Book Review: Murphy by Bey Deckard

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Murphy
Author: Bey Deckard
Series: F.I.S.T.S. #2
Heroes: Murphy/Sarge
Genre: MM Sci-Fi
Length:  42 Pages
Publisher: Bey Deckard
Release Date:  June 10, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Sometimes when it seems like it’s too late, the right person comes along and opens your eyes…

Murphy is the continuing story of a D/s relationship between two Space Marines who found each other in the midst of hopelessness and misfortune.

Sarge and his newly minted squad travel across the galaxy on a top-secret mission that could help win the war. However, something about the mission stinks to Murphy, and it’s not just the planet they’ve landed on.


Review: I just love when I read a follow up story and hearing the characters’ voices brings back all the memories of what I loved from the first book. Murphy and Sarge definitely did that for me here.

Aside from a new leg and some upgraded parts, it is the same Murphy and the same Sarge, doing what they do best, in all their glory. This is classified as BDSM, but they really have more of a DS and power exchange than any kind of traditional BDSM relationship. At this point, they are even more comfortable in their relationship as they now prepare for their next mission. The chapters switch between each character so that we get to see things from both perspectives. I absolutely love their dialog and the way they each speak. I smiled so many times at little things they said that make each stand out so distinctly.

I don’t think I’ve ever thought a sci-fi story felt so real as this one does. Or maybe I just like to think there is a Murph and Sarge out there fighting the good fight. Either way, this story is so descriptive and colorful, I couldn’t help but feel as though I was seeing things from their eyes – the landscape, the ship and other settings, as well as the colors Murph sees. It’s all very vivid and one of the things I enjoy most about this series.

Things are not all as they appear, and Sarge has a bad feeling from the get go. There are some twists and interesting advancements to the story which make it quite interesting. Murph and Sarge push forward, side-by-side, doing their duty and getting things done, making do when needed. Through it all, you can easily feel how perfect these two are for each other, and they both realize it as well.

This, as well as the first, are short stories, but they are not lacking in any department. If you have any misgivings about reading short story series, sci-fi, or first-person, throw them out the window and jump into these as fast as you can. You will not be disappointed and will surely be left jonesing for the next, just as I am.

Overall Impression: It was amazing

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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9 thoughts on “Book Review: Murphy by Bey Deckard

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  2. Denise Dechene

    I read both novellas and novels. Some people do really well conveying emotions and their thoughts in a novella. I haven’t read Sarge yet but it is on the wish list.

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  4. #TeamMurph
    I preordered – June 10 cannot come fast enough! Really looking forward to it!

  5. Reblogged this on JLT's Musings and commented:
    Awesome review, JustJen!

    I’ve preordered…CANNOT wait to be with the boys again! Woot!

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