GENRE: Gay Historical Romance
LENGTH: 7,595 words
In this tale of pre-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell forbidden love, Chas is a champion high school-level boxer turned paragon Naval officer who no one would dare accuse of being anything less than masculine. However, he secretly struggles with his homosexuality, which is known only by himself and Esmeralda, his best friend in the French Naval port of Toulon.That is, until he’s found out by fellow gay crewman, Michael. The two spark up a relationship, but all is not well when Chas's homophobic bunkmate gets wind of their affair and reacts violently. Now Chas must defend not only himself, but Michael, as well.EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.