Sahara H Reviews: Addicted by Charlotte Stein

9780007491605_p0_v4_s260x420Kit Connor has always led a safe, cautious life. But when her friend points out that her erotic writing lacks something, she decides to attend a Sexual Healing group to improve her knowledge.

Kit expects to find the gritty underbelly of sex, and instead finds louche, laidback, sex-loving Dillon Holt.

He makes a suggestion to her: that he will tell tales of his sexual excess, and help her book get the realism it needs. She agrees, but hasn’t the least idea of what she’s getting into.

Dillon doesn’t have simple advice in mind … he has lessons to teach her. Lessons on everything she’s never dared to experience, from kink to real passion.

Now Kit is never sure: is Dillon the addict, or is she just addicted to him?

  • File Size: 545 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Mischief (January 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • Buy at Amazon

Charlotte Stein is a favorite erotica author of mine, so when she offered her latest release, Addicted, up for review copies, I instantly emailed her/stalked her via Twitter.

Addicted has the unique premise of a romance writer, Kit Connor, attempting to write her latest erotic romance novel, the problem lies that her love/sex scenes are not realistic. Even her friend laughs at her initial attempts which the reader is exposed to in the first chapter. At the encouragement of a friend, Kit goes to a sexual addiction group for inspiration. There she meets Dillon Holt, sex lover and the future partner for Kit’s sexploration.

Dillon is interesting, he acts as a mentor to Kit, but the couple have a greater banter and almost acts as a beta hero to the alpha heroes that Kit desires to write. The sex scenes are hot and the complexities between Kit developing into a greater writer/lover and trying to actually define her relationship with Dillon makes the book interesting. Dillon also has an interesting backstory that adds a bit of intrigue to the story. Add in an awesome Raiders of the Lost Ark reference and you’ve got a great book that would be a good introduction to those who have never read Stein. If you’re looking for something more melodramatic, try Stein’s Sheltered, a definite break-out hit of the good girl meets bad boy story, otherwise stick with Addicted, you won’t be disappointed.


  • Lee February 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Stein really is a brilliant writer.

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