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Beyond Eden (Eden #1)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  4,451 Ratings  ·  478 Reviews
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 the ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Ellora's Cave (first published September 8th 2010)
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Maybe one day. . .I do actually have a sequel started. . . And yes. . . There is a baby!

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First things first: this is a DNF review. I read about halfway, so I think that's enough to justify a rating and review, especially considering my problems with the book.

Ten years ago, artist Eve Everton left Tampa and her boyfriend Paul Mattling behind to attend art school in New York. Dumped by her fiance, out of work and down on her luck, she's moved back in with her parents and trying to start over. While shopping in the local grocery store, she bumps into Danny Carlow, her and Paul's best f
Sammy Loves Books
Holy Smokes!!! I'm a Sucker for a Well Written Menage Love Affair!!! 4.5 Darkly Erotic BDSM Stars!!!

Danny Boy and Paul Guy

Danny Boy

The Background Story:

Danny, Paul and Eve all grew up together and were very close. Paul and Eve fell in love at a young age but drifted apart when she moved to New York to attend art school and pursue a career. Paul's father was a class A control freak, so Paul felt compelled to stay behind and follow his dad's wishes of becoming a Marine.

It's ten years later, and no one's l
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (
I want to start out by saying that I really loved this book. It wasn't your typical smut-tacular read. Now, don't get me wrong, it was packed full of deliciously hot, dirty hot and scary hot smut.

It was really tough for me to categorize this's hard to explain the tone. The relationship between Evie-girl, Danny-boy and Paul-guy was not just a menage--no, it was way more complicated than that. I really hate giving away key plot details in a review, so it makes it more difficult. All I w
Apr 30, 2013 .Lili. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to .Lili. by: Rosanna
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This is the story of Evie Girl, Paul Guy, and Danny Boy. Evie and Paul were high school sweethearts. They broke up when Evie went away to college and Paul stayed behind because of his need or fear to always please his father. Fast forward 10 yrs later. Evie has moved back home with her life in shambles. It is here that we meet and learn that all long Danny Boy had been in love with Evie too but stepped aside so his best friend Paul could date her. He decides that this time he will have her. It'
Nov 07, 2014 MLE rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, erotic
I received an ARC of this story from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I didn’t enjoy this story at all. The characters seem more like stale stereotypes, the all powerful master, the perfect “slave”, and the eccentric artist; I never got a feeling for them as living breathing people. The domination, and the pain seem to be more Paul’s way of dealing with his father issues rather than something he truly desires; It’s too much of a magical cure all for me. Why get therapy when someone can
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
Apr 14, 2016 ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ by: Sassafrass
4/2016 ReRead
Still ~ 5 Stars ~ April 2016 ReRead ~ Probably my favorite m/m/f menage story ~

It's been five years since I read this last and I also reread Finding Eden and read newly released Claiming Eden which were prequels to Beyond Eden and I'd either forgotten quite a bit or Kele rewrote/added content now that she wasn't under the Ellora's Cave content constraints ~ whatever, it was like reading it for the first time all over again. This is such a sexy story and all three characters have th
The words wow, wonderful, and beautiful pretty much describes my feelings after finishing Beyond Eden by Kele Moon. This is definitely one book that you don't want to miss out on, I can guarantee you that. When I first started reading this book, I came unprepared because not only was I not expecting the tears... but also the heart-breaking and heart-wrenching emotions that these three people have for one another. This is truly a wonderful masterpiece that I'll never likely forget. Any book that ...more
1.5 stars.

Nothing in this book worked for me. Not the plot, not the characters (or their nicknames,) not the lukewarm chemistry between them, and not the quasi D/s relationship they shared.

The sex was ok, but it wasn't anything earth-shattering, either. There were also a few fragments, glimpses of a good menage story there, but nothing really memorable.

I had to make myself keep reading and that should speak for itself.

Feb 19, 2013 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

“Can you find beauty in darkness, Eve?" Danny asked.

She nodded. "Yes."

"Then look for it," he said softly.”

This is a book of based around love and its many shapes and forms.

