Title: Blessed Isle
Author: Alex Beecroft
POV: First person, switching from Harry and Garnet each chapter.
Sub-Genre: Historical Romance
Captain Harry Thompson has dreamed of this moment all his life. To have his own crew and ship and to set sail for King and country under His Majesty’s Royal Navy. It has been a long journey to becoming Captain, but if anyone deserved it, Harry did. So it was, on his first journey as Captain, he was hoping for things to go swimmingly, until he came along.
Enter First Lieutenant Garnet Littleton. With his brown eyes and jet black hair and voice that could melt the coldest of hearts, it was no wonder the instant Harry’s eyes set upon him he felt a weakness in his knees. And Garnet notices. Being almost complete opposites, with Harry putting duty and honour first and Garnet living life as it comes to him and having as much possible fun with it, the two can never see eye to eye. But when their lives are all threatened by a horrible storm, things change. A fever hits the crew and people start to drop like flies and with another storm on the horizon, Captain Harry must make a choice in letting the prisoners help or surely perish with just his remaining men. It’s in these times of illness, mutiny and death that Harry and Garnet are finally able to to see not only the value of one another, but the love as well.
Let me just start by saying how much I LOVED this book. The way Beecroft writes makes it so I don’t want to stop. I had to work third shift the day I started reading it, and doing so made me only get three hours of sleep. But it was well worth it. The story is told in such a way, it plays like a movie in your head. I swear at one point I could taste the sea water in the breeze. I fell in love with both Garnet and Harry for their obvious differences. I also love the fact that Alex doesn’t give an exact say as to who is “top or bottom”. These men are men of the sea and of the military. They both fight for their lives and save one another. And without having to go into detail of the sex scenes, she still makes you feel the love and connection between both men. I will be reading a lot more by this author and I suggest the same for anyone who loves a great plot and a lot of action.
Reviewed By: Seth Azzarello