Raw Need by Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Press
Length: Short Story (30 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex, bdsm, spanking, toys
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Nymphaea
Car's a regular at the Velvet Glove. Though he doesn't have a lover, there's always a sub or two available for him to play with. Issak's a regular, too, but while he's at the top of his game in the real world, he comes to the Glove to escape reality. He needs the release submitting to Mal, the Glove's Premier Top offers, even if he resists every step of the way.
Mal puts Car and Issak together, thinking they'll be a great match. Can Car be exactly what Issak needs, or will Issak fight too hard to find peace?
Talk about a tasty sip! This book is spicy, hot and just the right amount of sweet.
I've heard lots of great things about the work of Sean Michael. Well, I had to find out for myself. I am so glad I did. This might be labled a Torquere Sip book, but man, this is so much more than a simple taste.
The writing flows well. Granted it's a short story, but I didn't want to put it down and sat clutching my reader until I was done because I simply had to know what would happen next. There are parts of the story that sizzle the edges of the page and others that left with a sastifying awww feeling.
I want to mention the characters as well; the story wouldn't be great without them. Isaak is someone readers can relate to, even if we aren't in his position--and those positions...phew! He's a businessman and needs, needs to be in charge. I loved the push-pull between Isaak and Car. He might have needs, but the way they were worked out...it was great.
Then there's Car. I wasn't sure if I'd like him. He comes off as a bit cocky early on, though I suppose he's got to. He's a Dom. But like peeling back the petals of a delicate flower, seeing the layers to Car's personality as the pages of the book passed was great. Just what the story needed. There's heat, absolutely, but in that heat there's a healthy dose of heart. I rooted for this story to work out to a HEA. I'm glad got to read it.
If you want a book that's certainly going to leave you needing a cool drink, this is it. If you want a little sweet with the spice, look no further. I heartily suggest you read Raw Need. I'm glad I did.