Definitely not for the faint hearted, Beyond Eden is a full on emotional journey into the world of BDSM. It is also a wonderfully dark love story.
That is what I took from this book, the things you do for those you love.
The lifelong loving friendship between Da
Apr 30, 2013 Mo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well, so much for all the 5 star reviews I have been reading about this one.... didn't really do it for me. In the beginning I thought maybe the BDSM element would be a bit much for me but it did not bother me really. There was one scene that was a bit offputting..... I honestly cannot understand how someone can gain pleasure from pain but that is just me. In the beginning I though Danny would be the most annoying character, all cocky and masterful but in the end it was Paul that bugged the bej
What an amazing, intensely emotional story! I loved every minute of it!!!! This is exactly my favorite kind of book, one that is beautifully emotional and pushes the boundaries a bit. There are a lot of reviews out there that give the synopsis of the story so I am going to skip that part, I just had to put out there how much these 3 people grabbed my heart and won't let go, even now that I'm finished I find myself thinking about them.... This is definitely not you typical fluffy menage with a li ...more
“Bite the apple Evie, it’ll blow your mind.”

Um Wow. So this was not what I was expecting and I couldn’t be happier. For some reason I put off reading this book for ages (I think it’s because the cover is just not good) which is unfortunate because Beyond Eden turned out to be one of the better kinky books (BDSM) I’ve ever read. Even now, a week later as I plug along trying to get my review done the characters, story (yes there is one) magic of true love and web of emotions linger. There were jus
Kele Moon
Nov 10, 2015 Kele Moon added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books

Re-edited, extended version available now on amazon and for Kindle Unlimited! Including scenes cut by the original publisher!

I'm keeping both Eden books discounted for short time so fans of the series can get the new versions and enjoy the sneak peak of Claiming Eden at the end of Finding Eden which is coming out Jan 26th, 2016! Also available on Kindle Unlimited!

Beyond Eden

Finding Eden

Claiming Eden
Elizabeth (Liz)
Wonderful story!! So good! Aside from the ridiculous way the characters address one another;) If the story hadn't been so d@mn good, that would have killed the whole thing for me. But, the story *was* that good! Highly recommended if you're not put off by BDSM. I hope Kele Moon has written, or is writing, more stories!!

**Revised to 5 stars 7/19/11. I continue to think about this story and the characters, and that tells me it deserves 5 stars. I felt so much emotion in this story while reading it
Dec 29, 2015 LMM rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had come to this book b'c I was reading about the craze of that piece of pooh fanfic re-write, '50 Shades' which has shockingly taken the world by storm.

The newspaper article was ragging on it for being shit but most of all, not even really being BDSM. That article lead me to a USA list of book alternatives, this book being on the list & praised for having "so much depth".

They ended the article by saying that for the Gold Star in writing this genre, Joey W. Hill is unparalleled b'c her wr
★★Sara Lizzy★★
I'll start by saying that I've wanted to read this book for awhile, but didn't do it because, while I love books like this, I don't want to read a book where one of the 3 people involved ends up with a broken heart at the end....thankfully that did not happen in this book and I wish I had read it sooner! This book has steamy m/m, m/f, m/f/m and m/m/f sex scenes. The chemistry between Danny, Paul and Eve was explosive!

Paul, Danny and Eve have been friends since kindergarden. Paul and Eve
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I enjoyed this book greatly! Many of my book group friends won't be surprised as this style of BDSM is right up my alley. I do agree with several of the others who indicated Ms. Moon needs to work on her writing technique. There were many times I became lost because I didn't know who was saying what. I had to back track and re-read those. It was enough times that I actually noted which is not a good sign since I'm the least picky about technical writing and grammar when it comes to my pleasure b ...more
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Feb 03, 2016 Aղցela W. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started this book at the beginning of August and stopped reading it in the first chapter I hate that i did that this book was excellent i loved it. You never know how much something means to you until its gone. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series although looking at the other books i wonder why this book was written first. I loved that Paul was able to stand up to his family after always caring what they would think about being in a relationship with Danny. I also loved how ...more
So, I'm going to go against the grain. I've really loved some of this author's other books. In fact, they've all gotten 3.5 or higher, but this was made of pure bad. And my enjoyment and rating has nothing to do with a female being in this book or it being a m/m/f book. This book did not work for me on all levels.

