Title: A Hammer Story: Sweet Cherry
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Press
Characters: Rafe, Bobby
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Light BDSM, Series
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
Like many of you, I’ve had a stressful, hectic week, so when I had the opportunity to read and review, Sweet Cherry by Sean Michael, I immediately jumped at the chance to do it. I haven’t had the time to read anything but a quick, hot romance, and lucky for me, this wonderful addition to the Hammer series really fit the bill for me.
Bobby is an experience Dom who lately has become a little bored and restless from both the same people and the same hot scenes performed at the Hammer Club. He’s craving something new and fresh, so when he overhears two waiters at the Hammer gossiping about the young man who always seems to be observing the club from the Laundromat across the street. Intrigued, Bobby decides to do something a little spontaneous, and has a worker retrieve Bobby from his lookout to join him for dinner. When he meets the sweet man, Rafe, Bobby immediately becomes fascinated by Rafe’s curiosity about the BDSM lifestyle as well as the younger man’s subservient nature.
I really enjoyed meeting this new couple in the series. Both Bobby and Rafe were likeable characters who really seemed to have an immediate connection and a heavy attraction between them. I enjoyed watching Bobby become excited by the prospect of introducing Rafe into the world of BDSM and thought the scene they had together was both sexy and hot.
The BDSM in this book isn’t over the top. Rafe is an innocent when it comes to the lifestyle, so Bobby doesn’t immediately throw him into an intense D/s scene. I liked that Bobby had enough patience with Rafe that allowed him to dip his toe into something he’s never experienced before and because of it, they have a promising future of being together.
I do wish the book had been longer. I enjoyed the characters and would love to know more of how their relationship progresses, but for a quick read, it is definitely a hot and sexy one and a great addition to the Hammer series.
Short, sexy and whole lot of fun, Sweet Cherry is a great read if you need a short time of pure escapism. I’m looking forward to reading more books in this series and recommend this book for any Sean Michael fan as well as fans of the series and/or BDSM themed romances.
Reviewed By: Gabbi