Intrusion by Charlotte Stein

November 7th, 2014 Kimberly Review 43 Comments

7th Nov
Intrusion by Charlotte Stein
by Charlotte Stein
Series: Under the Skin #1
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

I believed I would never be able to trust any man again. That kindness was only for fools and would lead me down that same terrible path into darkness. I thought so with every fiber of my being-and then I met Noah Gideon Grant.Β Everyone says he's dangerous. He never comes out of his house-a place that looks like it could be featured in Serial Killers Monthly. But the thing is … I think something happened to him too. I know the chemistry between us isn't just in my head. I know he feels it, but he's holding back. The pleasure he gives me is unreal-if only I could give something in return. If only he would let me in. I think I can make him feel something good. And for the first time in forever, I want to.Β He's made a labyrinth of himself. Now all I need to do is dare to find my way through

Intrusion is the first in the series Under the Skin by Charlotte Stein. I began reading this knowing very little about this novella other than it was an erotic contemporary. Stein delivered an intriguing story with mystery, suspense, heat and two endearing and damaged souls.

Espresso review of Intrusion

Intrusion is told from the perspective of Beth. She is a single woman living alone across the street from the dilapidated home of a recluse. Every neighborhood has a home like it. Where you suspect the person living inside is a serial killer and has bodies in his basement. No one really knows. A misunderstanding has the two meeting. Beth suddenly realizes Noah Gideon Grant is a lot like her. A friendship and slow building erotic relationship begins between these two souls. Despite its short length, Stein did a fantastic job of fleshing out her characters. She slowly peeled back their layers, exposing their back-stories, and allowing us to connect. The whole story had a sense of suspense to it. The uncertainty and slow reveals built up tension and kept me engaged. Intrusion was dark, disturbing, hot and beautiful.

About Charlotte Stein

Charlotte Stein has written over thirty short stories, novellas and novels, including entries in The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance and Best New Erotica 10. Her latest work, Run To You, was recently a DABWAHA finalist. When not writing deeply emotional and intensely sexy books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms and occasionally lusting after hunks.

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43 Responses to “Intrusion by Charlotte Stein”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right, he was described as quite handsome and his story is very unique

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm, maybe you must remember I read these late September/early October around wedding πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved the concept and approach to this one. It was unique

  1. Sophia Rose

    LOL! I think I might be this guy in the neighborhood since my husband and I keep weird hours with our split shifts. I hadn’t heard of this one or the author so I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

  2. Cyn

    Is the whole series novellas? Sometimes it’s nice to have short reads and I’m always up for a new series! Thanks for the review, glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    Cyn recently posted: Review: Rush by Eve Silver
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Nice, it was fun trying a new author, and I am curious about this series.