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Giles is an artist, a man who is intense and totally focused on his art. In fact, a lot of people including some of his own family, think he's a little bit crazy. Harrison meets the artist as Giles is running away from setting up a showing at a gallery, totally freaked out, and is immediately intrigued. He doesn't think Giles is crazy, but he does believe that Giles needsGiles is an artist, a man who is intense and totally focused on his art. In fact, a lot of people including some of his own family, think he's a little bit crazy. Harrison meets the artist as Giles is running away from setting up a showing at a gallery, totally freaked out, and is immediately intrigued. He doesn't think Giles is crazy, but he does believe that Giles needs someone like him, or more accurately, him, to help Giles focus on more than just his art. Giles isn't exactly easy to convince that Harrison is the man to do the job, though. Oh, he likes Harrison well enough and the sex is wonderful, but this BDSM stuff Harrison talks about is just a game, right? And Giles is worried that all the time he's spending focussed on Harrison is damaging his art. After all, you have to suffer for your art, right? Can Harrison convince him that Giles can have love, happiness and Harrison in his life as well as be a great artist or will Giles' worries about his artwork drive them apart for good?...

Title : Drawn: A Hammer Novel
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ISBN : 9781610402781
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 226 Pages
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Drawn: A Hammer Novel Reviews

  • Awilk -never sleeps-
    2019-04-30 20:17

    Sean Michael has yet again kept me up late reading. His writing style is a bit different, and at times I can't follow who is speaking straight away. The formatting on my kindle could of been to blame for this though. At times, I must admit, that the dialogue doesn't ring true for me, but I still enjoy his writing very much. His characters are not complete carbon copies of each other, and how his submissive characters react to meeting their needs enthralls me. I enjoy that he takes successful men, and lets them be happy being submissive. The journey to this happiness is at times long and hard, but so worth it.I am once again convinced that I will be reading more of this authors work.

  • Serena Yates
    2019-04-30 18:14

    Drawn was an interesting story for me for several reasons.First of all, the characters were fascinating. Giles, the sub, is an artist with clear issues, tending to forget reality over 'his art'. Harrison is the Dom with a lot of patience, but also a deep understanding of what Giles needs. So much so that he's able to flex 'strict protocol' somewhat when Giles has trouble understanding the whole 'BDSM thing' is real.Secondly this was interesting because the story managed to reflect Giles's internal struggle. What I mean is that Giles's thinking was somewhat circular, like a dog chasing his own tail. Without a clear reference point outside himself, that is to be expected. But the story was just as circular - which can either annoy people or, in my case, it led to me admiring Sean Michael's ability to bring that across on the way the book is written.Thirdly, and this isn't unusual for a Sean Michael book at all, the sex was hot, if somewhat different, clearly focused on the 'tantrums' Giles had and getting him out of that destructive mental space. Distraction played a major role here - and there was lots of it. The emotional attachment didn't happen until fairly late in the book, and while I see that this was necessary to make the story work, it did somewhat reduce my enjoyment. If you like reading about a slightly unusual D/s relationship with interesting characters, both of whom need time to figure out how to make things work, you will probably enjoy this book.

  • Line
    2019-05-10 23:31

    Okey doke, I did what I said I would; I tried the next one in the 'Hammer Series' efter DNF'ing the first one. And this one worked pretty well for me.I loved Giles! Eccentric painter: checkALL over the place: checkFunny: checkIn need of some grounding/help/guidance (without loosing their backbone/free will/marbles): checkThe last point especially is why I keep returning to the D/s-books (even though I promise myself I wont). I'm not saying that the Dom/Sub-relationship can cure mental problems, but the way the relationships are often described I can imagine a really giving/rewarding/special connection between 2 people whose dispositions are 'dom-my' and 'sub-by' (hehe).I liked this story, I thought both MC's were fun and I liked that Harrison could do something positive for Giles in regards to his flight-instincts and his (view spoiler)[self-harm instincts (hide spoiler)] (even though I was bracing myself for putting this book down too, since Harrison was QUITE insistent that he knew better, what was best for Giles... UGH)But it worked out well, Giles and Harrison complemented each other and Giles found some calm, which is what I want from the D/s-relationships. Be warned though; there was a LOT of sex, like A LOT! I ended up skipping some, but all in all a nice book.

