Forbidden by Charlotte Stein

January 25th, 2015 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

25th Jan
Forbidden by Charlotte Stein
Forbidden
by Charlotte Stein
Series: Under the Skin #2
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Erotic Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne Star

They say I need help. Another exorcism. This is not new. This is my life. Today, I expect to suffer at the hands of a man as warped by superstition and fear as my mother. A man who will torture me in order to save me from things that don’t exist. But the man who actually comes to me is different. Killian is good and decent and he sees what’s good and decent in me. And I don’t mean for it to happen, but every time he looks at me his gaze sets me on fire. He brings me to the light, gives me back my life. For the first time, I see a future for myself. A future with him. I burn for Killian - a man who’s intent on protecting me. On healing me. He doesn’t get it. The only thing that can heal me is him. But Killian will soon be a priest. Untouchable. Forbidden. How can I ask a man to choose between me…and God?

Charlotte Stein is back with Forbidden the second novella in her Under the Skin series. She weaves taboo into her erotic tales with unique characters and while this was not necessarily, a favorite you cannot help but appreciate her take on it.

Espresso Review of Forbidden

In Forbidden, we meet Dorothy “Dot”  tied to her bed in her mother’s home. Mommy dearest is trying to save her and believes she is possessed by the devil. A priest is coming to perform an exorcism, but instead Killian appears a young man preparing to take his vows. She falls for him, and he struggles as he is tested. The tale took me through many emotions from sadness to anger as these characters went from trust to passion. I struggled, as I needed more development within the relationship. The passion and forbidden fruit I understood but I would have liked more depth. For such a short story, Stein touches upon some hot topics concerning faith and premarital sex.  Charlotte Stein touches the dark and shines light upon it.

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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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She’s a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat…Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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16 Responses to “Forbidden by Charlotte Stein”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do like how she tackles these taboo subjects and it was smexy at times

  1. Red Iza

    I haven’t read that many books by Charlotte Stein so far (2 !) but every time, the way she writes completely grips me in and to me, her name stands apart from the usual romance writers. Well, I bet she can’t manage to do it all the time lol !

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