<—- Last Saturday, I read a book. This one. *blink blink* whoooooooooooooo that was steamy.
It was….. soooooooooo very very steamy. No. Not steamy, that’s too tame of a word. This is EROTICA at it’s most erotic. HOT!!!! And I must have had quite the smirk on my face while reading it, because my husband pointed out my perpetual smile. Asked me if it was a good book. Heh. Yeah. You could say that. *silly smirk* I think I mumbled something along the lines of… “now this is “mommy porn“”. LOL! Hey! Those were the first words out of my mouth, and I knew he’d “get” what I meant by that. After all, I always told him how I thought “Fifty Shades” was more of a love story then what the news media was trying to portray it as.
This however… oh yes. It is what it is. And it’s so very fun! But… come to think of it, I think I should come up with a better “catch phrase” to describe this one. I dunno that I want my mommy reading this. I don’t know that I want my mommy knowing I read this. Tee hee!!!
Yep, I blushed through the whole book. During one of the opening *ahem* scenes (in a tattoo parlor)… I was intrigued but somewhat uncomfortable. I felt a little… eeeeeeeeep!!! I squinched my nose a bit at some of the… stuff… the guys said. I think that’s when I noted “D-I-R-T-Y”. I started glancing around. Tugging on my t-shirt. My eyes bugging wide. Not like I haven’t read *that* kind of thing before (and to that intensity), but I’ll admit I was a bit slow to warm up at first. Or so I thought (but the tugging at the neck of my t-shirt would seem to indicate otherwise). I know, right?? With that kind of hot, who needs to warm up?!
But going into this, I was expecting more of a contemporary romance/forbidden love story kind of thing. Good girl from right side of town (depends on how you look at it) meets bad boy gang member from wrong side. Oh yes… it is that, too, but, I wasn’t expecting that kind of “erotic attack”. Intense, all In your face like that.
And I dunno if maybe I just got used to the idea, or the “scenes” got that much better, but by the end, I ummmm. Yes. I warmed up to it. *blush*
Tiffany: Maryse..Read Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha tonite..All I can Say is….WOW….Thats it…Just WOW….Can Not Wait until the next one…Holy …Goodness…Blushing…WoW!!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Haha!! I know! I read it a week or so ago and my first note in the book was “woooooo this is D-I-R-T-Y”. LOL. I’ll review it today. Good stuff!
Angie: Loved it! Filthy love, but love nonetheless
Takisha: … I seen this post…read the synopsis…read the sample…and I was sold! 31% in…and my oh my..thanks for the suggestion!!! … this Beyond Shame…this dirty lil book is giving me what I need
Maryse’s Book Blog: OH YES. Yes. *nods* Yes. hehe – I blushed furiously and um. It’s good. Really good. hahahahaha
So what’s it about? *waggles eyebrows*. Okay no not just that. There’s actually a very interesting story behind the heat. This is a “dystopian erotic romance” and has quite an interesting hrmmm… sort of bdsm-style “Master” twist. Tattoos are predominant in this society. They mark gang affiliations, and “claimed” mates with tattooed collars. Talk about permanent claiming!
In our future world after a solar explosion, society has rebuilt itself in a few different ways. There is the, sort of “religious society”. Wealthy, upper class, but that live by strict rules. Extreme government control. All the comforts of living, and peace, but so very restricted. No drinking, no fornication… you get the idea. They can’t even have children without government permission first, and this is fixed right off the bat with a special form of birth control.
Then there are the gangs on the outskirts that have no government laws, or regulations. The laws are imposed by the gang leaders and rival gangs each protect their territories.
And that is where sweet innocent Noelle comes in. Wild child at heart, she is sick of her suffocating and stodgy upbringing, and keeps getting into “trouble” (drinking, and caught with a boy). She is exiled and let loose into gang territory. And literally falls into the arms one of that gang’s right hand man.
Tattoos – on his wrists and arms, the kind they taught about in school and whispered about at church socials. The sector gangs, the rough criminals who controlled the slums and waged war on virtue and life.
She’d been cast into Hell, and he was a demon.
What a world she discovers. And better yet, she discovers HERSELF.
I will say, as hot as this book was, the story as a whole comes together well and eventually takes over. Sure, the steam is a large focus throughout, but slows down somewhat and allows the characters to “live”, learn and grow.
“It’s whatever you make of it, honey. Whatever you want, it’s all up to you.”
What a terrifying thought. “The last time things were up to me, I got arrested.”
“Then I guess it’s all looking up from here, huh?”
“I hadn’t thought of it that way.” But maybe it was time she started.
I liked it. And when I caught myself thinking about it hours later, and wishing book #2 was out so I could get back into “their” world, I realized… I really liked it.