Review: Beyond Surrender by Kit Rocha (@mlsimmons, @kitrocha)

Posted December 18, 2016 by Melanie in Dystopian, Erotica, Melanie, Reviews / 22 Comments

Review: Beyond Surrender by Kit Rocha (@mlsimmons, @kitrocha)
Beyond Surrender by Kit Rocha
Series: Beyond #9
Published by Self-Published
Published on: December 13, 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Erotica
Pages: 279
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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She’s the heart of O’Kane liquor.

For years, Nessa has been focused on work. She keeps the whiskey—and the money—flowing, and life is sweet. Sure, she’s tired of being everyone’s baby sister, and she longs for a man who can stand up to her overprotective O’Kane brothers. But she never thought she’d meet him in the middle of a war.

He’s the brains of the revolution.

War is all Ryder knows. He was raised with one goal: to ensure the sectors’ successful rebellion against Eden. His father and his mentor both died for freedom, and nothing will stop him from securing their legacies with victory. He doesn’t have time for distractions—especially beautiful, impulsive ones like Nessa.

Opposites don’t just attract, they combust. Together, Nessa and Ryder have a chance for something more than the lives they’ve always known. But this is war—deadly, bloody war—and the only way to happily-ever-after is straight through Eden.

Beyond Surrender (Beyond #9) by Kit Rocha

Kick Ass Amazeballs Dystopian

It is always hard to say goodbye to a beloved series and a beloved cast of characters. This is no different. I’ve been a huge fan of this series since I read Beyond Shame back in 2013. This series has a been a great mix of wonderful characters, amazing world-building, action-packed plotlines and some really dirty and well-written sex scenes. I don’t remember how I stumbled upon this series. It was my first by this author pair (under this name or their other pen name, Moria Rogers), but it will not be my last.

If you’re not familiar with this series, it is a dystopian world that was turned on its end by a solar flare which took out pretty much all of the technology. They didn’t go back to the middle ages, though. They did use some of the technology to rebuild. The series revolves around the city of Eden and the sectors that surround it. Eden is known for its wealth, corruption and overindulgence. The sectors are full of poverty, gangs and people just struggling to get by. This series focuses on Sector Four which is “led” by the O’Kanes. A gang of members who work hard and play even harder. Dallas O’Kane is their leader. He just wants to be able to keep his friends safe and party harder than anyone else.

Throughout this series, we’ve watched as the O’Kanes have grown in number. They’ve also added some really important people with great skills. We’ve also seen tensions between the sectors and Eden grow. One thing Eden failed to realize, as they tightened their grip around the sectors, the sectors were starting to some closer together amid the repression from Eden. The leaders of Eden also failed to realize the power of leading by loving and caring for people versus leading by fear.

So, in this story, we have our main couple of Nessa and Ryder. Nessa was one of the first female members of the O’Kanes. She is also treated by all of them as their baby sister (I can’t imagine what it would be like to have these scary guys as as your big brothers, no man would want to go near her). She is also the princess of the O’Kanes liquor empire. Dallas has made pretty much all of his money on selling bootlegged illegal liquor and Nessa is the one who knew how to make it the best. She knew all of the best recipes and exactly how long to age it to make it perfect.

Ryder has spent his entire life building up to this war with Eden. His mentor, Jim, from Sector Eight, knew that a day would come when the sectors would be ready to stand together against Eden and protect their own livelihoods. Ryder took over Sector Five, where all the medicines are made. It put him in the perfect place to help lead this war.

This couple is not my favorite couple in this series. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nessa and Ryder together. It’s just really hard to beat some of the amazing couples like Jasper and Noelle, Dallas and Lex, and Ace, Cruz and Rachel.

Even with that, this is my favorite book in the series. I really loved seeing the cumulation of everything finally come together. This book was so very emotional as I watched some of my favorite characters go to war. We all know that not everyone comes back from a war, so the tension was really high. There were some pretty tough scenes that hit me really hard. But made the story all the better for it.

While, I’m sad to see this series end, I’m excited that I will not have to leave this world forever. Kit Rocha’s next series is a spinoff that takes place in Section One. I’m really excited to see what Gideon’s Riders have in store for me.

If you haven’t tried this series, be sure to start at the beginning with Beyond Shame. Not only is it one of my favorite couples, the overall series story arc is best to follow from entirely from the beginning. I would also suggest that you go and grabbed Beyond Series Bundle (Books 1-3), because it is FREE at the time of this post. If you’re an audiobook person, like me, you can grab the first book, Beyond Shame, for free on Kindle and then add the audiobook narration for only $2.99.

She touched his cheek. “I’m good at dreaming. I can come up with ten dreams right now, and I’ll forget half of them by tomorrow. I don’t know if life with me could ever be peaceful. Makes me feel kind of like an asshold for hoping you want to try.”
“What happens when you forget them?”
“I dream up more.” She smiled at him. “I’m an O’Kane princess. I never run out of dreams.”

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Giant Boxset Sale

To make it easier for new readers to pick up and go with the series, we have a LIMITED TIME offer: a giant “catch up” glom bundle that will be on sale ONLY through the end of December. Anyone who’s interested in the final book and wants to start from the beginning can save 75% off the normal list price by picking this up!

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I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

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22 responses to “Review: Beyond Surrender by Kit Rocha (@mlsimmons, @kitrocha)

  1. Wow! I didn’t realize how many books were in this series! I had book 1 on my kindle, and I just downloaded the bundle, thankyouverymuch! Someday I’ll find time for this series. Maybe I’ll try audio, but I’ve learned I don’t like super smexy stories in audio – I prefer to read those! haha
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  2. Saying goodbye to a good series is always so difficult! It sounds great how you get to follow the O’Kanes throughout this series. Even thought these weren’t your favorite couple, it still sounds like a good ending to a series. I grabbed the 3 book bundle as you made me curious about this one and 3 books for free is too good to pass up. That’s good news there will be a spin-off series so you can come back to this world! Great review Melanie!
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