Saturday, December 13, 2014

Review Week Day 6 | "Beyond Addiction" by Kit Rocha

By now you guys know the drill with these books. "Beyond Addiction" is the fifth full length novel of the Beyond dystopian romance series, along with the three novellas (the third novella's review will be coming in a few weeks). Obviously, this book will contain some spoilers if you haven't read he previous books, but each story follows mostly two (maximum four) main characters with a few other perspectives thrown in to hint at the other goings on of the setting.
Before I go further into my thoughts, though, here is the book's Goodreads description:

Beyond Addiction
Book Five in the bestselling, award-winning BEYOND series. She's fought like hell to leave the past behind. Trix changed her name and her life when she got clean four years ago. Now, she has a new family and a job she loves--tending bar and dancing at the Broken Circle. As an O'Kane, she's happy, untouchable. Until a nightmare from her old life tears her away from her home and drags her back to Hell--also known as Sector Five. He's still living--and dying--in it. Losing Trix was the kick in the head Finn needed to get sober, but working as an enforcer for a man he hates is slowly crushing his soul. The only thing that keeps him going is his determination to destroy Sector Five from the inside. Then Trix comes back into his life--alive, in danger--and nothing else matters. Getting her home could be a suicide mission. The only thing deadlier is the old spark that flares to life between them. Soon, Finn and Trix are battling the one addiction neither of them ever managed to kick--each other. And it could cost them everything.

After the last Kit Rocha book left me a little underwhelmed ( I still really enjoyed it, but I couldn't completely buy the storyline) I was looking forward to Beyond Addiction getting me back to loving the series. 
Like all the books, there are times where the character voices blend together, the basic story formula is the same,  and the drama unnecessary if the characters would only talk to one another, but I liked it! I liked Trix and Finn's history and wished there was a little more of that told throughout the book rather than snippets told during bouts of exposition. The flip from Finn being untrustworthy to part of the group happened a little abruptly, and as usual, there was the relationship drama, though it was done differently here which I liked. Finn didn't try to protect Trix and in the process make it seem like he was babying her or pushing her away, I think if that would have happened again it would have been too much too many times in a row. I liked the change up and the fact there wasn't an outright catalyst. It was a different sort of relationship issue and I'm glad the writers decided to add it in. 
In the end, if you're reading this book, you most likely read the others in the series, and in that case, go right ahead with this one, it won't disappoint.

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