Friday, September 28, 2012

Reviewed: Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha 4 out of 5 rating...

Beyond Shame (Beyond, #1)
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 no idea what to expect from this book and it just totally blew me away from the beginning. The characters pulled me into the story through this unique world Kit Rocha created. I was so hooked that I couldn't put the book down. Before I even realized it, I had read half the book. 

I loved Noelle's character as well as Lex, Dallas, Ace, Bren, Rachel and Jasper. I loved the friendship and camaraderie that existed between the guys. I am hoping for Rachel and Ace to get together. I was a little confused about the relationship between Dallas and Lex. And I was also confused with Jasper's treatment towards Noelle. He ran hot and cold with her through most of the book and I couldn't figure out what he expected from her. He made up for it, though, and I wanted them to have their HEA or as close to a HEA as this story could provide. I was happy with the way the book ended but I was left questioning if the sexual dynamic between Noelle, Jasper, Dallas and Lex would continue on through the series. 

WOW...The sex scenes were smokin dirty hot, especially the scene with Ace/Noelle/Jasper and then with Noelle/Jasper/Lex/Dallas. I was sure that my Kindle would catch fire!!

Such a great story. I am so happy that this is a series and I can't wait to return to my favorite characters and immerse myself in this crazy world.  Definitely in my keeper pile to be reread. 
4 out of 5 rating.

***ARC provided by NetGalley~Thank you so much!!

"She gets full fucking disclosure. If she's not willing to tend bar, clean house, or suck dick by the end of the week, she's gone."  "Fuck you," Lex shot back pleasantly. "Hop on my cock anytime, love." (Dallas to Lex regarding Noelle)

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  1. wow that is to the point teaser. Great review.

    1. Thanks. LOL...this book is defintiely a WOW..can't wait for the next one. Have you read this one??