Title ~ Love Matters
Author ~ Sean Michael
Publisher ~ Totally Bound Publishing
Due to be published ~ 13th February 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM, Erotica.
For ten years they’ve done things Trey’s way. Now Lucien wants more. He wants to be with his lover full-time. Is Trey ready? Will he ever be?
Ten years after they first met and fell in love, Lucien and Trey are still together—after a fashion. Terrified that he’s going to become entirely dependent on Lucien, Trey calls his lover to come spend four to five days with him whenever he finishes a novel. Lucien wants more, but up until now has been willing to bow to Trey’s wishes.
Finally broaching the idea of seeing each other more often, during Trey’s writing periods, Lucien suggests that they begin to date each other on Friday nights. Trey agrees to the experiment and begins to flourish as Lucien gets him out of the house more—to eat, to swim, to visit the beach.
But can Trey remain faithful to his work ethic, get the job done with his novels and enjoy the distractions and adventures Lucien plans for him? Or will Lucien’s desire to have more break them apart?
Trey is a blind author. He's been in a relationship with Lucien for ten years, but he still keeps the man at a distance. The two men only see each other when Trey has finished a book, so they can end up spending months apart.
Understandably Lucien wants more. He loves his man, and is often frustrated, in more ways than one, that Trey won't let him into his life more. But Trey has a very real fear of depending on anyone and that just might be one stumbling block too many for this awesome couple.
One day they would join their lives, one day when Trey knew he would become totally dependent on Lucien's strength. He just didn't know when that day was.
A lot of the problems between the two men are because of how Trey perceives himself. I loved this...Trey's way of describing himself to Lucien.
“You've never lived with a blind control freak nutbag.”
There were a number of things that were different in this book and I loved how Sean catered for the fact that Trey was blind. The book was written from both POVs and when Trey was in the spotlight the emphasis was on sounds and touch and smells. Trey often looked to Lucien for visual assurance that he looked the part as well - whether it was sexy, or simply how Trey looked like post-orgasm. I liked the way Sean did this and it added depth to Trey's character.
I wasn't sure what to make of Trey especially in the first part of the book. I guessed that being blind meant there were a number of things that Trey had never experienced, but feeling the sand under his toes for example was quite strange seeing as Trey had mentioned earlier that he had been to the lake before. I personally know a couple of blind people and they weren't as isolated in their lives as Trey clearly was. But then there was a good reason for why Trey was the way he was and I loved how patient Lucien was with him.
Of course his first reaction was to take care of Trey, but he could learn how to take care of his boy by teaching Trey how to do things for himself.
There were lots of little incidences in this book that warmed my heart. The sandcastles, the red shirt. Their dinner together at the fancy restaurant. The trust Trey showed at the swimming pool. It was all so sweet, and a great way of showing the deep love the two men had for each other. Trey surprised Lucien too, on one of their dates, but you are going to have to read the book to find out about that one.
Being a Sean Michael book it stands to reason there is a lot of sex in this one. Trey and Lucien share a BDSM relationship and I love how Lucien caters to Trey's blindness without making him feel weak or inadequate in any way. The sex was inventive, Trey wasn’t into pain, but for me the highlight of the book was the interactions outside of the bedroom. In particular Sean’s description of the writing process was so realistic I think it would provide a valuable insight to anyone who thought they would like to write a book. Another fantastic read from one of my favorite authors.
"Marshmallows are proof that there is a god and he loves us."
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