Saturday, May 12, 2012

Trust

Title: Trust
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Books
Publisher URL: www.torquerebooks.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61040-300-9
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary BDSM Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

After being with his master for nearly ten years, submissive Kerry gets kicked out of their home. He’s confused and devastated by the sudden change and makes the long trip back from Florida, but he doesn’t have a home and ends up living on the streets. Kerry’s found sleeping on a bench by a Hammer member and is offered a job working there as a server. Because of what happened, Kerry’s afraid to get close to anyone until he meets Dom Bellamy. With his new friend he feels safe and secure and over time he learns to opens his heart, but will he ever be able to trust again? 

Trust is the latest release in Sean Michael’s The Hammer series. It’s another good addition to the family of books and while reading the other releases would be helpful, it can be read as a standalone. 

This Hammer book deals with a subject I’ve never come across in a BDSM book before...a long term sub being dumped. Kerry being homeless and living on the streets is heart-wrenching but having the members of the Hammer rally around him is a well-crafted glimpse into their community and it’s nice seeing a few of the old characters. Kerry’s a mess. He’s alone, scared and trying to get his life back on track. The author does a good job expressing his unsettled emotions and the majority of the story deals with the growth of the relationship between him and Bellamy. I like that Bellamy and Kerry starts out as friends, something they both really need before it progresses into something intimate. 

The BDSM aspect of the story is pretty light in this one but considering Kerry’s trust issues that’s not surprising. Bellamy’s a great guy…kind, sensitive and understanding, but still firm and dominant and just the Dom the wounded Kerry needs. It’s a tale of recovery set in a well-paced and plotted story that I really enjoyed.

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