1762, The Georgian Age of Sail: For his first command, John Cavendish is given a shipthe HMS Meteorand a crew, both in need of repair and discipline. He’s determined to make a success of their first mission, and hopes the well-liked lieutenant Alfred Donwell will stand by his side as he leads... show more
1762, The Georgian Age of Sail: For his first command, John Cavendish is given a shipthe HMS Meteorand a crew, both in need of repair and discipline. He’s determined to make a success of their first mission, and hopes the well-liked lieutenant Alfred Donwell will stand by his side as he leads his new crew into battle: stopping the slave trade off the coast of Algiers.Alfie knows their mission is futile, and that their superiors back in England will use the demise of this crew as impetus for war with the Ottoman Empire. But the darker secret he keeps is his growing attraction for his commanding officera secret punishable by death.With the arrival of his former captainand loveron the scene of the disastrous mission, Alfie is torn between the security of his past and the uncertain promise of a future with the straight-laced John.Against a backdrop of war, intrigue, and personal betrayal, the high seas will carry these men through dangerous waters from England to Africa to the West Indies in search of a safe harbor.
Publish date: April 14th 2009
Publisher: Running Press
Pages no: 333
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, M M Romance
Loved this story! What an exciting trip! Don't approach this book thinking it's just some man-lurve erotica. Not even close. It was actually quite the nautical adventure that realistically depicted life of navy officers during wartime in the 1700s, with the added spice of a forbidden and dangero...
This is probably my favorite historical m/m romance I've read so far - because it's more than "just" a romance, although the relationship between the two (interesting and well-rounded) main characters is the focus. Beecroft paints a vivid picture of naval life and what it meant to be a gay man when ...
Rating: 4.5* of fiveSomehow or another, I've never written a review of this Age-of-Sail tale. Must fix that soon.
John has just been given a ship and his mission is to stop the pirates from stealing English people and enslaving them. This is how John and Alfie meet. Alfie is assigned to be one of John's lieutenants. Now Alfie knows he's gay. John is not aware of his inclinations. You see, John grew up somewhat ...
What I learned from this book? Logistics of ship battles and the details - I almost was completely derailed from the story with the details of bomb ketches, mortars, and ship fighting. In the end, the details did put me in the day-to-day life of living on a ship. I did enjoy this book, but the tw...