Ever since I read [b:Beyond Shame|15830843|Beyond Shame (Beyond, #1)|Kit Rocha|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347036314s/15830843.jpg|21565716], I was enthralled by the world the authors created. It was dark, gritty, and yet there were people in it who still manage to shine. So, I was thrilled when I finally got my hands on this book. All I can say - I was not disappointed. :D
Our hero, Dallas - is incredible. In a world fraught with danger, he created a safe haven for the members of his gang. He's strong, cunning, brave and handsome. And madly in love with Lex, although you probably won't make him admit it. He is willing to do anything to make sure that the people under his command thrive, so he doesn't really have time for games. But, when Lex is in question all bets are off.
For her part, Lex is immensely attracted to Dallas. But she knows nothing good could come from it. Both of them are too dominant and unwilling to bend. The only thing that will come out from their relationship is heartbreak. And yet, for all her strength born from the painful past, she can't resist him. Maybe they can make it work...
An amazing book! Dallas and Lex make a great (and powerful) couple. They are strong, but they show each other the softer parts. They are simply perfect for each other.
But they are not perfect - which in a way makes them even more perfect. They are shaped by their past. Dallas is power-hungry at times, which almost led to him being miserably alone. And there comes the slightly annoying part: he messed up, and then gave up, moping around being mostly pathetic - and I don't like it. If you managed to get into a situation like that, then do whatever it takes in order to get her back - moping doesn't really help.
The world-building is as amazing as it was in the first book. I adore the entire O'Kane gang - Jas, Mad, Bren, Ace, Cruz, Rachel, Six...
Besides the main story, we see glimpses of Rachel and Six, and some hints about there futures are there (at least I think so). :D
I can't wait for the next book [b:Beyond Pain|16049679|Beyond Pain (Beyond, #3)|Kit Rocha|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348745223s/16049679.jpg|21831334]. From the excerpt it looks like it will be about Bren and Six.
Oh yeah, if anybody missed it, there's a free short story [b:Beyond Denial|17668619|Beyond Denial (Beyond, #2.5)|Kit Rocha|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1363984865s/17668619.jpg|24664788], that can be found here.
It was a bribe for DABWAHA, and it rocks. ;-)
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