Monday, April 21, 2014

Velvet Scars

Title: Velvet Scars
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61040-670-3
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Genre: {M/M} BDSM Series
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

The reconstruction of the Velvet Glove is almost complete. It’s only days from the re-opening of the facility and Argon, the new master of the body mods shop, still needs an apprentice. He’s interviewed several but none have fit his needs—and that’s where the complication arises. Argon wants someone interested in the crafts offered in his shop and desires a man willing to be his submissive too. Who he accepts is Brother Yves, a young, sheltered man sent by the clerics of Mount Bell. It’s obvious that Yve’s terrified by everything but he stands firm in his belief that he’s destined to be with Master Argon. Can the Master and the innocent build a lasting relationship or will their differences be too much to overcome?

Velvet Scars is the second release in Sean Michael’s VG Resurrection series. If you’re a Velvet Glove fan, you’ll be happy to know the best BDSM club in the galaxy is about to reopen. There are last minute details to finish and for Argon that means finding an apprentice. The interview process is unusual and I think you’ll find it amusing. I certainly did. Until Yves arrives, and then the atmosphere changes. He’s a different type of man than Argon would have considered, but he’s captivated. The descriptions of these two are vivid, and the emotions Yves undergoes is well done but because of his sheltered upbringing and inexperience, I have difficulty with his ready acceptance to his new life. That part of the story didn’t mesh for me.

For those unused to BDSM books, be assured that this is of a lighter variety. Argon certainly takes the introduction into the lifestyle slowly for his new apprentice, showing him the wonders of sensation and the beauty of leaving the convent rules behind. I enjoyed seeing little snippets of previous characters as Yves settled in and made friends. I would have liked more background on Argon but enjoyed learning about Yves. I can’t wait to see who will be the focus when the club opens.

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