Beyond Possession, Kit Rocha
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews.
I love this series, it just gets better and better. I think if you’ve not read some of the early ones you’ll find it hard to follow and not get the best from it but I’ve been lucky enough to have many of them for review and have bought the rest.
As the series continues the story and characters grow, and from simply surviving and building up sector four the O’Kanes now are expanding. There are still rebels though who don’t like the new rule, and Dallas doesn’t want to come down too hard on them, and be seen as no better than his predecessor who ruled by violence and fear. The O’Kanes want people who chose to be with them, not those who are simply too frightened to do otherwise. Nevertheless the rebellion needs nipping in the bud and he thinks the best way is to get Tatiana, one of the previous ruler’s daughters, onside.
She’s a hard working, talented lady and just wants to get on with her life, but still she’s seen by many as the spoiled princess of her father, and by others as a key to rebellion, they want her with them and don’t care how it happens. Her little sister has been seduced by the ringleader, and Tatiana is struggling between her conscience and her loyalty to her sister. She’s been both parents to her since their father’s death and feels helpless to protect her from the man she knows is just using her.
Dallas charges Zan to get Tatiana onside with them, he’s been wanting to get closer to her anyway, and there’s a strong mutual attraction. As ever though there are barriers, Tatiana can’t quite believe things with the O’Kanes are as good as they look, there must be something hidden. She values her independence and needs to know the O’Kanes aren’t like others, who just want her as a pretty toy. Of course there’s the problem too of her sister who is so innocent, having been protected first by their father then by Tatiana, and can’t see anything wrong with Wallace, the man she’s with, leading the call for rebellion. Tatiana is torn, but they do get past some of the barriers and have a searingly erotic few hours of passion, before everything comes to a head in a violent explosion.
I love this series, although its a genre I don’t usually read. Its carnal and erotic, but with a solid and realistic story backing it and I need that to enjoy the novel. A weak story is a let down for me no matter how hot the sex scenes.
Stars: once again its a five, a book I’d re read and really enjoyed.
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