Review: Sheltered by Charlotte Stein

Posted January 12, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Review: Sheltered by Charlotte Stein
Sheltered
by Charlotte Stein

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 9, 2012
Published by Ellora's Cave
Pages: 162
 

 

 

 Sensual and erotic, Stein knows just when to turn on the heat. ~ Under the Covers

Thank you for the many friends who suggested I try a Charlotte Stein book! I never knew what I was missing out on!  And now, I definitely want to pass on their recommendations because Stein has a very compelling voice that I think fans of Cara Mckenna will enjoy!

SHELTERED is an emotional book where a young woman’s abusive father has really hindered the growth of a character. Evie has been sheltered her entire life by her controlling father and because of that, Evie is often too timid or wary of others. SHELTERED is written from Evie’s POV so the writing is somewhat fumbling and unsure, while in other areas, Evie’s curiosity shines through. I think the rambling commentary was intentional and essential in making this story as potent as it was. Otherwise, I don’t think her father’s influence would have been adequately displayed since we don’t actually see any of the abusive behaviour. We are just told of it. The writing definitely held a lot of impact.

In this book, Van, the pot-smoking, tattooed punk is Evie’s object of desire. Forbidden to act of their shared passion, this story slowly simmers until it reaches its boiling point. The love scenes definitely need a mention because I think that might be my favorite part of the book. Sensual and erotic, Stein knows just when to turn on the heat. I wouldn’t say the sex is blistering in explicit intensity, but more fluid and sensual, which is why I believe fans of Cara McKenna will also enjoy Stein’s writing.

If you’re looking for a new erotic author to check out, I highly recommend Charlotte Stein. As for me, I’ll be snooping around Stein’s backlist for more enticing titles to read!

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About Charlotte Stein

Charlotte Stein has published over thirty short stories, novellas and novels, including entries in The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance and Best New Erotica 10. Her collection of short stories was named one of the best erotic romances of 2009 by Michelle Buonfiglio, and her first novel, Control, was recently called “…a non-stop crazy hot sex book”.When not writing non-stop crazy hot sex books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms and occasionally lusting after hunks. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and their imaginary dog.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Thanks Ann for the review.

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I love her writing too. I would recommend “Deep Desires” as another great one by her.

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I haven’t read either of the authors mentioned in this post but will definitely check them-thanks Ann!

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I have this on my kindle, but just haven ‘t gotten to it yet. Thanks for the review. This is also a new author for me.

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