by Kit Rocha
A dangerous world of sex, lust and violence…
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 a world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.
Review: ***Possible Spoilers***
Okay, three words: Oh. My. God! I think I have third degree burns from this book. To say it was hot is the understatement of the year! I usually pass on Urban Fantasy novels-I hate learning the quirks of a new world. I’m so glad I stuck this one out. This is chick-porn at it’s finest.
Noelle, a sheltered girl from the city of Eden, is kicked out of the protective city walls and left for dead in Sector 4. There is she rescued by Jasper, 1st Lieutenant in the O’Kane gang. The attraction and chemistry between these two is instantaneous. From there, the story is a struggle between the innocence that Noelle possesses, the deep-seeded need to let go and understand the “cravings and needs” that she desperately desires.
Plot: 4. Being an Urban Fantasy, it was packed with action along with a slight bit of traditional romance and a whole heck of a lot of sex. This story concentrates on Noelle being kicked out of the city and being hunted by those that wish she would have died on the streets of Sector 4 instead of falling into the arms of the protective O’Kane gang. There is a bit of political intrigue, mystery in this story as well. It kept me hooked from beginning to end.
Sex: 5, but I want to give it a 10! This was one of, if not THE hottest book I’ve ever read that wasn’t just pure erotica, with no story or plot. There is damn near every type of sex you can imagine in this book. There is bondage, D/s, corporal punishments, orgies, ménage à trois, anal, good grief, you name it. The scenes that were set were perfectly described and written in a way that was deliciously explicit, but not trashy. Some were even a bit sweet. WOW, just WOW!
Overall: 5. I really cannot say enough about how good this book is. Now, if you only like a little sex with your books, this isn’t for you. Honestly, sex is probably the main character in this book. HA! I really enjoyed all of the characters in the book and I’m dying to see this series is going to play out. Mrs. Rocha has really set the stage for an exciting story full of action, violence, intrigue and heaven help me, tons of ridiculously dirty sex. This is on track to become one of my favorite series this year, if not ever. Look for my review of book 2, Beyond Control because it’s moving to the top of my TBR list now!