Reviews of Beyond the Rules



5 out of 5 stars!

“This is my first time reading this author and it will not be my last. Wow...this book is very hot. Pretty sure my kindle melted. Zar, Tanner, Aiden and Nina have amazing chemistry. The story line is well developed. I love that Nina is a strong female lead.”

Alexandra Tran, NetGalley Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“I really enjoyed this book as there was substance to the plot and also plenty of very hot sex scenes. It's no secret that this is a menage story and it was done very well… I liked the differences in the men, the creativity that was put into each of their relationships and the bringing together of the group. This was a great introduction for me to this author and I would definitely like to read more books in the future.”

Kimberley Ridsdale-Bulme, NetGalley Reviewer


5 Stars

“'Beyond the Rules,'' book 3 of 'At the Brink' series is a ménage à quatre which explores a scenario beyond Big Love and Fifty Shades of Grey. It follows Nina Leon, a computer genius in search of a fellow hacker who can save her life. Instead she finds three wounded warriors, ex-SEALs to be exact who are also fighting demons of their own...Its erotica at its most provocative…It is also a thriller. It might not be Jason Bourne, but 'Beyond the Rules' can give other spy thrillers some serious competition.”

Mari Davis, Blogger and Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“The plot and subplots tied the storyline together perfectly. The mystery and intrigue compelled me to keep reading, not wanting to put the book down. I needed to know what would happen next, the plot twists had me spinning at time. Very unexpected but believable! Lots of tenderness and heat!”

Tricia Read, Librarian


5++++Stars!

“When Anna del Mar decides to write a novel of romantic suspense that includes a ménage à 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!”

Donna Repsher, NetGalley Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars!

“If I could rate this 15 stars I would. This is one of the hottest sexiest books I have read in a very long time. Anna del Mar is an amazing author and truly has a way with putting words on paper. The chemistry between Nina, Tanner, Zar, and Aiden is combustible; but what made this book so riveting was the individual connections that Nina had with each man. Each man had a unique personality and Nina knew exactly what needed to be done to connect with each one. The suspense in this book was also an added benefit to increase the amazement factor in this book. I read this book twice back to back and each time was better than the first in between possibly needing a cold shower. Hot. I actually went on Amazon to see if it was available on kindles unlimited but alas it is not so I am waiting for a few more days then I am buying it, to read again and again. This is one of the hottest sexiest books I have read in a very long time. Anna del Mar is an amazing author and truly has a way with putting words on paper.”

Laurie Beemer, Educator


5 out of 5 stars

“I really liked this book. Interesting story line, strong characters and suspense too. This book definitely will not disappoint.”

Melinda Blache, NetGalley Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“Great book. This was a well thought out, well written book. The characters had depth. I loved this book. It had suspense, hot chemistry between the characters, some BDSM.”

Katrina Ahlberg, NetGalley Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“1st off - I LOVED this story. I was captivated by the description and just had to read this…The action starts on the very first line. "I was close to my destination when the plane caught fire." Right away you are drawn in, with a need to know... Crash landing, Nina meets Tanner Vazquez, Aiden Black, and Balthazar Flint when they are out hunting. They bring her home to heal from her wounds and keep her safe. These men are each hot in their own way. They have a very close relationship that they share everything. The men are highly trained Seals and have a mission that now includes Nina. I love the elements that make each man fall in love with. Each man has a vulnerability that makes them to relatable.”

PJ B, NetGalley Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“This book pushes all the edges and keeps you racing for more. Loved it.”

Rebecca Atkins, NetGalley, Educator


5 out of 5 stars

“Scorching hot suspenseful romance book, couldn't put it down!!!”

Heather Bennett, NetGalley Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“Wow! This was so much more than a steamy story!

Nina Leon is on the run when her airplane crashes and she is found by three hunky men who forged their friendship working together as Navy SEALS. They live off the grid in Montana and have vowed to share everything. When Nina comes into their lives they wonder if she will be THE ONE for them. Now, a story with one hunky alpha is great but throw in three of them that are equally desirable but oh so different and you have…well…you have this wonderful story that I could not put down.”

Cathy Geha, Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“Beyond the Rules' by Anna del Mar is Book Three in the "At The Brink" series. This is the story of Nina Leon, Aidan Black, Balthazar 'Zar' Flint and Tanner Vazquez. I have read the first book in this series but somehow missed the second book (which I plan on correcting soon!), but I feel this is easily a standalone book… I couldn't stop reading it. It had the strong women with the alpha male guys, along with the excitement of the story and with some humor outline in the story. Loved it!”

Sissy Hicks, Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“This was a great suspense that had a heartwarming undercurrent. I absolutely fell in love with Aiden, Tanner, and Zar. They were perfectly damaged and only needed some TLC to heal. Nina was just that. She needed healing, too, and found it with three very different men. Together they are all complete. This story was hot. All three men had their own hotness that made the story. And when together, wow! I couldn't put this book down. The plot was enthralling and the writing great.”

Amy Toward, Reviewer


5 Stars!

“Holy hotness Batman! Ms. del Mar obviously was challenged to write as steamy of a piece as possible and then exceeded every expectation. While there were certainly tender and loving scenes, there were also incredibly desperate and heady encounters that left me reaching for the nearest cold drink. As much as I loved every highly charged and well depicted sexual encounter, I was just as appreciative for the sweet moments, both from the guys and from Nina. She is truly more than just their own sex kitten; she heals them each in very different ways and they her… Beyond The Rules manages to offer an intriguing and interesting plot full of mystery that had me often holding my breath and swallowing past a lump of fear. This is very well-done, and I am thrilled to offer the very first 5 star NetGalley review from this reader.”

