Friday, March 22, 2013

Book review: Beyond Shame (Beyond #1) by Kit Rocha

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Available now with book 2 ( Beyond Control) available now as now as well.

All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond 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 criminal–men 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 every 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.

I had heard lots of things here and there on twitter mostly about this book. Then a friend of mine asked me if i had read it and i said no but decided i needed to check out the author's website and read a the blurb and excerpt and see what the fuss was about.  You can do that plus the first 3 chapters if you want. I did and decided YES i did need to read this. I have not read a lot of dystopian themed books and certainly not one that's jointly themed with erotica.  Based on the first three chapter's i thought i would like it although i was afraid it might get to heavy on the sex and not enough story. I was wrong. The books opens wtih Noelle Cunningham being kicked out of Eden. This is where all the civilized people live now and laden with strict rules about everything. Her dad is a councilman so she is privileged supposedly but in reality she's more of a prisoner than anything. Told how to live and what to do and how to feel or not feel. She runs smack into Jasper McCray literally. He takes her under his protection along with Lex another woman in the sector who is linked to Dallas the man who runs Sector 4 where she is. Where Eden is  the place civilized people live, everyone else lives in sectors each run by a leader who can control everyone in it. Here almost anything goes. It's dangerous and the people are fighting for freedom and a chance to live. Totally different from Eden and Noelle slowly learns how to feel and how to be her own person. The world building is slow and steady and paced along with the story as it moves along. The pace is even, leaving you with a chance to absorb everything you read and thank goodness for that. The characters feel real and fleshed out. I fell in love with the men of course. The women were pretty cool too though.This is seriously one of the hottest erotica books i have read. From start to finish i was engrossed in the story and left wanting more. Lucky for everyone this is only book one so there is more coming. Three more so far based on the author's website. Good for me and good for you. 5 out of 5 stars for Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha.

Find out more about Kit Rocha and read the first 3 chapters of both Beyond Shame and Beyond Control the 2nd book in the series also available now. At the time this review was written you could by the ebook version of this book at most etailers for 99 cents so it's your chance to read it yourself and see what I'm talking about.  Find out more and buy links here


  1. I am going to assume that I am the friend who asked you if you read it. LOL It was a good book and I did not know what dystopian themed was until I read your review.

  2. lol It was you!!! Book 2 in on my TBR pile next and i am excited to see where it goes.

    Lisa B