by Kit Rocha
Published: March 17, 2014
My rating: 5 of 5 ⭐️
Happier with the O'Kanes in Sector Four than she had ever been as the daughter of a crime boss in Eden, Rachel Riley still had not let go of all her inhibitions. Sure she had gotten her toes wet so to speak. Had seen and touched, tried and tasted, but her real interest always seem to focus back on the same men. Men, plural.....one she had had a taste of and although brooding and rigid, made her feel safer than ever before and the other was an enigma whom she had fallen for right from the start, but was as conflicted as he was conflicting.
Trained as a whore and tattoo artist, Ace could read and manipulate people at will, through sex mostly and through his art. What he couldn't do was verbalize his true emotion. That is not to say he couldn't feel it, because he did. He had, for a long time, for Rachel, but she was someone too good, too pure for the depraved likes of him. Cruz on the other hand he could manage. The man needed someone to unlock the carefully programmed repressed sexuality that was simmering under the surface.
A protector in heart and soul, Cruz was conditioned as warrior, but just finding his true self after joining the O'Kane clan in Sector Four. Not an easy task after having been raised to suppress all feelings and emotions, in order to fit the mould of a perfect pupil of Eden's Security Forces. Rachel had a hand in softening his heart, but Ace was unlocking every dark desire inside the depths of his soul. With all protection ripped from his heart, he finds he needs both for balance.
The three are drawn together like moths to a flame. Each individually finding a need in each of the others, but unable to balance the need without the third. A perfect triad, once consumed burning brighter than any of its participants could have imagined. And still....the logistics of three personalities in one relationship is complex, one fraught with insecurity, jealousy, envy and hurt.
I have a feeling Ace, Rachel and Cruz are a work in progress and by no means a smooth ride from here on in, and am sure we will hear more about them in future instalments.
The writing of the duo that comprises Kit Rocha, two best friends Donna and Bree, is nothing short of brilliant, with a story that paints a world so outside of our reality, yet so real. A group of people who have risen from the ashes to make a new community work by their own rules, described in such a well-thought out manner and with such intelligence and insight in social behaviour and the human psyche, is an absolute delight to read. Not to mention the absolute mind-blowing and utterly liberating sexual indulgence that is described with both a raw but also beautiful intensity.
If you had not already opened a BEYOND book before, and are not afraid of blatant openess and descriptive language and scenery, I highly recommend you start now.... BUT start at the beginning..... FAN-FRACKIN-TASTIC!!!!
✨A primal, gut-wrenching, completely engrossing menage!✨