Blended Family by Sean Michael

Blended Family by Sean Michael
The Briar Rose
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (146 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, Multiple Partners, Anal Play, Toys, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Matt and Adam are back and this time they’re welcoming two established Master/sub pairs who want to play together. Without ruining their friendship.

Subs Peter and Max have been best friends forever, since before they met their masters. They were lovers once, but both men needed the influence of a Dom to stay on an even keel. Happily in love with their masters, Devon and Swan, the boys nonetheless want more.

Devon and Swan care deeply for each other and are willing to give becoming something more a try and the Briar Rose seems like the perfect place to give it a go. As neutral ground, if things go wrong, they should be able to put the whole thing behind them and go back to their lives as simply friends.

Can Devon, Peter, Swan, and Max become the blended family they yearn to be?

Devon and Peter, and Max and Swan were all happy in their pairings, their respective commitments. But Peter and Max had really thought they could make something special with all four of them together as a single unit. Matt and Adam run the Briar Rose together, and Adam has agreed that they’d help two couples spend a week and see if they could become a foursome. When it came to the crunch time, however, nerves abound for all of them. Can Devon, Peter, Max and Swan really make this work, blend their two families and make good, solid friendships something far deeper and more meaningful?

This is a smoking hot story, packed full of delightful, kinky sex and two really stunning relationship coming together as one. I really loved seeing the two main couples together first, finding their chemistry and having them set the tone. Then watching them come together as a foursome – with all the discussions, emotions and complexities that brought. I loved how nothing was really glossed over, at least not to my mind. Everyone’s goals were discussed, worries, what each of them wanted to achieve. Secrets were bared and honesty was integral to the blending process. This really read to me as how two groups of friends could enter into a foursome in a real way, deepen an intimate relationship and make something so highly complex work for all involved.

I loved how there was tons of sex – but more importantly there was strong love and a connection behind it all. At no stage did I feel like various characters were simply pairing off – or swapping over – to complete a check list of whom had been with whom. The author has done an amazing job of keeping the flow natural and wickedly logical. Each scene followed smoothly from the last, and the characters exploring and refining their relationships and boundaries was a delight to watch unfold.

I really enjoyed this book. Great sex, loving and interesting characters mingled in with an emotional and highly sensitive plotline have melded together for a wonderful book. I greedily devoured the entire novel in one sitting and am looking forward to immediately jumping back into it to catch all those small things one invariably misses upon first reading. A loving and emotional book that’s gone directly onto my keeper shelf. Highly recommended.

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