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 something for. Deep Desires was no exception for me.
There is no better way to summarize this book than to steal from the actual summary.
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.
Ms. Stein dives right in and within the first chapter we’re getting a glimpse of the buttoned up, severe neighbor Ivan… through her window… touching himself. And Abbie can’t seem to look away.
But then he strokes one hand over himself, long and slow, and I forget I’ve ever had any thoughts about anything at all, ever.
It just looks so good. The way he does it, all nice and easy as though he’s got all the time in the world and he’s absolutely not stood in front of his own window right now.”
yeah… I’d be staring too!
Abbie and Ivan both have secrets,(though he seems to know hers before she even has any kind of inkling about what his is) they are both living lives that they seem to be trapped in, and so this makes their building relationship different. It happens quite non-traditionally you could say. LOLZ What starts as kinky games she plays with a neighbor quickly becomes something more as they learn to trust each other and their feelings.
Throughout the story you get bits and pieces of what happened to Abbie previously and how it has affected her life and what it is now, and so as a reader I could see why she was so withdrawn and had trust issues. Ivan, however, is like a locked vault. We get nothing of his past, only that he has trouble with physical aspects of love not emotional. One of my favorite passages was this:
We’ve practically been weird boyfriend and girlfriend for over a month. We’ve had more intense conversations about feelings and issues than I’ve ever had with anyone, not to mention all the talk about BLTs
His stance on tomatoes alone means we should be married by now.
If you want a quick smutty read with a dirty talking Russian guy this is the book for you! It’s a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Be warned there is one m/m scene in this book, but even if that’s not your bag, I don’t think this will ruin anything for you!