I’m so pleased to share this amazing pre-release review of Beyond the Rules:
“When Anna del Mar decides to write a novel of romantic suspense that includes a menage a quatre, polyamory, and BDSM, she pulls out all the stops, and this third novel in her At the Brink series starts off with a bang and doesn’t let go until the very end. I give it 5++++ stars!
Nina Leon is a hacker, and she’s beyond good at what she does–so good, in fact, that she hacked an elusive international terrorist, someone the government has been trying to do for years, and, as the novel opens, she’s on the run for her life, flying a small Cessna to Montana so that she can try to deliver her findings to the hacker’s hacker, known only as Ulysses. She was almost caught and killed when she first picked up her rented plane, which took a couple of bullets, causing her to crash land in a small mountain meadow, approximately 15 miles short of her goal. She manages to drag herself outside before her plane blows up–rescuing herself, her phone and her laptop, all essentials, as you’ll son learn.
When she’s greeted by a tall, gorgeous hunk on an ATV, she thinks they’ve already found her, but no, he’s most definitely not the enemy, he’s Tanner Vazquez, and he’s soon joined by two more alpha males, Tanner’s friends, Aidan Black and Balthazar “Zar” Flint . She soon discovers that Tanner is no enemy, he’s her rescuer, and he, Zar and Aidan are a trio of ex-SEALs, who formed a pact while in battle overseas–they’ve agreed to share everything, their lives, their home, their talents, their skills, and now that she’s impressed them by flying a plane without ever having taken a lesson (she learned to fly via a computer flight simulator), and put herself in harm’s way by trying to protect Tanner from his rapidly approaching friends, who she believes are the enemy, sharing “everything” will soon come to include her.
This is not a novel for the faint of heart, nor are all of these ex-SEALs going to be easy to understand or deal with, but as Nina heals from the wounds she incurred when she crashed, she gets to know and admire Tanner and Aidan–Zar is the more elusive and dominant of the trio. The men are certainly attracted to her looks, her intelligence, her hacking skills, her bravery, and once they learn that she’s also sexual adventurous, they set out to make her theirs in every way.
Written in alternating points of view, we slowly get to know and understand these men and the situation that brought them all together. We learn Nina’s backstory too, and she’s most definitely a worthy foil and a challenge to these three alpha SEALs, but her hacking skills set her apart from any other woman these men have ever known.
While Beyond the Rules is as hot and incendiary an erotic novel as I’ve ever encountered, it’s also a well-written, emotional, deeply moving, alternative lifestyle love story and an exciting action thriller as well, so prepare yourselves for a sexually explicit read, containing secrets and lies and both graphic sex and violence, that also addresses issues like self-sacrifice, loss, wounded warriors with PTSD and even suicide. It’s a novel I found utterly impossible to put down, and although, as I stated earlier, it’s not for the fain of heart, it’s one heck of an exciting and gripping read, and I highly recommend it.”
Donna Respher, Reviewer, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2084108814
I want to thank this kind reviewer for her time, read, and review. I write for readers like her.