BOOK REVIEW: Beyond Jealousy (Beyond #4) by Kit Rocha


She’s been looking for the perfect man. She found two. 
When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O’Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone’s sweet little sister . It’s time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O’Kane can—with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang’s wickedly sinful tattoo artist.
A saint… 
Lorenzo Cruz is a warrior, taught by his commanding officers in Eden that involvement equals distraction. Emotion is a liability, and desire a sin. In Sector Four, he finds decadence, shameless sex—and his own dark urges. No battle strategy prepared him for how Rachel makes his heart race…or the way his rival for her affections sets his blood on fire.
…and a sinner. 
Ace Santana has a dirty reputation and a mind to match, especially where his new lovers are concerned. He’s eager to help Cruz embrace his dominant side, and to explore the lines between pleasure and pain with Rachel. But corrupting them quickly becomes an obsession, a need he can’t deny—and a love he never imagined.
Three hearts on the line means a hundred ways their ménage a trois could go wrong. After all, even O’Kanes do forever two-by-two. One of them could be the missing piece that makes them all whole…or a temporary diversion destined for a broken heart.
Published March 16th 2014 (first published March 15th 2014)

If I could sum up my review in one gif it would definitely look like this:

Beyond Jealousy was everything I wanted from Rachel, Ace and Cruz. I’ve been waiting for this book for what feels like forever and I know I wont be able to adequately describe how much I loved it.
The authors have a way of making you feel all of the emotions the characters feel, with meaningful dialogue and powerful words.
You felt Ace’s insecurities and understood why he did the things he did. Ace has always hid behind his flirtatious mask and dirty words. You find out where he came from. Why he is who he is.
You felt Rachel come to terms with and accept her feelings for Ace and Cruz. Her need and love for Ace was different, but no less intense as her need and love for Cruz.
You felt Cruz’s strength and power and the need to protect the ones he loved. He fought his inner demons because of the military code that was ingrained in him his entire life, but he only needed a little push from Ace to show him he could have everything he wanted. And how good it could be.
You also get to see the rest of the O’Kanes, and a few POV chapters from them.
I loved every. single. word.
Some (okay, a shit ton) of my favorite quotes–
“Sorry, I forgot the rules. Everything’s a joke until it’s not, and words don’t mean anything until you want them to.”
“Almost nobody knows what they really want. Figure it out before they do, and you own them.”
“They’d been living alternate lives, crossing just close enough to grind salt into the wounds because neither thought the other was bleeding.”
“That was the one lesson they’d all learned, even Ace–you showed the world your strengths because they earned you respect, and your flaws because they earned you trust. But your weaknesses you held tight in your heart.”
“His dirty words came cheap. Cruz’s were precise, each one slamming home with the impact of a hundred of Ace’s, and doled out in servings so small you were ready to beg for the next taste.”
“What was the benefit of climbing to the top of the damn pile only to pretend you’d always been there? No one who cared would ever believe you belonged, and no one who mattered would care.”
“But he wasn’t a corrupter, slinking into their lives and forcing them into sin. He was a liberator, reaching inside them to draw out what they really needed.”
“He has you strapped in this time. Helpless.” She always was, whether she was shackled or not.”
“You could have had us both, all of us. All that filthy sex, all that love. But we pay in honesty. And if you can’t do that, all we end up with is heartbreak and jealousy.”
If I could give this book a million stars, I would. Thank you Donna and Bree for creating such an amazing world with deep, complex characters. And that last chapter? ZOMG. Thank god Trix’s books is next! Loved, loved, loved.
*I was provided an ARC by the authors in exchange for an honest review*

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