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Between Friends (Between Friends #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  279 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Two very different couples. Two very different lives. Yet somehow they manage to keep things between friends. Schoolteacher Jason and Harry the cop have a pretty good life together. Or at least they always have in the past. When Harry starts acting strangely, withdrawing from Jason and displaying bouts of mysterious anger, Jason starts to wonder if he's losing his hold on ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Torquere Press (first published June 18th 2007)
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Natsroshan
Mar 07, 2009 Natsroshan rated it it was amazing
Really a great story.
There's so many things i'd like to say about this story, but i can't find the right words without giving spoilers; so my review will be short.
2 couples and 2 set of friends who are coping with the after-effect of a tragedy...
Sean Michael tells us this story differently: he takes us inside their life, inside their hearts, trying to deal with every day life, trying to believe that "everything is all right".
If we believe it hard enough, it has to be true???
I really liked the ch
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Maarja
Jun 09, 2013 Maarja rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
This just didn't feel real - I mean, nobody uses the word "love" that often in real life... The relationships just seemed a little too perfect, everyone so understanding and forgiving. And after all that time, suddenly getting over rape that easily also didn't seem believable. At least the author tried to make the dialogues realistic (although I'm not sure he succeeded)...
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Bookbee
3.5 STARS

While I liked this book I felt as though I had missed a previous book...but this is Book 1 in the series! Events - serious events - were mentioned that impacted these characters and I was left feeling disconnected.
Charly
Nov 02, 2012 Charly rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the books I’ve read by Sean Michael

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

Rating: 9/10

PROS:
- Four very different characters, each of whom is unique and likeable.
- Beautiful friendship between the four men. Each man understands the other three so well that he knows instinctively what each of them needs, even if the one hurting is a friend and not his partner.
- Sensitive treatment of an excruciating psychological trauma for one of the men. I LOVED th
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Wendy Ann
It’s not often you sort of get two stories for the price of one, but that’s kind of what happened in “Between Friends” as we get to follow along with two couples who are connected with strong bonds of friendship. I loved the contrasts between the couples – Sammy and Peter were a little more on the kinky side with a mild D/s relationship while Harry and Jason suffered some hangups along with trying to cope through a PTSD due to a major incident involving Harry. A nice change of pace to have a bit ...more
Sarina
First let me start off this review with a spoiler and a warning: (view spoiler) Okay, while I wasn't expecting ...more
Lee
I learned a valuable lesson with the Between Friends book/series, and that lesson is to never buy the entire series until after reading the first book. Between Friends, the first book in the series, is so bad that I'll not suffer through the remaining three books. I'll move them to my abandoned shelf, where, with time, they might age and improve. The plot is nonexistent, the characters of Sammy and Jason are portrayed as perfect little wives, cooking, cleaning, bandaging up their men, and totall ...more
Tj
Mar 10, 2015 Tj rated it liked it
This book is the first of the series, but Sean pulled a George Lucas. Harry is a cop who was kidnapped, held hostage and raped. He and his partner Jason are dealing with the aftereffects in this book. Like George Lucas books 2, 3 & 4 reverse and tell how Harry and Jason met and the details of Harry's attack. The series also includes their friends Samuel and Peter.

Between Friends is choppy and lacks cohesion. We don't get a clear picture of Harry, Jason, Peter or Sammy. It is like scrapbookin
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Serena Yates
Nov 07, 2009 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
This was the first book of the Between Friends sereis that was released and I originally read it in May 2008. With the other three books having been released since (chronoligocally they all happen before ths one), I decided to re-read it in May 2010.

It's lost nothing of its charm but a lot of the references to the past made sense for me now, knowing the full back story. The way that the two couples relate to each other is wonderful and I certainly hope there might be another volume, to clear up
...more
Phetra Novak
Aug 13, 2014 Phetra Novak rated it really liked it
Sean Michael at his best. Between Friends is a heart breaking story about love, friendship and learning how to over come hell. The 4 characters Peter/Samuel and Harry/Jason are strong well established character all bring their own flair to the story. I love how Sean Michael can bring kink and vanilla together so well in one and the same book and how he manages to tell several stories that all together as one in the end. I love Between Friends almost as much as I love Marcus from the Hammer serie ...more
Dawn
May 01, 2012 Dawn rated it liked it
I almost stopped reading about a third of the way through. There wasn't enough of a story at that point, it was all sex and I just didn't really care about the characters or about what happened to them. But I'm glad I kept reading because the story got much better. If the first half had been as good as the second half was, I would've given it a five star rating.
❀~Amy~❀
1.5 stars
This is my least favorite Sean Michael book to this point. The dialog, with all the I love you's and calling each other love, was so unrealistic. A sex scene per chapter (29 chapters...makes for a whole lot of sex), circling around the same issues and conversations again and again, and very little plot had me bored out of my mind. Definitely don't recommend this one to anyone!
Sarah_loves_books
Jan 30, 2013 Sarah_loves_books rated it really liked it
Chronological order of the Between Friends -series:
When Harry Met Jason
Sammy's Place
Trial by Fire
Between Friends
Elsi
Two couples and close friends. Other couple is strugling after one of them is kidnapped and raped. With the help of their friends Jason and Harry manage to overcome their troubles!
Janean
Jul 15, 2010 Janean rated it really liked it
Read as part of my QGB Q2 Challenge picked by Lynn. As always, Sean Michaels manages to endear me to yet another set of characters. I look forward to reading more of their stories. :)
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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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