Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Captain's Beloved

Title: The Captain's Beloved
Author: Scarlet Blackwell
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-586-3
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary, BDSM, Sequel
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Josh Addison arrives home from work to find Captain Kane Kessler waiting on his doorstep.  It has been four months since Josh had last seen Kane.  Josh’s reunion with the man of his dreams has come true, but for how long will Kane be a part of Josh’s life?  

The Captain's Beloved is the sequel to The Captain's Man.  The setting is Alaska.  The well written plot features a budding relationship, together with an abundance of lovemaking.  The characters are believable.  Josh suffers from an inferiority complex; he has a tendency to overanalyze every situation, usually drawing the wrong conclusions.  Josh hides his sexuality at work and has limited his interaction with his co-workers.  Josh has a fiery temper, which is only directed at Kane or Josh’s ex-lover Drew.  However, the source of Josh’s anger is his emotional insecurities.  

On the surface, Kane gives the impression of being a cold-hearted man, only interested in a sexual good time.  Nevertheless, his behavior toward Josh is that of a romantic caring man.  Kane’s insensitive words constantly send mixed signals, keeping Josh off balance when it comes to thinking about ever having an exclusive relationship together.  Kane is in denial regarding his true feelings for Josh, only the thought of permanent separation forces Kane to admit he loves Josh too much to leave him.  Josh and Kane are both extremely passionate men, exhibiting no holes barred intimacy.  They are well matched in their kinky lovemaking desires.  The storyline contains scenes of ménage and multiple partners in a public setting.  Scarlet Blackwell has created an impressive happy for now saga that is unquestionably entertaining, as well as heartwarming.

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