Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Release Day Review: Brewing (Beer and Clay Book 4) by Sean Michael


Title ~ Brewing (Beer and Clay Book 4)

Author ~ Sean Michael

Publisher ~ Pride Publishing

Published ~ 13th October 2015

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM



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As the love between Toby and Damon deepens, the man intent on destroying their happiness increases his efforts.
Toby and Damon are back in Brewing, their relationship deepening more despite the continuing efforts of a stranger to bring them down.
Helping in their efforts are their best friends Peter and Christian. Peter’s new investment in a three-story building on the same block as Damon’s bar offers Toby the opportunity of having a studio close to home. It also gives Peter and Christian a home they’ve made together, which Peter hopes will bring them closer together.
A former soldier, Christian has a hard time letting go and finding his subspace. It’s going to take a lot to break the conditioning he’s learned in the Army. Peter is stubborn, though, and he’s seriously falling for his strong sub.
Will yet another attack bring down two couples this time?


Liza’s Review

In this fourth installment of the Beer and Clay books we see a lot more of Peter and Christian, as well as Toby and Damon. Peter and Christian have bought a property very close to Damon's bar, and Toby is going to be sub-leasing part of the space for his studio. The book opens with Peter and Christian going through their new space, and christening it the way they do it best. I totally adored Christian in the previous books so it was lovely to see the broody, troubled man apparently doing a lot better.

Unfortunately for all four men, the intruder that has been plaguing the last three books is still in the picture. A barman and Christian both get hurt when the stalker, or whoever he is, tries to get into Toby and Damon's apartment above the bar.

Sean Michael's writes amazing sex scenes especially when there is a BDSM element in it and there is a lot of that in this book - both Damon and Toby, and Peter and Christian. Unfortunately in this book the sex tended to over shadow the story. I wanted to know who the intruder was and why he was after Toby - and yay, we do find that out. But it was such a tiny part of the book. It was wonderful to learn more about Christian and why he found it so hard to submit, and scenes with Toby and Damon are always good. There's love in this book and that is always precious. But after going through four books waiting to find the end to the mystery over who was stalking Toby and Damon, I couldn't help feeling disappointed by the end of the book. Hot sex and a good read, definitely. But maybe the intruder could have given us a little monologue so we could see what he was all about?

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