This first of a projected series was recommended all over my Twitter feed as being a fun, sexy read. And the recs weren't wrong. :)
The two main characters were a little different from the norm. A ship's captain and a vicar. I liked their characters. Phillip, the widowed naval captain with the three unruly children is a grumpy, clueless, stern and standoffish fellow who we soon learn actually does have a heart under that disciplined exterior.
Benedict, or Ben, the vicar, is a sweetheart. Takes care of everyone. Good humoured and understanding and endowed with a huge heart, he's the perfect foil for Phillip.
I honestly can't say that any new ground in historical, gay romances was broken here, but it's certainly a fun and entertaining read. The love story is sweet and believable, the sexytimes are hot, and the children aren't little paragons of cleverness or virtue or old beyond their years.
I enjoyed it quite a bit! And I'm looking forward to the next in the series.