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Burn (Hammer #10)

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Marshall and Dave grew up in the same neighborhood. They’ve mostly lost touch as they've gotten older, getting together just once a year with a bunch of other old friends for a game of football. This year, firefighter Marshall is late, and when he does show up Dave can tell the man has not had a good day. When Dave suggests they leave the gang and go back to Marshall's pla...more
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published (first published December 2010)
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I was a bit hesitant to read this one, I must admit but alas soon as I started the story I was hooked.It is the story of two very different men. Marshall , the intense firefighter and Dave his once a year get together friend who meet for a drink with old friends beer and a game. But Dave has had a thing for Marshall and this year he is determined to make marshall not just a once a year friend get together but a full time hook up. Dave is into a little BDSM while marshall hasnt even gone there. T...more
Not bad, but not one of the best Hammer stories

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 6/10

- Many of Michael’s BDSM stories show characters who fall in love hard and fast, and as a result I tend to find them sweet but unbelievable. In this story, the men’s relationship moves rather slowly, especially on Marshall’s part. I thought that was a nice change of pace.
- There’s definitely an aspect of power exchange in the relationship in this book, but it’s...more
I will start with the biggest positive in the book, Marshall. I really liked Marshall a lot. I thought the man had depth and I enjoyed his character. Marshall is a hero who does not recognize that in himself and who needs to be able to let go of the bad stuff that happens so he can move forward with his life. To me, Marshall is a sub sort of like Frank in Push. He is a tough alpha kind of guy who needs help in letting go.

On the negative side, while I really enjoy reading erotic novels, it seemed...more
Mel Bradley
This is a surprising read from Sean Michael, particularly for the Hammer series. This book is based more on the relationship and internal struggles of the main characters, Marshall in particular, versus the D/s relationship or gratuitous sex. There is plenty of sex, and some of it is gratuitous, but there are also well-developed characters and a decent plot. The D/s relationship and roles are not as blatant in his story – while each character has a clearly defined role in the bedroom, one of the...more
Serena Yates
As usual with novels in the 'Hammer' series there is more sex than story in this book, but that fits the point it's trying to make.

What I thought was interesting was the slightly different way the two main characters interacted. Marshall is a strong firefighter who needs to learn how to let go of his job-related stress. Predictably, he has a problem doing that, thinking strength equals stoically pushing through his issues. Dave can offer him the way out - and since he's a Dom who 'knows' exactly...more
Nope. The "Dom" MC in this one gave me the full-on creeps. I was ready to DNF several times, but kept going so I could add my rating. This bordered on non-consensual to me and was basically one sex scene after another.

Not my cup of tea. Cannot recommend.
3.5 stars. Bdsm m/m romance between a sports store owner/dom and a fireman sub. Read this short novel in one go at 4am for a bdsm fix, enjoyable but somewhat formulaic.
Jimmy Hanson
Hot and schmexy and loving.

I wasn't so sure at first; Marshall is so against anything new and different, putting up a grand sort of resistance, and I mainly got caught in the story to see if Dave would push him too far, if Dave was mistaken in his belief that Marshall really needed to be a sub and how the fall-out would resolve.

Wasn't disappointed, not in the least. The by-play was well done, if you can get past all of the "fucks" and "studs." o.O;; Dave isn't a hard-core BDSM Dom, doesn't want...more
Burn is a Hammer story but can be read alone. It includes plenty of hot sex, fisting, and nipple play. Best of all it has a great HEA, which I love.

I did have trouble with the fact that Marshall did not have a safe word from the beginning. I understood why he did not but normally beating someone with a belt is considered abusive. I had trouble with that scene as Marshall had no way to call an end to it. And Dave walked a very thin line because he was relying on Marshall's body signals but bodies...more
Kristie Sanchez
Eh, same story as many of the others, just different names. It was okay,. Would be good if all the characters in each of these books didn't all sound the same. They all seem to have the same words, the same adjectives, exclamations, etc. gets boring.
I've read all the Hammer books and was in the mood for PWP; so Burn was great for that.

What I've had my fill of is SM's treatment of piercings. You CANNOT play with a nip rings so soon after piercing as she describes. It's not an issue of pain, though seriously they HURT like hell!! (and yeah I know it's more painful for women than men) It's more of an issue of inflammation and infection. No licking, flicking, NO POOL or ocean water for months. I'm a stickler for some details and in all the Ham...more
Marshall and Save have known each other for years and get together with a large group of childhood friends once a year to play football.

Dave realises that Marshall is tense and thinks that he can help Marshall relax. However Dave's idea of relaxation freaks out Vanilla Marshall.

They quickly fall I love, however it takes a while for Marshall to realise that kinky is not something terrible and for Dave to realise that love comes before the kink. Once they both realise these points the relationsh...more
Katy Beth Mckee
Dave is a top, through and through. He's known Marshall for a while but he suddenly makes his move. Marshall's a big strong firefighter and doesn't think he can or needs to submit. But Dave has really feelings for his big, tough guy and is very loving and patient. He very slowly introduces new things and doesn't need a lot of things that would freaky Marshall out. The relationship is very strong, very clear, and comes first in this story.
Sean Michael never lets me down. Another outstanding book.
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Often referred to as "Space Cowboy" and "Gangsta of Love" while still striving for the moniker of "Maurice," Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours...more
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