Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Press
Pages/Word Count: 134 Pages
At a Glance: A great addition to the Briar Rose series.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Matt and Adam are back and this time they’re welcoming two established Master/sub pairs who want to play together. Without ruining their friendship.
Subs Peter and Max have been best friends forever, since before they met their masters. They were lovers once, but both men needed the influence of a Dom to stay on an even keel. Happily in love with their masters, Devon and Swan, the boys nonetheless want more.
Devon and Swan care deeply for each other and are willing to give becoming something more a try and the Briar Rose seems like the perfect place to give it a go. As neutral ground, if things go wrong, they should be able to put the whole thing behind them and go back to their lives as simply friends.
Can Devon, Peter, Swan, and Max become the blended family they yearn to be?
Review: Adam and his Dom, Matt, run The Briar Rose, a bed and breakfast that caters to those seeking help and advice for the BDSM lifestyle. This is the third installment in the Briar Rose series, and Matt and Adam seem to be settling into their roles as facilitators for the couples who come to visit.
Blended Family is about two couples coming together, to play together, and hopefully to create a blended family together – without ruining their friendships. Max and Peter are the two subs in this pairing – best friends who used to be lovers before they both had masters – and they miss the closeness they once shared. Devon and Swan are the Doms – both strong masters and good friends. When Peter asks Devon if they can play with Max and Swan, the idea of creating a polyamorous grouping begins to form. They come to The Briar Rose for a trial run in a safe environment, to create new rules, new expectations and boundaries. It’s not easy, there are missteps, but all four men are committed, and it is a pleasure to watch them create their new reality.
Sean Michael has written another solid addition to this series. Each of these stories is short and leaves you wanting more. I am really looking forward to the next set of guests at The Briar Rose Inn.
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