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 Forever (O'Kane for Life, #2) by Kit Rocha
Published by Kit Rocha on October 24th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Contemporary
Source: the Author
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Before they were the King and Queen…
Six years before the Beyond series started, an ambitious bootlegger named Dallas O’Kane caught a very pretty thief named Lex with her hand in his safe.
The rest is very sexy history.
In Beyond Forever, follow Dallas and Lex through the turning points in their relationship, from the night he caught her trying to rob him, through his rise to successful bootlegger, to legend, to Sector Leader--with Lex always there, willing to give him the push he needs.
Beyond Forever is a prequel novella that jumps through time to tell the story of the biggest moments in the formation of the O’Kanes and their King and Queen. It will be far more enjoyable if you’ve already read Beyond Control, and contains spoilers for the entire Beyond series.
I don’t even know where to begin… I really don’t…
I will say please pay attention to the blurb especially with respects to reading Beyond Control before you read this. There are definitely spoilers for the series in this but without reading Beyond Control you won’t have a measure as to where this couple is now, then and way back then where the majority of the novella is set. You’ll miss what is so crucial in this novella and why addicts of the series clamored for this story.
Dallas is not what we know him as now when we start the flashback portion of this story. He’s smart, stubborn, and determined but he isn’t the King we all know him as. He stumbles upon a thief who throws him off his game a bit but there is something about her that screams to him in a way he can’t fully ignore. I loved seeing this glimpse of the man behind the legend and as the flashback moves forward we can see where the seeds for the confrontation in Beyond Control were sowed and know how much the drama there was forged in the beginnings of the King and Queen. Dallas would truly be nothing without Lex but it took many years for them to finally find balance.
Lex pushes all the buttons but we get to see how early she truly fell in love with Dallas. She’s driven but seeing how she struggled with getting him to understand how to balance what he wanted with what he truly needed made me love her even more. She pushes him to be all that he should be and also makes decisions that need to be made when Dallas struggles with what has to be done. Lex knows Dallas isn’t weak but also knows that he will sacrifice everything to do what he thinks has to be done to keep his people safe. He has a huge blind spot and if it weren’t for Lex pushing the O’Kane’s we love would not be in existence. I enjoyed seeing her vulnerability when it came to Dallas but I also hated seeing how much she was willing to tolerate just to be by the man she loved but didn’t have. It made a lot of Beyond Control come in to focus as they really were not a healthy dynamic until the brutal moments in that story.
Be prepared to see the King and Queen in a different light after reading this and appreciate the work that it took to get them to what we know now.