Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Book #Review: Beyond Pain (Beyond 3) by Kit Rocha

Book Title: Beyond Pain (Beyond 3)
Author:  Kit Rocha|WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Genre: Erotica
Series/Standalone: Series Book 3
Format: ebook
Cost: $4.99
Pages: 350
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Amazon Print | Audible
Publication Date: August 2013
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A woman with no future…

Live fast, die young–anything else is a fantasy for Six. She’s endured the worst the sectors had to throw at her, but falling in with Dallas O’Kane’s Sector Four gang lands her in a whole new world of danger. They’re completely open about everything, including their sexuality–but she hasn’t survived this long by making herself vulnerable. Especially not to men as dominant as Brendan Donnelly.

A man without a past…

Bren is a killer, trained in Eden and thrown to the sectors. His one outlet is pain, in the cage and in the bedroom, and emotion is a luxury he can’t afford–until he meets Six. Protecting her soothes him, but it isn’t enough. Her hunger for touch sparks a journey of erotic discovery where anything goes–voyeurism, flogging, rough sex. He has only one rule: he won’t share her.

In Bren’s arms, Six is finally free to let go. But his obsession with the man who made him a monster could destroy the fragile connection they’ve forged, and cost him the one thing that makes him feel human–her love.
This is the third book in the series and it advances the story and shows us more of the world that we got in book two.  I loved the story of Bren and Six blooming and learning what it means to become a couple instead of two broken individuals.   I'm glad we're getting to the see the fall out from events from book two and the coming together of the gang to help rebuild Sector Three.  I'm sure we're going to get some awesome stories from that sector especially if it helps build the gang up more.  I'm glad the cleanup is happening .

I loved that Six was strong, had a good idea of who she was before she became stuck on the wrong man.  She talked about how she went from that to the shadow she as when she first came to the Sector. Even though she was learning to trust again she still kept some of who she was back because she had learnt the hard lessons and wanted to make sure she wasn't making the same mistake twice.  I loved the comparison between her and Lex and how she's learning to move with it, how they differ and how their choices in Kings made a difference in their outcomes.

It took a while for Six to grow on me, but as the story progressed she did, *and I'm just now understanding that this could be how the author wanted it to go, because as Six grew as a person, she opened up more making her someone you could relate to instead of being too hidden that you didn't know her at all*.  She as a bit different that the other women in the sector, both in where she started and how she ended up in Four.  She also had layers none of us could guess at until she began to let us in and share more secrets as she learned to trust not just Bren but the women of the sector and Dallas as well.  Six has had to change, she's gone from being strong and woman with a reputation strong enough to inspire a leader to want to join together, and yet we know it went bad instead of making her another Lex.  She'd been beaten down and is learnig how to trust her own instincts, her own feelings and once again moving back into her strength and standing on her own feet.

I loved that like Lex she pushed boundaries for the the gang, while learning what she would or wouldn't accept from herself or her leaders.  She learned how to like the simple things again and how to explore with Bren and I loved the joining of these two.

Bren had his own complicated reasons for ending up in the Sectors and particularly with Dallas. Some of these reasons led to him having several dumb moments. In his own way he had been just as abused as Six.  It came in extremely different way , yet similar in it's outcomes.  Bren's motivations and reasons played true to his character we had been introduced to,e ven as he grew and learned ot let go of some of them, they still held sway even though he thought he was done with them.

I found that I was both happy about the progression of the story and the over arcing story and saddened about how dumb the men could and would be.  That stupidness would get tempered really quickly because they learnt their women weren't afraid to walk away or hold them accountable for their actions, and that Dallas owned up to his mistake and hopefully learned from it.

Because this is a post apocalyptic world, Kit doesn't really include cities or landmarks beyond naming Eden, so you can imagine it anywhere that this could work and that is kind of throwing me off, because I'm not sure where to land it so that the climate, the landscape, the wildlife would work in this world.  It's making it weird and strange to me because I can't imagine the fauna the outdoors or the climate, but at the same time these things don't really matter to the story because those are part of the life outside the sectors.  Which I hope we get to explore soon.

I love the story for the open accepting exploration of sexuality, and sensuality.  I'm glad they knew their own boundaries and were willing to explore where they ended and began.  I'm glad that Six learnt that the gang isn't just about being someone's property, and that it truly is about everyone and not just what works for Dallas.

I loved reading about the gang's growth and seeing old characters again.  This series is very sex positive, and extremely erotic.
What my ratings Mean:
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ ~ This is awesome!! It's an add to your TBR Pile, asap.

Erotica Stars:
★ ★ ★ ★  ~ Extra Steamy: great story excellent plot, amazing sex scenes

If you love romance with an edge, that is raunchy and open to ho it is explored then this is going to be right up your alley.  

Happy Reading my loves, 

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