Review: That's What Brothers Do by Derekica Snake

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...

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 do. Gah. Every time I read that little phrase I think I died a little. 

It's hard not to fall head over feet for Brandt when he goes through so much for his family. He's one of the strongest characters I've come across and he goes through so damn much. All in the name of protecting the ones he loves.

When he sells himself he belongs to Wilbur. The story starts years into his captivity, so by the time we're in on the story, Brandt is already of age. There are bits from the beginning of his slave years, but most of the sex happens +18 years. But what Brandt goes through... it's brutal. He's owned by Wilbur, but Wilbur makes his money off of selling Brandt. The only way Brandt can pay off his families debt is by being sold. Being sold by this man he's somehow come to love. But his contract is almost over and Wilbur and Brandt strike a new deal, which changes everything between them. And folks, this is when shit gets gooooooooooood.

Forget about their circumstances and their past, there's obvious affection between Wilber and Brandt. How they can have these feelings after all they went through? I have no idea. But they do and it shows. But even with their new deal, the one that makes them more of equals and in an actual relationship, they are far from an HEA. Far. Far. Away. They go through so much, but they really prove themselves to each other time and time again. It's beautiful. Their deranged, crazy, unhealthy relationship is beautiful.

There are so many twists and surprises that I'd hate to spoil Brandt's journey for anyone. Just know, it's hard not to love Brandt. Even if he falls in love with his captor, even if he makes gut-wrenching decisions and even if he becomes the unexpected in the end. Because that's what lovers do.

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