3Book Babes, NetGalley Reviewer


5 out of 5 stars

“I really enjoy this series…I really enjoy Anna del Mar's work. She is the rare erotica author that not only has really hot, steamy sex scenes but she has a compelling, believable story with fully realized characters. Loved all the characters and their diversity as well as their compatibility. I just couldn't put the story down.”

Pam Steinke (Librarian)


5 out of 5 stars

“A hacker meets three former seals when she crashes her plane. She's on the run for her life. When these seals take her in they discover there is a chemistry between the four of them. They will do whatever it takes to protect her. There are plenty of deep desires and wants that they all explore. When the threats are taken care of they will have to decide if there is a possibility of fulfilling all their desires.”

Helen W. (Librarian)


“I love a good nerd love story, and this one packed a lot of wonderful punch… The story opens with a plane crash, dropping us right in the middle of the action. As inciting incidents go, I was instantly hooked…The unique relationship she forms with each man, both in and out of the bedroom, is a real page-turner. And the sexy scenes, are hot, hot, hot!

Beyond The Rules is sensual and sincere and sweet, and a good addition to any romance reader’s TBR list. This is the first book I’ve read by Anna del Mar, and I’ll be back for more.”

Celia's Reviews


“LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! This is the 5th book I've read by this author and she definitely does not disappoint with this one!”

Heather Neal, NetGalley Reviewer


4 out of 5 Stars

“I love books where the heroines are both brilliant, clever and nerdy, throw in a menage romance and you definitely have my attention…I think fans of Lexi Blake's Masters and Mercenaries series (in particular The Men with the Golden Cuffs ) and fans of Shayla Black's Wicked series will really enjoy this book. The characters are complex and intriguing, real people with flaws who you feel as though you could easily pass on the street and reach out and touch. The sex scenes were hot and the romance beautiful to watch blossom. The pace and storyline kept me thoroughly engrossed and I wanted to keep reading even after I'd finished the book. All up, this was a very enjoyable read for me and one I'd highly recommend.”

Rhianna Caley, Reviewer


4 out of 5 stars

“I loved this story, from the beginning you are hooked on these characters. Nina, Zar, Aiden, and Tanner are complex people with hearts of gold. I loved the hotness factor that I look for in a story but it also had a really good storyline and suspense. I found another author where I can have the best of both worlds!”

April Humes, NetGalley Reviewer


4 out of 5 Stars

“This book is more than just hot sex, it's well-written with complex intriguing characters with real faults and an interesting story. I would definitely read more by this author.”

Cynthia Floyd, Bookseller


4 out of 5 Stars

“Beyond the rules is an exciting suspense book that keep me on the edge of my seat. Anna del mar has created fabulous characters and given them a fantastic story that I really enjoyed. A book you will fall in love with. Well done, keep up the good works.”

Melinda Swaine, Reviewer


4 out of 5 Stars

“This is the third book in the At the Brink series but it can completely stand on its own. I have read another book in the series but those characters while mentioned have no bearing on this story. However, as hot and steamy as this book is, you will want to read the others in the series. I know I want to go back and read the one I missed! I will definitely be on the lookout for more from this author!”

Heather Mitchel, Reviewer


4 out of 5 Stars

“A super sexy ménage romance involving an on-the-run cyber hacker and the three hot alpha SEALs who come to her rescue! This story hit all the right notes for me: intelligent characters, a just cause, great character development, heart-thumping action sequences, believable empathy, and panty-melting encounters!”

Joan La, NetGalley Reviewer


4 out of 5 Stars

“Del Mar weaves in a compelling story of cyber terrorism which keeps you reading between the romance. The changing POV keeps the reader engaged and in every character's head. The males are each different and each struggling with their own demons, Nina seems to be the balm for each one of them. Things get hot and heavy between each character and then when all of them get together, it catches fire.”

Laura B., NetGalley Reviewer


4 out of 5 Stars

“This book was so much more than I expected… I expected a short hot read where the main focus was sex with just enough story to hold it together. What I actually got was complex intriguing characters, interesting story, real characters faults and all to fall in love with plus of course lots of hot sex. I enjoyed this book and once I'd started reading I found I just didn't want to put it down.”

Deborah Thornton, NetGalley Reviewer


“A scorching hot romance featuring a brilliant female hacker as the main protagonist? Well, that's a first for me and a big plus point for this book which also feature not just one but three very hot ex-SEALS. My...my…how can any woman resist that?”

Natasha Halid, NetGalley Reviewer


4 out of 5 stars

“Wonderful story and characters that grow and build as they battle an evil that Nina has uncovered with her hacker talent. Beyond the Rules explores the erotic romance between this group while they strive to overcome not only their own demons but the terrorist out to eliminate them all. Even though this is part of series, I had no trouble enjoying this as a stand-alone. Count on a HEA (Happily Ever After) Thanks for allowing me to review this authors' amazing story and characters. Look forward to reading more by her.”

Linda Babbs (Reviewer)


4 out of 5 stars

“This is a new to me author. I'm pleased to say I liked the introduction. This was a slow, calculated build. The characters are all very different and loveable, but together, they're down right combustible! Enjoyed reading.”

Jenna Underwood (Reviewer)


4 out of 5 stars

“Oh wow! This was a great story! It was an original plot which, these days seems hard to find. I loved each and every character and felt like I knew them personally. There was a perfect mix of sex, adventure and excitement but more importantly, love…It was a fantastic read and I am looking forward to more from this author. Bravo!”

Jennifer Beach (Reviewer)


4 out of 5 stars

“Yes, Beyond the Rules, is a rather large book. However I can think of not one thing I'd leave out, so it's perfect.”

Kim Vanravenswaay (Reviewer)



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