  • Charly
    2019-05-01 17:18

    A solid story, but not outstanding like I think it could have beenWarning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 7/10PROS: - Michael captures the fractured mind of an obsessive artist very well. Giles is flighty and endlessly distractable, and he sees everything in terms of its artistic merit. He injures his feet at one point, and when Harrison wraps them for him, Giles wonders, “idly, if his feet [will] leave interesting patterns on the gauze.”- Harrison is the perfect complement for Giles, as is the case with every Sean Michael Dom-sub pairing. Harrison has infinite patience, and he knows exactly the best way to talk (or touch) Giles down when he starts to freak out.- Giles is sensitive about his psychological issues, but he’s also got a sense of humor about his tendency toward madness.- I really liked Giles’ sister. She’s understanding of his personality, but she’s also tough. She doesn’t belittle his emotional and psychological problems, but she doesn’t baby him either.CONS:- The book is short, and although it feels complete to me, I was also left with the impression that it would have been a stronger story if it had dug just a little deeper into the characters’ lives, particularly Giles’ neuroses. Especially when compared with some of the longer Hammer stories (Bent, for example, or Found), this one seems a bit shallow.- Sean Michael’s novels all have a problem with editing, so listing it as a con is almost unnecessary. But when the errors are blatant…and when the first one occurs just halfway through the first PAGE of the book…you know it’s a pretty serious problem. Sometimes I wonder whether the author even rereads the stories after having written them, not to mention an editor.Overall comments: There are about five paragraphs in one of the earlier Hammer stories about these two characters, and ever since I read that story, I’ve wanted to know more about Giles and Harrison. I can’t say that I was blown away by this story--some of the other Hammer books simply have more depth and are thus more interesting--but I enjoyed it. If you’re a fan of the Hammer universe, this is another good installment.

  • Teeny
    2019-05-02 22:30

    This is one of the Hammer novels I enjoyed the most, only third to Bent (which always gonna be first XD), and second to Burn I'm gonna jump right into the ending of the book so for those that haven't read it *SPOILER* (a vague one but SPOILER nonetheless)It might seem like an incomplete ending with a sub that isn't calling his lover a Sir and doesn't quite believe in BDSM being more than just play, but for me its quite wonderful to have a story like that, one that leaves it up to us readers(till dear Sean makes maybe another short story about them) how the two of them fared after that.Also the most important in that ending was Giles finally believing in what he and Harrison have, the love between them, how Harrison would never leave him and be there for him no matter his needs, tantrums etc.

  • Becky Condit
    2019-04-30 20:23

    I have mixed feelings about all of the books and stories in Sean Michael’s Hammer series. The Doms tend to be all-knowing and their subs tend to be what some might describe as mentally ill. Drawn fits in with that overly simplified description of the characters who inhabit the Hammer BDSM club, and yet it doesn’t.Mr. Michael continues to develop the Hammer series as a showplace for diversity in D/s lifestyles. The plot in Drawn is unique and the character development is multifaceted. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to fans of Sean Michael, the Hammer series, readers who enjoy exploring BDSM, as well as to readers of m/m romance.

  • Heather
    2019-05-12 17:21

    So my first and major complaint about book one in this series was it was sooo long. Over 400+ pages of the sub fighting till the last page. I liked it, but it was not a fast easy read. So I get this one and its 230 pages so half of the first book. Well this book needs at least 100 more pages. I don't feel like Giles ever did come to accept the BDSM life. That he liked Harrison's attention but love way was out in left field. Giles kept saying he wasn't crazy. But I'm not convinced even with Harrison's pain therapy he still was not in control of the situation. It seamed very rushesd.

  • Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)
    2019-04-26 17:05

    I am loving this series.This book was as good as the first one.But I wish it was a little more bigger.Author finished it in a rush I felt so.Giles our crazy hero was so lovable as was Harrison the dom.I think I get more romance fix from MM books than any other.I am reading the 3rd book right now and seriously I cant put the book down.Its that good.

  • Wendy Ann
    2019-05-23 23:02

    Giles and Harrison were more or less a little bit of the formulaic clueless sub with the Dom who instantly knows what’s best for him, but it’s still my form of crack because I obviously keep coming back for more! We did get a bit more substance in this one as the author tried to help us understand Giles and what drove his issues, so I appreciate that. For me, this was just pure “kick back, relax, and read” time.

