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Braided: a Velvet Glove Novel

(Velvet Glove #6)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  489 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Peter and Paul run the body modification store at the Velvet Glove. They specialize in tattoos and piercing, using their own bodies as experimental canvases. These two have a special relationship, one as volatile as it is loving, as most of the members of the Glove are well aware.

Along comes Bowie, master masseur and strong, steady top. Attracted to the souloves, he gets
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Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published July 3rd 2015 by Sean Michael (first published May 2007)
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Phaney
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, ménage
Oh but this one was good.

Lots of sex, naturally, but it doesn’t feel as though it overwhelms the story. (Well, maybe the sex goes a little overboard for a while towards the end.)

And there is a story. The relationship between these three is complicated to say the least and the author doesn’t shy away from all the layered issues. No one, not even Bowie, gets away with always doing the right thing. But they convincingly learn together, among some major setback. That sense of progress and real devel
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Aղցela W.
I gave this book 4 stars because it was oversexed and although I do like that I wish that it would have been more to the characters and I do like reading Sean Michael. This was book six in this series and I have not read the books before this but I will I would love to visit the Velvet Glove. The dynamic between Peter and Paul is entertaining to read about, especially once Bowie shows up and turns the status quo on its head. The twins' actions are random and often funny and sometimes too much, a ...more
Marsha Spence
My favorite of the Velvet Glove series!
Elisa Rolle
Peter and Paul are twin. And lovers. And friends. They are all for the other. But they need someone who balance them, a dom that understand the unsaid words between them. Bowie is that dom. He is quite and strong, like his gemini are loud and weak.

Peter is a gentle soul. He doesn't speak a lot, but he knows what he wants, and Bowie knows he has to listen to him and be patience and wait for his pet.

Paul is loud and active, but he is unsure. Apparently stronger than his brother, he hides his fea
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Tamela
It was so nice to finally get to really meet Peter and Paul. I've had snippets of them throughout the series and it's always good to finally get to know the characters. I can only say they were really lucky to finally meet Bowie. He was what they needed to have their relationship as brothers grow. We didn't know too much about Bowie before he came on the scene, but it sounds like he was comfortable with his life, but that he was searching. And found what he was looking for in two quarreling twin ...more
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
★★★★☆
You know what you're going to get with a Michael's story - lots of sexin' and this didn't disappoint. I've had this for quite some time and finally took the time to read it this weekend.

Bowie meets the twins and can tell immediately they need a strong hand and someone to guide them and he's ready to step forward and be that guy. Each of the twins is alike and separate and Bowie has to work to understand each of them and fulfill their needs and he makes some missteps but I liked that he was
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Trio
What a journey, I kept putting this one down and picking it back up again... I loved what SM did with the characters, the whole thing about the twins and their pasts was really interesting the way it wove through the plot though I would have liked more about Peter's story before Paul. I liked how Paul felt if he wasn't bad or a brat no one noticed him, that played in to the story well. And Bowie was terrific, the perfect Top for them. All in all not my favorite Velvet Glove novel but still very ...more
Sue Brown
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, threesomes
One of my favourite Sean Michael books; long and satisfying.
Elizabeth
This was my first story by the author and I have to say that little happened beyond sex. It is really wondrous the amount of sex the trio had. The twins were interesting and their interactions often funny, while Bowie's coming changed things.
Charly
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of sex with not much else going on to break it up

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

Rating: 6/10

PROS:
- The dynamic between Peter and Paul is entertaining to read about, especially once Bowie shows up and turns the status quo on its head. The twins’ actions are random and often funny (putting the key for a door in their apartment “in the deep freeze,” for example), and Bowie takes it all in stride.
- There’s something unusual about all of the characters in
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Anne
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story about three men working to make a relationship work. It is not a perfect relationship; there are upsets, hurt feelings, quarrels, misunderstandings, and Paul feels left out, unaccepted, and unneeded at times. Worse, Paul leaves his two lovers once and while details are not given he gives blow jobs for money while he is he gone, lets men beat him, and lets someone have such rough sex with him that he bleeds. These things are mentioned but not shown. I rather felt that his lovers s ...more
Veronica
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Took me four tries to get past 12%. I’m not sure I would have ever made it further than that if it weren’t for the fact that I already owned it, and I could use the fisting scene toward the MM Scavenger Hunt. I just had such a hard time getting past the instantaneous meet-and-jump-into-bed thing, and the twins were so immature. This honestly felt less like a BDSM story and more like a Daddy/boy story. Add in the crazy ever-changing skin/hair colors and I just felt no connection whatsoever to the ...more
Norah
Hmmm where do I start with this read. Firstly I should give a short synopsis of the book.peter and Paul are twins who run the body modification shop at the velvet glove bdsm club.one is a piercer the other does ink,they have a special love a special bond,in comes bowie, the new masseuses.hes a strict Dom type and he instantly knows after seeing the twins and hearing their banter he has to have them both as his subs.and so starts the trials and tribulations of the three men. So now for my view on ...more
A.B. Gayle
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one. For a number of reasons, it made a nice contrast to a lot of the other books in the series. A top who didn't object to being fucked. Who didn't come across as a know it all, never wrong top and biys who weren't perfect.

Like a lot of Sean Michael's books we just see them having sex, but in this case a lot happened off screen we just didn't see it.

Paul away from the club, Peter and Bowie missing him, Peter and Bowie's confrontation with Mal. Their jobs. Peter's past. Thes
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Emmie
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, series, kink
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Alex
Oct 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, queer, bdsm
Stars: 3.5/5

Overall
If you want hot sex, and lots of it, then pick up this story! If you want deep plot, go else where. If you want character studies, you'll find it here. If you want deep, overwhelming emotions, this probably isn't the place. So am I saying this is worth it? Yes. As long as you go in knowing what you're going to get, you will be happy with what you get in the end. The writing was enjoyable enough that half way through (when I realized there wasn't really going to be much plot),
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Linda
I have to admit I didn't finish.... I was about 3/4 of the way done and found myself skipping the sex scenes hoping to find a story!

I really wanted to like this one after not really caring for Bent but I think I just don't like this author very much.

Once again too much sex which was redundant and got boring (can't believe I'm saying that again) and not enough story
Lola
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is fucking good !!!!!! i just love peter !!!!! just got to my heart and cant stop imagine him !!!! one thing left to say : Sean Michael you are freaking good !!!!!just freakin'fucking good!!!
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
It's Sean Michael, so you know it's going to be full of hot sexy times. This did not disappoint.

It kept trying to insert some plot....but really, there's no much there.

Nice fisting scene. Two sounding scenes.

Hot read.
Ivana
Not going to rate this one as it's now going to my shelf as a DNF. I just couldn't continue...it was incredible hot but there was nothing else there for me. I need a connection in the story and this just didn't grab me.
Lisa
Normally I love Sean Michael's books, however this one seemed to be just too much sex. Definitely PWP.
I know that 2 of the menage were younger men but I dont know where they got the stamina from..
clear skies
lolx2.

Isn't this the same as Gemini by Chris Owens? Or did Chris Owens just copy Sean Michael.

Renee (ren213)
Feb 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, mmm
Typical Sean Michael but I really liked the twins. They were cuties.
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