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.
The O'Kane gang runs sector 4 but there's so much back stabbing in this harsh reality it's hard to know just who to trust. Tatiana and her sister had a privileged life until their despot of a father finally got taken down by Dallas O'Kane and now sector 4 is strictly O'Kane property. It's simple really, show loyalty to Dallas and in return he and his “family” will offer protection. Tatiana knows many still don't trust her and has struggled to eke out an existence but through hard work, somehow she has so far survived. Now though times are getting tricky, as her naive sister has fallen for the dubious charms of the one man who is trying to take over sector 4. Tatiana struggles to keep her head down and not rock the boat but Dallas sees far more than she realises and has a very cunning plan!
Zan has followed the O'Kanes and will do everything he can to help preserve the lives of his fellow gang members. He has had his eye on the fiercely independent Tatiana for quite some time but he has fought hard not to rush things. Now Dallas wants him to get close to Tatiana and as much as he wants to, he is reluctant to shatter her fragile trust. Tatiana is not immune to the huge tattooed male who sweet talks her but if both she and her sister are to survive, Tatiana will have to tread a very cautious path. Zan seems to understand but can she really trust him? Or will she lose everything she values in a bitter showdown?
Ok I have to say this, this story is INTENSE! Make no bones about it, this is a seriously good story with a very sexy lead couple. I think that's what you get most from these novellas, a deep connection between the lovers and slightly less of the political machinations. It works extremely well here and I think these two are probably my favourite couple so far. I thought there was more of an intense romance between Tatiana and Zan than some of the other books and as I'm not a huge fan of the more "public displays" it was a far more steamy read for me. Beyond Possession is definitely my favourite of the series but I'm beyond curious to see what Ms Rocha dreams up next.