“Tasting what could have been—what should have been—didn’t make it easier.”

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 THE MALEBOX REVIEWS BEYOND EDEN by KELE MOON

ABOUT THE EDEN SERIES:
Erotic, highly emotional, darkly sexual love story. The pain in this story is vivid and real, the emotions even more so. Haunting and poignant, this series presents a darker side of BDSM.

Please Note: These books are numbered differently in order of how they were released, however, the story chronologically occurs by reading as follows:

Purchase The Eden Series
(to be read in this order)

Finding Eden amazon us | amazon uk
Claiming Eden amazon us | amazon uk
Beyond Eden  : amazon us | amazon uk

 

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SYNOPSIS

Three lifelong friends find themselves tangled in a web of love, pain and dangerous secrets in this erotic Garden of Eden tale.

Tall, dark and handsome Danny Carlow has always gotten whatever he wants except for the two he desires more than anything—his best friends, lovers Paul and Eve. Determined to claim what was never supposed to be his, Danny waits like a snake in the grass, poised for the right moment to offer them a temptation too delicious to resist.

Artist Eve Everton made the painful decision to leave her true love Paul for the siren call of New York City. Now ten years later, with her life in shambles, she returns. When Paul’s waiting arms aren’t available, Eve falls for Danny’s charm and finds herself a willing accomplice in the dangerous games Danny plays.

Paul Mattling is a successful attorney with a bright future ahead of him, but behind those brilliant blue eyes are secret desires for a taste of the forbidden. Will he play it safe or give in to Danny and Eve and bite the apple?

Reader Advisory: Not for the faint of heart, the pain in this story is vivid and real, the emotions even more so. Haunting and poignant, Beyond Eden presents a darker side of BDSM. You might gasp. You might cry. You might find yourself reading it again and again.

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The Malebox Review

I was asked by Totallybooked to review Beyond Eden . This is book one in the Eden Series, with Finding Eden (Book 2) and the upcoming Claiming Eden (book 3)

As the 3 previous books that were recommended had some hot women and an orgy of sex in them, I willingly said yes..being a man, I don’t bother looking at the cover and the pretty pictures and just dove straight in..had I looked at the cover I might have known what the book was about.

I sat down to read it and it started with a sexy scene with a girl called Eve and a man called Paul. I was like, yes…..then she leaves him and it is all very sad.

The next thing a man called Danny appears and it is several years after Eve and Paul parted ways. He now lives with Paul and they are buddies. I thought that is nice. They were friends most of their lives and they enjoy each other’s company. They hang out and do guy things, like drink beer and go fishing together.

I thought – I can see what is going to happen here, Eve is going to come back and they both fall in love with her and blah blah blah. The next thing,  it all goes Brokeback and Danny is giving it to Paul in the shower without lube!!! When I read it, I had to go back several pages and re-read it as I thought I had missed something..I looked around me as I read on a crowded train and wondered if anyone knew I was now reading gay erotica?

Being a heterosexual man, I have never read any Mano y Mano. I then looked at the cover of the book and it all dawned on me. I found the sex scenes between Paul and Danny interesting to read, but unsurprisingly it did not cause any stirrings in my loins!! I was quite fascinated by the scenes as it was new and I never actually considered what gay men actually do with each other, but thanks to Kele Moon, I now know in detail.

Eve then returns and starts dating Danny..this was a bit harsh on Paul. However he still has Danny who gives him a course in tough man love at every opportunity.

Paul still loves Eve and Danny loves Paul and it is all very complicated. To add a bit more spice, Paul is a submissive and is Danny’s sex pet and likes him to hurt him, but Eve doesn’t know

Also Paul is engaged to Miss Frigid who doesn’t like a tongue tickle down below..basically all of them except Eve, appear to have some sort of sexual oddity. Eve then falls in love with both Paul and Danny and it gets even more complicated. I won’t say any more because it will ruin the end.

Let’s just say a Mano y Mano soon turns into Mano y Mano y Chica…

Now the big question of course is whether or not I actually liked it…I thought it was very well written and the story was interesting

I liked most of the characters, but I found Danny annoying at times and Paul a bit weak. Paul can take a man size sexual beating from Danny, but can’t kick Miss Frigid into touch or just tell Danny to fuck off.

Now that I have read Mano y Mano I feel like I have reached a new chapter in my reading life, but I do prefer to read heterosexual erotica.

I think I could pitch a new idea to Kele Moon for her next book involving 3 lesbians in love with each other who stumble across a mysterious male book reviewer.

It is a tale of passion, intrigue and sexual exploits. It is a voyage of self discovery where the mysterious male book reviewer becomes the master of the lesbians who all fall in love with him…sorry what were we talking about, I seem to have got sidetracked( note to self…pitch idea to Kele Moon).

Thanks to Totallybooked for not telling me beforehand what the book was about as I think it would have ruined my experience. You always remember your first and I will always fondly remember Beyond Eden.

 

THE EDEN SERIES

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Beyond Eden Book One : amazon us | amazon uk
Finding Eden Book Twoamazon us | amazon uk
Claiming Eden Book Three amazon us | amazon uk

 

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22 Comments:


  1. Kele Moon said:

    OMG! I just totally laughed my ass off! I can’t believe they gave it to you without warning you! HA! I always warn people. HEH!

    I’ll certainly keep your story pitch in mind ::grins::

    Kele

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      From The Malebox: I knew you would like my pitch for the new book. I’m glad that my review made you laugh. Thank you and I’ll know what to expect if Gitte and Jenny ask me to review another Kele book.

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      1. kelemoon said:

        Actually. . . All my Battered Hearts books are totally Heterosexual with no whips and chains. . . Steamy! But Very vanilla. . . No whips and chains ::grins::

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  2. patricia said:

    Buhaaaaaaaa, good review

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  3. Tracy said:

    I am laughing at the poor male reviewer! I would have loved to have seen the look on his face when he realised he was reading “brokeback”!!! LOL Great review!

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      From The Malebox: You really wouldn’t Tracy lol

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  4. C M Ellis said:

    I am sure he was shocked more because mostly women read these too! (By the way mano y mano means hand and hand, hombré á hombré means man to man)

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      From The Malebox: Gracias mi espanyol no es bueno

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  5. Yesmi said:

    That was one of the funnest reviews I have read, thank you for making me laugh out loud.

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      From The Malebox: Thank you Yesmi, glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. Jacqulin said:

    Great review glad to see you were man enough to keep reading it!! I am impressed 😉

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      From The Malebox: Thank you Jacqulin, I’m all man

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  7. Emmy said:

    OMG This was halarious!!!! I couldn’t stop laughing!!!! LMAO

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  8. lvcgrey said:

    The Malebox, your review was SO funny, especially when I envisioned the look on your face on that train when you first realized Danny and Paul were going Brokeback mountain! lol Since you did such a good job, I vote that Kele writes your fantasy story for you someday!

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    1. totallybookedblog said:

      From The Malebox: Thank you Ivcgrey my look on the train was probably not dissimilar to that of Paul’s face in the shower. You are in charge of the fantasy story petition to Kele Moon on behalf of me.

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  9. Clista Seals said:

    That was a hysterical review! So glad to hear a Man’s review on such a subject! I will look forward to more Malebox reviews!!!

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  10. natalie said:

    Quite possibly the best review ever…

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