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3.52  ·  Rating details ·  395 ratings  ·  30 reviews
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When Bast picks up Trick, a street hustler with few prospects, Trick is prepared to play along, to have some fun. He figures he’s got a good thing going with free room and board, so why rock the boat? What he’s not prepared for is falling in love. Good thing for him the obsession is shared on both sides, Bast falling for him just as quick
Kindle Edition, 3rd, 195 pages
Published January 19th 2017 by Sean Michael (first published June 1st 2005)
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Aug 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

That's what I call a erotic book!!!!

ok ok... sorry... I'm calm now...

Well, this INCREDIBLE erotic M/M novel is astonishing! From the way Trick call his lover (Baby boy) to the drama when he discover that Bast is not an 16-18 years old guy (but a 750 years old vampire), everything in book scream SEX!

Love it, and can't give less than 5 stars... I almost take 2 stars because I get sometimes confused when Bast and Bael where together (WTF??? With all the names to
This should have been my kind of book in so many ways, but it wasn't.

It's the story of 750-year-old vampire Bast, who was made into a vampire in his teens, and the young street hustler Trick. The're both sweet and sexy in their own ways, and like I said, this could have been so good.

The pros:

- Bast is the rarest of vampires: he's not an Alpha! This is great news for me, since I'm not into Alpha males. (view spoiler) I found it s
Apr 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars
Elisa Rolle
Sebastian, Bast, is 750 years old vampire who looks like a sixteen years old kid. And like all the kis, he love dancing, music and funny. But like a man who has seen all in your life, he loves sex. But, even if sex for the sake of sex is good, he needs something else, something more.

Trick is a 20 years old hustler. He has a gentle soul, but really, is true problems at the moment, is gain enough money to eat. So when he meets Bast is like a dream: Bast is rich but he is also kind and caring. For
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't think a book with nearly only sexcenes could be so intriguing. Need to read the second book too, because I want to know, if they get their HEA. ...more
Classic case of too much sex and not enough story. Not to say a plain old steamy erotica can't be a great read. It's when an erotica leaves you bored and wishing they would just stop having sex that something has gone drastically wrong.

Now, I do like Sean Michael. There is a little place in my heart for these types of guilty pleasures, but Need just didn't live up to the author's other works. I'd personally recommend skipping this one and picking up something else like Three Wishes with lots of
Not that the plot be without potential or the writing bad, quite the contrary. I am a sucker for slash vampire stories: the ingredients for a good vampire hunk vs human hunk interaction are always the same, nobody cares about originality.

Whithin limits, of course.

Here the characters are hard to believe, their personal development and interaction unclear, sex scenes repetitive and full of high sounding sentences and poor in excitement.
Strong on the erotica side of the scale, but a little weak on plot. Other than a bit of a freak out by Trick upon learning that Bast is a vampire, the majority of the rest of the story is about how many different ways the two of them can go at it like bunnies and just how much more amped up the pleasure can be when you decide to donate a little blood in the process. I wasn’t quite as keen on the “playing” they pursued, but I’m not really complaining. I have nothing against erotica!
Jul 04, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2009
I didn't know how many stars to give this book, two seems harsh but three seems generous lol!

The book starts good, but then it just goes waaaaaay wrong, its like of all the places he could have taken this book he didn't he just thought that trick and bast were enough when there should have been a better plot really, about as interesting as it got was Trick running off for three pages and then returning like "oh wait, doesn't matter."

I don't know it just ended tacky and yeh not good.
Ms. Nikki
I wavered between 4 and 5 stars. I can gripe all I want about repetitive nicknames (Sweets sounded hot though) or sex, but you can't knock a good erotic vampire M/M romance down. The book is called need and I felt the MC's did "NEED" each other. No big plot was necessary to show the newness of this relationship. Romantics at heart will most likely enjoy this story. ...more
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thought this was good, although there is more sex than plot, it isn't quite PWP. Would like to have more info on the vampiric aspect of the tale. Endearing characters, both needy and full of angst, and that just does it for me. Will start the sequel, Chosen, next. ...more
Caroline Brand
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my type of vamp book. I like them gay fun and dancing! This is quite a tender story as vampires go but defo going onto my re-read list! Bast and Trick are fab main characters which of course always helps
Oct 29, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So they are fucking. Then they’re fucking. After that they are fucking. The the author thought this would be boring so we get an orgy.
Worst book I read in this genre.
Oct 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pdf
Oh Trick.. You have singlehandly brought back my faith in m/m books.. And for that I'll be forever grateful.. Because I do love me some m/m action once in a while.. (Or all the time, but who's counting)

