Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Beyond Love by D.D. Marx is Book 2 of the Beyond Series. Olivia is finally traveling the path she was meant to, following guidance from her best friend, Dan. When she returns to Chicago she gets bad news, news that will interfere with her destiny; news that will stop her from moving on with Finn. Olivia has no way of controlling what is happening and that just makes her start to question whether she should put her trust and her faith in Dan any longer. To take her mind off things, Olivia gets involved in a new project, the one thing that could put her back on track. When she gets back with Finn, things turn sour again when a secret threatens her relationship. Should Olivia come clean and tell Finn everything or should she leave it all firmly in the past? Will their relationship withstand this test or are they destined to never be together?
Beyond Love (Book 2 in the Beyond Series) by D.D. Marx was, dare I say, it even better than book 1. I fell straight into the story and read it through almost in one hit, not wanting to put it down in case I missed something! This is the kind of story that keeps you hanging on, wanting more, and the only bad thing about it was that it ended – roll on book 3! D.D. Marx continues to develop her characters extremely well; each chapter brings out just a little more and deepens the relationship I began with them in book 1. The plot is seamless and there is so much to keep you hooked, so much hope, fear, tears and some laughter that you will read the book with your fingers crossed and rooting for Olivia and Finn all the way. Please don’t try to read this as a standalone – you really need to read book 1 first to get the real feel of the story. Hurry up with book 3, there are lots of questions to be answered!