Yves by Sean Michael

Yves by Sean Michael
(Shibari Auction House)
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (50 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

When Tony propositioned Yves on Christmas Eve, the man who runs the Shibari Auction House took Tony in for the week. Now that it’s a brand new year, Yves wants Tony to stay, permanently.

Tony adores Yves and is more than willing to give up hooking in exchange for a menial job so he can stay with Yves. He’s worried, though, that his pimp isn’t going to be happy that he escaped.

Sure enough, their idyllic life is interrupted when Robbie shows up, threatening not only Tony, but Yves as well.

Yves is pleased that Tony is settling in. Working the late Janitor shift at the Auction House gives Tony a bit of spare cash, but also allows Yves to keep an eye on his boy. Although their relationship is new, Yves knows it’s quite serious for him, and he has no intention of letting Tony change his mind on their commitment. They’re both learning more about each other, and Yves is loving every moment. When Tony’s old pimp finds them however, the perfection of their time together comes under threat. Will Yves be able to navigate this properly for the happy ending he so badly wants with Tony?

I really enjoyed this short story. While it’s not necessary to have read “Tony” (another Shibari Auction House short story by Sean Michael and set time-wise just before this one) I feel the reader can take more away from Yves having seen the two men come together earlier. That said, this can easily be read as a stand alone and still be thoroughly enjoyed to my mind.

There is quite a bit of progression between Yves and Tony’s relationship, which I really enjoyed. I would have preferred to learn a bit more about each man outside their relationship, but considering the length of the story I can well understand how practically impossible this would have been for the author. I would have loved the story to be longer though.

The sub-plot of Tony’s ex-pimp is a good one, and resolved satisfactorily. While this plot felt a bit rushed toward the end, again I have no complaint that the words were spent deepening the bonds between Yves and Tony. There’s only so much one can do in so few pages. The sex is hot and mildly kinky. Enough of a bite to whet the appetite but not so harsh that I feel any other readers need particular trigger warnings. I would think that readers who enjoy their M/M erotica with a bit of BDSM and fooling around should find this comfortable and hot.

I found this to be a delicious short story with a satisfying balance of plot, characterization and smoking hot sex. Recommended.

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