  •  ♥ Rainy Day Reader ♥
    2019-05-24 22:01

    I didn't warm to the characters until at least halfway through the book. Just like the first book in this series the relationship was not what I've come to expect in bdsm. It also didn't hold my attention very well which surprised me because I thought this one was supposed to be better than the first.

  • Jeanne 'Divinae'
    2019-05-20 15:01

    This book was okay. It kept my interest and I will continue the series. There were a couple of things within the book that made stick to 2 and not 3 stars. I enjoyed the growth of this relationship more than the first book. I felt more connected to the characters and what they were thinking/feeling, especially Giles(whom I keep thinking of Buffy the Vampire Slayer- LOL). There were a few phrases that were repetitive, which got on my nerves. I felt it was not necessary. Giles is a painter. He doesn't get along with a lot of people, except his twin sister. His answer to the 'noise' in his head and panicking is to run away and/or inflict injury on himself. He has himself pierced in many different locations. Then he meets Harrison. Harrison, for some reason unbeknownst to him, makes everything quite. Harrison can do things to him to make him feel at peace with himself. He fights within himself throughout the book about if their relationship is 'normal' or 'wrong'. Harrison is a patient man and wants to take care of Giles, in a way Giles needs, or more importantly, wants. Again this relationship develops pretty quickly, just as in the first book.One of the things I don't like is when a certain detail is brought up(customized sounds) and then isn't revisited later. When Harrison finally shows Giles them, it isn't even mentioned. I was waiting to see Giles reaction to the (paintbrush) customized made sounds. Harrison said he was going to get them. It isn't a detail that will ruin a/the book, but why bring up a certain detail if not follow up on it again. The author did something similar in the first book also. But overall, it was decent. I'll probably still read the next book the series.

  • Barb Manning
    2019-04-26 20:04

    Drawn by Sean Michael is part of the collection of stories centered around the Hammer Club, a high-end, private BDSM club. The main characters in Drawn are Giles DeSante, a brilliant painter and Harrison Ornell, a wealthy young businessman. Drawn is a very focused short story; much of the action surrounds Giles and Harrison as they work out the mechanics of developing a Dom/sub relationship in the midst of Giles frenetic and creative artistry.Giles and Harrison are both likable characters; Michael handles the BDSM aspect of the story with a light touch. The major action in Drawn involves Harrison getting Giles to recognize and understand just what the BDSM life style is all about. The sex scenes are passionate and tender with a little spanking thrown in for good measure.Harrison, the Dom in the relationship is an intriguing character. He's rich enough to attract any sub he wants, but he sees a complexity in Giles, and beyond that, he sees an individual crying for someone to help him find peace. It's a job Harrison is certainly capable of achieving as he demonstrates by slowly taking charge of Giles life and changing it for the better. Drawn is a sweet little love story and worth 4 stars, only because it would have been nice to continue learning about these two delightful men.Reviewed by Creative Ink Romance Reviews

  • Tam
    2019-05-15 22:24

    Another of the Hammer novels, Giles is a “crazy” artist who literally runs into Harrison while escaping from the stress of his opening. However Harrison is intrigues and goes to the show and helps Giles out by taking him away from the show. However he soon sees that Giles has issues, he’s a cutter, although Giles won’t discuss it. Harrison figures that Giles needs pain to focus and clear his head, and he can offer it through BDSM. However Giles thinks BDSM is something in books and pretty much ignores the whole thing and even when Harrison is doing it, tying him up, flogging him, he doesn’t really “get it”. Lots of sex telling him why he needs it, and I did find the whole thing where Giles thinks Harrison is very sweet (in part because he’s gives Giles the peace he needs) which rubs big bad top Harrison the wrong way. He is NOT sweet. Giles had a twin sister who was his manager and very supportive of him and his relationship with Harrison, however another older sister who had Giles committed to a psychiatric hospital at one point was never really used in anyway, just said she existed. Having her freak out what have added some tension. For those who like the Hammer series you’ll enjoy it because it has all of the hallmarks you’ve come to expect. I think my patience with Giles would have run out about day 2 with the whole ‘have to be crazy to be creative’ thing going on.

