Review: Love Matters by Sean Michael

February 17, 2015 Review 0

Review: Love Matters by Sean Michael

For ten years they’ve done things Trey’s way. Now Lucien wants more. He wants to be with his lover full-time. Is Trey ready? Will he ever be?

Ten years after they first met and fell in love, Lucien and Trey are still together—after a fashion. Terrified that he’s going to become entirely dependent on Lucien, Trey calls his lover to come spend four to five days with him whenever he finishes a novel. Lucien wants more, but up until now has been willing to bow to Trey’s wishes.

Finally broaching the idea of seeing each other more often, during Trey’s writing periods, Lucien suggests that they begin to date each other on Friday nights. Trey agrees to the experiment and begins to flourish as Lucien gets him out of the house more—to eat, to swim, to visit the beach.

But can Trey remain faithful to his work ethic, get the job done with his novels and enjoy the distractions and adventures Lucien plans for him? Or will Lucien’s desire to have more break them apart?

Only time will tell.

Reader Advisory: This books contains scenes involving fisting and detailed references to enemas.

Title: Love Matters
Author: Sean Michael
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Brush and Whip, What's His Passion?, Pack and Mate, Bruised
Series: What's His Passion?
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: What's His Passion?
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: February 13, 2015
Genres: M/M Erotica
Pages: 209
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: two-half-stars
Flames: five-flames
Bailey Bradford

I remember Trey and Lucien in Size Matters, part of the What’s His Passion? anthology from last year.  At that time I wanted more of them.  Their story piqued my interest and I wanted more than just a happy for now ending.  Frankly, I think I should have been happy with what the author left me with in Size Matters.

I was disappointed with Love Matters.  Don’t get me wrong – I still adore Trey and Lucien.  They are still so HOT together.  *fanning self*  Trey being a blind writer of thrillers and Lucien his “after each book” reward is interesting.  But, like Lucien, I wanted a more permanent arrangement.  After ten years, Trey is finally coming around.

This is where the story began to lose me.  Ten years?!?  Of only getting together every six to ten months, depending on how long it took Trey to finish a book?  Then for only for a few days – usually less than four?  The way this read, it was also an exclusive relationship – for ten years.  That just boggled my mind.  It seemed unnatural.  It didn’t quite work for me.

Oh, the way Lucien convinced Trey to “try new things” worked for me.  In fact, I thought it was very patient and understanding of him.  But to wait ten years before trying it?  *shakes head*

When they get into the trying of new things, it felt so juvenile to me.  Trey has played “ping” baseball, but never went to the beach or learned to swim.  Okay, could happen.  But, the scenes on the beach and the pool – I just felt like I was seeing a kid experiencing things for the first time, rather than an adult.  It made for a rather jarring dichotomy for me – the naïve exuberance vs the kinky sex.

Then there was the sex.  A lot of sex.  All of the time.  The cure all for everything.  Nervous about going to the beach tomorrow, have sex.  Having a bad writing day, have sex.  OMG.  It never stopped.  It got repetitive.  Nothing really new or inventive.  I did like their love and devotion for each other.  It was obvious throughout, but . . . I think TMI says it.

For those of you who like two guys having copious amounts of kinky sex, you will love this.  I would have preferred more attention to the story.  Just my humble opinion.


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