Review: The Butcher and the Beast by Sean Michael

May 13, 2015 Review 0

Review: The Butcher and the Beast by Sean Michael

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 the sailors call the butcher to stay with him?

Title: The Butcher and the Beast
Author: Sean Michael
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Brush and Whip, What's His Passion?, Pack and Mate, Bruised
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: April 24, 2015
Genres: Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica
Pages: 104
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
Bailey Bradford

How many of you out there were fans of the eighties bodice-ripper? *raises hand* I will admit it. Bodice-rippers were one of my guilty pleasures.  Especially the pirate trope.  Kidnapping the “governor’s” daughter, niece, ward, or sister, for ransom or other nefarious reasons.  The sweet, innocent young maid falling into the depraved clutches of the diabolical pirate captain, ultimately they fall in love, etc., etc., etc.  Those pirate captains were so deliciously deviant and decadent. *sigh* What most like to forget, the beginnings of today’s rampant dark erotica.

That is what kept coming to my mind as I read The Butcher and the Beast.  Except the “sweet, innocent young maid” is a sweet, innocent young male and he is the “governor’s” physician.  Otherwise, very similar.  I mean some of this dialog could have come straight out of those bodice-rippers.

“Are you mad?”

“Don’t leave me here with him! He’s crazed!”

“I’m your captive. I’m supposed to attack you.”

“No! Unhand me! Help! Someone, please! He’s gone mad!”

The dark eyes were hot, amused, pinning him to the spot. “You are a fiery one. I like that.” The captain stalked toward him.

Of course there was the usual, “No!”  “I can’t!”  “I must not!”  And the ever popular, thought to stop any pirate’s actions – “I am engaged!”

Oh yes!  This pirate was definitely a deliciously deviant and decadent “beast,” out to “debauch” and then seduce the “butcher” – the wonderfully sweet, innocent you male.  I thoroughly enjoyed this guilty pleasure!


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