  • Virginia
    2019-05-17 20:13

    This is typical Sean Michael and yet it's not. The typical: lots of sex, an all knowing dom who recognizes his perfect sub and a needy sub looking for the right dom.The not typical is that we really got to delve into Giles' mind (sub) and his struggle with his artistic gift. We also saw a sub who was more than the typically cute Sean Michael subs who needed a guiding hand, but one who was more troubled in his struggle with himself, his needs and his art. He threw temper tantrums, forgets to eat, works nonstop and ignores the world around him when in his art zone. And, you couldn't help but love him because he was so honest about it. I like that Giles struggled and would continue to struggle with his gift and his love of Harrison. He's not perfect but he's unique and has a lot of love to give and receive solely due to his uniqueness. I liked that he wasn't perfect. His so-called imperfections made him all the more interesting. It also gave a darker edge to this story from others of Sean Michael because there was some struggles with (view spoiler)[cutting and self harm (hide spoiler)].I also appreciated that there wasn't some stupid misunderstanding between Giles and Harrison to cause angst, but rather, a story about them getting to know each other and how to live and be together in a stable and loving way.

  • Tamela
    2019-04-30 20:30

    I love the Hammer series. It's great how the couple highlighted in each story is so unique, but the pair fit together so well. They are truly just what the other person needs.Harrison is so strong and quiet. When he bumps into Giles... literally, he is immediately interested in the young man and invites him for a drink.Their growing love is often hindered by Giles need to distance himself from others and his belief that an artist has to suffer for his art.Giles needs someone to let him release his fears and frustrations without thinking he is "crazy" and Harrison needs a boy to challenge him.I only wish the story was longer so I could have learned more about the characters themselves before they met instead of the snippets that were revealed as the story progressed. I wanted to try and understand HOW a sister could have her brother committed... what would precipitate such a drastic action.Recommended :)

  • Nic
    2019-04-30 20:05

    I struggled with this book and never really found myself grabbed by the story. For me the book was too slow without a lot actually happening.The initial relationship between the MCs developed relatively quickly, with them launching straight into a physical relationship. From this point they had a lot of sex - A LOT OF SEX! (not to say that this isn't expected in a book of this genre).The D/s relationship was strangely defined in this book with Harrison spending most of the book trying to convince Giles that the BDSM lifestyle was 'real' and that he was a sub. Giles was in denial, not realising that he was naturally falling into this role. He didn't accept the 'label'.Giles was an eccentric artist but I found him quite childlike. I think I would have enjoyed the book a little more if I had actually engaged with the character of Giles.

  • Sarah_loves_books
    2019-05-12 16:08

    Re-reading. Only now do I feel I get Giles, and really see how exhausted the man is. Only now I understand how he's in a different world from others with his art. I love how Sean Michael sees what people really need: rest, sleep, sex and real food. We don't need to get overworked, we don't need big houses and expensive cars (although Harrison does have those, but that's not the point here). I love how this theme of people's real needs comes through in the Hammer novels, especially in Bent, where I adore Marcus for his philosophy of life, but in many other Hammer novels, too, for example in this one.Drawn was not one of the best Hammer novels for me, I became tired with too many unnecessary sex scenes, and thought that the book needed more depth.

  • Chela
    2019-04-30 20:29

    Out of all of the stories in the Hammer Series, this is the only one that I didn't like. There was a lot of repetitive dialog, which for me made it hard to believe that Giles and Harrison connected. Yes, they said they were in love with each other and had loads of sex, but for me Gil never got the BDSM aspect of it. He always brushed it off or never took it seriously. Harrison was an okay character but it seemed like he tried to use sex as a means to get Gil's attention and understanding, which to my mind never happened.I felt the ending was cut short, but by then I was just glad the book was over. Reading this didn't leave me with the usual feeling of happiness and contentment like other BDSM books in this series have.It was very disappointing.

  • Bea
    2019-05-19 20:08

    This series is growing on me, although let's be honest, it's mostly sex.It is also making me wonder how prevalent BDSM is in a type of therapy, this novel is just another example of people who have been abused, addictions, or compulsions find a balance in BDSM. I wonder how much of that is just fiction, made up for drama. Would be interesting to research.I loved our flighty artist and I love how Harrison works with Giles' issues, not calling him crazy. I love how they found a way for peace rather than just going to the doctor for drugs.Anyways, just rambling here, but this author did an amazing job of showing us Giles' rambling but brilliant mind. How he thought in color was just so moving to me!

