Deep Desires

Deep Desires The Further She Goes the More She Needs Abbie Gough has done her best to escape a violent past But in the process she s avoided life desire and love So when she sees her equally closed off neighbou

  • Title: Deep Desires
  • Author: Charlotte Stein
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 456
  • Format: ebook
  • The Further She Goes, the More She Needs Abbie Gough has done her best to escape a violent past But in the process, she s avoided life, desire and love So when she sees her equally closed off neighbour, Ivan, performing for her one night through his window, she can t stop looking Voyeuristic pleasures become Abbie s lifeline But as she comes alive and craves , IThe Further She Goes, the More She Needs Abbie Gough has done her best to escape a violent past But in the process, she s avoided life, desire and love So when she sees her equally closed off neighbour, Ivan, performing for her one night through his window, she can t stop looking Voyeuristic pleasures become Abbie s lifeline But as she comes alive and craves , Ivan backs away He has his own secrets , the kind that draw her into kinky games and her own shameful desires, while also preventing real intimacy between them But now she s found someone so special, she s not about to give up easily And she s willing to do whatever it takes to melt Ivan s cool exterior Even if captivating him means pushing through her limits to whatever lies beyond.

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    1. Full review finally posted!4 to 4 1/2 starsLoved it! I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book. In fact, I stayed up all night to finish it. I'm not a fan of excessive narrative, and this book overflows with it, but the way the plot was constructed made it work for me. Big time!Deep Desires is a slightly dark, intriguing and highly erotic novella. I found myself completely immersed in the provocative plot, which reminded me of the movie Rear Window, and fascinated by the two main cha [...]

    2. ◆ Singular POV◆ Minor editing issues◆ A bit raunchy◆ M/M-reader friendlyI liked some parts of this story. But the other parts? Not at all.

    3. 3.5 starsApart from the obvious psychological problems, he's the perfect man.Abbie Gough lives a simple and unexciting life, working at the minimart, living in an average apartment block and wearing baggy, cheerless clothes. But things are about to change when she spies her neighbour in his apartment one night. Ivan Orlinsky is quiet, strange and mysterious. Nobody at the apartment block really knows him or what he does.This erotic novel jumps straight into the action with Abbie watching as Ivan [...]

    4. Deep Desires immediately had me feeling like I was in an XXX rated version of Alfred Hitchcock's, Rear Window. It's dark, fantastically gripping in first person, and I was riveted to each page anticipating where Charlotte Stein would lead. I was totally captivated by the first page with two wounded individuals that have lost the ability to feel any form of individual pleasure. Ivan and Abbie are fantastically flawed individuals that ultimately find healing with each other in such a provocative a [...]

    5. "Listen to me: the bird has gone now. it flew away when you weren't looking, I swear." It's like he's reaching through the phone-just as he did through the glass-to stroke a hand over my back."Go to sleep now, Abbie. I'll go to sleep with you, and dream my blackbird is gone, too. You looked up at me, and it went away. For a little while, I swear, it went away."I LOVE IT!!!Its so Amazing when there's a plot in a story that just grab you in it and won't let go!this book is not made just for the pa [...]

    6. I think Charlotte Stein has one of the best voices in erotic romance. I always find her heroines so intriguing, so sexually curious, teasing and flirty, and many times they take the reins and show the hero what can be between them.This book is darker though and I really like it. Abbie works as a grocery store clerk and lives in an apartment building called The Courtyard. She wears big frumpy clothes as she hides her body with low self esteem which resulted from a previous physically abusive rela [...]

    7. 4.5 starsI'll be honest: I'm a little mixed up inside as I'm trying to write an eloquent review of this book. What I really want to do is reread it (and I'm going to), but I also want to get this review out so others can run to read.What is it about Charlotte's words that are so utterly captivating? That just pull the reader in, make them take notice? She writes in such a deep POV that it's nearly impossible not to feel every ounce of what the heroine does.This book, for me, paralleled a lot of [...]

    8. 3.5 starsI actually enjoyed this one more than I expected to, especially seeing as its largely focused on the heroine's inner thinking. The broken nature of both characters was also intriguing, would have liked an epilogue too but the ending does fit in with the characters taking one day at a time.

    9. What is this? Charlotte Stein has a new book out? I'm convinced no one can write smut like she can I'll be the first to admit that not everything in her collection is my taste, but it is all smutastic (is that a word?)I follow Ms. Stein around on twitter and when she asked if anyone wanted to read her upcoming book, I jumped at the chance. I found that in the past I have really enjoyed her writing style and the characters in the books that I have liked, are ones I really find that I can feel som [...]

    10. Ah, Charlotte. Nobody is writing erotica like Charlotte does. I think sometimes that drives her bonkers -- she is a friend -- but I am so glad that she is doing it, I can only see it as a good thing.Deep Desires feels, thematically, like an extension of Sheltered. It's about the redemptive power of sex for psychically wounded people. And one of the things I really enjoyed about this novel -- and really appreciate about Charlotte's work -- is that she believes there *is* a redemptive role for sex [...]

    11. 3.5/4 StarsOne night, Abbie watches a guy in her apartment block giving himself a very sensual hand-job in front of his window with the lights on and curtains wide open. She just can't stop herself from watching and is disappointed the next night when there is no free show. One week later, he is in front of his window again, but he wants her to join in the show. Can she do it? She is willing to try just to see him do it again.They both have secrets regarding their past and find it difficult to g [...]

    12. OMG, I haven't ever read a book like this. It was just so much. It was dark, haunting, tortured, erotic, intense and disturbing and I loved it so much that I was riveted. The characters were both so fucked up and tortured that the reader just couldn't help but cry for them and will them to help each other out of their personal hells.Wow, the sex was intense and I had to take breaks from reading just to cool down. Mercy.My only complaint was that this story was too short and the ending was too ab [...]

