Almost by Sean Michael

Almost by Sean Michael
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length : Short Story (47 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Hammer let Lane drive him away, but now he’s determined to make Lane the one who almost got away.

Lane lost his legs while saving his unit overseas. It’s been two years and he’s doing his best to come to terms with things, including the fact that he dumped his lover to free the man up from being stuck with a gimp for the rest of his life. Luckily, Lane inherited his Gramps’ cottage—it just needs some renovations to make it wheelchair friendly. He’s determined to make the best of what he’s got.

Hammer was one of the men Lane saved…and his lover while they were in the Army together. He let Lane drive him away back when the man first got hurt, but now he’s hunting Lane, determined to make Lane the one who almost got away. Will Lane be able to see past his injuries far enough to realise Hammer’s in it for the long haul?

Lane’s Gramps left him the lake house he grew up in, and after losing his legs he needs the tranquility to get himself back on track. When Hammer shows up unexpectedly on his doorstep Lane’s blown away, partly from the memories of their previous time together, and also from how deliciously sexy the man still is. Hammer offers to stay and help Lane renovate the lake house, and that’s an offer Lane can’t make himself refuse.

Strap yourself in for one hell of an emotional ride. Both Hammer and Lane are manly, macho, stubborn as hell men, neither willing to give an inch. This creates some fireworks and intense, sexy scenes. Lane is determined to come to grips with his disability by himself and refuses to lean on Hammer or anyone else. A few years ago Lane had dumped Hammer, insisting he didn’t want or need the man sexually or otherwise. But Hammer, after recovering from Lane dumping his ass, is refusing to go anywhere and make Lane see reason. What follows is, in my opinion, one of the hottest short stories about two broken alpha men that I’ve ever read. Full of chemistry and sizzling heat, this is a short but wonderful ride, full of emotion and venerability.

While this isn’t the first book I’ve read by Sean Michael, I’m quickly becoming addicted to his style of writing and ingenious imagination. I find his stories realistic, manly without being over the top and full of emotion which the romance reader in me craves. This is a satisfying read and I’m certain I’ll be back for more. Recommended.

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