Lili Fleming walked out of Sector Five with a gun, the bloodstained clothes on her back, and an icy determination to survive. She finds herself in a world where people live hard and love harder, and nothing's more terrifying than how much the O'Kanes wake her up, make her feel—especially Jared.
Emotion is a risk he can't afford, and a complication she doesn't need. But neither can resist the lust simmering between them, and the sparks that could either melt the ice around both their hearts…or get them killed. Because the only thing more dangerous than loving an O'Kane is loving a spy.
Jared is tired of the filth and corruption that resides in the upper echelons of Eden and secretly gathers information for Dallas O'Kane, but when asked to befriend Lili, the emotionally scarred ex trophy wife, he discovers a fragile woman who is slowly waking up to embrace life and all its consequences. Somehow their lives become entwined and yet as they wade through the madness that is desire, need, and lust; they discover something even more precious, love, but Jared’s life is dangerous and he is determined to save Lili from it.
Such a fabulous series and Beyond Innocence is a worthy addition to it. As Lili faces a maelstrom of feelings, it's impossible not to like her. Yes, she is damaged but she is a survivor and determined to somehow cope with the wild voyeuristic world that she finds herself in. She is no hard ass but has skills that surprisingly make her a valuable asset to the O'Kanes and it was truly wonderful to see her come back to life.
This book really expanded this twisted reality that Kit Rocha brings us. Yes, it's still a dark dystopian world but there's hope and passion throbbing within. We see not just the central couple but favourite characters from previous books and even a glimpse at what's possibly to come. Better hold on to your hats though, as I suspect ménage is about to go up a notch and then some!
Beyond Innocence was pure edge of your seat writing and amidst the romance (that just kind of crept up, if honest), we see a lot more of the inner workings of Eden. The corrupt politicians continue to deal out injustice, violence and torture but the O’Kanes are a cunning bunch and choose their friends wisely. Never, ever underestimate the O’Kanes!
As I write this book one, Beyond Shame, is currently free on Kindle.
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.