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Secrets, Skin and Leather

(Secret Series #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  846 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Scott Daley is a high-powered executive by day, but by night he plays on the fetish scene. He keeps his two lives scrupulously separate, not wanting his clients to have any idea what he gets up to. Afraid it might ruin him, Dal keeps his wild child side firmly in the closet.

So when Dillon, a distant business associate, sees Dal at a club one night, things take a dangerous,
Kindle Edition, 182 pages
Published June 2nd 2016 by Sean Michael (first published 2006)
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Many thanks to Vivian and Optimist for this awesome buddy read! And for everyone who has joined in too!

(Proper Buddy Read attire, no?)

'Twas nice bearing witness to Sean Michael cherries bring popped.

Aw yeah! Now they, too, can wear their WTF! faces with pride.

Now going in I pictured a whole lot of this:

But it was closer to this:

But SRAL, why?

It was too soon since my Malting incident. That was a frigging train wreck. I lost two IQ points after reading that book. I thought I regained them back but
Secrets, Skin and Leather by Sean Michael is one of the best homoerotic books I’ve ever read. One thing Mr. Michael’s excels in is writing sex scenes. There hasn’t been a single Sean Michael book I’ve read where I didn’t have to get myself a cold drink or turn the air down to cool off. WHEW!

When I bought this book, I wasn’t sure I would like it. I knew that both heroes were very promiscuous men before they even met, so I wondered if I there was going to be any kind of emotional connection betwe
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love PWP, fluffy kink and growling
Recommended to Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ by: SheReadsALot

In honor of the EPIC once in a lifetime event of my SM cherry poppin', I figured I would do a special, somewhat unorthodox "review" in honor of the lovely SRAL & Vivian who encouraged me to take this leap. *smooches* Many thanks to them and their contribution to my depravity support. All throughout the reading of Secrets, Skin and Leather I kept picturing them asking me questions, so with that in mind, I'm answering what I imagined those questions would be.

So, how'd you like it?
*nods* Not bad.
Before I begin, I feel it's only fair to let the record show that I DNF'd this book at 33%.

I know that there are a lot of book bloggers and reviewers out there that refuse to review and/or rate books that they do no finish; I am not one of them. I feel that if I make it a third of the way through the book, I have done my due diligence as a reader - I have given the author a fair shot to draw me into their world using their characters and plot and dialogue. If, a third of the way through the book
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Fun little jaunt into Minegrowlfucklandia.

Usual offering of possessive and complete possession with copious smexin' going down. Dal and Dillon frolic through the toy pornucopia from corsets to sounds and from plugs to fists these boys are BUSY. More entertaining than usual or maybe that was just the buddy read.

Good times, good times.
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
My Buddy Vivian brought up a buddy read and boy was it a good one! This is smutastic with m/m loving in a kinky way. I'm confused because it contains all the bdsm elements yet I don't find this to be a BDSM book. Regardless, the sex scenes are FABULOUS!

Scott Dally aka Dal meets possessive Dillon.

Meet Dal with the beautiful blue eyes before he puts his black eyeliner on.

Dillon the powerful man in a suit.

They get it on with sounding, fisting and sexy corsets. With piercings and sexy growls, I real
Sep 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of gay erotica, leather fetish
I don't find corsets on men attractive at all. I liked that they liked it. The kohl. The rouge. The toys. The attraction Dillon has for Dal when he spots him in little more than make-up and a tight corset sets the mood for this sorcher of a novel.

The unassuming start [a business meeting:] leads into an anticipatory meeting between Dillon and Dal[a.k.a Scott Daly:]. Only Dal doesn't know he's been spotted. Once together there are more than sparks. These two set flame to the bedsheets and inked p
❧ *´¸. A BookishBerkeleyGirl ❧ ‘•´¸.* ❧ Gwendolyn
3 Star Mysteriously Fab!

High-powered Dillon and Ambitious Dal~The Corset...Just Yum~and gosh this couple is so Adorable I loved the suits I loved the corset, I love the story within , but it was a bit unfinished.


I love the suits
I love the corsets.

