False Colors

False Colors

An M/M Romance

eBook - 2009
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1762, The Georgian Age of Sail: For his first command, John Cavendish is given a ship—the HMS Meteor—and 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 officer—a secret punishable by death.With the arrival of his former captain—and lover—on 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.
Publisher: New York : Running Press, 2009
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780786748914
9780762436583
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)

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19Beowulf97
Dec 27, 2017

Alex Beecroft has taken us back to a part of history that is active and instead of ignoring the action she writes it and writes it well! She balances life at sea as a soldier with the pain of secrets and impossible love. She also includes a tiny bit of religion which is what I come back and read over and over to see at the end. Our main character says (SPOILERS) that the physical love he finds with his partner is how bodies were supposed to be connected and that bit calls out to me.
The story is consecutive and moves along well it gives you a bit of action and romance.

BostonPL_JordanD Dec 05, 2017

So far, this is probably still my favorite of Alex's romance novels. There's so much historical detail here, but it doesn't overwhelm the romance at all. In fact, this is a novel I need to reread, I think. :-)

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