Book Review: Beyond Addiction by Kit Rocha

Spoiler Alert: Beyond Addiction is the fifth book in the Beyond series. This review is assuming you read books 1-4, and contains some serious spoilers for those books. There are no spoilers for Beyond Addiction though.

beyond-addictionI love the Beyond series. A dystopian erotic romance featuring a bootlegging gang with hearts of gold? Yes please! I was hooked since the first book, Beyond Shame. Not only are the books hot, but the characters are real and well written. The environment is vivid and detailed. And the series it’s self is slowly building to an incredible climax. (See what I did there?)

Beyond Jealousy (book 4) left us with a cliffhanger, which is new for this particular series. Instead of a happily ever after for our couple (or triad in this case) we’re left with the kidnapping of Trix, one of the women in the O’Kane gang. Beyond Addiction drops us right into where we left off. But it’s done in such a way that gives us an overview of where we were, in case we have forgotten.

However, where I can easily remember where we were with Trix’s story, I get muddled on some of the supporting characters. There’s more of a political element in this book, and I can’t remember what each sector does and who leads them. It doesn’t take away from the book, but it did take me out of the story for a few minutes trying to remember who is who. But I know the girls of Kit Rocha are working on creating a section of their site for this (I asked on Twitter).

I loved Beyond Addiction for the same reasons I’ve loved the whole series. The men are definitely the alpha-male types you expect in these kinds of novels, but they respect women as well (which you don’t always expect). Not just the women they are in a relationship with, but women in general. It’s a refreshing change. And as I said, the story is getting more political in nature, making it a solid read even if erotic romance isn’t typically your thing.

Beyond Addiction is available on Amazon for $4.99. You can also purchaseĀ it DRM free from Smashwords.

Disclaimer: I was given an advance copy of the book for review. But I found and read the rest of the Beyond series on my own.

5 / 5 stars     

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