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.
If the start/end of daylight savings hasn’t reminded you to change the batteries in your smoke alarm, do so before reading this book, people! Hot! HOT! BURNING HOT!! There are flames fairly jumping off the page.
Dallas & Lex, WOW! From the moment we first met them in Beyond Shame to now, you can just about carve the air around them, so thick with desire, unfulfilled need and sexual tension. I just knew that when these two finally came together, it would be incendiary and boy, was it ever! You are never left in any doubt that these two are the centre of this story.
Now there is a lot of highly explicit sex in this book, as of course you would expect from any self-respecting erotic romance. There’s multiple partners, male-male, female-female, BDSM, group sex…anything goes. But as with its predecessor, in Beyond Control, the action never appears out of place or there for pure sensationalism. The world of the sectors, and in particular the O’Kanes, is developed and built upon more in this book. We get to delve further into the dark, violent and rough world of the Sectors – the power struggles, the tattoos and markings, the overt sexual freedom. Both men and women are free to make choices as to their sexuality and how they express it, and the women are not made to feel like they should be ashamed of this. Awesome to see, even if some of their choices are way beyond those that I would make.
The little snippets and chapters concerning Cruz, Rachel, Ace, Bren and Six just serve to whet your appetite for more of the O’Kanes.
Beyond Control has a somewhat darker tone than Beyond Shame, and to be honest, that made me love it that much more. I am so looking forward to the next instalment. This is just an incredible series, totally different to anything I have read before.
My rating: 5 out of 5
Release Date: 19 March 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Kit Rocha via NetGalley in return for an honest review.