THREE 4 Stars for Combine, a Hammer Novel (Sequel to Blended Family) by Sean Michael #MM #BDSM @seanmichael09

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Title: Combine, A Hammer Novel (Sequel to Blended Family)
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Torquere Books)
Publication Date & Length: December 9, 2015 – 51,100 Words

Synopsis

Dom and sub couples Peter and Devon, and Max and Swan, are joining their lives together. After a week at The Briar Rose, they know there’s a lot of work to do, and they’re all committed to making sure what they have together succeeds.

Peter is the easygoing sub, while Max needs discipline and rules to keep from falling back into bad habits, so both Masters worry about making sure that each boy gets what he needs without making either sub feel neglected. It’s a balancing act that winds up taking some fancy footwork and the stress takes its toll.

As they learn to live and bond together, they discover things about each other that makes them fall more deeply in love, helping to cement their relationships.

Then an unexpected attack on Peter and Max threatens to upset the balance they’ve created, and Swan and Devon must join forces to give their subs what they need to push through and thrive. Will this stumbling block break apart their hard-won new family, or will it forge a stronger foursome?

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Review

FourStars

Dom and Sub couples Peter and Devon, Max and Swan decide to join their lives together.

First off loved the pretense of this story and honestly did love a lot of this story and really liked these characters. So this is where I am going to say the only really problem I had with this story is I really felt like Peter was being left out a lot because everyone else was so busy with Max and what was going on with him or at least that was the feeling I had after I finished this book. With Peter being a Sub like Max I just felt like he should have been getting a little more of the attention too.

Other than that I thought this book was extremely steamy and very hot between these four me. Especially the scenes between Devon and Swan the two Dom’s. So I loved the authors pretense of this story and the way he wrote these characters together. I really did feel like these four men fit well together besides feeling like Peter might have been a little left out.

So all together I really liked this story and would recommend this book!

Kara

FourStars

Triggers: Gay Bashing, Eating disorder
So, I really enjoyed this story.  The premise is about how these 2 couples make it work in becoming one unit – they all love each other and they are working on their relationship that allows them to have relationships with all parties, not just their respective sub or Dom.
The chemistry between everyone is off the charts.  The most steamy scenes, I thought, were between the two Dom characters.
I really liked how the premise was about the family dynamic.  However, I felt that Peter was somewhat whiny in this story.  And, while I can appreciate him wanting some attention from his original Dom, I felt that this story was more about Max and his insecurities.
It was kind of a toss up with my liking the fact that Swan and Devon took the time to help Max through his issues – but on the other hand, I thought that Michael was trying to split the time.  In reality, I think it would be awesome for each of the subs to have more of a voice in this story.  To know what they were thinking behind the story.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story and would love to read more.
AvidReader
fourstars
The whole time I was reading this book I had deja vu and I am not sure why, don’t get me wrong, I really liked the book, I just felt like I had read it before. I loved the dynamics of Peter, Devon, Max and Swan, they seemed believable and like someone you would actually know in real life. You could feel the love, chemistry and friendship between all of them. As with most Sean Michael books there was lots of love and sex just a bit of angst. I really liked it and highly recommend it.
Angie

Excerpt

Peter loved Maxie’s house. It was this crazy old Victorian mansion, tons of room, tons of space. It needed organization and some sense of style, areas for all four of them—him, Maxie, and their masters, but it had solid bones and he could definitely see himself living here, fixing it up, and making it theirs. All four of theirs.

Because they were going to do it. Move in together. All four of them. Two couples merging.

They had spent a week at a B&B training for this. He wasn’t even going home right now. They were going straight to Maxie’s house. Swan’s house. All their house. Whatever.

Devon turned around in the front seat and smiled at him and Max. “Almost there. Are you excited?”

Peter and Max looked at each other, and then Max nodded. “I am, very much.” If Max was excited and not worried, then it was good.

Devon’s smile was warm and happy. “Good, good.”

“Where will we sleep, Maxie?” They usually used the green suite when they stayed over, which happened on occasion.

“Your rooms? Are you going to want those permanently?” Max asked, eyes wide.

“We’re going to need to talk about that, about how exactly we want everything to work.” Devon tilted his head. “I’d like to sleep together tonight, if that’s good with everyone.”

“Our bed should fit us just fine.” Swan stretched, rolling his shoulders. “Everyone okay with ordering in for supper?”

“I could whip us up something, but I have to admit, I’d rather do you guys, not supper.” Devon’s grin looked rather wicked.

“Master, we can order Greek. We all like it and it’s super easy to clean up.” Max smiled at Swan in the rearview.

Peter’s mind, though, was on the kitchen, on what his master needed in a home kitchen.

“Greek sounds great. We have this place around the corner,” Swan told Devon.

“I’m in.”

“I love Greek food.”

Maxie grinned at him, red hair wild from riding with the window down. “You should. It’s El Grec. We used to order from there all the time.”

“Oh, I’ve heard stories about this place.” Devon chuckled. “I’ve been trying to live up to Peter’s memories of their Greek potatoes for years.”

“It’s a good place. Lots of finger foods and they deliver.”

“Finger foods work really well for Max.” Swan pulled the car up into his and Max’s driveway.

Peter took a deep breath. He was going to get to redo this house. Him. It was going to be their house. He’d been dreaming of the things he could do with this place ever since Swan and Max had bought it.

Turning off the engine, Swan turned to the back and smiled. “Welcome home.”

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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 pursuing 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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