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A Private Hunger

3.04 of 5 stars 3.04  ·  rating details  ·  290 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Matthew is taking a break before going to university, working at a cafe in Seattle. He's expecting to spend a few months meeting people, having fun and generally living it up before hitting the books. Then he meets Drakon, a passionate, masculine man with an animal magnetism that draws Matthew in. When Drakon offers Matt a job, he thinks the man is full of shit. But it soo ...more
Published August 12th 2008 by Torquere Press (first published 2005)
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Nile Princess
What was the point??

Initially, Matt and Drakon are interesting characters and this really could have been a much better story, but it just seemed to go in circles. The dialogue is simplistic and repetitive. Matt's repeated correcting of Drakon calling him 'Pet' was cute the first five or so times. Not so cute at 300. Matt also seemed incapable of having a rational thought and following it through to completion. He throws a spectacular tantrum when D refuses to allow him to leave the house long e
So a lot of the previous reviews are pretty accurate about this story. From reading the blurb, "A Private Hunger" seemed like it would be a good, hot story about a dragon shifter and his...mate?

So what this story actually was a story with regurgitated albeit raunchy sex scenes between two men (though I question if Matthew was due to his incessant giggling through out the entire story.)Drakon, the dragon shifter, had so much potential to be a stronger character if there was more development put i
I don't usually rate book low, and I do love Sean Michael's books, so I feel like I need to give an explanation here. The reason I didn't like this book is because of D. (view spoiler) ...more
Sammy Goode
I want to begin by saying that if I had been able this selection would have gotten a star and a half. Secondly I also want to make it clear from the beginning of this review that I have read some wonderful stories by this author; in particular her Hammer series. Unfortunately this novel, A Private Hunger, was not on par with that series...not by a long shot. The story, such as it is, introduces us to Matthew, a sweet college student living away from his family for a year. Now, the author glances ...more
Jimmy Hanson
Not the best Sean Michael novel I've read, and in the end kind of boring and seemingly pointless. Drakon [referred to constantly as "D" which annoyed me] is a dragon and eats people to survive - unashamed of this fact, and not easily prone to understanding that Matthew, a human who doesn't eat meat, has trouble coming to terms with.

I think one of the things that bothers me most about this novel is how Drakon NEVER CHANGES. He doesn't adjust, he doesn't adapt, he doesn't compromise. Matthew is th
I like books which do not pretend to be anything else but porn. The problem creeps out if there is hint of plot, which is stepped in to the dust by load of porn without any explanation to the reader. Sean Michael's books have one very good parts and very bad parts. The good ones are those racy sex scenes, where everything fucks anything and other turn around. The bad part is plot if author decides to put some in the book. The plots start with good and intriguing parts and are undeveloped and lea ...more
Does a story about a dragon shifter who basically keeps his lover couped up in a tower house and will never let him out - and I mean NEVER - count as romance? Does the fact that said dragon will inevitably end of up eating the man he loves, because that is how things always end between him and his mates, count as a HEA? My answer: Nope.
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
This was a so so story. I would say more like 2 1/2 stars. It started out interestingly enough. Matt seemed sweet, an Drakon was mysteriously sexy. However, once they were together, Drakon became overbearing, using sex to keep Matt happy enough to forget what he was upset about in the first place. The dialogue is often repetitive and the issue over calling Matt "Pet" got tiresome. There were times when it seemed as though Matt would finally stand his ground about being let out of the house and t ...more
Matthew, nineteen years old, is working away from home as a waiter in Seattle before starting his university education, when a handsome young man named Drakon makes him an attractive offer which he however declines. Yet by a strange set of circumstances Matthew soon finds himself in the arms of Drakon his admirer, and sharing his grand country home where Drakon seduces him, a seduction to which he willingly submits; the two soon fall passionately in love. Faced with the prospect of a life of lux ...more
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This started out promising but soon became disappointing as it dwindled to nothing but sex scene after sex scene. I usually like explicit sex in romances and a few gratuitous sex scenes don't bother me, but with "A Private Hunger" the plot was too thin of a veneer for the sex.
Janie "Cookie" Moretti
Um...I couldn't really get into the story. Sex was hot though I skimmed through most of it. Drakon just didn't set well with me. He never changed...never adjusted his life to fit Matts. I think i dislike him. Matt was ok but he didn't grow on me either. Dragon treated Matt like property and Matt let him. The end.
Stacey Jo
This book was "Ok". I've wavered back and forth between 2 and 3 stars. I'm going to say I like it, because, well, I like really hot sex in my books :o) and that's what I got...a LOT of really hot sex. But that's the problem, sometimes you can get too much of a good thing. There wasn't too much plot. This book had what I felt like was a lot of potential. The author could have developed the main characters "attributes" more and made that more of the storyline. I thought there could have been more ...more
I waffled between giving this book one or two stars. I decided on two because I didn't actually throw my computer at a wall after reading this, I just felt 'blah'. Maybe I was just in a good mood to begin with?
All the usual Sean Michael - isms "I need!", "So, big!". Lots of plunging and sucking up marks and pet names like - 'pet'. Unfortunately in 'A Private Hunger' the requisite twink is being held nominally captive by a man-eating dragon somewhere in contemporary America. This turns out to be
My problem with the book was not the smut... I'm all for smut. My problem was with the fact that there were several things that were touched upon and then just left. The struggle with Matthew going to college and then suddenly it's over. Drakon says "No!" and then just like that it's "No." and no more mention of it.

There should of been more tension regarding that. But hey, I guess sex sells. It wasn't satisfying.. I ended up being angry at the two main characters more then anything else.
Kumar naorem
When i finished the broken road i was speechless with the two main characters. the more i read the stronger i started to like them,

well after finishing this book. i was left speechless aagain. for a whole another reason. it felt like some porno movie is made into a book that too by an amateur writer. no plot... sex sex sex sex.

for those who haven't read Sean Michael's The Broken Road. read it. to me it's his best so far.
Honestly if it's was possibles to rate that 0/5...this would be my choice.
It's not even PWP, that implies at least good porn.
Badly writing, badly editing (not a surprise considering the publishing house), personage cliche, unidimensional, no scenario, scene unrealistic/unthinkable.
I try to understand how someone can have the idea that it's was a good idea to publish that, even just write the book.
I want a refund.
Renee (ren213)
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Scarlet James

I enjoyed this book well-enough. The love scenes were hot, but the plot was hardly a plot at all. Not a lot happened. The characters seemed well together and there were some funny parts, but I thought about giving up on the story several times through-out the read.
I've read almost all the Hammer novels and decided to try this one. It's so repetitive... Every 5 pages you find the same sex scene and the relationship/"arguments"/dialogues just go in circles around the same topics again and again and again and again. Couldn't finish it...
Soooo confusing!!!
It was all sex, sex and more sex, but no real plot.
And the end? I understood it that D had a lot of lovers and all of them were eaten and Matt will be too, someday, right? So wtf?
Didn't like it at all!
More like 2.5 This would have been a great story if it had an aim. The was a beginning and a middle then there was no end. I could not tell what I was supposed to get out.
Delilah Storm
I liked this book. It was interesting, with some very hot scenes in it. Great for a diversion when you need one.
The book lacked depth in character development and in plot. I was disappointed
Isolation is the first step in an abusive relationship. Just saying.
Shawn Foisy
a pretty interesting, erotic novel, paranormal type thing..
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Ryoma Gartre
May 10, 2012 Ryoma Gartre marked it as not-going-to-read
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