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To some men honour is just a word….
Jeannette Boucher, a young French beauty from a family left penniless by the revolution, must marry against her will to save them all from ruin. But almost immediately after the vows are spoken, she learns that her old English husband is impotent—and in his desire for an heir, he plans to compromise her in the worst way.
Determined to escape such a fate, she stows away on one of His Majesty’s frigates. But a woman alone is in constant danger.
To Lieutenant Treynor, honour means everything….
Born a bastard to a wayward marquise, Lieutenant Crawford Treynor was given to a poor farmer to raise and was maltreated until he ran away to join the Royal Navy. Treynor is determined to prove he’s as good as any other man and rise to captain his own frigate. But once he finds Jeannette aboard The Tempest he must decide whether to return her to the man he knows would abuse her—or risk everything, even his life, to keep her safe.
I got this as a free Kindle Download in March this year, but currently it's listed at £2.70. You can download it HERE.
374 pages long.
This book was apparently previously called "The Bastard", but has now been re-named Honor Bound (shame it's the American spelling though).
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Discounting out the Bug Bears (which as usual are listed at the bottom of the blog post), overall this was a fairly decent read.
A little shallow in parts, but none the less I wouldn't wish my time back from reading it.
Whilst I liked it, it didn't necessarily blow my mind. I did find Baron St Ives a particularly repellent character, and he was very well written. As were his little pals, which ties in with his characterisation.
At the end it would have been nice to see Amelia happily accounted for, and in the is the rub ... I like an Epilogue and this work was crying out for one.
I did learn a new word, hitherto unknown to me "dunnage" (Page 50), which is always nice: it's an informal word for a person's belongings, especially those bought on board a ship.
Other than the comments in Bug Bears out initial capital letters, this was a reasonable read .... not mind-blowing ... and there were very few other errors, so:
All through the book I came across the lack of initial capital letters for lieutenant, captain, bosun, etc. They were too numerous to count in the end, but I do find it annoying.
I also dislike the American spelling of Honor .... not wrong, it just basically bugs me.
Page 348 (95%): "Oui,
No Epilogue - it would have been nice.