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That's What Brothers Do

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,523 Ratings  ·  183 Reviews
To save his family, he sold his innocence.
To save his sisters, he sold his body.
To save his love, he sold his soul.
That's what brothers do...
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 167 pages
Published February 14th 2009 by kiixink (first published February 1st 2009)
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DNF at 26%

What the coño is this shit? If you complain about Mr. Grey DO NOT touch this book! This is Ebola for you!!!

Because, really. Wilber is an asshole. But Brant has no personality at all.


The synopsis says nothing of the story. It's mysterious at best. I began the book thinking it was about prostitution and I was right. But I kept reading and reading and the other MC didn't enter the scene. Then I was aware who the hero was. And it was a mind-blowing moment but no the good one. This relation
Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lauraadriana by: Mel
So what is the face of evil? Is it the face of a criminal who has to corrupt a boy's innocence to get what he is owed, but manages to make sure that that innocence if harried, and stained, remains unbroken? Or is it the face of a father whose weaknesses end up in the destruction of his family, and the sale of his son? Or even beyond that, is it the indolent face of a broken system that allows the cost of treating an illness to spiral down into a nightmare where people lose everything they have? ...more
Nov 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bookwatcher by: Valentina
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The lesser evil or lesser of two evils principle is the idea in politics and political science that of two bad choices, one isn't as bad as the other, and should be chosen over the one that is a greater threat.
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So, please before you read this book answer this quick 3 questions
1) Will you be disturbed reading about sexual intercourse without consent? (yeah, I'm talking about rape)
2) Would you freak out about minors as prostitutes?
3) To you is impossible accept master
Heather C
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Heather C by: Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I really loved this book but it has to be one of the hardest books I have ever read. It was shocking and horrific and disgusting. I never cried but I did gag a few times. I think I was in too much shock to cry! Also, my chest was tight and I was nauseous throughout the entire book.

The story is about Brant, who sold himself at the age of 14 to protect his sister and pay off his father's debt. He is immediately raped by Wilbur and then pimped out by him for the next 10 and a half years. Somehow, d
Aug 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arzu by: Valentina Heart
Great book!! Not your typical romance but awesome!! Violent, no values, no morality!! Wouldn't recommend it for the light-hearted, but everybody else ... just read it!!
Nov 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tend to give M/M books with consistently high ratings a chance, because if all those people who love the same genre as I loved the book, then surely there must be something to it. But, sadly, I'm often bitterly disappointed. This was the case here. This book fell so far short of my expectations that I've gone past not really liking it to actively hating it. I won't go into the plot in any great detail, but let's just say if I were the FBI, I'd be pretty suspicious of the author. All of the cha ...more
Sep 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, e-book
Wow. I finished this in one sitting, which is rare for me, but for this book I was up reading until morning. Annoyed at first with the, at times, very sloppy writing and lack of editing (typos, bad grammar). Disappointed with some stylistic choices (like using flashbacks or just skimming very important scenes). All in all: technically speaking there was a lot of room for improvement.

But the book got to me on an emotional level. I had a constant knot in my stomach while reading. I was engrossed,
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
Nov 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Emanuela ~plastic duck~ by: Valentina Heart
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Emma Sea
Aw, that was suprisingly sweet! Kind of like a cross between Pain and . . . pain?, Forgotten, and Muffin, if you imagine that Traxie had just gone on holiday to a tropical island, and arrived to find endless free coffee gelato, a houseboy dedicated to giving foot rubs, and Maru i.e. in a very happy mood.

So, although this is a about a 14 year old boy raped and forced into prostitution, followed by a life as a courtesan in the mob, it is not a dark fic.

I read one version of the original story, an
2.5 stars

This is a review of the pre-publication draft available for free online. There are innumerable editing, typo, spelling, pacing and transition issues in this draft that I’m assuming will be cleaned up for publication (whenever that may happen).

Boy with Stockholm Syndrome falls in love with his abuser...
In Snake’s universe anything goes. In ‘Brothers’ a loan shark can take all of a person’s possessions as collection on a bad loan, including family members. Women and children can be sold i
I agree with the other reviews; TWBD is dark, unpredictable, twisted, and uncomfortable to digest at times. What I enjoyed most was how it stretched my thinking about what constitutes love. Is love self-sacrificing or self-interested? Free from intentional harm? Sadistic? Can it be all of these things? I think Derekica created many permutations of love. I don't necessarily agree with her thinking. I don't think the man Brant ultimately became merits celebration, but it was quite a stimulating re ...more
Mar 20, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Originally a 3 star. But the author was a bit unhappy with the 3 star so I give it a 1 star to make the author happy. See, I'm a nice person. If anyone wants a 1 star, just ask.

Oh dear...I don't know how to rate this book. somewhere between a 3 and a 5. It's very very.....uhhhh irritating. His submissive nature and his domination personality doesn't fit well. But then again, I suppose it's not one of those love heals all and love at first sight stuff. It's, in a sense, more realistic. Love requi
Adrian Anderson
Dec 19, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
That's What Brothers Do has been picked up for publishing by SL Publishing Group. It has been re-written and professionally edited. It is slated for release in Spring 2012.

