RELEASE DATE: 30th November 2016
BLURB: Master Captain Theodore Gourdin has always loved the ocean. But his devotion to maritime life left little possibility for a long-term relationship. After two failed marriages, Theo gave up on finding the person who completed him and decided the sea was his soul mate. When offered the opportunity to captain the newly launched megayacht Eternity, Theo jumped at the chance. With Eternity’s maiden voyage looming, Theo focused all his energies on hiring his crew and readying his ship. The last thing he expected was to finally lose his heart in the process.
After twelve years at sea, First Officer Heath Rawlins was restless and in need of a change. A gay seaman’s life could be a lonely one, but to Heath the positives far outweighed the negatives. With excellent recommendations and an impressive résumé, he was quickly offered a position on the private megayacht Eternity. Heath’s heart skipped several beats when he finally met the ship’s captain. He was handsome and charming. And… familiar? Had they met somewhere before? Highly unlikely. But as smitten as Heath was with the gorgeous captain, everything inside him screamed, Abandon ship! Rough seas ahead!
Only Forever by Scotty Cade is a modern fairy tale set on board of Eternity, a megayacht that has to be sailed to Fort Lauderdale US. And really a fairy tale it is.
Both Theo and Heath love being at sea and can’t imagine living somewhere else than on board of a merchant vessel or mega yacht. When the position of first officer on board of the Eternity is given to Heath, he has no doubts and accepts gladly.
During his first dinner with Heath is very much aware of Theo’s presence. Theo is good to look at, easy to talk to so much so that Heath really does not want the evening to end.
Theo is having a similar attraction to Heath but with a deeper feeling that there is more to their meeting than meet’s the eye. From there on both Theo and Heath are more and more atttracted to each other.
I like how Scotty Cade is weaving his fairy tale in a nautic setting, and being Dutch, I liked reading about some parts of the Netherlands, But I did find that parts of the story took slow to develop and had to much nautical slang used. This is to highlight the love both characters have for the sea, but I found that it distracted to much. I did like the parts of the fairy tale that went back to another time though. The impression of never ending love it is giving is so sweet. As a modern day faity tale this story is really sweet with the happy ever after ending it deserves.
****The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book****