Book Reviews

Sweet Cherry (A Hammer Story) by Sean Michael at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 31-January-2013

Book Blurb

Rafe's always thought BDSM was a hot little fantasy to jack off to and then he discovers the Hammer Club and starts to read up online, looking for clues as to how real it is. There's a Laundromat across the road from the club and he watches from there, trying to build up the courage to go in.

A bored Bobby overhears the Hammer waiters talking about the young man who sits at the Laundromat and stares at the club, and decides that someone new and fresh might be just what he needs. He sends a note to the watcher and hopes for the best.

Could sweet cherry Rafe be exactly what Bobby's been looking for?

Sweet Cherry was originally in the Cherry on Top anthology

Book Review

This is a very sweet story indeed, a sort of 'BDSM for beginners'. Not in terms of how it is done, since only very little emphasis is placed on the physical side of it. No, the focus of this story is more the mental process of one young man who is curious.

Rafe is curious. He thinks BDSM is hot, and it definitely fuels his jack-off fantasies. The he starts reading, looking on the internet, and when he discovers the Hammer club, he can’t stay away. Not that he has the courage to go in. Not on his own. But when he gets an invitation, he finds enough courage in himself to go in, What he discovers is hotter than he imagined, and I have a feeling he'll go for it hook, line, an sinker.

Bobby is a very bored Dom. He hasn’t been interested in anyone in ages, but he comes to the Hammer for the food. When he is told about Rafe sitting across the street from the club in the Laundromat, staring at the entrance, he is intrigued enough to invite him in. Everything he finds out subsequently is such a treat that he invites Rafe to a private room. The careful way he explains everything and how he makes Rafe's first experience more about tenderness than BDSM is wonderful.

If you like stores about first experiences that don’t need to go all the way to be very exciting, if you enjoy the sweeter side of BDSM, and if you're looking for a hot read about two men who like each other from the start, then you will probably enjoy this short story. I thought it was too short!




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 22 pages/5230 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 30-January-2013
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