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3.61  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Ben è un uomo giusto e un capitano impavido, ma con un cuore ferito. Tempo prima, nelle Indie, ha assistito alla morte di Jack, il più fedele dei suoi uomini: lo ha visto cadere in mare, durante una battaglia, senza aver avuto il tempo di confidargli il proprio amore.
A Gibilterra, il capitano s’imbatte per caso in uno sconosciuto, John, che gli rammenta l’amato perduto in
ebook, 62 pages
Published September 8th 2014 by Triskell Edizioni
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May 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: europa
Territorio piccolo, piccolo libro.

Sì, vabbè, forse un po' scontato, ma quanto mi piace quando una storia, in così poco spazio, è concentrata, racconta tanto e si conclude con...
No! Non lo dico!
Dico solo che è una storia d'amore, anche se un amore non convenzionale.

«Convenzionale? Quando mai l’amore lo è?»

🌍 Europa Tour con un libro sotto il braccio: 🇬🇮 Gibilterra 🇬🇮
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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"L’amore sia l’interprete nelle conferenze sull’amore, io voglio che il mio cuore sia unito al tuo in modo che di due cuori non se ne componga che uno; che le nostre due anime, avvinte da un giuramento, si fondano assieme e non ne formino che una sola." (Shakespeare)

"[..] D’improvviso, il mondo attorno a loro tornò ad avere un colore e un profumo ed entrambi si sentirono di nuovo vivi, poiché, in fin dei conti, poco importava chi fossero singola
Love Lingers Longest When Lost

Benjamin broke my heart as a sea captain who lost his would-be lover before he could act on their desires. Fear of what it'd mean for him to love another man kept him from loving Jack before Jack was shot in a sea battle; every day since the loss of Jack all Benjamin has lived for has been sailing and trying to forget his feelings for Jack. I loved that he was waylaid in Gibraltar for ship repairs since it's a romantic location for him to try to confront his long lo
Amarilli Settantatre
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-romance

Il profumo di pioggia che emanavano quei capelli riempiva di pace il cuore del capitano.

Con questa novella delicata novella storica Cristina Bruni ci regala una storia d’amore, quella tra Ben e John, che passa dalla malinconia alla dolcezza per arrivare alla serenità completa.

L’autrice ha l’abilità e il dono (raro) di riuscire a tratteggiare e ad esprimere nel giro di poche pagine un uomo – Benjamin - e tutte le sue dimensioni temporali: il passato e il suo carico
Anita Bianchi
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Era da parecchio tempo che non leggevo uno storico... chissà perchè! La storia tra Ben e John ti cattura immediatamente e scorre veloce verso un finale perfetto! Abbiamo un'ambientazione inusuale e suggestiva (Gibilterra), un capitano coraggioso in battaglia ma spaventato dai sentimenti (Ben) e un uomo solo che non sa più chi è (John).
Ho apprezzato moltissimo lo stile narrativo della scrittrice e le scelte fatte, sia n
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Una storia davvero bella e molto romantica. Adoro la crescita che Benjamin fa, molto realistica.
Complimenti all'autrice per aver saputo trasmettere l'atmosfera della Gibilterra di quel tempo. Un'ottimo lavoro!
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Non posso dire che non mi sia piaciuto.
Il potenziale c'è, ma è iniziato in maniera un pò sconfusionata e non è scritto benissimo. HO trovato la storia anche piuttosto banale. Peccato perchè si poteva far di meglio
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Benjamin Scott is a fair man and a fearless sea captain, but his heart is broken. A while back, during a fierce battle in the West Indies, he witnessed the death of his best man, Jack, who fell into the sea before Ben had the chance to confess his love to him.
In Gibraltar, he happens to run into a stranger, John, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost love. A friendship grows between the two men, soon turning to love. This time, will Benjamin find the courage to confess his love, before lo
Men In books
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Un récit court et agréable à lire qui est malheureusement pour le coup bien trop court pour que l'histoire y trouve son réel épanouissement.
Le cote "époque" est faiblement évoqué que ce soit dans les décors ou la trame mais cela n'est guère dérangeant au vu du format. John et Ben se rencontrent et au fil des questions que se pose Ben à son sujet, un amour tendre se noue doucement au fil des pages. Le résumé étant assez précis sur le contenu je ne vais donc pas m’éterniser sur le scénario qui es
*I received a free copy through the M/M Romance Group DBML program in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

