Book Reviews

Joe (Drawing Straws 2) by Sean Michael at Resplendence Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Menage MMMMM / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 19-July-2014

Book Blurb

Damon, Erik, Tork and Joe are back again for another wild weekend together where they can all let go and really be themselves.

Just because they’ve left their jobs and lives behind though, doesn’t mean that they’ve left their baggage behind, too. Joe’s had a really rough week and to everyone’s surprise, fixes the draw so he gets the sub straw.

Can Damon, Erik and Tork help Joe deal with his troubles and send him home on Monday feeling ready to take on the world again?


Book Review

Cops, detectives, and anyone else involved in law enforcement have to be on guard all the time. Personal lives take a back burner and what they can have is somewhere between difficult and impossible. In this series, four men have taken a unique approach to these problems, not to mention they are gay, which makes everything even more complicated. They have secret get-togethers once a quarter, where they can relax and catch up with themselves and each other. One of the four gets to submit each time, having the other three's focus on him for an entire weekend. Since none of them submit easily (or would do so voluntarily, I suspect) they draw straws.

At the end of my review for the first book in this super hot series I mentioned my hope for a novel about the four men since I was curious about their unique relationship and wanted to find out more. Instead it looks as though there will be a mini-series, with one man the focus of each novella. In this second installment, it is Joe’s turn. He’s had it particularly rough lately, so he makes sure he draws the short straw—and they are off.

When the unexpected hits and Damon (their resident “geek”) has to reveal a secret he has kept, tempers flare and the guys’ emotions are all over the place. It becomes obvious pretty quickly that they are truly in love with each other as they pull together to help Damon as much as they can. I loved to see that side of them as it made them all a lot more real.

If you're looking for tough cops finding ways to decompress, if you enjoy stories with lots of man-on-man-on-man-on-man action, and if you're looking for a read that is hot and deeply touching as the men deal with a catastrophe of the personal kind, then you will probably like this novella.  It promises much for the next volume in this series!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 51 pags/13000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-July-2014
Price $2.99 ebook
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