Title: Beyond Shame
Series: Beyond bk 1
Author: Kit Rocha
Genre: Dystopia Erotic
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'm a really picky erotic reader. So when I saw this book in Netgalley the blurb intrigued me enough to get it. What I never expected was for it to suck me and for it to keep me up till 3am reading. Through out the book there is one main them, that of self-discovery.
When I started reading this book I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd never read anything by either of the people who make up Kit Rocha.
From the first page I was hooked. The world building in this story is unlike I have read before and that is saying a lot considering how many books I read and have read. The attention to detail was so fine that I really believed this new world existed.
Noelle and Jasper are very intriguing characters.
Noelle comes from the city Eden, where there are no emotions, and everything is supposed to be pure and clean. After arriving in the sectors however she finds the place she has always longed for. A place where she can be herself.
Jasper comes from a very different world. At the age of ten he was sold to a farmer and then as an adult he was traded to Dallas and then became his most trusted man.
From the moment these two meet the sparks are so strong anyone who seems them together knows there is something going on between them, and boy howdy is there. The sexual tension and the sex is so hot I thought my kindle was going to catch on fire.
This relationship isn't all roses however as they have some major obstacles to go through, and no I'm not going to tell you what they are just know that their there. In my opinion they make the story that much richer.
There is also a great cast of secondary characters who add to the richness of this story., and I can't wait to find out more about these characters, what makes them tick and why they are now in the Sectors and no longer in the City.
Beyond Shame is one of those books that I am so very glad I took a chance on and read because it gave me a story and cast of characters I KNOW I will re-visit often. Heck I told someone they needed to read it, when they read the blurb they didn't think they would like I told them to trust me, and a day later they admitted I was right.
So trust me when I say you won't want to miss this book. BTW I will never look at a tattoo parlor the same again :)
Review by: Heather