what is captive prince and will it ruin my life?
yes it will
captive prince is an erotic fantasy m/m trilogy by CS Pacat about a prince who is betrayed by his bastard older brother and sold into slavery to a prince in a different kingdom, and it sounds like the best kind of tropey fanfiction and IT IS BUT ITS ALSO SO MUCH MORE
the slow burn is incredible, the trust built up between the two main characters is so great, BISEXUAL POC PROTAGONIST, hate-at-first-sight, tragic backstories, cunning treasonous plots, battle, INFORMED CONSENT, not the typical slave/master relationship (ie, completely the opposite of 50 shades of shit)
plus awesome fantasy worldbuilding
did i mention the slow burn