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review 2019-03-09 06:30
Beyond Shame
Beyond Shame - Kit Rocha
Mixed feeling about this one. On one hand, I did like it, it kept me engrossed, but on the other hand there were many things that bothered and annoyed me.
So, Eden it this place that "has it all," depending on your definition of "all." The sectors are wild, lawless. If you live in a commune, you are an indentured servant making someone else money. Regardless of where one lives, sorry if you happen to be female! Eden= subservient homemaker there to make you husband's life better. The sectors= prostitute, stripper. The commune= baby marker.
Noelle happens to really like sex and drinking. She gets kicked out of Eden. Jasper, of the O'Kane gang, rescues her. Her dad happens to be a councilman. I got so tired (so tired!) of reading about how "bad" she was. Oh please. Jasper was okay. This was more Noelle's story. I didn't really know Jasper by the end of this. I did like the difference POVs; Lex, Dallas, Six, Bren, and Rachel are interesting characters. The sex scenes were hot. I thought some of the scenes were there purely for shock value. 
Surprisingly, I was interested in the world, but found the world building severely lacking (what did I expect in an erotica?). There is no explanation of the "Flare" that started(?) this whole mess. Fertility is also an issue- why? It's convenient in an erotica to not have to worry about contraception. Or STDs. For a sci-fi dystopian, this didn't turn over any new leaves. Men are still better because they are physically stronger. Which is everything. Women are still reliant on men for their well being. I might as well have been reading a historical. 
I did (for the most part) like the characters. But, for the reasons listed above, I'm not reading more of this. It'll just piss me off.
 
 

 

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text 2018-12-27 04:45
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Beyond Shame - Kit Rocha

Liked it well enough. The dystopian setting was interesting, though I'd have liked more background on it. I wasn't as interested in the main couple--Noelle and Jasper--as I was some of the other characters. I'll likely go a bit further in the series at some point as I have the next two and a collection of novellas, I think. I picked them up on sale or free or something. It was awhile ago, I don't really remember now. I just know I have them, lol.

 

I'm probably going to rate this one three stars.

 

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Book:  Read any fiction/non-fiction about tolerance or a book that’s outside your normal comfort zone.  (Tolerance can encompass anything you generally struggle with, be it sentient or not.) OR Read a book set in Paris.

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text 2018-12-26 06:38
Reading progress update: I've read 69%.
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text 2018-12-23 06:13
Reading progress update: I've read 48%.
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text 2018-12-20 20:43
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Beyond Shame - Kit Rocha

Using this for:

 

 

Book:  Read any fiction/non-fiction about tolerance or a book that’s outside your normal comfort zone.  (Tolerance can encompass anything you generally struggle with, be it sentient or not.) OR Read a book set in Paris.

 

I've never really read any erotica, though a couple of romances I've read in the past have maybe tiptoed up to the line, almost. I'm gonna give it a shot.

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