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Royal Flush

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  252 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Three years ago, Royal played slave to Mike’s Master while working undercover in the leather community, and their relationship has never recovered. After a perp’s accusation of impropriety, Royal and Mike decide taking early retirement with a pension is easier than fighting false charges. Nursing his wounds in a bar, Royal’s interrupted by a man from his past, from the ver ...more
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Published February 20th 2013 by Resplendence Publishing
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Mar 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbt
This Novella is a little slice of Sean Michael BDSM kinky fuckery, it makes no excuses for itself and basically gets off to a flying start, so if you like a little titillation between the nice easy sweet reads, and BDSM is your thing then this is a perfect filler.... 3.5 stars
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I suggest you read the blub before reading the book as it basically gives you the background to the story that you don’t get from the book. Royal had been a good cop, ten years on the force, eight years in homicide and
A Hearts On Fire Review

3.75 STARS--"Royal Flush" is book #33 in Handcuffs and Lace series. This is my first time reading from the series but not from the author. And in his previous works, I was left a little underwhelmed, not seeing his appeal. But this story proved me wrong. It was pretty entertaining.

Royal (yes his real name is Royal) has been forced to retire from the police force due to his proclivities, his penchant for submission. He pines for his straight ex- police partner. He's confus
Sheryl C. Nash
Two phrases i have NEVER written for a review on Goodreads and i'm using it for the first time for Sean Michael and Royal Flush;


I honestly have no idea WHY i loved it - i'm NOT a fan of pain sluts in BDSM (its too extreme a fetish for me) BUT SOMEHOW, it REALLY worked for me in this short story; Bone and Royal were just EXPLOSIVE together!

And i must admit that i have also enjoyed Sean's other 2 contributions to the Handcuffs and Lace
Serena Yates
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay, bdsm-and-d-s
This book is about a man who struggles with the fact that he is a submissive. And I mean, really struggles. Not only has it gotten him kicked out of the police force based on his former partner's disgust with him being gay, but it also devastated him to be seen as "weak". Never mind that he shouldn't want the "perverse" things he craves so deeply. That's what a lot of people told him, and he is so ashamed of his needs that it crushes him. Luckily there is a man, the guy who pierced him for his u ...more
Feb 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
Poorly developed novella. Story ended feeling incomplete as far as resolving Royal's internal conflict of being a submissive and his homophobic stalker ex-partner Mike. One day was not enough time for Bone and Royal to develop a trusting relationship. Also, not only did Royal need a D/s relationship, he really needed more comfort than Bone gave him. Three years was too long for Bone to hold a torch for Royal. And no information on Royal's current job situation after a forced retirement from the ...more
Serena Yates
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a man who struggles with the fact that he is a submissive. And I mean, really struggles. Not only has it gotten him kicked out of the police force based on his former partner's disgust with him being gay, but it also devastated him to be seen as "weak". Never mind that he shouldn't want the "perverse" things he craves so deeply. That's what a lot of people told him, and he is so ashamed of his needs that it crushes him. Luckily there is a man, the guy who pierced him for his u ...more
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, m-m
Read on 8/6/13

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Royal was a good cop. On the force for 10 years, 8 years in homocide, and 3 years undercover. His undercover operation had him and his partner in a D/s relationship which put Royal in the sub position. He's kinky and dreamed/NEEDED to be a "real" sub. His partner is straight (and homophobic). Before he went under he got a piercing and the piercer, Bone, is a Dom and lusted after Royal for 3 years. Thinking he could be what Royal needed because he knew his partner couldn't (he d
I dont like to rehash the plot of the book bc we all know how to read and already did that before purchasing this book.
I LOVE this author and I LOVE this series of books with the police theme. So im quite confused as to what happened here. It was a massive piece of bdsm fluff and not in the fun way. The connection between the MCs seemed so forced and rough that it was difficult to accept. Even in a fantasy land. Bone the Dom has basically been obsessing over Royal the sub for three years and ta
Emma Sea
Feb 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Better than the usual Sean Michael.
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Royal had been a police officer for ten years, the last three of those undercover. After some false allegations from a bad collar, he’d been squeezed off the job and nothing had been right since then. Even though it had been a number of years, Royal hadn’t forgotten Bone – the piercer and BDSM Master who had pierced Royal’s cock before he’d gone undercover. When they meet again, this time nothing is stopping them from truly getting to know each other.

