by Charlotte Stein
Series: Under the Skin #2
Genres: Erotic Fiction
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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.