ace and Cruz might be together and dear lord did this book back that up! You’ll laugh, whimper, fan yourself, squirm and cry as these three finally get their chance to shine.
Rachel has loved Ace for so long that she doesn’t know how they’ve ended up in a place where all they do is hurt one another. You’ve seen them dance around one another since book one and in Beyond Control you got to see her spark with Cruz but Ace is something she just can’t seem to let go of which causes her to end it with Cruz but there are still sparks there as well. As she hears more and more about what Ace does with Cruz and other women she finds herself wondering why haven’t they come to her? What is wrong with her? She’s tired of being trapped in her role as the good girl and is ready to get down and dirty with the men she craves.
Cruz is finally coming in to his own as an O’Kane. He’s starting to realize what he needs and even though it causes him concern he is realizing as he spends more time around the relationships that are core to the gang he realizes his desires are not only ok they are something he should embrace with those who mean the most to him, Ace and Rachel. As he puts the wheels in motion to create the relationship he believes that all of them deserve he also puts things in motion which could prove to be interesting in later stories. I loved his willingness to cross lines to protect those who mean everything to him and adored how he called them both on their behaviors. He is the perfect person to act as a buffer for the strong personalities in his partners. He’s hot as hell and demanding but there is such a core of goodness in him that you can’t help but hurt for him as he watches the disaster happen but can’t stop.
Ace… sigh.. Ace… what a damaged soul you are. I wanted to slap some sense in you time and time again but was happy when things played out the way they did. While I did cry a few times because of you I am glad that Kit didn’t flinch when telling your story and let you be the asshole you thought you were in order to protect yourself and those you loved. I’m glad you got called out on your crap when you did but I’m also glad that you took the journey you did because if anything came easy you wouldn’t believe the truth of it. The way you worked so hard to make sure that Rachel got what you believed she deserved was beautiful but misguided as she needed the man you really are not the man you thought you were.
Ok… now other than to tell you there is a shower scene that will make you look at showers a new way… *fans self and readies freezer* … I’ve got to tell you try to read this one when you can read all of it in one sitting and in a relatively private place so you can cry and squirm in private. The ladies sure know how to push the buttons that will make you ready to read it again within a few minutes of finishing it.
Thanks to Kit Rocha for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. I’m beyond ready to see you guys in NOLA at the RT Convention so be ready for me to SQUEE!!! when we meet.