Flash Fiction Stories in the THIRDS Universe
Return to the THIRDS universe with another collection of flash fiction stories inspired by prompts submitted by fans. Reunite with favorite THIRDS characters to explore even more of their hidden adventures and personal moments, and take the opportunity to learn more about them through this series of stories recounting the humor, heartbreak, friendship, hardship, and love these characters’ experience behind the scenes. Complete your THIRDS experience with these tales of stolen moments.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Volume 1 & 2 combined review: I really don't have much to say about these Beyond the Books volumes other than they are brilliant! Such a great way to widen the THIRDS universe, with little glimpses within the time frame we're familiar with and moments prior to the series' beginning that give even greater depth to the characters we love. There's too many to give detail about but I can't write a review for these extras without mentioning my absolute favorite one and that is the one where Tony has the sex talk with Dex, visual aids and all. Not only do we get to see a young Dex be completely mortified with his father but we get to see the obvious love between father and son despite the topic at hand. Truth is, I can't imagine being a THIRDS fan and not experiencing these short story collections. They may not be crucial moments, most could be labeled "deleted scenes", but however you file them away in your mind they only heighten the series by adding layers to the whole THIRDS universe.
I had so much fun reading volume one in this flash fiction story collection that I was thrilled the author was doing a second volume. Of course, much like with the previous book, I struggled mightily with how to write this review. The format of this book is prompts from readers and then flash fiction stories to answer their questions. Difficult to review, to be honest. I was determined, however, to get my love and enjoyment for this book out in words so bear with me and my muddied writing. 'THIRDS: Beyond the Books Vol. 1' gave me an opportunity to see a lot of Dex and Cael's childhood, the family they had with Tony, and gave me glimpses into a lot of firsts for the guys on their team. In this volume I got more background on the inter-relationships among the team members while at work and at play… or, in Dex's case, all day long. Don't get me wrong, there were enough stories of each of the couples, too, but some very funny (and more serious) ones between teammates. Ethan and Calvin's first Valentine's Day after they're finally together. Dex and Ash fighting during a two-hour seminar. Cael and Seb talking about the men they love who don't seem to return the feelings. Destructive Delta participating in a calendar shoot for charity. I love these little glimpses behind the scenes, so to speak, and it just makes me hungry for more. Since I laughed out loud more than once and ended up spilling water down the front of me… well, there's not enough laughter sometimes so it makes me appreciate it even more. Sigh. I read this too fast. I'll need to reread it soon. I love the family that Destructive Delta has made of itself. It's part of why I love the series so much. This second volume of flash fiction is stunningly awesome and I can't recommend it enough. Thank you, Charlie! NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews