Tatiana Stone has worked hard to establish herself as one of Sector Four’s most skilled crafters. All she wants is peace–but the sins of her father haunt her. He ruled the sector as a petty tyrant before the O’Kane takeover, and plenty of people harbor bitter memories of his cruelty. Especially now that Tatiana’s beloved baby sister has fallen in with a man who wants to start a revolution.
Zan failed his boss once, and it won’t happen again. So when Dallas O’Kane asks him to defuse the rebellion brewing in the sector, he’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done–including seduce Tatiana. It’s the perfect opportunity to get closer to the pretty crafter and complete his mission. But what he discovers is a fiery, passionate woman–and an affair that could destroy them both.
Yes, I’m reading this series totally out of order. Even though the novellas are written so they can be stand alone, I’d suggest at least reading the first book in the Beyond series, Beyond Shame, before tackling the rest of the series.
I love this world that the Kit Rocha duo has created. It’s raw and violent, but within the walls of the O’Kanes it’s all about family, respect and protection. Something Tatiana has never experienced. Beyond Possession gives readers a glimpse of the ‘roots’ of the O’Kanes reign. That reign began when Tatiana’s father was destroyed. That was the beginning of her independence and something she isn’t willing to give up, for anyone.
Zan has admired Tatiana for a while, but he respects her independence enough that he’s never acted on that admiration. When Dallas O’Kane doesn’t give him a choice, he’s totally honest with Tatiana and she’s just as honest with him. I admired that about Zan. He could have easily tricked her, but he respected her too much.
There is nothing ‘light’ about this series. There is an unexpected soft side to pretty much all the characters though. In our world, they would be considered the ‘bad guys.’ In the Beyond world, they keep the peace and offer protection from the really ‘bad guys’… and isn’t that a scary thought?
I’ll be backtracking soon so I can hopefully catch up before the next installment comes out. Beyond Innocence is due to be released in early 2015 so I have some serious catching up to do!