False Colors = “a very good naval fiction novel”
False Colors was a pleasant surprise. I expected the M/M Romance aspect to dominate but it did not. The naval story was well researched and the ship handling, action, and crew interactions were woven into a very believable naval narrative. It is primarily a love story but it is also a very good naval fiction novel.
This makes me squee, because I badly wanted it to be both a good romance and a good AoS novel. I don’t see why you would have to choose one or the other.
It’s amusing, though, that I see a trend in the reviews, with the Romance readers getting frustrated about the iceberg incident (presumably because they think that Alfie’s period of mourning for Farrant goes on too long? Or perhaps that he ought not to mourn at all?) while the reviews from a naval novel POV seem to think that was the best bit. Perhaps you can’t please all the people all the time, but you can clearly please some people some of the time, and some other people at other times 🙂
This week has been a great week for reviews, but a poor week for health. Here’s hoping that next week I feel well enough to write, and if that has to be paid for in no more reviews, I will just cherish the ones I’ve already got and be thankful.