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Just out of boot camp, newly minted Seaman Alex Bender expects to encounter adventure on his military cruise to the Middle East. He just didn't expect it to come in the form of one Seaman Kurt Jackson. The chemistry between them is so strong that when Jackson makes his interest known, even the shy and slightly younger Bender can't deny how well they click. Shipboard romanc Just out of boot camp, newly minted Seaman Alex Bender expects to encounter adventure on his military cruise to the Middle East. He just didn't expect it to come in the form of one Seaman Kurt Jackson. The chemistry between them is so strong that when Jackson makes his interest known, even the shy and slightly younger Bender can't deny how well they click. Shipboard romance isn't always smooth sailing, but when the two are granted shore leave in Kuwait City, they make the decision to spend it together... unaware that they may already be a committed couple in love.

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Just out of boot camp, newly minted Seaman Alex Bender expects to encounter adventure on his military cruise to the Middle East. He just didn't expect it to come in the form of one Seaman Kurt Jackson. The chemistry between them is so strong that when Jackson makes his interest known, even the shy and slightly younger Bender can't deny how well they click. Shipboard romanc Just out of boot camp, newly minted Seaman Alex Bender expects to encounter adventure on his military cruise to the Middle East. He just didn't expect it to come in the form of one Seaman Kurt Jackson. The chemistry between them is so strong that when Jackson makes his interest known, even the shy and slightly younger Bender can't deny how well they click. Shipboard romance isn't always smooth sailing, but when the two are granted shore leave in Kuwait City, they make the decision to spend it together... unaware that they may already be a committed couple in love.

30 review for Naval Maneuvers

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alina

    I liked this book. It's rather straightforward love story in military settings and I think the dry writing style suits it well.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Laylah Hunter

    Guessing I must have picked this up when it was a DSP freebie. Honestly it reads a lot more like gay erotica than like m/m romance -- more John Preston than Amy Lane, if that makes sense. This is definitely the sexy fantasy version of the Navy, for all that the author's bio points out he's a Real Veteran -- a huge percentage of the ship is queer, and all of them are hot, and there's only just enough risk of discovery (or risk of any kind) to make things a little more exciting, rather than actual Guessing I must have picked this up when it was a DSP freebie. Honestly it reads a lot more like gay erotica than like m/m romance -- more John Preston than Amy Lane, if that makes sense. This is definitely the sexy fantasy version of the Navy, for all that the author's bio points out he's a Real Veteran -- a huge percentage of the ship is queer, and all of them are hot, and there's only just enough risk of discovery (or risk of any kind) to make things a little more exciting, rather than actually imperil anyone. Workmanlike prose gets from point A to point B but doesn't stroke my literary boner along the way. Progression from "hot dude in the shower, yum" to "I want to build a life with you, seriously" was *really* fast (wondering if that's an attempt to add romance to a story that was more interested in being erotica). On the bright side, though, the power dynamic between the MCs was really healthy and respectful -- Kurt might have been older, more experienced, more assertive, and generally all-around toppy, but he was also willing to take no for an answer and made sure to give Bender enough room to make choices. It's a sad commentary on the genre for that to be noteworthy, but it IS noteworthy and I appreciated it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    FloJ

    I am really cross I didn't learn from my past disappointments with John Simpson. The blurbs always sound good, and I think to myself, maybe THIS time. But alas no. The writing is aimed at someone with the reading age of about 10 and the story, which had potential, just puttered out.

  4. 4 out of 5

    SheReadsALot

    Tee-hee...the guy's named Bender. Wonder what he'll be doing? ^_~

  5. 4 out of 5

    Carey

    Don't. bother. Stilted writing. Bad editing. Implausible plot. Disappointing.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Southernangel

    I think I strained my eyes by the amount of eye rolling I did.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    free from Dreamspinner

  8. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Vandrew

  9. 4 out of 5

    Monika

  10. 4 out of 5

    John Amory

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dana

  12. 4 out of 5

    Giorgia

  13. 5 out of 5

    Staceyr

  14. 4 out of 5

    Marissa

  15. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  16. 4 out of 5

    John

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mike

  18. 5 out of 5

    Indigo

  19. 5 out of 5

    Zeoanne

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*

  21. 5 out of 5

    Corrie

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rhodaliza

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jason

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

  25. 4 out of 5

    Pilar

  26. 4 out of 5

    Joel D. MILLEN

  27. 4 out of 5

    Frank Claudy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dave

  29. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

  30. 5 out of 5

    Justin Marks

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