Sarge by Bey Deckard
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Tags: Gay D/s Relationship, Erotica, Age Gap, Military Jargon, Warzone Backdrop, Nicely Developing Relationship, Sci-Fi
Length: 63 Pages
Reviewer: Kazza K
Purchase At: amazon.com
Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time… with the right person.
Sarge is the short story of a burgeoning D/s relationship between two space marines stationed on an alien planet where an endless war drags on.
Sergeant Wilkes is a hard man with a long, celebrated military career.
Brawny, tattooed, and utterly submissive, Murphy is just an interesting diversion… until Sarge realises he has found something truly rare.
**WARNING – NSFW REVIEW
I had this book recommended to me by a friend on Goodreads after I read Better the Devil You Know. They are completely different books but the rec was a good one. Anyway, short review incoming.
I’m a fan of quality short stories and this novella fits that criteria perfectly because –
- Great characters. Murphy is a dream for a lot of readers to get to know – kind, loyal, calm, not terribly loquacious but his actions speak louder than his words and his words are always well thought out. The quasi-synesthete angle was a fantastic way to show his emotions and Sarge’s, and we get to know them both very well. Sarge is a dominant older soldier, not always my favourite type of character, I initially thought he might be a bit too alpha for me but I was proven wrong. I liked him so much more rebounding off Murphy’s mind, it took the too-hard edge off him. It’s such clever writing.
- This book is erotica. Murphy has a huge cock and that’s all the better to tease by Sarge. It is a romance of sorts, but love is not a word that’s used. However, these guys trust each other with their lives – pretty important – and they play and fuck with gusto, like there could be no tomorrow, and a growing passion. Often – trust me on the “often” point, but it isn’t at the expense of the overall story.
- Bey Deckard continues to wow me as a writer of different stories. This time a D/s, edging/orgasm denial, boot-licking pairing, where Murphy, who likes to be dominated, is 6′ 8″ and has tatts, and other guys mistakenly stereotype who and what he’ll be in and out of the bedroom. But not Sarge. Nope. He has Murphy stripped naked cleaning boots with Murphy’s meat and two veg hanging low as he does what he’s told. And he makes him wait extra hard for the good stuff – and Murphy could not be happier. Oh, and Sarge will also tear someone a new orifice if they bag out Murphy. The loyalty is a two-way street.
- While this is classified as sci-fi, and there is some unusual and at times unique terminology, there isn’t an alien of any description in sight, although the bionics are pretty advanced. However, it certainly does give a sense of a warzone, anywhere at anytime, not necessarily an alien planet just a general vibe of waiting around, tension and thoughts of an enemy – and that works. It’s pared back and sets the tone for the strong and duty-bound MCs.
Sarge has an oh, shit no! ending, but the next book has long since been out. I’m happily about to add book #2 in F.I.S.T.S., Murphy, to the reviews here shortly. This one is for lovers of an erotic D/s relationship with substance who also appreciate clever writing, wonderful characters with their own unique voice, who also might like a military backdrop, including some action and military jargon with a side of typically frustrating FUBAR politics – nothing specific, you know. I really, really liked Sarge. 4.5 Stars!