Forbidden by Charlotte Stein

January 25th, 2015 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

25th Jan
Forbidden by Charlotte Stein
by Charlotte Stein
Series: Under the Skin #2
Genres: Erotic Fiction
Source: Publisher
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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.

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16 Responses to “Forbidden by Charlotte Stein”

  1. Lorna

    A priest and erotica in this book…no, I don’t think I would like it, You are right about the taboo aspect 🙂

  2. Michelle

    Well that mom sounds like a loon, lol! I don’t think I’ve seen this angle before in a romance, definitely interesting.

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    Stein is another author I’ve been messing to read. It seems as though she’s pretty good at the erotica and taboo. I wish this one had had more depth for you so it’d have been more enjoyable.

  4. em

    not heard of this, it sounds different! def thought likewise it was a m/m but after reading your review, sounds like it would be better if it was longer to give more depth, but i think ill be keeping an eye out non the less ! xxx

  5. Candace

    I think it was because of the male on the cover I was reading the description as it was a male. So I thought it was an M/M until I read your review. I do like the romance is totally a forbidden kind though!

  6. Sarah

    While I do loveme some Stein, her books have been hit or miss for me lately. I haven’t read or heard of this one but it sounds delicious. Must add it to my TBR!

  7. 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 !

  8. Christy

    “They say I need help. Another exorcism. ”

    Boy, can I identify. People tell me I need an exorcism all the time.

  9. kindlemom1

    This sounds like it was a little under developed. Too bad, it sounds like it has a lot of potential. I think this series is new to me but I will have to check it out more because it sounds really interesting!

    • kimbacaffeinate

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