The Bohemians by Sean Michael

The Bohemians by Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (109 pgs)
Other: M/M, Ménage, M/M/M, Multiple Partners, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Topaz is a free-spirit, loving easily, though searching for his true soul-mate. As soon as he meets Quincy, he realizes this is the man who has been calling for him in his dreams and he offers his whole self, body, heart, mind and soul, without thought.

Quincy gives away his heart too easily, and has been hurt in love more than once. Still, that doesn’t stop him from falling head over heels for Topaz when he first meets the man.

It seems like a match made in heaven, but Topaz lives with two men who are his best friends, and also his lovers. Will Quincy ever be able to understand that Topaz has more than enough love in his heart for his best friends and his soul-mate, or will Topaz’s bohemian ways be too much for Quincy to understand?

Quincy loved visiting the corner flower shop. Stephen, the owner, made the most amazing floral arrangements and talked about his flowers as if they were rambunctious children. While visiting one day, he met Topaz there, a wild, free, whirlwind of a man who made Quincy want to laugh and play. Even though Quincy quickly talks himself out of starting something – his last boyfriend had stomped his heart to pieces – he simply can’t resist Topaz. Things aren’t as simple as Quincy first believed though, and as tempting and fun as Topaz is, Quincy struggles to embrace life as fully as his lover does.

This is a wonderful, vibrant story, full of colour and laughter. I really enjoyed the four main characters. Stephen and Leo are soul-mates, but have plenty of love left over for Topaz. The three men live together, sharing their lives and hearts. Although it’s not a traditional house, it’s filled to the brim with sunshine and happiness, and there’s plenty left over for Quincy to share. Topaz can see something within Quincy, something that calls to him. I loved how Topaz needed to be patient, for as wonderful as their household is, it wouldn’t be an easy life for Quincy to just dive straight into. And as tempting as the author has made it, I relished that realism – the doubt and worry, the fact it took time for Quincy to feel as if he fitted into the dynamic. Topaz, Leo and Stephen have a magic all their own, and slowly but surely Quincy finds himself being woven in, and I felt it didn’t detract one inch from the fun and colourfulness of the men’s lives.

Added on, Quincy and Topaz really share something special, something magical. Neither man can deny it and I enjoyed watching them grow and flourish together, become something greater than the sum of their parts. Even when I felt sad, when the drama buffered against them, there is just something so bright, so lovely about Topaz and his outlook. The sex is smoking hot, but I really found it was the relationship between the men – all four of them – that took center stage. For this story, I thought that was wonderful and added a depth others sometimes miss. Yes, there’s plenty of sex, and delightfully so – but it’s the interactions between the men and the complexities of their relationship that really makes this book so awesome.

A fun, heartwarming story that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I feel this should appeal to a wide range of readers, especially ones who like something more complex than your average erotic romance. Recommended.

Speak Your Mind