Beyond Control by Kit Rocha (Beyond #2)
Released: March 14, 2013
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: “Dallas O’Kane didn’t chase after women who ran. Dallas O’Kane lifted a finger and women came running.”
Blurb: 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
Last year I read the first book in this series, Beyond Shame and was blown away by the story and the alpha men who get matched with fierce women. And the sex was just dirty and so well done. When I heard Beyond Control would feature Dallas and Lex, two characters I fell in love with in book one, my anticipation grew. I was so excited I convinced myself the book wouldn’t live up to my expectations. I was wrong. This book is even better.
Beyond Control not only has a great story line where we get introduced to each sector more and learn their individual flavor, but the characters and their development and relationships with each other really shine in this series. Dallas O’Kane is the king of Sector four. He is in charge and everyone knows it. He plays hard, he fights hard, and for a long while now, Lex and him have done a dance. They are basically in love, but Lex has a stubborn streak in her that brings even Dallas to his knees. But early on in this book, he makes Lex his Queen and we get to see how this new power struggle between them plays out. While exhibitionism is a common occurrence in Sector 4 – Dallas has his own plans for Lex.
The first time he buried his cock in her, no one else would be watching. He’d been waiting to long to share any part of that first time, even the of sight her coming for him. “No,” he murmured, pulling her hair hard enough to edge her chin up. “But being collared means you get my dick when I give it to you.”
“Oh.” Her hands stilled. “So that’s how it’s gonna be.”
They are such a fun pair to watch unfold. Dallas demands obedience and has those alpha tendencies just overflowing and dripping from him, and while this definitely gets Lex off, in the end, as in every good extreme alpha hero relationship, it is her that is in control. It is Lex that ultimately wins the prize.
The erotic scenes in this book are so intense and well done, that I almost needed to take a break between scenes to compose myself. There is sex between Dallas and Lex, between Lex and Noelle (heroine from book one) there is even one sex scene with six people. (yes,six people. And it’s sexalicious). Each scene felt organic to Dallas and Lex’s relationship. It didn’t seem excessive or put in there just to fill the pages. Each one furthers and explores their relationship. It’s dirty y’all. No really – I’ve read a lot of sex scenes. We all have. These will stick with you.
It’s not all sex though. As I mentioned, we meet some of the other big players from the other sectors and things move forward in the world building. Each book in this series has a new hero and heroine, but the supporting characters play very big roles in each book. The world builds upon itself so I highly recommend you read them in order although this can stand alone.
The characters are large, vibrant and oh so sexy. The world is gritty and intense. If there is one erotic series you should be reading, it’s this one.
**Book One, Beyond Shame is only $.99 right now.