by Kit Rocha
Released: November 10th, 2014
My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️
"Tatiana Stone has worked hard to establish herself as one of Sector Four's most skilled crafters. All she wants is peace--but the sins of her father haunt her. He ruled the sector as a petty tyrant before the O'Kane takeover, and plenty of people harbor bitter memories of his cruelty. Especially now that Tatiana's beloved baby sister has fallen in with a man who wants to start a revolution.
Zan failed his boss once, and it won't happen again. So when Dallas O'Kane asks him to defuse the rebellion brewing in the sector, he'll do whatever it takes to get the job done--including seduce Tatiana. It's the perfect opportunity to get closer to the pretty crafter and complete his mission. But what he discovers is a fiery, passionate woman--and an affair that could destroy them both."
"Because I don't just look at you," he murmured. "I see you. I've been seeing you for months"
Zan in a nutshell.... patient, observant, intuitive and as gentle as he is fierce.
"I miss that. Giving someone else the power for a little while so they have to take the responsibility, too. But it's not safe with most people"
All of Tatiana is in these words. Her guilt, her worries, her sense of responsibility, her fears and her needs.
This novella by Kit Rocha is as intelligently written as the rest of this series. The main characters are placed in context with a minimum of narration, but a maximum of exposure. Supportive characters, in particular Dallas and Lex, ensure that there is a continuation from the series into Zan and Tatiana's story.
I like my novels long, and I don't know whether that played a role in feeling this novella was a bit mellower. Perhaps even softer, than what we are used to from Kit Rocha. I missed the rawer edges, that make their writing so unique, a little bit.
Nevertheless, as with any and all of the BEYOND Series - you simply cannot miss even one!
✨Carrying the weight of the world...... Steamy, potent and compelling!✨
**Copy provided in return for an honest review**