The problem with shorts and novellas, as a reader, is that the really good ones, you can't help but say, "What if this had been full length" or "Waaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! I want more!". That's my problem here. I loved this 51 page short/novella but I kept looking at the page count not wanting it to end and worrying about when it would end and what I wouldn't get. I wish this could have been a full length Hammer book. I wanted to be there when Grif got his piercings, when what had to have been an intense scene of the branding/tattoo, the first flogging and Grif rode that first high, when the guys tried to forget each other and couldn't, and what finally drove Grif to Brian's door step. My love/hate relationship with shorts continues. WANT. MORE.
On another note...this is a really hot short with some great characters :)