Intrusion: An Under the Skin Novel

Intrusion: An Under the Skin Novel

by Charlotte Stein

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“Brutally beautiful, gripping and sexy. I felt every second of this book down to my toes.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey

I believed I would never be able to trust any man again. That kindness was only for fools and would lead me down that same terrible path into darkness. I thought so with every fiber of my being—and then I met Noah Gideon Grant.

Everyone says he's dangerous. He never comes out of his house—a place that looks like it could be featured in Serial Killers Monthly. But the thing is . . . I think something happened to him too. I know the chemistry between us isn’t just in my head. I know he feels it, but he’s holding back. The pleasure he gives me is unreal—if only I could give something in return. If only he would let me in. I think I can make him feel something good. And for the first time in forever, I want to.

He's made a labyrinth of himself. Now all I need to do is dare to find my way through.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062365088
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Under the Skin , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 265,369
File size: 705 KB

About the Author

Charlotte Stein is the acclaimed author of over thirty short stories, novellas, and novels, including the recently DABWAHA-nominated Run to You. When not writing deeply emotional and intensely sexy books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms, and occasionally lusting after hunks.

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Intrusion: An Under the Skin Novel 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't think I could read another one. don't get me wrong, the writing is good, the plot is good, but it is just too dismal for me. I can't say I enjoyed the book at all. I finished it because you have to know how it ends, and the end is "happy" I guess, but I don't know that I want to take this kind of journey to a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 174 pages. At i wanted to yell at the female character "get over yourself". I deleted this book, a waste of time.
Hailee_L More than 1 year ago
Love this one!  Charlotte Stein never lets me down. I love her writing style. 
CrisConquers More than 1 year ago
I don't think any author has ever made paranoia and neuroses as sexy as Charlotte Stein does in Intrusion. That probably sounds a bit weird, but honestly, so are the novel's heroes. They're both a couple of peculiar, wounded souls that find their perfect match living across the street. So many of their initial interactions are fraught with awkwardness and second-guessing which feel completely genuine and fitting for their characters. I'm not usually a fan of first-person narratives, especially in romance, because I really love to get both sides of the story and figure out where the two connect. But personally, I think Intrusion was better served by using first-person narration. The heroine often has a deliciously morbid mind, one which we would never fully understand or enjoy without the book's unfettered view into her thoughts. And keeping the hero's feelings somewhat under wraps led to a bigger and better reveal later in the story. There's so much mystery and suspense created throughout the novel by keeping the characters in their own little bubble and by incrementally revealing their emotional burdens. Beth and Noah certainly don't have a traditional relationship. Because of their scars and past experiences they have to ease their way into being together, slowly reassuring and learning one another. But damn, these two sure make taking baby steps sexy as hell. I mean, it's an erotic romance so sex is to be expected, but the dirty talk is what makes it truly scorching. The characters don't just go through the motions, they seduce with words that simultaneously caress and shock the system. I'm a big fan of dirty talk in romance novels, and although there are so many ways in which it can go wrong, this is a perfect example of a novel that gets it right. I was just awed throughout the novel by Charlotte Stein's use of language and description. Her use of dialog is superb and it really shapes and reinforces the personalities of these two characters. As odd as Beth's thoughts and perspective are, I fell in love with that beautifully dark mind of hers. And Noah is the perfect damaged hero who you just want to save. That is all thanks to Ms. Stein's words and the sexy web of weird they weave. I know typically weird and sexy are not two things we associate with each other but in the words of Beth, "Maybe I like weird. Maybe I like it a lot".  If you're looking for a dark, suspenseful, sexy read that's just a bit outside of the box I would highly recommend picking up Intrusion by Charlotte Stein. I know I can't wait to read what else she has in store! Disclaimer: As an Avon Addict, I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is just weird to me, I did not like it at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Written in the first persons view which was not something i had experienced before. Was a dark tale but keot me guessing as to his secrets and hers. All in all i enjoyed and would recommend.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This edgy and intense erotic thriller is the story of Beth and Noah. They are neighbours with one thing in common - serious and disturbing traumas have happened to both of them, making a normal relationship near impossible to attempt. Yet they are drawn to each other time and again, a sexual attraction between them pulling them inexplicably closer. As they start to develop real feelings for each other, danger lurks around the corner - will what they've built stand strong or come falling down around them like a house of cards? Well, this is definitely not a sweet cheerful romance. Instead it's a gripping sexual tale, told from Beth's point of view of a woman who has difficulty trusting men, and finding in her neighbour Noah someone who can read her like a book - and make her feel things she never knew she wanted. I'll be honest, it's not my normal reading material but from the first page I couldn't put it down. It definitely pushed my comfort zone, but I suspect this was the point - to show that even damaged souls can find love, that everyone is deserving of love no matter how horrible they think they are or how much they feel they are to blame for events around them. The sex scenes are steamy and undeniably riveting as Beth and Noah explore their boundaries with each other. From a conventional standpoint this does qualify as a romance, in that the character's get their happy ending, but other than that it's unconventional in every way. 5 stars for this unique and captivating tale!