Title: Bringing Nicky Home (The Biker’s Pup: Book Three)
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 183 Pages
Category: Contemporary, BDSM
At a Glance: I liked this one but didn’t love it, though I appreciated this ongoing look into the lives of these two men, especially since Nicky is so broken in book one.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Can the magic Whip and Nicky found at the Gay Riders’ Carnivale continue when they return to their regular lives?
With the Gay Riders’ Carnivale over, Whip brings Nicky home with him to his converted warehouse condo in Ottawa with the hopes that what they started at the Carnivale will grow into something they can both live with forever.
All is going well, the two of them learning more about each other and playing hard between Whip’s returning to work as an EMT and Nicky finding a job at a coffee shop.
When Nicky’s former master, the abusive Dirk, steps back into Nicky’s life, it threatens their very lives.
Can Whip and Nicky survive both real life and Dirk?
Review: Bringing Nicky Home is book three in this series, but only The Biker’s Pup (book one) and this book tell the story of Whip and Nicky. You do not have to read book one, but you really should to understand their storyline. It would definitely help since the foundation of the relationship happens in that book. I liked this one but didn’t love it, though I appreciated this ongoing look into the lives of these two men, especially since Nicky is so broken in book one.
Whip and Nicky together make a great couple. Nicky is so damn sweet, and Whip tries so hard to be what Nicky needs. No one has ever put Nicky and his needs first, and this book is all about Whip teaching Nicky that he matters.
“Of course. I’m good at taking care of things, at paying attention.” He’d bet Nicky was. That was how abused people survived. He reached out and grabbed Nicky’s hand, curling his fingers around Nicky’s. “You’re going to be a great help to have around the house. You know that’s not why I’m bringing you home, though, right?” He wasn’t looking for a maid – he was looking for a pup of his own. He was looking for Nicky. “I know,” Nicky insisted. “You’re bringing me home because we have this big thing. It’s new and a little shaky, but it’s real.”
Both men have things to work through; there is a yin and yang to the relationship. There’s lots of sex in this book, but you can read the connection these two share between the sex scenes. I loved book one in this series and appreciated the second look at these two men. I applaud Sean Michael for bringing Nicky’s old Dom, Dirk, back into the storyline and giving Nicky a chance to finally fight back. This, of course, was a real turning point for Nicky, and he needed one to help heal.
I would recommend this book. Nicky is so sweet and Whip is his perfect Dom. However, I do have to say that I was truly disappointed that Nicky never received professional help for the physical, emotional and psychological abuse that he suffered, as well as the mental strain of being stalked. I really don’t care how good a Dom you are, you cannot wish away or love away mental issues, especially if you are going to be in a BDSM relationship with someone who suffered the way Nicky suffered. I couldn’t help feeling that even at the end of the book, Nicky still had a long way to go, and that just a mention of a therapist would have gone a long way to making me feel better about him.
In a lot of ways this is a typical Sean Michael story: lots of sex, a willing sub and an attentive Dom. Maybe a little thin on plot, but his stories, especially his short ones, are always hot and feature great characters. It’s a great short read for when you want to escape for an afternoon. Start with The Biker’s Pup and read Whip and Nicky’s story straight through.
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