Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Treat: A Hammer Story
SERIES: Hammer Club #27
AUTHOR: Sean Michael
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 53 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2016
Really only just on their feet again after their sub Peter died of cancer, Treat and Killian are thrown for a loop when Killian is kidnapped by a madman’s brother. Shot during the rescue, Killian is injured, both physically and mentally. Can Treat find a way to heal the new scars on Killian’s psyche, or will this latest incident be the final straw?
Previously published by Torquere Press.
When it comes to the Hammer Club series, there are few characters I’m more interested in than Killian and Treat. Usually, these two men are given cameo appearances in the other books whenever someone goes to either get a piercing or a tattoo and you don’t get to see them much; not a lot of information has been gleaned about them either save for the fact that they lost their sub, Peter, to cancer several years ago by the series’ timeline. To say I am insanely curious about these two would be an understatement.
While you can pretty much pick up and read any of the Hammer Club books without issue, in this case you’d need to be familiar with Beaten (#19, I think) in order to really understand what’s going on here. Treat is all about Treat and Killian as Killian is recovering from events that took place in Beaten so if you aren’t familiar with the previous story, you may flounder a little. I was glad to see these two after everything that had happened and this story was all about healing and helping Killian to find himself again. I really enjoyed getting to see these two men together as a couple as you don’t usually get to see them in this capacity; Treat is super caring and all about doing whatever necessary to ensure Killian heals, even if that means keeping others away so his partner can have some space.
I liked this one a lot but I’m still holding out hope that these two will have their own full length novel in the future. If you’ve enjoyed the Hammer Club books, this is a must read, but don’t expect much of anything in the way of kink; this book was about healing and reconnecting above all else and it was perfect that way.