Book Reviews

Brotherly Love by DC Juris at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Twincest / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 03-September-2012

Book Blurb

Frankie has been in love with his twin, Jacob, for as long as he can remember, but he\'s pushed those feelings aside. What kind of man lusts after his brother, after all? When he discovers a story about twins loving one another, those old feelings rear up, and he has to say something. But how will Jacob take the news? Will they find their happily ever after together, in each other\'s arms, or has Frankie just ruined everything?


Book Review

Twincest is not everyone's cup of tea, and is definitely a taboo subject. Having said that, sometimes taboos can stand in the way of a more rational analysis of a situation, and I think twincest is one of them. For me, the idea of having a twin, someone who has been with you all your life and knows you better than anyone else, is very attractive. I can see how such a bond is very special. I can relate to it, and can see that deep love could be described in the same way. And if we're talking about two consenting adults, not endangering anyone else - who am I to judge?


Frankie and Jacob find themselves in a situation like that. They are very close, always have been, but society's rules say that deep love has a limit. So far, they have stuck to it, have even believed it themselves. Or rather, have made themselves believe it. But neither of them is happy. Neither has managed to find a partner they can be happy with. Both of them have secretly tried to find someone like their twin, and have been doomed to failure.


Emotions are difficult, if not impossible to control, and the short story of "Brotherly Love' of a different kind shows the depth of the desperation Frankie goes through as he denies his true love. It also shows the relief he experiences once he tackles the topic with Jacob. If you're interested in the deeper emotions between brothers that are considered taboo by many, if you want to witness a snapshot of Frankie's and Jacob's lives that might help you understand what twincest looks like - from the other side, then you might like this short story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 15 pages/3500 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-August-2012
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