5 “The Princess & The Spy” Stars!
“She couldn’t give him easy. He couldn’t promise her forever.”
Ace’s fingers closed over Jared’s. “That’s right, blue-eyes. Lick him all over. Make Rachel help, if you want. She’s panting for it.”
Lili tilted her head back again, seeking Jared’s eyes before she tested the boundaries of her newfound brazenness. “Do you want us to suck your cock?”
“Yes.” He slipped his thumb between her lips, gliding it over her tongue, urging her mouth open. “Think about my face in your pussy. I want to see it in those big, big eyes, love.”
Talk about hot and heavy, right? Phew! 0_0
If you are wondering whether this deliciously dirty series is for you and question whether you could handle all the sexual freedom and sexy hot goodness that encompasses what the O’Kanes and Sector Four are all about. I have said it before, and I will say it again....
Beyond Innocence is book six in the Beyond series written by the writing duo known as Kit Rocha. I am hopelessly addicted to this series and the fantastically kinky world this pair of authors has managed to create. I highly recommend that you read this series in sequential order as all the books flow into one another with overlapping storylines and world building. Each book in this series does focus on one central romance; however, the overall story arc builds over each successive book so it is better to read each book in order. The raunchy and gritty dystopian world that this pair of authors has created is unmatched in its creativeness and uniqueness.
Lili Fleming walked away from Sector Five and a life of fear and obligatory servitude with only a gun, a few clothing items, some drugs to keep her numb and a steely determination to survive no matter what her circumstances turned out to be. Sector Four has become her new home despite the fact that Lili is having a hard time fitting in with the sexually free O’Kane’s who play as hard as they work. With her drug supply dwindling to nothing, Lili knows that it is only a matter of time before she is going to have to face her new life with a clear head. Without the drugs that make her numb and emotionless, how will she deal with the fact that she is surrounded by such sexual openness and hedonistic tendencies? She comes from a world where any act of kindness always came with a price, a world where she had to hide behind a pristine and perfect façade. How can she trust that the O’Kane’s aren’t doing what she had learned to do – pretend in order to survive?
“....none of it made him happy. He wasn’t even content. He was drifting, as lost as all the rest of the people Dallas O’Kane liked to snatch up.”
We have known Jared Capello for quite some time now as one of Ace’s best friends and ex-lovers. He is someone that has successfully managed to exist in both Eden’s society and in the world of the Sectors, particularly now as he has become an asset to Dallas O’Kane with all his connections inside the walls of Eden. Jared is on the cusp of venturing into new and dangerous territory as he is willing to step up his game to help Dallas gather further intelligence from Eden. The last thing he needs in his life is a complication like an innocent wide-eyed blonde who makes his blood burn.
He felt familiar because he was as shined and buffed as she’d always been, a person made up of all the talents and interests other people desired.
With Lili he didn’t have to be perfect. He just had to be Jared.
With Jared at her back, at her side, she could survive anything.
The love story between Jared and Lili was very heart-felt and emotional. Something I was not expecting. Lili is someone that has avoided feeling too much and she now finds herself immersed with people who do nothing but want nothing but to feel. She is scared and confused. When she meets Jared he somehow reminds her of what she is familiar with. His flawless appearance is something she can understand. He is like a kindred spirit that she can reach out to even though he brings forth a plethora of unfamiliar emotions from her. Despite his reluctance at first, Jared can’t help but want to venture into something more with Lili. I loved how fiercely protective he was with her and how patient he was when it came to helping Lili explore everything that she had been missing in Sector Five. However, his decision to step outside the confines of his money and power and take some dangerous risks puts him in danger. Is he willing to bring Lili into his life and put her at risk as well?
Us was a seductive word. The most illicit one he’d whispered tonight, because us sounded like a future they’d agreed not to agree upon. One of tenderness and safety and fucking.
“It makes sense,” she protested, reaching up to trace his lips. “The first time you kissed me, I felt like the desert, and you were the rain. So much rain, I thought you’d wash me away. But I’m not the desert. I’m the flowers.”
“So you’re blooming.” His mouth moved under her fingertips, like a kiss. “And you’re beautiful, Lili.”
Getting caught up with the O’Kanes and their kinky fuckery is always one of the things I look forward to most when diving into a new book in this series. The O’Kane’s are all very flawed; however, I love how they represent family, freedom and simply do not care what the outside world thinks about them. Their indulgent ways can be intoxicating and can seduce even the most cynical bastard. With all this being said, what I absolutely adored about this book was the fact that we finally get Jared’s story. The focus is on someone who has been skating along the outskirts of the O’Kane hedonistic paradise. It gave this book a different feel and I loved that! Further, we also get to find out more about the elusive Eden proving once again that the imaginations of these authors know no bounds when it comes to this dystopian world. Kit Rocha continue to add layer upon complex layer and intricately interweave an overall story arc that is not only fascinating but brilliant as all heck.
And, if you are wondering if this book in the series follows its predecessors and is smutty goodness at its absolute best. Well, do you really think it would be any other way? Lili has to be introduced to the pleasure-seeking and debauched lifestyle of the O’Kanes. And, holy fiery crotch-rockets! Kit Rocha has penned some erotically charged, filthy and panty-wetting goodness. Be prepared for your girly parts (or your boy parts) not only to tingle but to be explosively electrocuted. I’m not kidding.
All in all, Beyond Innocence proved to me once again why I am such a fan-girl of these authors and this series. You simply never know what to expect with each book. The overall story arc as it pertains to the O’Kanes and all that is going down is cleverly interwoven into each book. Further, with each book you get a deliciously sexy love story. I can’t get enough of this series and the people who make up Sector Four. They have all somehow weaved their way into my panties heart. I am so thoroughly hooked and can’t wait for more.
****An advance reading copy of Beyond Innocence by Kit Rocha was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review.