elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Found by Sean Michael

Sean Michael is an author that I have already the chance to appreciate more than once and I clearly remember that I liked the first story in this series, but for a reason or the other (maybe since all books in this series are medium-long length) I didn’t read them as soon as they were out. And after picking up the second one, I have to say that was probably a mistake.

I’m true, another reason why I was not so ready to read them is that BDSM is not my cup of tea; but the story of intellectual Billy who “rescues” found artist Montana (Tanny) was more romantic than erotic, even if, don’t get me wrong, sex is an important share of the story.

Billy is a very nice character, even if he gave us few hints to understand his past (foster kid, self-made man), you can understand that he is the type of man that instead of closing his heart to the world in a way to protect it, he decides to wide open it and he is ready and willing to share the little love he received multiple to the nth. So when Tanny approaches him on a street, Billy looks beyond the scruffy exterior, beyond the junky drifter asking for a smoke, he sees a potential neither Tanny is able to see.

Billy takes Tanny in, he gives him shelter and food, but not right at that time sex; sure, Billy is open in his interest for Tanny, but he makes also clear that sex is not barter for what he is giving to Tanny. In a way Billy is repaying who was good with him being good with another, so Tanny has to not give anything back. When, and if, Tanny will be interested in a love relationship, than it will be only since he is really attracted to Billy.

I like the similitude the author chooses for the word “Found”: of course Billy found Tanny and helped him; but Tanny is also a found artist, he makes trinkets from the trash, objects that he is not able to recognize as artistic pieces (a point Billy will help him to understand). In this found art I see another similitude: like for the objects Tanny creates and that he is not able to see as art, Tanny is also not able to see himself with Billy’s eyes; Tanny doesn’t understand why Billy loves him, since Tanny doesn’t see in himself anything to love, and like for his art, he judges himself something of little value. Again Billy, like for his art, will help him to understand what great gift he is to Billy.

The BDSM side of the story enters late in the plot and even if Billy shares this interest with other friends (all the members of the Hammer’s nightclub), it’s something that Billy and Tanny share only between them; their relationship is not really of the Dom/sub type, at least not at this moment, Billy is more like a therapist, using their bond to help Tanny to focus on what their future can be.


Amazon: Found
Amazon Kindle: Found
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press (June 24, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603707468
ISBN-13: 978-1603707466

Series: A Hammer Novel
1) Bent: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/350305.html
2) Found

Reading List:

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Tags: author: sean michael, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: bondage submission, theme: cinderfella

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