Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hitched

Title: Hitched
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61040-507-2
Genre: {M/M} contemporary BDSM Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, Jim finally gets up his courage and asks Marcus, his master, to marry him. Marcus says yes and that sets Jim off in a frenzy to plan what he thinks is the perfect wedding. Except all it does is make him stressed and unhappy because he and Marcus aren’t talking about what they really want in a ceremony. These two lovers want to be together but is an elaborate wedding really worth the problems the planning is causing?

Hitched is the latest release in Sean Michael’s ongoing Hammer series. I recommend that you at least read Bent first, where Jim and Marcus get together.

A wedding. It likely brings back memories of hectic weeks of planning for many people and I loved how the author integrated this slice of life into the story. I mean who can’t relate to the stress Jim put himself through. It’s really a great centerpiece to the story watching as these two committed lovers let their relationship suffer. But it doesn’t last long because Marcus is too good a Dom for things to remain out of control. That means communicating with Jim and working through their problems—outside and inside the bedroom. And as usual, it’s sizzling hot. The overall pacing is smooth, it’s nice to see Tanny as he helps Jim with the wedding and the ending is very satisfying. 

My niggle here is that the sex overbalances the rest of the story. So, if you’re fans of the Hammer series or you’re just considering trying a BDSM book, I think this novella is for you. 

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