Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Review: Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

Beyond Shame (Beyond #1) by Kit Rocha
Synopsis (Goodreads):
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: This doesn't happen to me often but I actually had rage when I finished this book. Yes, I was angry at the world that I didn't already have the next book in my hands. There was cursing. And I might *might* have shouted that I hated everyone on Twitter because they were talking to one another while I was in AGONY over how much I loved this book. It wasn't pretty. Then, once I got over my anger, I had book depression because nothing I owned was a good follow-up book to this one. I was a MESS the day I read this. Seriously.

Things I liked: The broken, damaged, cracked society that was created. On one side, you have the city of Eden and the moral, repressed citizens who live rigid lives. Noelle was dying a slow death in there and she didn't even know it until she was banished beyond the walls. The sexually open, sometimes violent men and women who live in the Sectors open Noelle's eyes to a world she could barely comprehend. Her awakening comes in the form of a woman who knows when to push the boundaries, a man who's dedicated to keeping his people safe, and Jasper - the one who makes her blood sing.

A tightly woven storyline with secondary characters that were fantastic, enough intrigue and danger to keep you on your toes, and sex that sizzled. This world is dark and broken, the characters are dangerous and I loved every minute of it.

Books in this series
1. Beyond Shame - Paperback | Kindle
2. Beyond Control
3. Beyond Pain
4. Beyond Jealousy

Author Links
Kit Rocha is the non-paranormal pen name for one of my favorite authors, Moira Rogers. Moira Rogers is the pen name of the fabulous writing duo Bree and Donna. Work your head around that.
| Website | Twitter (Kit Rocha announcements) | Twitter (Donna) | Twitter (Bree) | Facebook (Moira Rogers) | Facebook (Kit Rocha) | Amazon |

Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge
Beyond Shame was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. As soon as you told me you had book rage with this one... I added it to my wishlist. It has to be good!

    1. It has the dirty sexin' in it. The dirty, dirty sexin'. Maybe that's what made me rageful. I wanted MOAR sexin' once it was done. MOAR!

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    1. Dirty, post-apocalyptic lovin'. There's nothing like it!

  3. Yep. Bought it. Can't wait to read it. After a rage-y review like that, I'm all over it.

    1. Suh--weet! You'll have to let me know what you think.