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.
“You’re a good boy, Murph,” he says softly to me.”You get me home, get me patched up, and you’ll see what good boys get.”
That was the line that hooked me when I first learned about this story.
There’s nothing like great dirty talk. And when it’s paired with great D/s? It’s like there’s a jackpot to be read. And “Sarge”, the first in the F.I.S.T.S. series, definitely has that in spades. In less than sixty pages, it gets the job done to portray a burgeoning relationship between two space marines who are fighting a losing battle on an alien planet.
Murphy is a 6’8″ soldier that doesn’t speak much (not because he can’t, he’s quite intelligent) that does not fit the norm because he’s submissive. Pause. Let me roll around in this moment for a few more seconds. Submissive big guy bottoming. *nods* That’s my shit.
And he’s lusting over his senior officer, Sarge, for quite sometime. The elder, Sarge, has picked up on these feelings and acts upon them in quite an erotically charged fashion. He reads Murphy’s needs very well and gives his boy the partner he craves.
“So are you completely proportionate?” It takes me a second, maybe two, before I realise that he’s asking whether I’m packing a peashooter or a rocket launcher in my shorts.
The story is told in alternating first POV which I love because I think you get the best handle of a main character and their mindset with first POV. Don’t lump this as PWP due to the length, this is a well fleshed out story that paints a great setting – it’s a desolate alien planet, where the last dregs of human soldiers are losing but still giving their all. Sarge and Murphy share near death experiences, an understanding and a common bond.
The part that really solidified these two men to me were the little things. The responses, the looks, the little gestures. It is more romantic than I expected while still not being overly mushy. I love reading the small things that make for a bigger picture. The story ends with a cliffhanger (with a promise for something more) but since this is book #1, I won’t get too antsy. I enjoy Sarge and I think I’m halfway in heavy like with tattooed, doesn’t know his worth, Murphy. (What is it with this author creating these brawny as hell subs that I just need to root for?)
Do I recommend? YES, especially D/s fans and unconventional relationship fans.
Will I read more from this author? Of course, He’s not a one trick pirate pony and I am so happy to read what else he has brewing in his brain.
So I’ll pretend to wait patiently for the next installment while reveling in what I just read…