Love Matters by Sean Michael ~ Book Review by Caroline

24013780 Title: Love Matters

Author: Sean Michael

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

For ten years they’ve done things Trey’s way. Now Lucien wants more. He wants to be with his lover full-time. Is Trey ready? Will he ever be?

Ten years after they first met and fell in love, Lucien and Trey are still together—after a fashion. Terrified that he’s going to become entirely dependent on Lucien, Trey calls his lover to come spend four to five days with him whenever he finishes a novel. Lucien wants more, but up until now has been willing to bow to Trey’s wishes.

Finally broaching the idea of seeing each other more often, during Trey’s writing periods, Lucien suggests that they begin to date each other on Friday nights. Trey agrees to the experiment and begins to flourish as Lucien gets him out of the house more—to eat, to swim, to visit the beach.

But can Trey remain faithful to his work ethic, get the job done with his novels and enjoy the distractions and adventures Lucien plans for him? Or will Lucien’s desire to have more break them apart?

Only time will tell.

Reader Advisory: This books contains scenes involving fisting and detailed references to enemas.

Caroline’sView:

Trey and Lucien may have been partners for 10 years but their relationship is unconventional to say the least.

Trey is a blind author and submissive. He is plagued by evil remarks his mother used to make about not being able to look after himself and with that at the back of his mind he is determined to never have to rely on his lover and Dom full time. They have a strict setup as far as their time together goes and it’s not enough for either of them.

Lucien has never pushed it too much for fear of losing Trey altogether. When Trey is writing he doesn’t see Lucien at all. When the book is completed he allows them 4 or 5 days together before the process begins again.

Trey leads a lonely life and rarely leaves the house. His time with Lucien is so precious that when they are together they spend most of their time in bed. It’s all further complicated by Trey’s fear of upsetting the status quo and it somehow preventing him from writing. This last book took 5 months and both of them are struggling with the time it has meant they have been apart from each other.

This story follows them as they attempt to make changes to their relationship with Trey stalling and Lucien always pushing. In the end it happens quickly and easily and living together seems to work well for both of them. Trey’s worries of becoming too dependent are alleviated with Lucien not needing to dominate him 24/7.

I loved their date nights and the activities that Lucien pushed Trey into trying as he learned about a whole new world outside of his home and writing. Sean Michael likes to write sex scenes and there are a LOT of sex scenes in this story. The BDSM element is pretty light, I liked it, there was a strong emotional attachment between the characters but Lucien did seem to want to solve everything with a good session and a butt plug!

Buy Links

Totally Bound

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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