Title: The Butcher and the Beast, 2nd Edition
Author: Sean Michael
Genre: Historical / BDSM / Dub-consent
Length: Novella (96 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (May 22nd 2015) Available for Early Download April 24th 2015
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Can a pirate and a doctor find love on the seas?
Stephen is a doctor, a practical man who wishes his sister wouldn’t worry so about the pirates that plague their island home. So it’s ironic that Stephen himself is set upon by just those pirates, who carry him off to heal their wounded captain.
John is a pirate captain, master of his fate and used to getting what he wants. And he decides he wants Stephen, even when the good doctor wants nothing more than to run away from him.
Can the beast convince the doctor who the sailors call the butcher to stay with him?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of BDSM, non-consensual sex and dubious consent during captivity.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound.
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/the-butcher-and-the-beast
Review: I really had to laugh as I started reading this. Back in the day when I first starting reading romance novels, they were the good old-fashioned bodice rippers that I sneaked from my mother. And damned if this isn’t one except with two men.
Stephen is a very proper gentleman doctor who is abducted by a pirate crew to tend to their captain. Of course it isn’t just his wounds the captain wants attained to. So comes the forced seduction of the good doctor by the beastly pirate captain.
There is tons of sex. Pretty much all over the book. All and all it’s good hot sex. Very raunchy. There are light elements of BDSM with some pain play and a few other things. Definitely non-consensual and dubious consent through a good part of it.
The story is absolutely ridiculous and hilarious. But I feel no guilt in saying I highly enjoyed it. I found myself liking both characters with no real clue why. There is no real history on either of them. John is not a nice man and is very upfront about it. Stephen is almost a complete innocent. But it works in true bodice ripper fashion.
If you are looking for some deep meaning in your story this is not it. On the other hand if you are looking for something that will give you a good laugh and high sex content this should definitely do it.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *