Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Books
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance/BDSM/Twincest/Menage (m/m/m)
Length: Novella (351 pages)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
A guest review by Lily
Another sex-filled romp in the Hammer world this time featuring twin brothers finding happiness with a brother and his own younger twin brothers.
Book seven in A Hammer Novel series
When his younger twin brothers Darius and Devin wreck everything in his life in just a few short days, big brother Clay decides to enlist the help of a friend. Bake is a top at a club called the Hammer, and knows just how to handle two subby boys, even if no one else can tell them apart. Bake is a twin himself, and knows about the special kind of bond that creates. Dare and Dev might be a little closer than Bake and his twin, Bean, have ever been, but that doesn’t stop him from understanding their needs.
Meanwhile, Bean meets their big brother Clay, who’s just back from his tour in the military, and thinks he’s found a treasure like nothing he’s ever seen. Clay isn’t into games, and Bean loves his straightforward style. What should be a perfect solution for all of the brothers, though, turns out to be more complicated than anyone expects. From family jealousy to threats they could never imagine, the boys will have to be tough to take on what life throws their way. Is there strength in numbers, or will both families be torn apart?
This story is part of the author’s A Hammer Novel series but can be read as a standalone without a problem.
Bake and Bean are twins and although they share many similarities they are very different when it comes to sex. Bake is a Dom and into the scene at club Hammer while Bean is straight vanilla with no interest in BDSM. One night Bake and Bean are approached by Clay who is upset with his younger brother’s recent acting up. He’s brought Dev and Dare, who are twins and subs, to Bake for some control/punishment and when he meets Bean they hit it off immediately.
The story then follows the two couples as they split up and slowly form their relationships. Clay and Bean’s story features lots of sex amidst some simple scenes of getting to know each other, watching TV, cooking and vacationing together. Bake and the twins story is also filled with lots of sex but has a more interesting tone as they explore Dare’s need for a bit of pain and Dev’s more gentle needs. Bake is more than happy to take on his ‘boys’ and give them each what they need.
During the last half of the story there is a storyline involving a threat to one of the twins that was interesting. The situation itself was too quickly and easily resolved but the outcome to the twin and the others involved was nicely handled. In the end Clay and Bean and Bake, Dev and Dare are happily looking forward to a HEA future.
This story was trademark Sean Michael with lots of sex, one word sentences and lite BDSM. The characters are nice but none really stands out and Clay and Bean’s part felt like page filler. Nothing really happened with them and it felt like all of their scenes were pure sex. Bake and his ‘sweet and spicy boys’ story was more interesting but really neither of the pairings really grabbed me. The relationships develop almost instantly and aside from the bit of excitement towards the end didn’t really have much action to speak of outside of the bedroom.
One thing that I really did not like was the choice of character names. Bake and Bean, even after the cute explanation that was given, just seemed too ‘cutesy’ and kept distracting me from the story. I’ve been a fan of the author for years but this story just didn’t impress me much.
However, overall it was an easy to read story and will no doubt appeal to fans of the author and the series.