Review of Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas (Baal’s Heart #1) by Bey Deckard

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Genre: Romance, Erotica (M/M, M/M/M)

Book Length (Est.): 370 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Sheltered and lonely, Jon’s life changes drastically when a strange ship sails into the harbour of his small port town one day. Trapped between the possessive pirate captain and his murderous first mate, he must learn to adapt or he will lose himself completely. An epic tale of love and jealousy, treachery and revelation, this first installment of the Baal’s Heart trilogy brings you into the lives of three men so bound together by lies and heartbreak that they must sail to the very ends of the earth to find forgiveness.

Deckard’s first novel is a masterful portrayal of sorrow, hope, and passion, with a narrative that twists the reader through a world set in the Golden Age of Piracy. A thrilling look into the darker side of human nature, Caged effortlessly melds serious historical fantasy with five star erotica.

Jennifer’s Review:

 *I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I have to say that I’ve been balancing on the fence and trying to decide if I liked the M/M erotica genre, but this is the book that pushed me over the edge. The characters are well written, the storyline is quite intriguing with a definite surprise here and there, and the sex scenes are never boring. If anything, they are a mixture of sexy, intense, passionate, playful, and sometimes even angry.

“I’m a hypocrite, Jon,” he murmured. “I ask you to accept my arrangements, yet I can’t bear the thought of you in another’s arms…I would kill them for touching you.”

Jon has empathic abilities, he sees and sometimes feels what others do not, and because of his unique ability it turns him into quite the prized possession in the eyes of Captain Baltsaros. A prize worth kidnapping Jon to have at his disposal.

“I seen the way ye look at him, Da. Ye never, not once, looked at me the way ye look at that broken boy. Ye want him. I know ye do. I ain’t stupid. I just though…”

Stuck on a ship with a Captain who makes him feel things he definitely should not and the first mate, Tom, who he can’t quite understand but fears anyway, Jon has to decide if he wants to stay on as a member of the nameless pirate ship or suffer whatever fate may await him if he were to say no. As Jon tries to untangle the lies he’s been told by both Baltsaros and Tom his feelings for the two men change and the journey from their initial contact to the final page of the book is so worth the read. It’s filled with betrayals, lies, broken promises, love, passion, sex, and of course they are pirates so I can’t forget…action!

The only thing I wasn’t too fond of was that sometimes it would flash backwards without warning and return to the present just as quickly. But did it make me love the book any less? Absolutely not!

My Favorite Moments: I loved it when Jon stood up to Baltsaros and told him exactly how it was going to be.

“Also…I may be yours but understand here and now that you are mine.” 

But the one moment that left my heart pounding happened during a storm at sea.

“Are ye tryin’ to get me killed, love?” 

Overall, I give Caged 5 stars! 

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

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One response to “Review of Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas (Baal’s Heart #1) by Bey Deckard

  1. Pingback: April 2014 – Author of the Month: Bey Deckard | Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst

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