Monday, October 1, 2012

Review: Beyond Shame

Beyond Shame
Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GoodReads Synopsis: 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.


My Thoughts: What a different book! It wasn’t what I was expecting, it was so much better.

I was riveted to the theme…dystopian erotica. That was definitely new to me. What I really liked is that everything followed the theme. Even the sex and lust had a dystopian theme to them.

This was an “in the moment” kind of story. We didn’t learn a whole lot about the characters beyond Noelle. We knew more about her but not a whole lot of what really made her tick. But we were introduced to a very interesting cast of characters, as well as the equally interesting sector life beyond the walled city of Eden. I would love to see more books in this series continuing the mob/gang theme out in the Sectors as well as seeing some of the unattached gang members finding someone to call their own.

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