I also love the mystrical flair

The book....


Highly Recommended just for a fun, hawt as all get out, adorable quick read, but; Beware...IMO...This book is Soooo Freak'in HAWT, if you don't like it super HAWT and SPICY it m
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
★★★☆☆½ ~ 3.5 Stars

Read this as a buddy read with the BDSM Group. We had lots of fun with it - thank you all for a great time and chatter. Extra special thanks to Optimist and to Vivian for hosting.

You know those books you read where you're 80% in and they finally have sex? Sean Michael doesn't write those kind of books. They are sex, mine, sex, need, sex, growl, sex, hum, well you get the point. Let's just say you don't read SM for intricate plot points.

Is that not a hot bookcover? Yeah, that's
Feb 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of the hottest books I have read in a long time! There are some heavy BDSM play, but because of the chemistry and the characters themselves it didn't bother me. In fact, I loved it. Dillon and Dal are two people that are made for one another. Watching them grow from it being all about sex to an actual emotional relationship was so satisfying to say the least. ...more
Courtney Bassett
This is possibly the hottest Sean Michael book I’ve read yet, and that’s saying a lot. Corsets, plugs, piercings, clamps, fisting, food play, and two guys who can’t get enough of each other. What more could you want?
Dec 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, 2008
The plot which can be described in one sentence: Two fetishist met, fucked together like bunnies, one got exposed and ran to save other, the other came and picked the runaway then fucked him and lived happily ever after in the mist of fetishist scene. Yummy. Well it is enough of plot, which I tolerate in gay romance.I read it not for plot, yes? The story about Dillon and Dal and various corsets if full of money treason and sex. Easy to read and without emotional garbage if some emotions then ver ...more
Karen Wellsbury
There are these 2 guys, they're both into kink.
They actually work closely together, but don't know that they are both into kink.
They realise, and have sex
One wears a corset
They have some more sex
Things go a bit wrong, so they have some more sex
Things go bad, one runs away, the other goes afer himn
They have sex
They have more sex

The End
Feb 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults, mm lovers & BDSM readers
Recommended to carol by: Vivian
This is my first Sean Michael novel I've read and thanks to Vivian for hosting the buddy read in the BDSM group. I enjoyed the story, and following characters Dillon Walsh and Scott Daly from the first sighting Dillon has he realised that the straight laced executive hid a very different side to him in a club after work. His attraction to 'Dal' when wearing his soooo sexy cincher/corsets was most definitely a fascinating fetish to follow. He is also a man who goes after what he wants.

There's a d
Taylor Stumpf
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I originally picked up this book because it was on the fisting list. I'll confess... I have a bit of a fisting fetish. I like a book where this activity happens. So... If you are one of those kinds of people who enjoys fisting in literature I would say this book won't let you down. It's definitely worth reading.

I've never considered myself a piercing fetishist. I still don't. But I did like the way piercing was used in this book. I won't spoil any details but let's just say if you like tattoos
WARNING adult review. Only a partial review here

What a cover!!

Never read Sean Michael before, will read again. Secrets, Sin and Leather is a Sexy, kinky, down and dirty read. While the review may seem random, it is the sex content as it happens in the book just stripped down to a word or words. Obviously there's more dialogue than I've indicated, but it's minimalist and the plot weaves around the sex. I really enjoyed it because it's kinky and it's passionate and I like people being able to be
Sep 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, the reason I picked up this book is because it was on the 'Cross-dressing' shelf for the Shelf-a-thon challenge. That was misleading - the guy likes to wear cinchers and corsets, but he's not really a cross-dresser. He's actually super careful about separating his professional and kink lifestyles.

