Reviewed by Sarina
SERIES: Hammer Club #30
AUTHOR: Sean Michael
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 77 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2016
Flair expert Nathan is hired by Xavier to teach the staff some bartending tricks. He enjoys teaching the Hammer Club bartenders the over/under pour, and how to tomahawk, flash and snatch. He catches the eye of Hammer Club member Jarrod, a Dom who happens to be lunching at the club on the day Nathan is there. Jarrod immediately begins to pursue Nathan.
Nathan might be the flair expert, but it’s Dom Jarrod who winds up showing Nathan a few tricks of his own.
Previously published in the Bar None anthology.
This was a nice little interlude story within the Hammer Club series filled with fun characters, a little drama to make it interesting and pair of sexy men indulging in some hot, mildly kinky sex. I enjoyed it quite a bit. 😀
Nathan was a great character; he had a ton of, well, character and he certainly wasn’t one to just roll over and submit no matter the fact that he preferred being the bottom. I liked that his job was a new one for me out of all the books I’ve read and when Jarrod stuck his foot in it, Nathan wasn’t afraid to let him know it and walk away. Its always great reading about someone who is the very opposite of a doormat. The most appealing thing about Jarrod was his absolute confidence; I totally agree with Nathan in the opinion that confidence is sexy. Despite being a Dom, Jarrod understood that Nathan didn’t think of himself as a sub and that, even if he liked some of the things they did, he would never be comfortable labeling himself as such. I found their interactions quite enjoyable, both in and out of the bedroom, and Jarrod’s willingness to keep the pressure off of Nathan and conform to his wants was great to see.
Overall I found this to be a pleasant read and is up in my top five shorter stories for this series. The only things I wish I could’ve seen touched on more was Nathan’s OCD, especially since Jarrod wondered how the lifestyle could help him with it, and the issue with the bar owner that was never resolved; even just a quick comment about things being handled would’ve been nice. Anyone that enjoys the series will like this story but you don’t have to have read the other books in order to understand or enjoy it. I would also recommend this to those who like a touch of kink but nothing heavier.