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by Charlotte Stein
Released: March 9, 2012
Published by Ellora's Cave
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!
*Review Copy provided by author
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