I've been so confused about the "sharing" that goes on in most m/m books, and why nobody gets jealous?? I mean.. Seriously.. I would die before sharing my boyfriend (whenever he decides to show himself that is ;) with anyone.. And I just didnt get that nobody got jealous to see their boyfriend kis
Mandy*reads obsessively*
I actually liked this book, although I'm not quite sure why!
I think if the sex scenes were removed this book might be 10 pages long, so it's Sean Michael and it's a lot, I mean a whole lot of sex, I ended up skimming, cause it got very repetitive and sort of boring, biting, sucking, feeding ( the vamp) ...well you know!
Now for a slight spoiler (view spoiler)
This book was packed full of horny vampire/rentboy sex. Like so many books by this author I found myself rather frustrated. These characters were wonderful and had so much potential that was wasted in a haze of asses, cocks, and lips. I loved Bast and Trick they were interesting and likable and I really wanted to know more about them. There was alot that could have been explored like Bast's nature, his relationship with Bryce, Trick's broken past, his life on the streets and friends there, and b ...more
Karen K
This was a beautifully erotic vampire love story. Bast and Trick are a match made in heaven... or at least vampire heaven - sexy, emotional, so into each other. I've read Sean Michael before so I expected a lot of sex scenes and this book had them - they irritated me a little bit, just the overall quantity, but not enough to not love the book. The emotional connection between Bast and Trick was so sweet, so complete, and yeah, so passionate and when Bast disappeared for a while it broke m
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It seemed like a good read in the beginning,really promising,I thought is this still the Sean Michael that I remembered who wrote overwhelmingly sweet romances and air-headed MCs?And then I learned,AGAIN,people do not change.After Trick found Bast and they got back together,they just turned into sweet-talk&sex machines,it's so sickenning!What happened to their angst,huh?I don't really mind none-stop hot sex,what bugs me is all the silly sweet-talking,just too much... ...more
Sep 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-2014, mm-read
I really enjoyed the first half of this story. The romance between Trick and Bast was very sweet and I even found Bast a little naive considering his age. Then the second half of the story turned in to some sort of orgy (with male and female characters) and this took away from the sweetness of the story for me.
This book is 99.9% pure porn. There's a little story in there that's really sweet and I really liked Bast and Trick. But really, most of the book was about their sex life. I'm not complaining... it was hot. I needed fluffy vampire sex and I got it. ...more
Well written and engaging for one-handed fiction.

Overall, this was a fun read that never forgot its real purpose. Things ended before they got too repetitive but I was afraid that they wouldn't.
2.5 stars.
I liked the two main characters, Bast and Trick. They were very sweet (and intense) together. I only wish they did more than just be together and have sex for most of the book. Need is the type of book that I should read a chapter or two at a time, not all at one sitting like I just did.
Cecilia Rodriguez
I enjoyed the first three quarters of the book but I didn't care for the "play" they indulged in. I just didn't get that Trick was jealous and upset when Bast fed from others but was okay with the playing. ...more
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Another extraordinary book from Sean Michael. Bast, the vampire in the story, is simply fascinating. Trick is complex and lovable. Loaded with angst and humor (and hot sex), this book is a must read if you enjoy M/M romance.
Mar 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance, vampires
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.8 stars!

Hot, really really HOT!
Well written and very small angst.
Interesting characters. Not so charming best friends.. ;)
i should say that this ebook is a pure erotic.
a little plot.
No real plot and it sort of ends abruptly. But there is a lot of hot sex.
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Feb 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire, mm
This was a sweet, sexy story with a lot of sweetness and a ton of sex. I loved Bast and Trick together. A very enjoyable hot vampire story.
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
This ran a little long. I know it's only 160 pages...but really it should have stopped at about 100. That first 100 or so pages, sooo good, after that, was just filler. ...more
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