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.
Reviewed by Gitte
*warning – this book is definitely for over 18’s only it’s graphic and not for the faint hearted *
This is one sexy and erotic adventure. Buckle up and be amazed, shocked and join the craziness!
I have to be honest and say I wasn’t sure about this book initially, however something kept pulling me back wanting to read it. This review will contain no spoilers nor will I ruin your journey with details should you wish to embark on it. It really is one of those stories that needs to be experienced with no pre-conceptions and for the shock value itself.
I love the different, I love to be challenged and I love spicy and unusual. This book ticked all those boxes. It was pure naughty and long after I finished I was still thinking about it wondering what I had just read. I almost felt like I had been on some crazy drugged up trip in a disturbing new world. This story is gritty, dark, violent and graphic but left me wanting more…I need to know and understand! Although it took me longer than normal to get into it…when it hit me; it hit me hard. So yes I will be reading the next book in this series.
Beyond Shame takes place in a world that has been damaged and thrown into chaos by solar flares and is now separated into the city of Eden which is strict and sensible and abhors anything sexual as opposed to the gang-riddled sectors that surround it.
Noelle our heroine is thrown out of Eden, she is alone, vulnerable and in danger. That is until she is found by Jasper who brings her back to his gang, the O’Kane gang, and basically gives her a fighting chance of survival. Noelle is thrown into a world beyond her wildest imagination.
Now, here I feel the necessity to point out the oh.my.gawd hotness of the alpha men in this gang. Umm hello tattooed, muscular cage fighting men…..yeah That.Is.All!!!
I have to admit at times I thought I knew what was going on only to be thrown off the path. It’s like being on one of those rollercoasters that are out in the open so you can see the twists and turns; you know what is what. Then suddenly someone throws a hood over your head and suddenly you are back to square one and have no idea what is happening, what is coming or how you feel about it.
So as my first dystopian erotic romance to say I am awed well, understatement, this book had a captivating plot and storyline balanced perfectly with the erotic and the well written characters.
This steamy dystopian erotica is all about a woman awakened.