Home and Heart (Kristin F’s Review)

Title: Home and Heart
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 25, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, BDSM, M/M/M/M
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


Is it possible to find the heart’s home twice in a lifetime?

Six years ago, Sawyer Burroughs’s life fell apart. His soul mate and husband of four years died of cancer, and he fell into depression… and a bottle. It’s taken six years, but he’s turned his life around and is ready to start again on the other side of the country.

In his new apartment, he’s welcomed by his young and carefree neighbor, Derek, from across the hall. Derek is eager to make Sawyer feel welcome and even offers him a place to stay when Sawyer arrives ahead of his furniture.

The upstairs neighbors are just as friendly, and soon Sawyer finds a place with the friends-with-benefits threesome. He’s not the shy, vanilla lover they think he is, though, and he’s hiding more than a pair of nipple rings. As it happens, the guys have kinky secrets of their own, but for four men to make a BDSM relationship last, they’ll have to figure some things out.

Premise of the book is Sawyer moves into his new home after packing up and moving across country. He is invited to a “get to know you” BBQ and realizes there is more going on with his new neighbors than he ever anticipated. After dinner, Derek paves the way for Benny and Luke, and in a week everyone is in one happy snuggle pile in Sawyer’s king-size bed.

The plot summarized in the book blurb is a bit misleading. Yes, that is kinda happens – but it’s mostly 200 pages of sex. Sex in Derek’s apartment, sex in Luke’s apartment, sex on the new couch, sex on the new bed, sex on the floor, sex on the table, BDSM sex…

Basically it’s a story of insta-love, four way sex, BDSM tendencies, a Dom training in a new Dom, some very slight worries, and yes, happy ever after’s. There are no Big Misunderstandings, the angst is slight and topic appropriate, the guys all have their own personalities and it works.

If you want a book with more substance, perhaps look elsewhere. If you like your guys hot, the sex hotter and to heck with a traditional romance, this might be for you.

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I have been a voracious reader from the time I learned how to read. My Motto: "Never leave home without a book (or two or three)." Though once I learned how to knit that became "Never leave home without a book (or two or three) AND a knitting project." A long-time fan of science fiction, I've since discovered mystery/suspense/thrillers and m/m romance. I love stories that span the universe, paranormal, urban fantasy, mystery, comedy; stories with veterinarian's (yay! animals!) or a men in uniform, a splash of BDSM or a threesome can be fun, and of course, happy ever afters. IF that's not a run-on sentence, I don't know what is... I'm not a fan of historical, horror, sports, plots with children, and New Adult/Young Adult. Thanks for reading my reviews! No two persons ever read the same book Edmund Wilson