    13. Reading this was like being in a dream. The writing is that strange! I feel like I would've loved the book if the writing wasn't "dreamlike". There are barely any dialogues, and the narration is so confusing at times that I had to go back a few sentences and re-read. This book contains voyeurism, a hot Russian guy who looks like a serial-killer, and a very sex-hungry main character

    14. A very emotional very interesting story.Charlotte Stein writes some hot stuff - like off the charts, smokin' hot - yet her stories are much more than just mere titillation and 'Deep Desires' was no different. This novella was slightly dark, sometimes disturbing, sometimes tender and a very affecting tale of self-discovery and emotional freedom. Yep - Stein definitely manages to pack quite a punch into a small package!Told exclusively from the 1st person perspective of Abbie, a reclusive and frag [...]

    15. I've read several of Ms. Stein's books and enjoyed them all, but this one is definitely my favorite. I loved it. It was dark, emotional, and soooooooooooo hot. SO HOT. It's written in 1st POV, which I heavily prefer, and the dirty talk is OFF THE CHAIN, YO. Aaaaaand he calls her "baby".*faint*For me, this one had more of an erotic romance (versus erotica) feel and I loved that too. There were some heavy issues touched on in this book & I want to hug both of the main charactersd then hide in [...]

    16. Review @ Under the CoversAbbie Gough has been secretly watching her neighbour, who she secretly refers to as The Serial Killer, something about his buttoned up appearance and cold eyes intrigues her. Especially when she watches his pleasure himself in front of his window. As Abbie and her neighbour start a strange relationship they both must face their tortured and violent pasts. Charlotte Stein has blown me away again, in 100 pages she has managed to convey more emotion and sexual chemistry tha [...]

    17. 4. 5 Stars for a wonderful book that has left me wanting more! Seriously. I don't think I can write an intelligent review since I really just want to read this book again. I saw another review that said that before I read this and I completely understand it now. This is the first novel I've read from Charlotte Stein and she has a true talent for creating intriguing characters full of surprises and depth that reeled me in. I stumbled on this book on a list of romances that deal with voyeurism and [...]

    18. This was an incredibly original, compelling, erotic novella. It seemed too wordy at the beginning and I thought it was going to be boring, slow paced, and then found myself hooked on the H/h relationship. Not much hero’s’ development since it used heroine’s POV, no epilogue, rushed, but a unique love story about two broken peopleENES/CONTENT: several/eroticGENRE/TONE: contemporary/dramaLENGTH: 90 pages

    19. 4.5 ZOMG!!! Charlotte Stein does it again with a dirty, sexy, raw love story that hits all the right buttons, including some I didn't even know I had. Review posted at Heroesandheartbreakers

    20. This book takes place in those dark bits of Abbie's brain where she's not sure she is able to love and be loved, be sexual and open to another person. She's terrified and turned on and desperately beautiful. Ivan is even more of a hot mess than Abbie, but we don't get to be inside his gorgeous head (which makes me a bit sad, because I'm sure it's amazing in there) because it's written in the first person all from Abbie's POV.To me, the plot outside Abbie's head--the one where she and Ivan meet a [...]

    21. It’s the way he puts his thumb and forefinger to his lips, licks, and then slicks that wetness over one tight nipple.I can almost hear him moaning, through the glass. Though, of course, that’s what makes me realise what he’s going to do. I realise it before I let my gaze travel downwards, to the thick, heavy bulge between his legs.I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a guy do the things he offers me, right there in his window where anyone could see. In all honesty, I’ve never even seen a guy [...]

    22. It started a little strange, but turned out to be a sweet and erotic story. I'm not particularly fond of Charlotte Stein writing style. Her stories have very little dialogue. This one was not an exception. A lot of the times the heroine told the reader what have been told to her. Not only it made me bored, it made harder to get to know Ivan. Thank god Stein's stories aren't long, otherwise I would have gotten bored. With that being said, the story about tortured lovers wasn't half bad. It had in [...]

    23. huhis book made me come up with a new shelf! Smut that makes you think. I was between just liking this and really liking this book. So at first I gave it three stars, but the way the author tells the story is so good I think it deserves another star. The way my dear sweet friend Amy describes this book, as an XXX rated Hitchcock thriller is the best description that comes to mind right now.

    24. I truly loved this book, although it was a short novel, it captures you from the beginning were the reader is taken directly to a voyeuristic scene. The characters were complex and not stereotypical of an erotica and the scenes were dark, descriptive and intricate.

    25. This is one of those books by Charlotte Stein that leaves you just slightly unsatisfied enough that you can't stop thinking about the book and the what ifs. I suppose that's a good thing in that it makes it memorable. But seriously, I would've liked a concrete ending.

    26. Reread October 2016 Wow, more angst than you can shake a stick at, but the SEX! Panty dropping.This was raunchy and nasty in the best possible way! Thumbs up.

    27. You know how sometimes when you've known a friend for a long time and then they say or do something that makes you look at them and realise they've just evolved to a whole new level of self-actualisation?I just experienced this in a totally different context.I realised very early in this novella with a few words that lanced out of nowhere and made my body jolt that with this story, Charlotte Stein's evolved to a whole new level as a writer. And my god, that is such a privilege to witness for me [...]

    28. Come check out the reviews on my blog Under The CoverI’ve read one book by Charlotte Stein before and loved it. But after that, I didn’t really look for more of her books for some reason. Which is a shame because in the last three days, I’ve read four other books by her and realized what a dummy I am.“Apart from the obvious psychological problems, he’s the perfect man.”Deep Desires is the forth book that I’ve read by Mrs. Stein and boy, did I like it. I really love how her stories [...]

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