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3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  172 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Set in the steamy jungles of South America, Tripwire introduces an irresistible cast of characters, including Trip a merc for hire, just out for his next adrenaline rush. And his next paycheck. Bones is a doctor on the payroll of a major tree hugging organization, gone native and patching up the people who wander into his camp. When Trip and Bones get together, they ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Torquere Press (first published October 26th 2004)
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Jan 19, 2011 ElaineY rated it did not like it
Shelves: mm, mission-aborted
My 1 star is NOT because it's a bad book. It's for my sending it to my Mission Aborted folder. Here's why:

Once again, too much sex for sex's sake. I'm not interested enough in the characters to want to continue and also found it difficult to follow the dialog and the narrative. I had to keep re-reading to try and figure out who was speaking and who the narrative was referring to. I don't get this with other authors, just SM.

I thought this would be an adventure-romance but it's more erotica. Like
Jan 01, 2009 Matimate rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2008
There is golden rule about such books. Plot kills the thing, but in case of this book, the plot would help a lot The jungles of South America are hot and full of animals, plants, drug dealers, Greenpeace people, mercenaries, medical personnel and predators of all mentioned kinds above. The names of main heroes are not important on the first 200 pages, what is important is that one is mercenary and one is tree hugging doctor with long braid, who is working local field hospital. It was hot between ...more
Sep 01, 2015 Cindra rated it it was ok
This was not my fav of Sean Michael's books. Not even close. More porn than plot, something I usually don't mind if the plot line is strong. Wished there had been more depth to the MCs, both who are alpha males, the kind of guys I usually enjoy reading about. But there simply wasn't enough story to support the amount of sex on page. Did the guys have totally hot chemistry together? Absolutely. But I wanted more.
Apr 13, 2012 Jolinar rated it liked it
How do I put this? And I can't believe i'm actually about to say it of a Sean Michael novel, but a little less sex and a lot more plot would have made this a much more pleasant read. It only made me want to explore more of the actual relationship between Trip and Bones, rather than the constant screwing that not so far into the book made me forget it was a Sean Michael novel.
I liked the hot sex, although there was so much of it I actually found myself skipping over parts of it. At times you coul
More sex than story - I skimmed over a few sex scenes as they got a bit too much even for a Sean Michael novel! (Seemed to be more than even his Jarheads series which is saying something!) A pity really, as the plot underneath the sex was worthy of being developed with greater depth.
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Oct 28, 2016 Pamela Craft Jenewein rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-stories
Re-read... forgot this author's unique ability to write high intense erotica. I think I broke my fan while reading this book. Bones and Trip will haunt my dreams until my last breath.
holy hanna, I think this book had too much sex even for me (and that's really saying something) - how many different ways can you describe blow jobs and intercourse? ha ha. The story was actually really good and I loved the characters, and their relationship was very nicely done, but if you took out all the sex the book would have been about 15 pages long ;)
Oct 03, 2011 Feliz rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
Trip is a soldier for hire. Bones is a doctor for a lumbering company. When they meet in Bones's jungle camp, it's instant attraction. Although they are often separated for weeks and even months, they develop a strong relationship and love.

This book was sex, sex and sex again. Floods of semen filling the jungle lakes. Incredible steadfastness for both of the characters with at least two orgasms for each of them every time they were at it - and they were at it a lot. Except for the shagging, pre
Deanna Against Censorship
So much more could have been to done to develop the MCs into more complete characters. Yes they were hot, but I wanted more depth. I know they loved each other but I wanted more emotion and conversation that was not while having sex. The sex was good, but the story needed more. The plot had great possibilities and promise. I would have liked to see more story along with the hot sex. I liked these guys. I liked their commitment to each other and to their professions. The ending wrapped up too ...more
Nov 11, 2015 Riayl rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, romance
This was a really long book. Or maybe it just felt really long. Despite what some people might think, you can have too much sex in a book. I know, I know, this is how Sean Micheal writes but usually there isn't that much of an interesting story under the sex. Er, that didn't come out right. Most of the stories don't have a whole lot going on outside of the sex? Eh, still not quite what I want to say, but closer. Basically what I am trying to say is there was a fairly cool story here that could h ...more
Jun 18, 2010 adrienne rated it really liked it
Sean Michael books are often overviews of life, rather than a typical story with a specific point, but this is a deviation from that... there's more of a storyline in Tripwire, and it's done well. It still has the feel like the plot is basically centered around the character's sex lives, but there's an actual conflict and resolution.
Feb 19, 2010 Brie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
THIS WAS SO AMAZING! the story keeps you wanting more. The men in this story are all rugged and independent with marshmellow centers. The action and suspense in the story coupled with the relationships and obvious love between the two main characters is what makes this such a great read. I would absolutely love to read this story over and over again.
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Jan 02, 2015 Josephine Laskey rated it liked it

I liked this book, but found myself impatient to get to the end. I think I need a break from this series. This had a creepy character with a hook, and he was a cruel psychopath. I found it disturbing, but I am not turned off of the series. Taking a break.
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