I enjoyed this quick read – steamy and sensua
Katy Beth Mckee
Royal discovers something about himself while undercover but he's made to feel shame about his discover and longings. Bone had a hand in setting up the undercover situation Bone is also just the person to teach him that there is no shame in wanting and needing.
Colleen Cremen
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yummy and Hot

I love the power exchange and I love how Sean Michael writes it. Great story about a unemployed cop who was made to feel ashamed and the top who was so happy to have found him again and gave the boy what he needed
Apr 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Too short, Royal didn't solve his issues with what he desires nor the problem of his homophobic ex- partner on the force
Sep 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Not a very satisfying ending

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

Rating: 5/10

- I thought Bone was just the right amount of pushy to be hot. He has a bit of arrogance, naturally, but I didn’t think it was over the top. And Royal’s fight, his resistance, matches Bone well.
- Royal’s age isn’t identified, but he’s no spring chicken; he’s old enough to have earned a pension from the police department. In spite of that, Bone doesn’t treat him any differently tha
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Deep undercover police work in the BDSM community drove a wedge between partners Royal and Mike over three years ago. Their friendship and working relationship began to falter and eventually they both retired from the force.

Nursing a drink in a bar Royal is confronted by the man who helped prepare him for his role as a submissive. Bone never forgot the day he pierced Royal or the need he saw in the man's eyes. He knows exactly what the ex-cop is looking for and Bone is just the man to show Royal
Feb 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, mm, zz-amazon-yes
This was an interesting short story and the two main characters worked well together. However something was lacking in the story, it felt too superficial which detracted from my enjoyment. I wanted to find out more about the events that resulted in Royal's fear over his submissive tendencies - what specifically happened when he was undercover acting as Mike's slave? I also thought it so unlikely that (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the first Sean Michaels book that didn't leave me feeling ripped off or mislead by the blurb in a long time. This author usually promises more than the actual delivery. Actual character development would have been nice. Suspended disbelief for insta-love, how someone longs for another for three years then finds him just when he's at his lowest, and why any law enforcement agency would require such a piercing. Minus a star for recycled shaving scene that seems to be on a loop for Michaels ...more
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, I only wish it were longer. I want to know what happens with the piece of shit ex-partner, does he continue to make his presence known or does he come out as we all know he is such a homophobe because he secretly wants to do what Royal wanted? I WANT TO KNOW!!! Other than that small problem I can't wait to read more from this author.
3.5 stars (we need a half-star button, I think...)

PWP? I'm seeing lots of PWP comments here and yet this book is one of the few shorties I felt a story with.

Yes, the reader gets dropped into the middle of a story, but this time, you hit the ground running. I felt connected to the main characters, the peripheral characters were as necessary; no more. No less.

I liked it.
Phetra Novak
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Sean Michael BDSM story at its best! Lots of steamy and controlled hot sex but what amazes me most is S. Michaels ability to still give me a great feel for his characters and their personal story even though this is no long novel. Bone and Royal so perfect in their own need. Mike the forever and always ass who needed to drown himself in that vanilla flavor he seemed to love so much!
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I liked this one better!!
If the bdsm elements were on the lighter side, I would have enjoyed it more. Ok read
Page Crusherz
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute story. Short, fun and sexy
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, m-m-bdsm
Tyra Berger
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Intense, and erotic or in other words a book by Sean Michael. Love his characters and the way that he writes vulnerable but strong subs and caring Doms.
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
By reading this book, you're basically going to be paying for sex. It's Porn Without a Plot, but I liked the sex. I think my eyes might have even misted over once.
Simply Just Jen
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very short read. My, my, my, the sex was steamy and smokin! I enjoyed the book and it managed to grab my attention.
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, m-m, bdsm
For a short story this really did It for me.
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good read. Little too short; suspect the start of a series.
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