Review: Beyond Ecstasy by Kit Rocha

3 Stars
Beyond #8
23rd May 2016
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.
Beyond Ecstasy is the second to last book in the Beyond series and one I’d been looking forward to for the last few books since it was made clean how Hawke felt for Jeni.
While I did enjoy Beyond Ecstasy there was just something missing for me to really love it like I wanted too. Hawke and Jeni are great characters that go well together but as a reader of the series it was clear that Hawke has had feelings for Jeni for quite some time but for Jeni, this was news and she didn’t know this and this played a rather large key component to their relationship.
Hawk couldn’t decide which would drive me crazy first-the shadows or the light.
Of course we’ve reached that point in the Beyond series now where the war has started and Beyond Ecstasy moves this forward even more. A fair warning, people die in this one! It really made me sad how things played out but it also made me extremely excited for the last book Beyond Surrender.
While Beyond Ecstasy moves us forward even more with Sector Four and the Beyond world, giving us one scene between
Nessa and Ryder!
which makes me wonder how those two will get together!
Beyond Ecstasy also opens us up more for the new spin-off series, Gideon’s Riders that Kit Rocha has created.
Beyond Ecstasy gives us quite a bit of page time with Ashwin and Kora which happily set’s up their book, Ashwin (currently due 2017).
It was great to see all the previous characters in the series and see how they’re doing with the war and how their HEA is continuing even with all the chaos surrounding them.
Overall while Beyond Ecstasy wasn’t my favourite book in the series I did enjoy the set up for the next book and the information given to us that will relate to the new spin-off series coming next year.
Series Order:
Beyond Shame #1
Beyond Control #2
Beyond Pain #3
Beyond Jealousy #4
Beyond Addiction #5
Beyond Innocent #6
Beyond Ruin #7
This review is based on the ARC of Beyond Ecstasy provided by the author.

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