Review: From the Get Go by Sean Michael

When easygoing Texas artist Dakin McBride makes his way to Ottawa, Canada, for a showing, he meets Jeff Tamrin, the fastidious manager of the Sussex Gallery. Despite coming from different worlds and being opposites in almost every way, the attraction is immediate, and soon Dakin and Jeff negotiate their own brand of diplomatic relations, forgetting all about art or seeing the sights the city has to offer. They get wrapped up in the moment, each of them intrigued by what he feels for the other. 

The more they get to know each other, the more they like what they see. Dakin has a life to go back to in Texas, though, and Jeff has his own in Canada. Is there any way for their budding romance to survive the thousands of miles separating them? The relationship seems doomed, but at the same time, it feels too right to give up without a fight.

From the Get Go is a sweet short that covers the meeting, flirting, fucking and falling in love between Jeff (from Ottawa) and Dakin (from Texas). There is an immediate attraction between the two of them when Dakin comes to town to be part of the exhibit at the gallery where Jeff works. Jeff’s pretty sure he shouldn’t be boning the resident artists, but the two really hit it off hard and there’s no keeping their hands to themselves once they crossed the line.

The best part of the story is the flirting between the two of them. It was nice to read a story with no angst and just two hotties getting to know one another with some sweet and sexy banter. Followed, of course, by a lot of consummating. A. Lot. Of. Consummating. Which Sean Michael always does well. There was an inconsistency that jumped out at me, in one scene Jeff is giving Dakin a quality blowie complete with condom. Good for you, safety first. Next boning scene he’s licking the come from Dakin’s chest. And dudes, your choices are yours it just seems if your characters are going to change things up it should be acknowledged, especially with something so important.

The two can’t imagine life without one another and the love comes along quickly. They were both down with it and while it was fast, it was still sweet. Geography is a problem though and they solve it temporarily by Jeff taking some well deserved vacation time in Texas. Here the sweet talk and epic boning continues Texas style. Dakin got to meet Jeff’s family in Ottawa and now Jeff gets to meet Dakin’s family. It’s obvious these two are taking their relationship seriously with being introduced to family and all. Of course the families love the men’s new squeezes because that’s how this sweet story rolls.

As their time together draws to a close, the two are already feeling the upcoming heartbreak. They talk it all out and agree that anything is possible and they love one another enough to make their lives work. Sure, it’s easy and way too simple to be realistic, but this story isn’t about troubles and long BS bureaucracy, it’s a feel good Hallmark flavored fairytale that leaves you feeling all warm and gooshy inside with all the love.

For more information on From the Get Go by Sean Michael, head over to Dreamspinner Press.

**a copy of this story was provided for an honest review**

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