Wednesday, August 28, 2013

5 Star Review : 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/cq6b

I have always enjoyed Kele Moon's books but this was an unexpected surprise.  I wasn't expecting Beyond Eden to have the added erotic darkness to it and found that it paired with this story magnificently.  The story and characters are very well developed and flowed seamlessly throughout.  Making this a very pleasurable read.

At the beginning of the book I thought it was going to be your typical angst filled second chance at first love kind of romance story.  What I got was a roller-coaster of emotions, lies, anger, secrets and one big plot twist that really pushed the envelope.  Kele really blew me away with her gritty, deep emotional scenes, in and out of the bedroom.  Some may find it disturbing, but I really felt for Paul and what he craved and needed.  Everyone’s Eden is not the same and Paul is the perfect example of that.  Kele did an excellent job at expressing this in her beautiful writing. 

Beyond Eden is not a light erotic tale of sex, kink and love.  Beyond Eden is a funny, heartwarming, rip you to pieces ménage romance unlike I have ever read.  Highly recommended and a guaranteed reread!!

A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it, she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who has infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven, he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children, who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts—they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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