It’s always bittersweet when one of your favorite series ends. And with Beyond Surrender, I’m there with my favorite romance series. Even though the women who write as Kit Rocha are going to continue stories in this universe, leaving these characters is the kind of bummer we’re all used to. That being said, Beyond Surrender was a great way to leave.
This story focuses on Ryder (the new leader of sector five) and Nessa (the brains behind the distilling operation). The story, like the rest of the series, was amazing. The characters are complex, flawed, and human. But what stood out to me the most in this particular book was how much they nailed female ADHD with Nessa.
As we get to know her, we see all very typical signs of ADHD as it manifests in women. She’s aloof, impulsive, and talks too much without meaning to. She has shelves of hobbies she’s given up on because they become tedious after she figures them out (see the cross stitch I’ve been working on since late 2012). She hyper-focuses on her distillation process, losing track of time. I was initially surprised to see such a representation in a romance novel. But I shouldn’t have been. Most of these stories are written by women for women, so of course they’d get it right.
I’ve gotten a bit off track here. But overall this novel was the perfect ending to the story of Sector 4. I’m really looking forward to where Kit Rocha will take us in Sector 1.
Disclaimer: I bought the book, but any Amazon links give me a kickback.