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The Butcher and the Beast

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  197 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
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 g
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Published May 1st 2006 by Torquere Press, LLC (first published 2006)
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3.75 Hearts--A Sean Michael readable story that didn't make my brain seep through my ear.

This is actually a higher rated Sean Michael from me. Guess why...there was a plot. Not a strong one but it was there!
"You have such passion hidden beneath that very thin layer of civilization."
"You know nothing of me. Nothing."
"And I have all the time in the world to prove to you that I do indeed know you."

Now Sean Michael or SM and I, we have like this love-hate relationship see. It's a long standing one
Jun 09, 2010 Erastes rated it did not like it
Shelves: gay-historical
First off – the cover. I don’t get the cover. I don’t know what that triangular shape is in the middle of the shot, it looks like a nose– I’ve seen this pose on a couple of books now and I still don’t get it. Perhaps it’s sort of like one of those pictures where there’s an old woman and a young woman in the same picture and one day I’ll see what it’s supposed to represent. But it’s creepy.

I admit that I nearly gave up reading within the first six pages due to some extremely clunky prose, and the
Advice: Make a drinking game out of how often Grey's eyes are rolling. You'll be drunk by the end of the first chapter.

This was a bodice trouser ripper set on the high seas with two blokes. Take it at face value and it's a decent romp. Expect anything else out of it and you'll be sorely disappointed.
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The Romance Review

Pirate fantasies are fulfilled with this growly Sean Michaels book. Stephen is a proper gentleman who is a doctor. He scoffs at his fearful sister's worries about pirates circling their new island home. So to his chagrin, when he's captured by pirates and forced to heal the captain of the pirates, he realizes he should have heeded her warnings. John, the pirate Captain, is gleeful in his capture of a doctor who is both young and attractive. A devotee of manlove, John delights in the corruption
Fadia Pierre
May 16, 2015 Fadia Pierre rated it really liked it
Pure perversion, smutty, humorous and most of all so hot I could not put it down.

Stephen a doctor is kidnapped by pirates to tend the Captain wounds. Stephen is straight laced, bethroved and virtuous with his future laid out for him. John pirate Captain has his sights on Stephen and his crew kidnaps him onto his ship and well Stephen's plans for his furture goes overboard. Over the course of weeks in small increments John manages breaks down Stephen's barries to accept him and all of his perve
Kari Gregg
Jan 12, 2010 Kari Gregg rated it really liked it
Shelves: glbt, capture
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Eli Easton
Apr 22, 2013 Eli Easton rated it really liked it
As other reviewers have pointed out, this is definitely a bodice ripper. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed it. I liked the idea of the doctor character, who starts out so prim and proper he can't even *conceive* of a man wanting another man, or having sex outside marriage, and he's slowly seduced. It would have been more powerful, though, if we'd seen a lot of that through his eyes, and 'heard' the pull of the seduction. As it was, from the pirate's POV it was more of a 'no, no, no, maybe, ye ...more
Lorraine Lesar
May 31, 2015 Lorraine Lesar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How can you love a book that is so silly, that it becomes silliness personified? Well, I did! It reminded me so much of the old fashioned Mills and Boon bodice rippers, where the heroine is being thoroughly debauched and keeps saying "you beast!" over and over again (the author certainly had a liking for that word - you will read it a lot!). All that is different is that that heroine is called Stephen (complete with the Mills and Boon obligatory golden curls), a gentleman of the finest quarter, ...more
Jul 10, 2014 Susan65 rated it really liked it
Now, this was purely entertainment. When I was challenged to read a pirate book, I knew I was going to get hung up on the whole historical thing, of which I really am not a fan. However, this was freaking hilarious…once you got past the vast amount of sex. Sex on top of sex on top of sex. But, the dialogue was pure brilliance. I laughed, even during the abduction and non-consensual scenes, because the Butcher had a way with words that just tickled me pink. And the Beast, while always naked, was ...more
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2.5 Heart Review by Tara

