Mar 15 2013 8:30am

First Look: Kit Rocha’s Beyond Control (March 19, 2013)

Beyond Control by Kit RochaKit Rocha
Beyond Control
Kit Rocha / March 19, 2013 / $4.99 digital, $16.00 print

She refuses to be owned.

Alexa Parrino escaped a life of servitude and survived danger on the streets to become one of the most trusted, influential people in Sector Four, where the O’Kanes rule with a hedonistic but iron fist. Lex has been at the top for years, and there’s almost nothing she wouldn’t do for the gang…and for its leader. Lie, steal, kill—but she bows to no one, not even Dallas O’Kane.

He’ll settle for nothing less.

Dallas fought long and hard to carve a slice of order out of the chaos of the sectors. Dangers both large and small threaten his people, but it’s nothing he can’t handle. His liquor business is flourishing, and new opportunities fuel his ambition. Lex could help him expand his empire, something he wants almost as much as he wants her. And no one says no to the king of Sector Four.

Falling into bed is easy, but their sexual games are anything but casual. Attraction quickly turns to obsession, and their careful dance of heady dominance and sweet submission uncovers a need so deep, so strong, it could crush them both.

The first in Kit Rocha’s dystopian erotic romance Beyond series Beyond Shame drew numerous comparisons to Sons of Anarchy, only with way more romance and sex.

So much sex.

Beyond Control takes us past the introduction to debauchery in the first book and into something even more engaging, a rough-around-the-edges romance with a heroine who is tougher than most the men around her. Lex has long been thought of as the queen of Sector Four. She’s not Dallas’s woman, though. No one owns her.

They’ve spent six years doing this weird will-they-won’t-they dance. Two powerful people who want each other, but have never been willing to do what’s necessary to be together. Despite the dirty scenes we read with them in Beyond Shame, Dallas and Lex have never had sex in the traditional sense.

Dallas doesn’t get involved with women in the gang because he likes to own his partner. He wants a complete submissive. Or, well, he pretends that’s what he wants. Dallas craves Lex. He wants not a submissive, but someone willing to let him have control when he needs it—in and out of the bedroom. Getting it from Lex would require more trust than either of them think is possible.

Lex wants Dallas with her very soul. She has no question about the way he makes her feel or their chemistry, but she’s uncertain if she can ever give him what he really wants. Her background, which is explored in Beyond Control, makes her guarded and manipulative. She wants to trust him, but isn’t sure she’s capable of giving anyone her trust.

The constant push and pull relationship between these two is what will drive readers from chapter to chapter with abandon. Both Dallas and Lex want to compromise, but fear it. Dallas tries to give Lex what she needs in the bedroom—which includes a six-way event guaranteed to make you sweat—he has trouble making the same effort outside the bedroom.

Their sexual relationship works, but it isn’t enough. These two are mentally matched and watching the sparring of wits flits between delightful and heartbreaking.

Stubborn people in love. Wild sex. Trust and releasing control (we won’t go so far as to call it submission). Beyond Control engages across the board.

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While Chelsea Mueller runs Vampire Book Club, she won’t turn down a sexy werewolf, demon or faerie. Her appreciation of Alexander Skarsgard is well documented. Bother her on Twitter — @ChelseaVBC — she likes it.

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1. TracyM
Fab review Chelsea. Absolutely love Beyond Control - the sex scenes, heat, tension and the rollercoaster that is the relationship between Dallas & Lex.....

Bree & Donna know just how to write a smokin' hot, kickass, down & dirty story!!! Can't wait for book 3 and the next couple (pretty sure we know who it is), to find out how things go sorting out Sector 3, dealings with the other leaders and of course to see how the rest of the Gang are getting on!!! :D
Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
I'm reading Beyond Shame now, and really intrigued by Dallas and Lex. And--a six-way? I thought the four-way in BS was complicated!
Jennifer Proffitt
3. JenniferProffitt
I read this review the other day and immediately picked up Beyond Shame and read it in one sitting. SO good!
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