Friday, March 11, 2016

The Captain’s Beloved by Scarlet Blackwell

A summer fling just wasn’t enough for Kane…

It’s been four months since Josh Addison fell for Kane Kessler, the captain of his vacation cruise liner. He never thought to set eyes on him again but Kane’s come all the way to Anchorage to see him.

For Kane this is a casual hookup during his downtime. He wants to prevent his heart getting involved at all costs. But Josh, hopelessly in love, has different ideas…

Reader Advisory: This book contains public sex, voyeurism, ménage and sex with food. This book is best read in sequence as a sequel to The Captain's Man.

Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released by Pride Publishing. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release.

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Book 2
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Pride  Publishing

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I read this as a standalone without reading the first in the series. I didn't realize it was #2 until after I had finished but I had no problem following the storyline. Any mention of previous characters was explained so I didn't feel as though I was missing anything.

Josh Addison's boyfriend of five years walked out of his life and left him with a mortgage he can't afford and a cruise to go on by himself. What Josh didn't expect was to end up in the Captain's bed. Josh lets himself go, doing things he's never dreamed in bed, or in the boiler room, with Kane.

When Kane can't stop thinking about Josh and the sex they had, the first chance he has he flies to Anchorage to see him again. For Kane, it's nothing more than spending his time off the ship having some fun and great sex. For Josh is something else completely. Josh showed his hand on the ship when he dropped the L word, can he protect his heart even further knowing their reunion will be short lived? Will Kane realize he wants more than random hook-ups while on ship?

The Captain's Beloved drew me in, I had to know what happened between Josh and Kane especially when Drew, Josh's ex, pops back up wanting him back. I have to say though, Josh's insecure, whiny, flip flop, attitude had me wanting to slap him. Kane wasn't without fault either in the scheme of things, but Josh grated on my nerves.

I did enjoy the read and will look for more from this author.

I had enjoyed the first in the series (The Captain's Man), so I really wanted to read this – and I was very happy to find that it was even better, possibly because it was on Josh's home turf.

Josh experiences everyone's dream when he comes home from work to find his holiday love on his doorstep. And although Kane protests that he is there to scratch an itch – the man must have had hives, as he certainly does plenty of scratching!! – he is soon fully immersed in Josh's world. I love the juxtaposition of Kane being all alpha male and dominant, followed by next day being in an apron and cooking dinner. It was fun watching him fall properly, and the hot, dirty sex contrasted well with domestic bliss. There is no doubt that there is a full menu of sex on offer, and these guys have the most amazing stamina – but as a reader, I was not complaining! I also liked that we got to see Freddie and Eric again, and they even got a taste of the lead men at last.

I recommend that you read these in order, and ideally whilst in a private place, with an iced drink to hand. Thank you Ms. Blackwell!

Also Available in the Captain Series

Book 1
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Pride  Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out The Captain’s Man post.

Scarlet likes cats and hats and firmly believes that the only thing better than one attractive man is two attractive men.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Captain’s Beloved (Captain #2) by Scarlet Blackwell to read and review.

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