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Home is the Sailor (Royal Navy #4)

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Sequel to Winds of Change/Eye of the Storm
Royal Navy Series: Book Three

The Royal Navy meets the Stately English Manor Murder Mystery, and if it were only a matter of Colonel Mustard in the library, things would be so much easier.

After an ambush by the French while on a routine surveillance mission, Will Marshall and David Archer are advised to retreat to the English c
ebook, 240 pages
Published August 13th 2010 by Bristlecone Pine Press
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M/M Age of Sail
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Jun 03, 2014 tacitus rated it it was ok
This fourth and final installment felt very labored and drawn out. I found myself skipping whole pages of pointless dialogue that added nothing to the story. I was also frustrated by the characters making constant dramatic illusions to terrible things the villain had done in the past, yet at no point actually telling us what those things were.

The ending (I won't give it away) is just too perfect to be believable. In fact, I have seen this exact kind of ending in two other m/m books and I though
Jul 23, 2015 Ambre rated it liked it
The problems with long series' following couples are pretty universal. Good relationships are basically cyclical, dealing with the same things over and over, and not so interesting. Relationships with conflict aren't very romantic. This one falls in the middle. The problem is that the couple hasn't changed from book 1, so they see the same problems and react in the same way. It is just a repeat cycle. They haven't figured out how to talk to each other, or developed any security in their relation ...more
3.5 stars/C+
Dec 31, 2010 Katisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WARNING: Review contains Spoilers
I enjoyed this tale of Will and Davy, though I found it less engaging than previous tales in the series (I could actually put this book down, and it lasted me nearly a week rather than just a day like the others in this series), probably because it is mostly set on land and the lads are thus at slightly less peril in pursuing their relationship.

It has the feel of a detective novel rather than an historical romance, and whilst I enjoyed the unfolding of t
Elisa Rolle
At the fourth book in the series there is always the risk that the story becomes “ordinary”; actually for some readers this can be even a good point, many readers like to be familiar with the heroes, like to know a lot about their life and love. I think Lee Rowan did a trick with this novel to satisfy both types of reader.

Home is the Sailor is again, and always, the story about Davy and Will, and as always, is the story about their forbidden love. This is a point Lee Rowan respected in all her
Theodora IK
Jan 07, 2015 Theodora IK rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

Love the intrigue and the story, but the ending is more of a HFN. I found Will a little annoying because he just could not make his mind, but in other hand, I understood his feelings. The waiting for the next in this series will be a long one(2016!), but I am going to wait faithfully because I want these boys to get their HEA...
Aug 28, 2012 Plainbrownwrapper rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
These books are sort of comfort reading for me. There's no explicit sex, there's not an excessive amount of angst, there's nothing all that wild and crazy in the plots. Just some good competent prose, nice romance, interesting naval settings, and plots that for the most part carry you along and keep you reading.

In this book there was no mystery about the bad guy, only in how he was going to get caught. That's okay with me -- many "mystery" writers (e.g. Dick Francis) frequently do the same thing
Erik Orrantia
Mar 14, 2011 Erik Orrantia rated it really liked it
I loved this entire series. I always felt like I got an exceptional view of life for gays...before there was such thing. Aside from that, the story was imbedded in an enthralling adventure out at sea. To be honest, this was my least favorite of the four. Davy and Will return to land and mostly deal with an unlikely sequence of events. Just seemed less creative than the others, perhaps, and felt more like a mystery than an adventure or a gay romance. I am glad that I purchased it and I did enjoy ...more
George Seaton
Sep 23, 2010 George Seaton rated it liked it
Since I'm tasked with writing a review for "Home is the Sailor," for Out in Print, I'll forgo any review here. I'll add it as a link once it's published. I don't read this genre, and I didn't read the preceding three books in the series. So, my three star rating is probably reflective more of my tastes, than it is of the worth of this book. I suspect readers of this genre and specifically Rowan's Royal Navy series will adore "Home is the Sailor."

Review here:
I enjoyed seeing the heroes on their fourth adventure that took them to Davy's home. It gave insight into his background, but also provided a murder mystery and a vile villain. The interactions between Will and Davy were well written and I felt true empathy for their plight because the author spoke from both their perspectives. I enjoyed meeting some new characters and found myself chuckling over the surprise Davy's sister gave him at the end of the story. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Leslie Nicoll
Aug 13, 2010 Leslie Nicoll rated it it was amazing
A fabulous conclusion to a terrific series. It was great to spend more time with Will Marshall and David Archer. Highly recommended!
Sep 25, 2014 Max rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical-m-m
If this is the ending it feels incomplete. I really hope there is at least one more novel in the series.
Jun 11, 2012 Gbook rated it really liked it
This was a great series. I wonder what Will and David end up deciding to do?
Jan 11, 2015 Josie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this, review coming soon
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Other Books in the Series

Royal Navy (6 books)
  • Ransom (Royal Navy, #1)
  • Wings of Change & Eye of the Storm (Royal Navy #2-3)
  • Winds of Change (Royal Navy, #2)
  • Eye of the Storm (Royal Navy, #3)
  • Sail Away

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