3.5 Star Review for Fermenting (Beer and Clay #5) by Sean Michael #MM #Erotic

CoverTitle: Fermenting (Beer and Clay #5)
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 9, 2016 – 107 pgs


Christian needs what Peter has to give him, but will he let himself have it?

With Toby’s stalker behind bars, Damon and Toby can relax and enjoy their relationship, sinking into basking and revelling in each other.

Things are just heating up for Peter and Christian, though. A former soldier, Christian still hasn’t found his subspace and he’s worried it either doesn’t exist or he’s simply doing it wrong. Peter has as much patience as he needs, though, and he slowly pushes Christian to the edges of his limits, doing everything he can to help Christian grow and flourish.

Christian’s training and the café they’re opening create good excuses for Christian to keep from submitting, even though, deep down, it’s what he really wants. Peter’s perseverance will have to work overtime to overcome them.

Will Christian ever give in to the things he knows he needs? Only time will tell.

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I have not read any of the previous stories in this series.  I would recommend that you read the previous books, as I was not re-introduced to existing characters, relationships, etc.

Overall, I tend to enjoy Sean Michael stories and this one didn’t disappoint, in terms of the story.  Because I had not read the previous books, I was lost as to the back story and how the couples fit in to each other lives.

Christian and Peter are still finding their rhythm, so to speak.  They have a unique relationship that involves Christian trying to draw along Peter’s limits – to stretch his limits, mind and body to receive the ultimate pleasure through their BDSM relationship.  It seems that Peter is having a difficult time truly trusting Christian and all that their relationship could offer.  However, I don’t really know why that is.

Then you have Toby and Damon.  Their relationship is not as heavily focused on, but they do seem to have an exceptionally close relationship with Peter and Christian.

The chemistry between Peter and Christian was very hot. And, while the chemistry between Damon and Toby wasn’t as burning, they still posed a formidable hotness.

Overall, this was an interesting story, but I definitely recommend reading the previous books in the series if you don’t want to feel lost.



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Often referred to as “Space Cowboy” and “Gangsta of Love” while still striving for the moniker of “Maurice,” Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and persuing the kama sutra by channeling the long lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to “Chicago.”

A long-time writer of complicated haiku, currently Sean is attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate spinning and soap carving sex toys.

Barring any of that? He’ll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark.


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