The plot was awful, the incessant nicknames made me want to punch innocent things, the sex scenes were a pile of blah or ridiculousness, and the characters might be the most hated chara
rating clarification : 2.5 stars

They were the bests of friends, Paul, Evie and Danny.
Paul and Evie were childhood sweethearts, they were each other first everything. Then she went to NY and Paul didn't followed her.

Now this story is set 10 years later, when Evie returns to her hometown when the city knocked her down. And who she reencounters? Danny, who still his Paul's best friend and roommate.
And everything sparks and nothing will ever be the same again.

(spoilers and rantings wer
Oct 08, 2013 Vivian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica-contemp, ng
A test of friendship for Eve, Danny, and Paul.

Honestly, I found both Eve and Paul to be a bit whiny in the beginning of the story with Danny being the only one who seemed to have his head on straight. On one hand, there's Eve complaining about her parents being in her business when she moves back home at age 28. To this I just want to say, suck it up, save and get our own place. On the other hand, Paul is so completely ignoring his reality which after nine years seems pretty dumb. I get that I'm
Jan 23, 2012 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm really not sure about my feelings for this books. On one hand it's heart-wrenching (which is always a good thing), on the other hand there were some stuff that I didn't like. Anyway.

Danny, Paul and Eve are three friends that life tore apart. They were always pretty close. Paul and Eve even dated in high school. Unfortunately, when the time came to go to college, Paul was unwilling to stand up to his father, so he went to Penn State, and Eve left for the shining lights of New York.

Ten years l
Good, but not great. A bit brutal for my taste. I had a hard time getting past the stupid pet names that they had for each other. That was okay for high school, childish 10 years later. I felt for Danny and his situation, but the way he talked to Paul and Evie was a little over the top. I get that it's part of "playing", but at times he was just nasty. However, I did adore him and felt that his lashing out was due to his anguish over Paul's impending marriage. Oh Paul. My goodness what a trouble ...more
Sophia Triad
When I started reading this book after recommendations, I had not realised it has BDSM elements. I have to say that these aspects of the book are so well written that I was pleasantly and geniually surprised - although I can understand that some readers may find them disturbing.
The BDSM scenes are heavy in humiliation and slaving servitudes -especially between the two male characters - and definitely add to the emotional parts of the book.
Three friends are reunited after 10 years. Danny and Pau
Oct 01, 2010 Leontine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance, crack
BEYOND EDEN begins with a bittersweet moment between Paul and Eve as teenagers. Eve goes to New York to study art and Paul stays behind. Through circumstances Eve comes back to Tampa ten years later and meets Danny, her and Paul’s best friend since they were young. From him she hears that Paul is going to get married in six months yet hidden desires, reigniting feelings and their friendship steers Eve, Danny and Paul on to a new path.

It doesn’t happen often that a novel takes me by surprise but
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
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4.5 Kisses
Wow! What a phenomenal book! This is one of those books that is really hard to review because if you give away too much of the plotline, you take something away from the reader.

Beyond Eden is the story of three childhood friends finding one another again. Eve, now 28 comes back home to Tampa after a 10 year stint in New York. She runs into Danny, her childhood friend, whom she adores and who has always been in love with her. He invites her to dinn
Alex is The Romance Fox

This book has been on my TBR list for quite a while and after a reviewer mentioned that Kele Moon’s books are similar to Barbara Elsborg, whose novels I absolutely loved, decided to read it. I had no idea what an intense read I was in for!!!!!! I have never really cared for erotica BDSM genre and was a bit hesitant at first, so glad I did not give up because I would have missed out on an incredible love story.

Yes, Beyond Eden is a complex and beautiful, dark and poignant, romantic and painful j
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4 stars

Does Kele Moon can do wrong in my book?


4.5 stars!!!

This book is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Also, this book taught me what voyeurism is. Huh.
Sep 25, 2015 Talltree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-menage
4.75 stars!
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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 know ...more
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