Title: The Prince and the Brute
Author: Avery Rott
Published: March 13, 2015
Publisher: Avery Rott
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
This collection of three brief but related stories follows Prince Emil, who has recently become engaged to a princess and who must deal with the rather unwelcome advances of her brother. Well, at least he thinks they’re unwelcome. But maybe they’re not. As he’s never even considered anything like this before, he can’t help but wondering if there is much more to the princess and her brother than he initially suspected.
The author has billed this as the setup to a longer series with these characters, which I think is needed to really make sense of what’s going on in these stories. They’re a bit quick and abrupt, clearly meaning to provide readers with short related scenes that will be tied together later. From what I see here, I don’t know that this will be everyone’s cup of tea, to say the least, but the writing is well-done and I’m certainly looking forward to seeing more from Avery Rott.
Content warning: non-consensual sexual acts