Can a wealthy but bored businessman rescue a tortured musician from his self-imposed purgatory with a scorching kinky romance?
When Rene Conette attends an intimate performance at a local bar, the guitarist moves him enough that he attempts to go backstage but is stymied by the man’s bodyguard. Putting it down as not meant to be, he goes on with his life only to run into the man again, late at night at a bookstore.
Gavin Turner used to be a famous musician until an obsessed fan kidnapped and tortured him. Then it came out that he was into the BDSM lifestyle, and the court of public opinion ravaged him. He lost his Master and his self-confidence. Now he hides behind his ink and his bodyguards, who make sure he doesn’t come into contact with anyone or anything he doesn’t want to. Though it’s been years since he satisfied his needs, he doesn’t think he can trust again.
If Rene can work his way past Gavin’s defenses, they might find they complement each other perfectly.
Inked Music is a great BDSM book by Sean Michael.
I love the beginning, with Gavin being extremely broken. Gavin's story is tragic and heart-breaking, as he's definitely suffered more than anyone should have to suffer.
It's fantastic the way Rene pursues the tortured musician. He's relentless in his pursuit, as he's drawn to Gavin's music.
The BDSM aspect is where the story really takes off, as Gavin needs to be dominated, and the BDSM will help him to heal. It's beautiful seeing Gavin accepting Rene and the way Rene's able to help him. As hot as the sex scenes are, it's the emotion during them that I love. The scenes are definitely all about the meaning and importance of these moments.
Inked Music, being about a BDSM relationship, obviously centers around trust. It's been a long time since Gavin's trusted anyone. It's a beautiful story of healing and recovery. Make sure you read it when you're in the mood for a lot of sex scenes though.