Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review:Beyond Ecstasy by Kit Rocha

The O’Kanes have a reputation for working hard and playing harder—except for Hawk. He joined the gang with one goal: to ensure his family’s survival through the impending war with Eden. It’s been years since he had the luxury of wanting anything for himself. Now, he wants Jeni. From the first moment he saw her, he’s been obsessed with making her his. Not for a night—forever. Jeni’s been lusting after the former smuggler for months, but he keeps shutting her down. She’s almost given up on getting him in her bed when he offers her the last thing she ever expected—a collar. Accepting it means belonging to him, body and soul. It’s a reckless gamble, but Jeni can’t resist the chance to slip under Hawk’s armor.

The only thing more shocking than the dark, dangerous pleasure they discover is how right it feels. But falling in love is even more reckless when forever is far from guaranteed. Because they aren’t just at war, they’re out of time—and every breath could be their last.

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What I thought about Beyond Ecstasy

I was so very excited to see this book's release!  In the last installment, the war between Eden and the sectors starts taking shape and the sectors are left waiting for Eden's next move.

There's plenty of tension happening here, with dead bodies on wire fences and Eden glowing like a debilitating lantern at night. Dallas and the gang don't know when Eden is going to attack and that has everyone on edge. 

Thinking that Eden will cut off the food source to start, Dallas sends Hawk out to the farms, and Hawk and his mother and sisters have to face the fact that they might just have to leave their home in a hurry when Eden attacks.

With thoughts of war, come thoughts of not making it, and so Hawk takes a chance on the woman that he loves. Jeni cares about Hawk too, but is worried about the real reasons Hawk is offering a collar and more. 

This book is really more about Hawk and Jeni and their love story rather than what is going on between the sectors and Eden, and that was okay with me.  I liked their love story, even though it's a familiar one.  We've seen Jeni's concerns before from some of the women in previous couples.  For me, Hawk was the attraction in this story. I found him to be very soulful and self-sacrificing and so in love with Jeni.  I loved that about him.

Being that this is the second to the last book in the series, I had hoped to see more of the whole sector four gang in this book and there were a few great scenes that I thought could have been expanded. A good book will leave me wanting more, and I did feel that at the end of Beyond Ecstasy

Kit Rocha does a great job with building the tension in this book, although at times I felt it fizzled out a little. There's a scene with Ace and Gia and Jeni when she returns from Eden that could have been pages longer in my humble opinion, just because the emotions were so wonderfully portrayed, I wanted more, more, more.

I loved Hawk and Jeni's story (although I thought their relationship issues were resolved a little too quickly) and I'm loving when the entire Sector is involved in the war story.  I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

Overall, I enjoyed Beyond Ecstasy and it kept me reading until the very end. Another great addition to the series! 

ARC provided for review.

Kit Rocha 

Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for co-writing team Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. After penning dozens of paranormal novels, novellas and stories as Moira Rogers, they branched out into gritty, sexy dystopian romance.

The series has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and was honored with a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice award. Find out more at, or sign up to be notified of their next release at

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