In Hard, the first sizzling installment of the Man Up series, Tavish Lee reveals that construction workers' hats aren't the only thing that's hard with a collection of erotic short stories that are 100% Man and 1000% scorching hot!
"Toolbelted": A construction worker finds it difficult to work with an iron girder stretching out the front of his jeans. His only hope of finishing the job depends on finding some relief from the distractions of his bodily urges. That's where Nick, the no-nonsense, drop-dead gorgeous foreman comes in....
"Breaking the Barrier": A blast from the past shows up in jeans and a hard hat. Andrew never thought he'd see Trevor again, much less in the middle of a construction zone, covered with dust and sweat. Luckily, Andrew's not averse to getting a little dirty and sweaty himself when old sparks reignite!
"Big Mac Attack": A sexy new neighbor who saunters around in a sagging toolbelt and little else is the stuff of Larry's wet dreams. But does Larry have the guts to make the first move?
"Coming Together": A frustrated office worker finds a way to get up close and personal with the construction worker across the street, proving that fantasies sometimes do come true - and sometimes the reality can be even hotter!
©2013 Shannon Michelle Williams, Dark Hollows Press LLC (P)2014 Shannon Michelle Williams, Dark Hollows Press LLC
Each of these 4 stories seem to be about the same length and use a similar formula. But they don’t seem to be or feel redundant. But there are some aspects that are present among all of them, and all of these aspects are what make the stories great. Now, you need to know that I’m writing as a heterosexual female who loves m/m erotica and romance just as I do heterosexual stories of the same sort. So, of course, my review might not match with yours if you’re coming from a different social-cultural place. Having said that, I loved that all of these stories had a high romance factor. None of them were just quick hookups, but, instead, each story ends with a sense that a romance is possible, even probable. This is done, in part, through the thick descriptions that the author includes. I don’t think that I’ve ever, ever listened to/read a story as descriptive and, as a result, explicit as this one. For some people, it might be almost too much. So here are some examples: “steamy precum,” “plump head,” “wet lips, ”deliciously pungent bush,” “twin streams of hungry saliva,” “rigid head,” “swollen nuts,” “tip of the condom warm and squishy,” “warm tendril of sweat trickle down between the trembling globes of my ass,” “steamy chasm” (mispronounced with soft ch), “pearly pellets of cum,” “gaping p*ss slit,” and so much more. Add to that moans and grunts from the narrator and you got some heavy listening. I loved it! The very thick description coupled with the sincere sexual encounters added great depth to each of these very short stories. What the author has managed to do in such short spurts is amazing. And, as an added bonus, the author has it all done safely. There is at least one story that uses a condom during oral sex. I loved that too. Even though, I don’t always like this narrator—and he does a lot of mm/m stories—he worked well in this compilation. I will be buying more.
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