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Inked Music

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Can a wealthy but bored businessman rescue a tortured musician from his self-imposed purgatory with a scorching kinky romance?

When Rene Conette attends an intimate performance at a local bar, the guitarist moves him enough that he attempts to go backstage but is stymied by the man’s bodyguard. Putting it down as not meant to be, he goes on with his life only to run into t
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 195 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
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JenMcJ
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was a typical Sean Michael. The focus is almost entirely on the bdsm scenes and they weren't particularly imaginative. I'd say about 160 pages of the 191 pages was some type of sex/bdsm interplay while the other pages were super generic fast plot movers to the next sex scene. The characters have the exact same linguistic style of talking as all the previous SM bdsm book characters which doesn't match the type of character Rene and Gavin are supposed to be. And trauma is easily overcome by b ...more
Joyfully Jay
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars


Inked Music is a love story. It’s a novel of second chances and healing from trauma that links a rather gentle and tamer BDSM lifestyle than author Sean Michael is known for to the pursuit of healing and a new life for Gavin. Despite it being ‘BDSM-lite,’ the way the author presents their attraction and tentative partnership is really effective in revealing just how wounded Gavin is and how much he needs to feel safe before ever considering a relationship with an
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Serena Yates
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wealthy businessman with lots of free time and a tortured musician who is hiding from the world may not sound like they’d have a lot in common, but this story proves they both have hidden depths that make them fit extremely well. It is a tale of slowly building trust, change and growth, but most of all it is about renewed hope. Both main characters are complex and have hidden depths, and discovering their backstories was a huge part of my enjoyment. Yes, they have tons of chemistry and are ver ...more
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

Gavin used to be a famous musician but a horrible incident in his past forced him to hire bodyguards and live in solitude. The need her had to still play music is strong. He's worked out a deal with a local club to get on stage, no talking no announcing who is, he plays then leaves. While playing one night Rene is in the crowd. He is so drawn to the man he can't his eyes off of him. He tries to get back stage just to tel
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Angie
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy to read and Review for Wicked Reads

Once again the author had me from the first page until the last page. I loved Rene and Gavin right from the start. You couldn't help but root for them! Gavin is so private and shy because of a horrible incident in his past, you can't help but hurt for what he went through. Rene is one of those guys that seems too good to be true but you hope and pray he is real. This book is low on angst, high on chemistry and semi BDSM in my opinion, it'
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ChaosMoondrawn
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would rate this 3.75 stars.

Rene Conette is a bored businessman looking for...something. The first impression is of complete privilege so I wasn't sure if I liked him, but I found myself warming to him more and more as he is patient and kind, if used to getting his way. Gavin Turner is a musician with a haunting past: an obsessed fan kidnapped and tortured him. Once his interest in BDSM became public, people judged that he either enjoyed it or got what he deserved. The cast is completed by twin
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Cat
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Hot and Sweet

I was intrigued by the summary of this book. A playboy looking for a boy finds himself enamored of a silent musician sitting on a stage in just a pair of jeans with a guitar, picking out a tune so erotic he simply must meet the man. The musician plays for his soul, but after suffering a horrific trauma in his past, he has consigned himself into the safety of his home and the care of his twin bodyguards. The only exception is when his soul screams to play, and then he goes to a loc
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Shee Reader
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Inked Music by Sean Michael

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Rating 4 Hearts

Can a wealthy but bored businessman rescue a tortured musician from his self-imposed purgatory with a scorching kinky romance?

When Rene Conette attends an intimate performance at a local bar, the guitarist moves him enough that he attempts to go backstage but is stymied by the man’s bodyguard. Putting it down as not meant to be, he goes on with his life only t
...more
JenCW
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, contemporary
3.5 Stars!

Rene attends a performance at a local bar and is entranced by the singer, who comes and goes without introduction. When he tries to meet the guy, a bodyguard interferes. Trying to get to contact the singer through the bar owner gets him nowhere, either.

Gavin was a famous musician until he was kidnapped and tortured by a fan. Once he was rescued, he lost almost everything. He has his bodyguards who are more like family and he still makes music, but out of the public eye. He rarely leave
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Diverse
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Jenn for Diverse Reader

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A Dom who has never had a boy and a boy in desperate need of a Dom come together over beautiful music in Inked Music.



Gavin Turner is a man living a new life, one much different from his old one. Gavin was a famous musician who had it all until a deranged fan tried to steal it all away. Now he lives a life of solitude with only his “beasts” to stand by him. His twin bodyguards are his only companions, his only family. When a random enco
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Claudia Lezár
PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings (thanks to amazon I had to change it again and 'upgrade' it a little bit.):

5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow-
Away-book like 'Liberty' from Seth King,
'Save the at he kids' series from EM Leya or
'Jesse's Smile' or ‚Joey’ from Angelique Jurd),
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often reread and is a
WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises
(like most of Andrew Grey books) it's like an A

3,5* - a really good book, which wil
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Tam
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bdsm, m-m
I think there was a story missing here. Filthy rich guy meets PTSD suffering former musician, they do nothing for weeks but eat and have sex, the end.

Also it is set in my city which means I tend to me more critical but there are not a ton of charity dinners/balls/events here and I'm not sure where he would find a three floor condo/apartment or a restaurant that will serve you dinner at midnight that is not Denny's or a 24/7 McDonald's. We're just not that kind of town. I know for other people t
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Amy Dufera
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it

Inked Music is a great BDSM book by Sean Michael.

I love the beginning, with Gavin being extremely broken. Gavin's story is tragic and heart-breaking, as he's definitely suffered more than anyone should have to suffer.

It's fantastic the way Rene pursues the tortured musician. He's relentless in his pursuit, as he's drawn to Gavin's music.

The BDSM aspect is where the story really takes off, as Gavin needs to be dominated, and the BDSM will help him to heal. It's beautiful seeing Gavin accepting
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llv
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Inked Music by Sean Michael
Rating: 3 stars
I was a little disappointed in this book. I wanted a bit more. It started out really good but then just devolved into one sex scene after another. For a couple who kept saying they were going to take it slow, their relationship progressed at a really fast pace. I also thought ended a bit abruptly. I didn’t think this was a bad book by any means, I just wanted a bit more detail about the meshing of their day to day lives.
ReneI
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read

I love the writing of Sean Michael but this one is beyond superb. You have the story of Gavin and Rene. They have instant chemistry and much love. You get to see Gavin come back to life after a brutal kidnapping and get to see Rene their to build him up along the way. Their story is brilliant. Id love to see the twin bodyguards (Dev and Si) get their stories but I'll not be greedy.
Kristina
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review coming Soon!
Julie Barrett
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
DNF @51%. Got bored, sorry!
Kobie
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this until 92% and then it was too much for me.
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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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