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this book yet. But I have my reasons for confusion. Stephen is a doctor, a gentleman through and through. He has his life set out for him, governors doctor and betrothed to the admiral’s daughter or so he thought. After reassuring his sister of his safety he is moseying along when he is approached by two men. After finding out if he is a doctor, they proceed to kidnap him and name him the butcher in the process. They are taking him to t
May 08, 2015 Pansy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance
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 m ...more
Apr 24, 2015 Leigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sue bowdley
May 31, 2015 Sue bowdley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: male-male, favourites
Don't think I've ever read an m/m book about pirates.....I did kinda like this one Dr Stephen Grey taken aboard a pirate ship to heal the captain.....Captain John wanted Stephen/Butcher to give himself willingly and Dr Stephen Grey wanted the captain/Beast to let him leave......This was really good and I found myself laughing at a few parts of how Stephen acted quite nearly feminine but still it was a really good to read.....I loved how they both talked and acted was quite a refreshing change to ...more
May 16, 2015 multitaskingmomma rated it really liked it
Original Post:eARC Review & Excerpt: The Butcher and the Beast by Sean Michael

Reviewed by: fadia
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
DNF at 39%. I hate to give up, but I'm not sure anything can save this for me at this point. Nowhere in the blurb does it mention that there's essentially a bunch of dub-con/non-con interactions between the MCs. And one is pretty much pushing himself on the other one who's backing off in maidenly horror. No, not for me.
Mar 03, 2009 Matimate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, 2009
The pirate era when the men were men and buggery real buggery is the background for the story between modest doctor and savage pirate captain. Stephen had bright future ahead of him with prospect of being respectable doctor married to admirals daughter, but all was shattered by bunch their captain loving pirates, who decided to kidnap "butcher" for their wounded captain. John, strong and manly pirate, who was hurt but still have energy to molest good doctor. Yes, the story is about you beast sto ...more
Elisa Rolle
It is a short novel (for me, all under the 200 pages is short...) but very intensive. A story of seduction, of passion that win over conventions.

And old story indeed, like those of Rodolfo Valentino in the role of the Sheick, when he seduced a maiden. Here we have a Pirate, a strong, old style pirate, that prefer men over women, that like a bit of rough over gentleness.

But also we have a Pirate that, when the butcher's love is give freely, become the true lover.

And the Butcher is an debauche
Jun 21, 2015 Tiferet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Fun Sunday afternoon read if you're immune to painful bodice ripper cliches (or if you appreciate them as a genre homage, I suppose).
Sep 28, 2014 Serena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pirates
I'm not going to pretend I liked this all that much. I didn't. My main issue was with the characters calling each other by their names/nicknames in practically every line.

However, I did give it an extra star for the ending. (view spoiler)
Leann Marshall
Mar 29, 2012 Leann Marshall rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic, bdsm
This book is smutty porn it’s 80% sex and 20% plot, but it’s good smutty porn. The sex is hot with light BDSM tone. I’ll admit that we see very little of the MCs POV, reasoning, or backgrounds. But still it was interesting seeing their relationship grow as Pirate Captain John (Beast) corrupted Doctor Stephen Grey (Butcher).
"Unhand me!" The first half was very funny. Doctor in distress, starring a puritan colony doctor and a very bad and very naked pirate captain. Pity that the ship's boy didn't jump in the middle of the captain's bed... (4 stars). The second half was a nice romance (3 stars).
Sep 06, 2015 Tj rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2012
This was an amusing book. I really thought it unrealistic and the dialogue was hilarious. Still if you are looking just for a fun story it is good.
Frisca Hue
Jan 08, 2011 Frisca Hue rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Still reading this, not sure whether it's suppose to be funny. Found myself giggling at some of the paragraphs.
Nov 05, 2011 Meike rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: waste-of-time, lgbtq
No need to write a review, Erastes pretty much said it all.
Apr 16, 2012 Emily rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!
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Often referred to as "Space Cowboy" and "Gangsta of Love" while still striving for the moniker of "Maurice," Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours ...more
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