Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Beyond Eden by Kele Moon


Three lifelong friends find themselves tangled in a web of love, pain and dangerous secrets in this erotic Garden of Eden tale.

Tall, dark and handsome Danny Carlow has always gotten whatever he wants except for the two he wants more than anything—his best friends, lovers Paul and Eve. Determined, he waits like a snake in the grass, poised for the right moment to offer them a temptation too delicious to resist.

Artist Eve Everton makes the painful decision to leave her true love Paul for the siren call of New York City. Ten years later, with her life in shambles, she returns. When Paul’s waiting arms aren’t available, Eve falls for Danny’s charm and finds herself a willing accomplice in the dangerous games Danny plays.

Former college football star Paul Mattling is now a successful attorney with a bright future ahead of him. But behind those brilliant blue eyes are secret desires for a taste of the forbidden. Will he play it safe or give in to Danny and Eve and bite the apple?

Reader Advisory: Not for the faint of heart, the pain in this story is vivid and real, the emotions even more so. Haunting and poignant, Beyond Eden presents a darker side of BDSM. You might gasp. You might cry. You might find yourself reading it again and again.

Beyond Eden has taken me some time to think about. For me the review has been a really difficult process as this book isn’t your standard romance. At times I wanted to cry and moments where—if it was a paperback book—I wanted to throw it across the room. There are so many mixed emotions within this book that I felt I needed the time to process the book I’ve read.

This would be the first book I’ve read that I consider features some extreme BDSM loving. To the point there are blood and possible blackout scenes. Now I want to assure you that everything that happens with this book is consensual to the point one character, Paul Mattling, considers the pain inflicted upon him weak compared to what he wants. He has no pain threshold. At least that is how it appears.

Kele Moon has made this story so natural and believable as if you’re visually watching the three friends. The straight forward language between the men can have you gritting your teeth but the underlying feelings can also be seen.

Having had the mixed emotions with this book I can only say how amazing this story is. The moment you start reading you’re pulled into their world and are taken on a very rough journey. This is not about easy love. In fact, this story shows the struggle of love between three friends. The writing is perfect and Kele Moon has certainly made herself known with this book.

This book is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it has taken me some time to get round to writing a review.

Verdict:

A brilliant book that will have you on a roller coaster ride of so many emotions. Well written and enthralling. 

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