Review: Touch and Trust, A Velvet Glove Story
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: M/M, BDSM, Flogging
Sampson worked hard saving his money to buy a membership to The Velvet Glove, a premier, private men's club, for his twenty-fourth birthday. It took every cent he had, but at least he would be guaranteed to have a hot meal and a shower every day. Being the gentle giant that he is Sampson suffers from a lack of confidence and a terrible problem of stumbling over his words, but that all fades when he wields a flogger. Sampson never expected to meet anyone at the club, let alone on the first night.
Alain, a quiet, well-mannered man, was captivated by Sampson at first sight. In Alain's capable hands, Sampson dined on a succulent dinner with a handsome man at his side. Their emotions blossomed under gentle touches and smoldering kisses. Alain's former Master had died and left him alone to struggle with his submissive nature. That is until Sampson shuffled into his life and awoken a side he thought was long since dead with the crack of his cat-o-nine tails.
I enjoyed this short story. The author created a wonderful environment that men could safely show their emotion. Sampson and Alain are a sensual couple to watch as their emotions grew. The only thing I felt was distracting was Sampson's stumbling words, but all in all I loved the sensual times between them.
Michele gives this book