Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Julio and Rome by Willie Spearman

The Tragedy of Julio and Rome by Willie Spearman
Brutewood Correctional Facility Series (Medium Security)
Gay Erotic Shakespeare Retelling
Publisher: Eroticatorium (June 2014)
89 pages, eBook (bonus novella included with Love and Lust Between Men Behind Bars)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart

Prison Guard Rome falls in love with inmate Julio, after Julio is injured by another inmate and placed in solitary for his own protection, but their love is dangerous for both of them and has tragic consequences. This is a Medium Security story (contains moderate kink and fetishes), and is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, in a contemporary prison setting.  I was a little skeptical at first that Romeo and Juliet could be revamped in such a way, but this was really good and was quite a faithful retelling. Loved the characters! Does Merc have his own story?

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