  • Pam
    2019-05-10 17:01

    It's a pretty typical Hammer book with a big Dom who finds a sub who needs him. In this case it's Giles who's an important artist who doesn't know how to take care of himself. Harrison is the patient type who is willing to explain about his BDSM lifestyle multiple times, despite Giles constantly thinking it's all a game. Giles just doesn't seem to get it...that Harrison is serious about not only him and their relationship but the lifestyle. As with all Sean Michael's books the sex is hot and frequent but in this case, Harrison uses it to help Giles turn his painful emotions to those of pleasure.

  • Kristie
    2019-04-26 21:03

    Pretty good. This is exactly what I expected. Think I'll continue to read the rest of the series, but only when I'm up for lots of sex,very little actual story dialogue, and an ending that makes me want to know where the end of the book went. Yeah, seems I'm in the middle of a trend. A trend where there is no HEH, just this weird HFN that is really only implied because the reader, me, decides that's where things go. This book was just that. The end just happens. I was left asking, out loud I should tell you, where the fuck did the last chapter go? Still, I liked it and hope that these characters come up in future stories.

  • Beck
    2019-05-24 19:16

    This is going to be an incredibly brief & un-informative review ...Positives...It's classic Sean MichaelNegatives...It's classic Sean MichaelI confess that I don't like her style of writing & the only reason I read this was because I was given it for free ... I'm not going to rate it because I knew before starting that the book would be awful so I won't damage her ratings with a single star ... if you like confused dialogue, too much sex, child-like subs & reading every single thought process & uttered sound then this slow-moving, stream-of-consciousness piece of porn is your kinda book...

  • Gina Marie ~books are my drug of choice~
    2019-05-17 18:10

    Warning for those who self harm may triggerThis book is well written but I was distracted by my triggers. The self harm isn't a big one for me any more but being falsely diagnosed and hospitalized is a big one. I can usually ignore this but both were mentioned at least once a chapter if not more often. The bdsm lifestyle can help those who need the pain of self harm to stay grounded but the fact all that was being done to help him with the trauma of his sister having him committed is agreeing he isn't crazy was crazymaking for me as reader.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-06 23:27

    This book is a little different from the others that I have read. I like each character individually but together they just didn't seem to click.Giles was a fascinating character to read with all of his quirks. Everything for him is his Art.Bumping into Harrison on the street was such a stroke of luck for Harrison.Harrison decides that Giles "needs" what he can give him from that? I did enjoy the different D/S relationship with these two. Maybe I needed just one more chapter...who knows. But I will continue with the series!

  • Lorraine
    2019-05-10 16:02

    This is one of Sean Michael's best books that I have read. The characters were really well thought out and totally accessible. It was easy to understand both Giles and Harrison, to see where they were coming from, their own insecurities, desires, wants and needs.This was gentle in plot, with little angst, but I was totally hooked. Full of self-discovery, love, care and fun. Perfect for my lazy Sunday afternoon.

  • Rain Carrington
    2019-05-07 19:22

    Loved the book! The characters, like in the first were real and well written, off of the page real. Giles took my heart right away. He's so intense and doesn't believe anyone can help but he just underestimated HArrison. Loved it and off to the next in the series, Found after hunting high and low for it!!! I had to go to the author's website to get it so if anyone of you are looking for it there it is! lol

  • Logan
    2019-04-30 20:22

    I can't believe I am going to say this but...too much sex and not enough substance. I wanted to know so much more about Giles, I wanted more of his back story, more of his reactions to Hammer. I just wanted more. Plus....what was with the editing in this book? Was it Harrison or Hunter (who the hell is Hunter anyway)?? Sorry....just one of my peeves

  • Sarina
    2019-05-22 19:25

    I hate to say it, but I think this is my least favorite of the Hammer series books so far. I never really connected with either main character and the sex scenes were almost too numerous for me. They also came off as a bit one note, unlike the others I've read. I'm glad I read it but I honestly don't think it will get a re-read.

  • Madeleine
    2019-05-17 15:28

    Again, this series is too much hardcore for my comfort, but still it's so well written and intense that I can't stop reading! Finished this in one sitting. I enjoyed this one more than the first in the series - I have a weak spot for excentric artists! ^.^

  • JustJen
    2019-05-15 21:05

    This wasn't one of my favorite Hammer stories. I did love and feel for Giles and his scatterbrainedness. Most of this story takes place outside of Hammer, aside from a few meals. I did like how Harrison was able to find ways to redirect Giles' focus, even though things were often repititious.