Bound by Leather by Mychael Black & Shayne Carmichael

Bound by Leather by Mychael Black & Shayne Carmichael
Publisher: Phaze
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (25 pgs)
Other: M/M, BDSM, Anal Sex
Rating: 3.5 Cherries
Review by Cactus

In the world of werewolves, to harbor submissive desires is looked upon with disdain. To be gay and submissive is a double threat. To satisfy his craving, Nathaniel seeks acceptance at a BDSM club…and is quick to receive it.

Master Raphael’s interest in the beautiful wolf is quite obvious to the club’s clientele, and it isn’t long before the two are paired for play. Yet, Raphael isn’t known exactly for monogamy. Could Nathaniel turn him into a one-man, or one-wolf, Dominant?

A submissive werewolf meets his match in a smoking hot dominant in this short, but highly erotic BDSM story. Nathaniel is searching for the strong male personality he’s been craving yet never found and thinks that person could be the club’s owner Raphael. Raphael is intrigued by their connection yet senses Nathaniel wants and needs more than even he knows. Their short journey to starting a relationship fills this story while leaving so much more if these two are ever revisited.

The BDSM setting is heavily erotic and sizzling with heat from the first descriptive words and never lets up for the duration of this short tale. The subtle and not so subtle power exchanges will entice those readers who enjoy passionate and heated erotica. There is very little character development, as Nathaniel knows what he wants rather exactly, even if he’s never been with a man. He is willing to make sacrifices knowing that he’ll never be accepted by his pack again and Raphael is sensitive enough about Nathaniel’s nature to realize the usual arrangement won’t work.

Although the blurb talks about Raphael’s resistance to monogamy, I didn’t find that to be true at all. He talks several time about wanting long-term relationships with a sub as well as not having the energy, time, or motivation to have several subs at once. He decides on Nathaniel just as quickly as the were chooses him so really there is little conflict involved and more so several incredibly hot and erotic sex scenes laced with emotion and power exchange.

For a short and enticing quick read, those who relish the dynamics of BDSM relationships will enjoy this story. Neither character nor their burgeoning relationship is given much depth but the focus is on the instant connection between the men. Perhaps the authors will revisit these two in the future and let fans know how their relationship is working out. It’s certain to be a steamy look.


  1. Thanks for the review!

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