Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft

By Alex Beecroft

Love? may possibly to boot ask for the moon. yet a guy can dream…   regardless of his seems to be and ambition, Midshipman Joshua Andrews hides urges that, in his global, make him an abomination. dwelling in worry of publicity, pointless danger is whatever he studiously avoids. as soon as he units eyes at the stylish photo of perfection that's Peter Kenyon, although, temptation lures him just like the siren name of the ocean.   quickly to be promoted to captain, Peter is the darling of the Bermuda garrison, with a string of successes at the back of him and an appropriate bride covered as much as proportion his destiny. He turns out thoroughly out of Joshua’s achieve.   Then the 2 males are pressured to serve on an extended voyage lower than a sadistic commander with a mutinous workforce. because the rigidity aboard the vessel heats up, their unforeseen friendship intensifies right into a ardour neither guy can rein in.   Intimacy like theirs can in basic terms exist within the shadow of the gallows. either males are made up our minds their “youthful interest” needs to die sooner than it brings catastrophe down on them. but neither guy can root it from his middle. Warriors either, they suspect not anything of risking their lives for his or her kingdom. in any case they need to make a decision even if love, too, is worthy demise for.   caution: includes a few light m/m intercourse scenes and a few image violence.

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First Lieutenant Peter Kenyon. My family's estate borders that of your guardian. I must apologize again on behalf of my ship. We have none of us slept for the past week—running before the storm. " It was painful to Emily to receive this gallantry even while she could see the terrible marks of the man's violence blooming on Bates' face. She knew, of course, that men were violent, but the easy ferocity, coming on top of that dreadful, murderous glare, made her feel conscious of the scarcely leashed brutality on board.

Would you like to climb to the fighting top, sir? There is a fine view. " **** 43 Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft There was not, in fact, a view worthy of the name—gray waves and gray drizzle slanting sideways across the surface of the sea. Water ran down the masts and the rigging about them with a faint, musical trickle, and Summersgill huddled in his borrowed oilskins and felt impressed with himself for climbing to this eminence without a second's fear. "On the Northumberland we used to dance," said Kenyon, who stood with one hand on the shrouds, leaning out into unsupported air.

If Josh had been fragile before, these words shattered him. For a moment he forgot how to breathe, how to think, as the storm overtook him, and he ran helpless before the swell of agony and denial. The words were out of his mouth before he had time to consider or regret. " The gaze became quizzical, still lighthearted on the surface, but colored with shades of compassion and concern beneath. "I don't ... " Josh took a breath and tried to say it; "I ... " His heart stuttered as wildly as his words, choking him.

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