Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A is for Andy

Title: A is for Andy
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Books
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Genre: M/M Contemporary BDSM Series
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

His latest investigation is finally over and police officer A is ready for an evening of relaxation at the Hammer. He’s having a beer when he spies a long tall drink of water on a nearby barstool. The bearded stranger intrigues him and after a quick introduction A’s happy to find their interest is mutual. Andy’s a veterinarian and A quickly agrees to accompany him home for some fun. Can they find what’s they’re looking for together or after a one-night stand will they go their separate ways?   

A is for Andy is the latest release in Sean Michael’s Hammer series and it can be read as a standalone without a problem.  

This is a quick look into how two guys meet and hook-up one evening at the Hammer. There’s some lighthearted bantering conversation as they get to know each other over dinner and dancing that’s fun to watch. We get some very basic info about A, our cop, but Andy is much more developed. I can honestly say I like him more but the piece is so short—only 5300 words—that it’s hard to build any depth to either the individual or a possible relationship in that length.   

With Andy being a vet, I enjoyed the inclusion of the animals that were important in his life. There wasn’t a lot of space devoted to them but it really rounded out that part of his personality. Now to Andy being a sub. He and A definitely discussed a safe word and while the shower scene is sexy, it’s pure vanilla. And lastly—there’s no idea of a final outcome for this couple, which left me feeling dissatisfied.

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