Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Bey Deckard
Series: Baal’s Heart #3.5
Genre: MMM Fantasy
Length: 42 Pages
Publisher: Bey Deckard
Release Date: December 22, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: A Baal’s Heart short, following the events in Fated: Blood and Redemption.
Plagued by terrible dreams, Jon begins to distance himself from Baltsaros and Tom. Perhaps a little holiday cheer is just the thing to help the three of them find common ground again.
Review: What a wonderful surprise this story was! As with each previous story, we are immediately brought back into this fantastic world.
The guys are all back at home base resting and recovering. Jon is having a bit of a rough time with his nightmares and especially as Baltsaros seems to play a starring role. This puts him at great odds with B. Even though he consciously knows how things are and doesn’t blame B, his subconscious doesn’t feel the same and he doesn’t quite know what to do to make them see eye to eye.
Tom, oh lovely Tom, just makes me smile every single time he is on page, whether it be his thoughts or his words, he is just one fabulous character. He is worried about poor Jon but is just about at his wit’s end with trying to figure out how to help the situation.
Baltsaros is frustrated as well, but remains understanding and patient. It takes the group as a whole, including the outside cast of characters, such as one-handed Kate and her now pregnant Myra, to help with the big plan. Tom and Jon each have a plan to do something special for the other, but it is B who runs with it and really puts the icing on the cake. Baltsaros shines in the end here and shows us, once again, how he is the strong mast holding up his sails, Tom and Jon. His present to Jon was extremely moving, and I can only imagine how Jon and even Tom felt when it was explained.
This was a wonderful little story, and even though it is short, it contains all of the elements of the previous full-length stories. So much so, that it felt like a miniaturized version. Each story feels like a piece of giant cake with this being a satisfying taste. I highly recommend this amazing series and urge you to experience every bite.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*