The New Boy by Sean Michael ~ Book Review by Caroline

27506896Title: The New Boy

Author: Sean Michael

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: L C Chase

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/04/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

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


Lance Packet just got a contract to shoot an erotic BDSM deck of cards; the only problem is finding models. So far everyone he’s interviewed thinks he’s looking for sex for hire. Then in walk three perfect examples of men: Tide and his friends, Tyrone and Bran.

Tide Germaine is a model and a Dom. He and his best friend Tyrone opened The Iron Eagle Gym as a place for gay men in the lifestyle to work out, do scenes, and congregate with like-minded men. The modeling is just another job for Tide, but it soon turns into a grand seduction as Tide falls for the shy, self-conscious photographer. The problem is Lance doesn’t believe he’s in Tide’s league, and he’s not at all sure about the Dom and sub thing.

It’s not going to be easy, but Tide’s going to have to convince Lance he belongs at Tide’s side as both lover and sub.

My View:

This is classic Sean Michael and a fun story that is quick and easy to read. Sean’s stories are not so much narrated to you as told to you through conversation and The New Boy is a good example of that.

Lance Packet is a shy and self-conscious photographer whose latest job is to produce a pack of playing cards with men as the models in various positions to do with BDSM. He has almost given up hope of finding the right models for the job when Tide, Bran and Tyrone walk through the door.

Tide and his best friend Tyrone run a gym that caters to men in the BDSM lifestyle. Tide also models and is a Dom. Tyrone is also a Dom and Bran is his sub and they are committed to each other and very much in love but they include Tide in their relationship quite a bit. Right from the start the three men are very open and sexual with each other causing Lance to hyperventilate and spend a lot of time in the bathroom

Tide is almost immediately smitten with Lance but knows he will have to go carefully and slowly if he doesn’t want to chase the shy man away. Lance has zero confidence in himself in anything he does except for his photography and over the years his camera has become his safety net and is definitely something he hides behind.

Once Tide has his sights set on him Lance doesn’t stand a chance. He slowly comes out of his shell as they all work together and Tide continuously pushes him, albeit gently. There is, as usual, a lot of sex in this story both in couples and threesomes but as Tide realises he might just get what he wants he knows already he will be unwilling to share his New Boy.


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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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