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Wednesday, August 22

Review: Sheltered by Charlotte Stein

Title: Sheltered
By: Charlotte Stein
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
My Copy: Ebook from Author
BookWhisperer Rating:

About the Book:

Evie has lived her entire life under her abusive father’s thumb. He controls everything. Where she goes to college, who she sees, what she does. But when she meets Van—a punk who shows her how different life could be—she realizes how much she’s been missing.

Van offers her excitement, protection, love…and most of all, sex—even if he’s at first reluctant to give her all the things she’s been craving. She wants to explore this new world of arousal and desire, but Van is only too aware of how fragile she is, how innocent...

And how much is at stake, when their love is forbidden.
I was really excited when I received this book and I did enjoy reading it.  I thought that the first interaction between Evie and Van will make the reader know that Evie is not some sex-pot character; she is a real human being.  It shows that Van is far from perfect because his first meeting with her is while he is selling pot to a neighborhood guy.  But somehow Stein makes these characters match.  I felt that Evie grew as a person during this book.  At first, she was very na├»ve and so curious about the world, but as she got to know Van, the world became open to her.  She slowly started to show her sense of humor later on in the book.

From the description of Van, right off you think he is bad news.  Stein paints the picture that he is rough and tough and made of steel.  As the reader, you will find out that while he looks like that on the outside, he has a warming heart and his encounters with Evie makes it grow even warmer.  Van treats Evie with respect, kindness, he protects her, and most of all, he is gentle with her.

I do wish that as a reader, I got to read some of Van’s thoughts.  This book is solely Evie’s thoughts and it would have been interesting to know how Van thought about Evie throughout the book.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~

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