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By Alex Beecroft

Love? may well in addition ask for the moon. yet a guy can dream…   regardless of his appears to be like and ambition, Midshipman Joshua Andrews hides urges that, in his international, make him an abomination. dwelling in worry of publicity, pointless chance is anything he studiously avoids. as soon as he units eyes at the dependent 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 compelled to serve on a protracted voyage lower than a sadistic commander with a mutinous staff. because the pressure aboard the vessel heats up, their unforeseen friendship intensifies right into a ardour neither guy can rein in.   Intimacy like theirs can simply exist within the shadow of the gallows. either males are decided their “youthful interest” needs to die prior to it brings catastrophe down on them. but neither guy can root it from his center. Warriors either, they suspect not anything of risking their lives for his or her nation. after all they need to make a decision even if love, too, is worthy death for.   caution: includes a few gentle m/m intercourse scenes and a few photograph violence.

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With the sea shining behind him only the small lines of endurance around his mouth distinguished him from the figure of a martial saint painted on a church wall. "I don't think they would kill me at first—the stripes might save me for a few days, until they realized I wasn't going to join them. " he sighed, "but it would not surprise me either. They would certainly kill—possibly torment—young Hawkes and his messmates. Anderson, too, if he survives the surgery. And I hope I do not need to mention the fate that would be suffered by your ward and her maid.

We will be lucky if there's a week's tolerance left in the men" He made an abortive movement as if to reach out and take Summersgill's arm, and though his face was as composed as always, Summersgill had known him from childhood and discerned both an apology and a request for reassurance. The second touched him deeply. Such a splendid young man to be looking to him for help, and yet so young. So young to be bearing this burden. "I hope you will forgive me, sir, if I say that my greatest concern is not our lives at all.

33 Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft "I understand, sir," she said and curtsied, feeling grateful to him that he had at least tried to come to her defense against the captain and responsible that he had lost so much countenance in failing. But she wondered, nevertheless, quite where a bastard stood in the scheme of things. She was not wholly sure she was not one of "these people" herself. Thoroughly unsettled, and in the absence of other women to whom she could honestly open her mind, she decided to visit the ship's boys where she would at least have the comfort of being an adult among children.

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