Beyond Ruin by Kit Rocha

BeyondRuin-700Title: Beyond Ruin
Series; Beyond bk 8
Author: Kit Rocha
Genre: Dystopian, Erotic

Adrian Maddox fled his royal life—and tragic past—in Sector One, choosing instead to join up with the O’Kanes. For years, he’s lived by one rule: love fast, love hard, and always be willing to walk away. He’s managed to guard his heart, keep it whole and untouched—until now.

They couldn’t be more different—Dylan, the brilliant, burned-out doctor from Eden who drowns his pain with drugs and self-destruction. Scarlet, the sensuous, sexy rocker from Three, a woman unafraid to embrace the world. And Jade, the whore turned spy from Sector Two, who battled addiction and came out stronger than anyone he’s ever met. 

Separately, they make Mad long to open his heart, to tumble head-first into a sea of possibilities and wild love. Together, they make him burn, inside and out, with lust and unbearable, unimaginable pleasure.

Then one fateful moment shakes their world to its foundations—and leaves the sectors on the verge of all-out war with Eden. It’s the biggest fight the O’Kanes have ever faced, and Mad and his lovers are at the dead center of it. They could end up with everything they never knew they wanted—or lose it all. Including their lives.

Thoughts: Like any series there are books that you love and some books you like and then some books you read only because you want to see what’s going on in the world but really aren’t invested in the main characters of the story. With Ruin being the 7th book in this series I was almost sure that this was going to be one of those that I read only to see what was happening in all the sectors and in Eden.

I’ve never been so glad to be wrong about a book.

Fitting in a romance that includes 4 people falling/being in love with each other is something that can either go really wrong or really right. What makes this one go really right is that Mad and Dylan and Jade and Scarlet are already in relationships with each other and they all need to come together. Which they do in a way that works for each of them.

All of them are damaged in someway because of where they came from, and what they’ve experienced before arriving in Sector Four and becoming a part of the O’Kanes. This makes for some really interesting moments between them all, and some really tender and beautiful moments.

The conflict between the Sectors and Eden is also heating up, which causes a bit of strife between them and brings us closer to what I’m hoping is an exciting end to the series.

Like all of the books in this series, there’s lots of sexual tension and sexy times. We also get to see some characters who’ve previously been seen as broken throw off the chains of their past and embrace who they really are.

If you’ve never read a book in this series, then I don’t recommend reading this one first as the series really should be read in order. If’ you’ve read this series and are on the fence about reading this book, read it. You won’t regret it.

Grade B+

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