Sunday, February 10, 2013

Review: Beyond Shame (Beyond #1) by Kit Rocha

Release Date: September 16, 2012
Author Info: Website | Facebook
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 354
Format: E-book
Source: Netgalley
Where to buy: Amazon

Summary (from Goodreads)
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyondbeyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman's daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.

The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminalmen like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four's ruthless leader, and he'll defend the O'Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.

Her innocence is undeniable, but so is their intense sexual attraction, and soon they're crossing ever boundary Noelle barely knew she had. But if she wants to belong to Jas, first she'll have to open herself to the gang, to a dangerous world of sex, lust, and violence. A world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.

Wow. Words cannot describe how I feel about this book. It was everything I expected and some. I've only read a few books in this genre (Adult Fiction, Erotica) but I'm slowly but surely beginning to love it. It wasn't just about sex either, like the summary sort of implies. It has an actual story line to it, with actual characters and an actual plot. It's true! I was so hooked on this book that it was hard to put it down; I think hubby even got upset some nights because the book was getting all my attention!

And for anyone who thought E.L. James was risqué...Fifty Shades ain't got nothin' on this book! The intimate scenes were detailed but not nasty. The difference between this book and other books in the erotica genre out there is that this one had a theme of dystopia also. It had a sort of Hunger Games feel to it in the way that each "sector" or "district" had its own industry such as farming, production, etc. 

The characters were really easy to connect with, and the men in this story were just plain hot. Smokin' hot. Man, this was such a great book. I would totally read it again in a heartbeat. Oh and to make things 100x better, Kit Rocha (Moira Rogers) is coming out with two more books in the series! YAY! Check out her page from the link above, where you can even request some goodies to go along with your obsession for the book. :)