Helpmate by Sean Michael ~ Book Review by Caroline

27190779Title: Helpmate

Author: Sean Michael

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/13/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly

Blurb:

Helpmate by Sean Michael
Book four in the Chess series

Knight is home from the hospital, so everything should be back to normal, right? Things are never that easy, though, and the men of Chess must fight to get their lives back.

Knight has returned home from the hospital, but is far from recovered. Things seem to be going well, but depression slowly winds its way around Knight, and he spends all his time in bed sleeping, slipping farther and farther away from his lovers and life.

Rook just wants everything to go back to normal now that their lover is home and Bishop is out of his depth when it comes to Knight’s depression. Can Jason figure out what’s wrong and take the steps needed to help Knight find himself again?

The struggle has just begun in Knight’s recovery—are the men of Chess up to the task? Find out in this fourth instalment of the Chess series.

The Chess series
Can a working threesome find a fourth to help them balance their lives? Rook, Knight and Bishop believe so.

The happy threesome know there’s something missing and when they find Jason, they’re pretty sure he’s just what they need.

Join these four sexy men as they explore the dynamics between them and work toward finding a happy ending of their very own.

About Sean Michael
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, organising 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 between dropping the f-bomb and pursuing the kama sutra by channelling the long lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to “Chicago”.

A long-time writer of complicated haiku, currently Sean is attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate spinning and soap carving sex toys.

Barring any of that? He’ll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark.

My View:

With Knight finally home and Rook, Bishop and Jason determined to provide all the care he needs for his recovery you would think things would be looking up for the boys of the Chess series. The reality is very much different from the dream as Knight spirals into depression and the boys seem lost for a while.

Once again Jason proves just how important he has become to the relationship. Whether it’s because he is not as close to Knight or whether it’s his insight into his condition through his previous job it is Jason that finally drags Knight from his bed, literally, and pushes him back into the land of the living.

Helpmate feels very much like two couples rather than a foursome and even more so at the end when Knight drops a surprise on his lovers and Jason looks as though his dreams are about to be fulfilled. There is all the sex you have come to expect from Sean Michael as the boys try to get some normal back in their lives.

Links

Helpmate on Goodreads
Pride Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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