It is a kink story, but it's not what most would consider a BDSM story, though there's definitely dominance and some kinks explored. The story is mostly sex - literally 4/5ths of the story is sex. W
Ms. Nikki
Porn without plot. A good read if you like, the word "baby," nipple clamps, corsets, food, butt plugs, business men, contacts, and a man whose recovery time after sex is quicker than the time it takes you to say "pervert." :) ...more
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-kobo-yhoo
Yes, the bulk of this story is sex, sex, sex. How many ways can Dillon get Dal into a corset and…. But the scenes work for me every time. I liked that Dillon and Dal recognized that the other just fit right into their kinks. I also liked that their relationship was pretty even, while their roles were clearly defined it was more about mutual power and pleasure. There is a bit of plot here (view spoiler) but the ...more
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews
Yes, it's mainly PWP, but the sex is sizzlin' hot! This is a great escape read when you just want to be immersed in a m/m fantasy playground. There is chemistry galore as these two characters truly enjoy discovering each other. Small bit of conflict/resolution towards the end, but then, this isn't meant to be a heavy read. It's just a fun, sensual romp to be savored for what it is. Yum! ...more
Pamela Su
Wow. Sex overload.

What worked for me in his Bus Stories anthology just didn't work for me in a full-length book. I thought I would enjoy the story but this was just too much sex for me and not enough story.

I will, however, concede that the sex scenes are pretty hot and steamy. I did enjoy the kinky stuff between Dillon and Dal but there was just a little too much of it that it started feeling repetitive even if they weren't exactly doing the same things. Oh, and the piercing scene cracked me up
Discontinued at 54%. The heroes hook up, have some kinky sex with cinchers, corsets, penis wands and plugs. Hook up again, have more kinky sex. Kinky sex is followed by more fucking and kinky sex and at 54% I realised that I was bored by too much sex, mainly because I couldn't connect with the main characters. After reading more than half of the book, I knew little to nothing of the heroes, besides that they are rich and one of them is disguising his fetish nature. I am a girl, I like some emoti ...more
Dee Wy
Can a guy really get it up 6 times in a row in a few short hours? Dillon and Dal can, and it will come as no surprise to Sean Michael readers that this story is half sex scenes. They are super hot together so it wasn't too much of a hardship to read. Dal's fetish for corsets makes Dillon crazy and he keeps buying him more and more of them. Lots of toys and piercings in the story too. Not a bad read for BDSM play. ...more
Dec 27, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, awful-1-2-stars
Let's just say my brain couldn't handle the squeeze anymore. Too much SM kinkfest over and over and over got pretty boring. Skimming the fists and rods and holes and slurpy points. Never did find out the why on the whole corset thing. Got to the point I didn't care anymore.

Bad. Stay far far away.
I suppose I really liked this because it was my first foray into M/M romance, and I found it titillating enough that one man liked wearing a tight corset, and another man liked buying them for him! No, I really did enjoy this one and I guess I was lucky enough to have found a decent story :)
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read it and I didn't enjoyed as much as other readers did.
To be honest, I enjoyed more reading other reviews than this story.
I agree with some readers that it was repetitive and perhaps that is the reason it bored me a little bit.
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I mean...The story is really weak. It's good for a bit of fantasy reading, but not much more. I kinda got bored by all the sex at times. Meh. ...more
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was porn, plain and simple, with a little bit of a story thrown in there for good measure. It was smutty and it was dirty and it whispered nasty, raunchy things into my ear the entire time that spoke straight to my inner freak with precision.

Scott Daly "Dal" (hated that name) and Dillon Walsh were amazing together. Dal, leading a double life, ran a little in the beginning but when the sex started, he was so freaking free in what he wanted, it was amazing to read. There was no hesitation. H
May 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
God, this was boring. I'd never thought I'd say that about a PWP, but there you go.

About 80% of the book is spent without any plot to darken it's pages. Dal and Dillon just go at it like perverted bunny rabbits. Now, that would not have been bad at all, if there were actually some creative, exciting sexy times happening. But by 20% it felt they where always doing the same thing over and over again. The same thing being anal, always several times in a row without the need for breaks or recuperat
Leci Forde
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This was a steamy read from start to finish. Scott Daly had two distinct sides. He kept his ultra conservative professional life separate from his personal life. Dillion was not prepared for the personal side of Scott Daly. Steamy may not be enough to describe their interactions. Their liaison was hot and heavy until Scott’s worlds collided and he ran away. Thankfully, Dillion didn’t give up and they found their HEA.
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