Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Bey Deckard
Author: Don’t Touch Me
Series: UnCommon Bodies Anthology
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Fighting is what Beau does best, because the very thing he dreads is exactly what lends him the extraordinary strength to defeat even the worst odds. And he does it all with the help of his angel, the woman he longs desperately to hold…but can’t.
Review: Wow. I feel like a broken record, but here is yet another amazing story by Mr. Deckard. It doesn’t matter what the story is about; it doesn’t matter how long the story is. This one, just as with everything else I’ve read by him, has gripped me from the start, made me forget about genre, tense or anything else I notice when I’m reading other stories, and just keeps me focused on the story I’m given.
This one is about a man who has a phobia of sorts in that he cannot stand human touch. Even the thought of it is enough to get his nerves and stomach acting up. He is a fighter, down and dirty, underground and shady. He uses his illness, for lack of a better word, to his advantage, allowing the fear and feelings to turn into rage that make him unstoppable in the ring.
By his side is his best friend, a woman he loves as much as anyone can without being able to actually touch her. She understands his issues and is there through thick and thin to put him back together and orchestrate how that happens when others need to step in, such as doctors, etc. It was so easy to see the love they had for each other yet knowing they could never actually be together.
This is also another very unique story. There is no sex, very little in the way of romance, yet the feelings pour off the pages. I was so involved in their story that the end just hit me out of nowhere and I seriously wanted to cry for the loss and end of the story. I wanted to know so much more about these two and was in no way ready for it to be over. I highly recommend you check this out, as well as every other story Mr. Deckard has to offer – you won’t be disappointed.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*