Beyond Control Audiobook by Kit Rocha (Review)

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Review of: Beyond Control Audiobook
Kit Rocha

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On January 31, 2015
Last modified:October 26, 2015


Beyond Control Audiobook

By: Kit Rocha

Narrated by: Lucy Malone

Published by: Tantor Audio 02/11/2014


Beyon Control Audiobook by Kit Rocha

Beyond Control Audiobook Sample

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. 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.
©2013 Kit Rocha (P)2014 Tantor

Melanie S.

Beyond Control

This is book two in the Beyond series, a dystopian erotica series by Kit Rocha. In Beyond Control, we have the story of Dallas, the king of Sector Four and Lex who has been the unofficial queen of Sector Four. Here we have Lex really coming into her own and becoming the official queen of the sector. It starts with a typical Dallas Sector Four sex party. Then Lex and Dallas going to Sector Two to meet with all the sector leaders. There is no leadership in Sector Three and something has to be done about that, this meeting is to determine how to handle it.

In Beyond Control, we see two alphas really come together in a great relationship. Dallas is used to everyone bending to his will, especially anyone he takes as a bed partner. Dallas is a dominate at heart and doesn’t know how to give. Lex is the same, but she wants to give to Dallas. He must learn when she is able to submit and when it isn’t in the best interest of not only Lex but the sector.

The dynamics between the two and how they learn how they have to come together is a great story. The secondary characters are much more in the background of this story, compared to book one. They do have a part in Beyond Control, just not as much as in Beyond Shame.

Beyond Control takes the partying to a whole new level. The sectors are darker, more violent, sweaty and even more sexy that book one. The worldbuilding is some of the best I’ve ever read. The passion between these two strong alphas is a thing to behold. To watch their story come together was a lot of fun.

While Beyond Control could be read/listened to as a stand alone, I would recommend picking up Beyond Shame to get a better understanding of the world and the characters. I would check the prices of the Kindle versions of the books and then purchase the Audible versions. I got Beyond Shame audio for $2.99 after getting the free Kindle. Double check to be sure that the prices on sale, I can’t confirm that the Kindle prices are still discounted.

Beyond Control Audiobook Narration

My thoughts
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The narration is good. Lucy Malone does a good job with each of the different characters. I don’t think she does a bad job with the men. She makes Noelle’s innocence sound believable. Lex has a very strong voice to her, along with Dallas. Each character has a distinct voice that fits their personality well.

Kit Rocha_400x400Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for co-writing team Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. After penning dozens of paranormal novels, novellas and stories as Moira Rogers, they branched out into gritty, sexy dystopian romance.

The series has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and was honored with a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice award.


Narrator Lucy MaloneLucy Malone has narrated dozens of audiobooks and is one of the most sought-after voices for erotica narration. A number of her titles are consistent bestsellers on Amazon and Audible, and she has been described as having “the best voice in the biz.”

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  1. I snagged book one when I saw your review, now I’m wanting book two 😀 Great review!

    • It is a fun series. This series is on my autobuy list. I’m really glad to see that they’re now getting the audios out closer to release of the ebooks.

  2. I love the world and concept of this series, it’s the sex part that has me running away! Can you believe it?! LOL Maybe when I’m a little braver and start craving for dark erotica I’ll give this another go.

    • This isn’t dark erotica. The sex is all 100% consensual and fun. The world is dystopian and not all that dark. Think of it more romantic suspense erotica set in a dystopian world.

  3. I’m not that much into erotica I confess but I’ve never crossed dystopian erotica and in a way it’s intriguing too. I’m glad you had a good time with it. I didn’t know about it or the author. thanks for the discovery!

    • This is some of the best erotica I’ve read. The plot, world and characters are so well developed. There is more than just sex to the stories. I highly recommend this series.

    • This series is autobuy for me. I think you’d really enjoy, so I hope get a chance to try them soon.

  4. I’m well aware of how much you adore this series, however I think there might be too much sex in it for me (yes, there is such a thing as nookie overload). I’ll leave these to the smut pros. 😛

    • Hahaha. I agree that there can be too much, but my level of “too much” is much higher than many. As long as there is still a story with well developed characters, I don’t mind.

  5. I think a lot peeps will pass these up thinking that’s it’s just erotica, but it’s a shame b/c the stories and the characters are well written and they are a lot fun besides the sex..LOL
    Great review Melanie 🙂

    • I know. I don’t like erotica that doesn’t have a story without the sex. I also like character that have a lot of depth.

  6. I’ve had my eye on this series since I read your review of Beyond Shame, glad to know you are still enjoying the series. I haven’t really listened to any smexy audios but these sound like my cup of tea, there can never be too much sex if the story is engaging! 😉

    • This book has a lot of story to go with the sex. The characters are very well developed.

  7. You totally had me at “see two alphas really come together in a great relationship”. My favorite!

    • These two are definitely alpha. This is a great series with very well developed characters. I hope you enjoy.

  8. GAH. I have like ALL of these books (except the last one, I think), and I haven’t even finished the first one. Which is ridiculous b/c what I read of it, I liked enough keep snagging the other books. *shakes head at self* I think I’m going to re-download it to my kindle. Immediately. B/c yeah, this sounds great 😉

    • I love this series. Even though it is erotica, the characters are still very well developed. The plot is always amazing and suspenseful. The world building is phenomenal. I just can’t say enough great things about this series. I’ve read all the book, and I’m now going back and listening to the audios.

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