About damn time... I'm almost tempted to read the re-make and see if it is worthy of the lame-a$$ contrived "award" the author says this monsterpiece won. Rainbow Award (Best Contemporary Fiction, 2009). 2009 must have been a VERY bad year if a poorly written piece of filth, (crack!fic anyone) loaded with spelling, grammatical
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
This is one of my most favorite books. I could read it a million times and never get sick of it. I've been trying to read books similar to it but can never find anything that beats how much I love this book. It's an unconventional story that has just about every horrible thing in it (at least according to the vanilla folks ;-P). Rape, abuse, prostitution, kidnapping, bdsm. The list can go on and on. It's definitely NOT for the faint of heart. In fact, it might not even be for those hardcore read ...more
Jason Bradley
Very hot. I really enjoy a powerful dominant male with a tiny squishiness inside. :)
This is a very dark tale about a young innocent man, Brant, who sacrificed his future in a successful effort to save his sisters - because that's what brothers do. It follows his life as his innocence is stripped away as he pays the price of protecting his family - physically first, then the gradual erosion of the innocence of his mind and soul.

This is not a story for the faint-hearted; it is bleak, cruel and violent. The despair and lack of alternative that Brant endured had me in tears throug
Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)

3 stars for the sake of the creative premise and storyline.

Finally finished this with a relieved sigh. I am actually somewhat confused how I should rate it. Was hovering between 2 to 3 stars. To be frank, some part of it was quite tiresome to read.

There's something about the writing:

I know I am not an English teacher or even close to being good at the language myself, but I think that the writing is not up to par and it is mainly due to the weak prose. To illustrate my point, I find it is quite
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
My favorite sort of erotica is Capture/Slave/DubCon NonCon with a HEA. This one fit the bill entirely. Gritty and shocking it certainly wasn't the easiest read for me. At points disturbing I fell in love with the way the author writes - it felt flowing and seamless - all parts intertwined together exceptionally well.

Brant was a lead character that you can stand up and cheer for - even when he's making choices on his life that you just know will lead to drastic consequences. I'll admit I still d
This definitely wasn't a light and fluffy read. This was harsh and dark and desperate. You feel so badly for Brant, every time he thinks his time is just about up, or that he's free, something or someone else pulls him back in. His life hasn't been his own since he was 14 and he sold his soul for his sisters, but in spite of this he was so strong.

This is the kind of book that will stick with you. I'm still not sure if it was a happy ending, or just as happy as Brant was capable of having. I don'
This book is raw and brutal and uncomfortable to read at times. It's definitely not for the faint hearted. It is however an amazing tale about the endurance of the human spirit and well worth a read in my opinion.
Mar 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AMAZING! I keep using that word to describe this book. Darkness, violence and questionable morality abound in this masterpiece. It was gripping from the beginning to end.
A.J. Llewellyn
Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-a-copy
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Dec 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, ebook
Holy cow, I loved this story. It is not for the faint of heart, and I really hope there aren't things like this going on in the real world, at least I would like to believe there aren't. I can't imagine how Brant was able to endure physically, and, even more so, emotionally, as well as he did. My heart was torn a little bit with each page turned. I wanted to get to the end to see if Brant was able to find some peace and see how things turned out, but, at the same time, I really didn't want it to ...more
Elisa Rolle
Jan 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2009 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
Heidi Cullinan
I'm not going to rate this, but I will comment. I've wanted to read this book for a long time. I loved the concept a lot, and I was very eager to see it executed. However, I found that the story I wanted to read was not what this actually was.

The plot isn't exactly string of pearls, but it comes far too close for my comfort. I also felt like the scenes and the plot arcs I most wanted to experience weren't told or were glossed over. Far, far too much time elapsed with so very little actually pres
Finished this in one sitting. Touching story of a brother's devotion to his family and ultimately to his abusive lover. Brant substitutes himself to save his sisters from entering a brothel to pay off his father's debts. Would have been 5 star if not for some diabolical spelling and grammar.

'I never had happy dancing eyes, well not that I remember, but they were never this flat grey. Bruises faded. Cuts healed. But something died in my soul a few years back. I stared at the unfamiliar stranger.'
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect yakuza story.

Brutal and unyielding this takes you there and back again. The twists are obscene and thrash your heart and soul around. The ending---divine.
Shira Anthony
There was so much potential in this book that I've been back and forth about a dozen times trying to figure out what rating to give it. Why did I hesitate? Because I find it SO frustrating when you have a talented (I daresay VERY talented) author, but the editing is SO bad. Yes, I adored Brant -- I wanted to cry for him, and I grew to love him throughout this very dark tale. But I kept grumbling at my Kindle the entire time, because time after time there were formatting issues and tons of typos ...more
It's one of those where you have to sit back a say WOW when it's over. All that comes out of your mouth is, "That was good. That was so good. Wow." <- me. over and over.

The story is told by Brandt. After his mother died his father couldn't keep up with anything. They were so far in debt that bad things were going to happen to his family if something wasn't done. So, Brandt decided he would sell himself into slavery at the age of 14 in order to protect his family. Because that's what brothers
Stacey Jo
Brant offers up his body as a young teen to save his sisters when his father coldn't pay his debts. So starts his life of servitude in The Organization.

I didn't think I would like this book when I first started. I actually got about halfway through before I started liking it. It's some pretty dark subject matter... dub con, rape, sex slaves and prostitution. Although it doesn't describe the scene, and Brant insists that he went willingly, he was basically raped (or at the least it was dub con)
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