Synopsis: Captain Benjamin and his crew are in port waiting while their ship gets repairs. Ben's first officer offers to look after the repair progress if Ben wants to bring his wife to see him, but Ben wants to keep busy, so he maintains control of the ship. Then, one day, he sees a man who reminds him of the man he lost a few years before. The man doesn't know who he is, but gave himsel
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, I would like to congratulate Cristina Bruni on the release of 'Gibraltar' (English Edition). This is the second book that she's translated for us English speaking folks to enjoy.

So... this is a short, historical romance. Let me just say that I could have read it forever because OMG, Cristina absolutely NAILED IT! 

The story takes place in Gibraltar where Benjamin has his ship in dock for repairs. While there he meets a man who looks like the love that he lost. The way that the author compl
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, reviewed
“My name is Walsh, sir. I’m terribly sorry.”

Captain Benjamin Scott is staying in Gibraltar while his ship The Sunrise was in the dockyards having maintenance work done. Jack Hughes was Ben's Lieutenant years prior and they had shared a secret love until the privateer’s attacked. Thinking Jack was dead,

If only you hadn’t seen him, with your very own eyes, being struck by an enemy bullet and falling into the sea, just outside Basseterre Bay.

Ben was completely taken aback at the local bookshop,

The story is imbued with colorful descriptions but scenes jump from one to another leaving somewhat disjointed impression. It also looks like Benjamin is married, and I don’t like cheating in romance books.

Ben thinks he saw a ghost when he sees a blond man in a bookshop. The beginning of the book clearly conveys how painfully he is missing Jack. There is a surprisingly moving introspective piece in keeping with period’s morals. The stranger’s appearance in Benjamin’s life is both a blessing and
A sweet and tender short romance between two men that have muddled pasts. One has a past of heartbreak and loss, the other can't remember his. Between the two of them they search for healing, affection, friendship, love, and even a future. But will their love and future be together or will their pasts keep them apart?

Benjamin is a captain in the royal navy and lost his male lover during a tragic moment near the West Indies. Seeing his Jack shot and falling overboard never to be seen again has gi
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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** spoiler alert ** The blurb gives a fairly accurate description of what the book is about. That being said I wasn't really as captivated by the story as I thought I would be. It read through fine and I didn't have much of an opinion regarding the characters, John/Jack or Benjamin. They didn't really stick out to me and didn't have a unique presence .

I did feel for their situation with John/Jack having amnesia and not knowing who he was and Benjamin for losing someone he loved and not being ab
Captain Benjamin Scott of the Royal Navy is dry-docked in Gibraltar waiting for repairs to his ship Sunrise when he encounters a blond man in a bookstore that looks remarkably like Jack, a crew member lost at sea during a battle. Benjamin and Jack had an attraction to one another which they never acted upon, and seeing this man - who has amnesia and goes by the name "John"- Benjamin feels he has been given a second chance at love.

This novella was originally written in Italian and I wonder if per
Isabelle Peterson
A quick, gripping and emotional story with a rollercoaster ride!
The book has a terrific pace and was visual enough without belaboring mundane details. Set a couple hundred years ago, the writing helped keep me in the time this story takes place. As a reader, I could practically feel Benjamin's sense of loss, his joy, and his ache.
Cristina Bruni is new to me, but I will definitely be watching for more from her!
Ellen Balhorn
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely stunningly written book that allows the reader to feel like they are actually there, 300 years ago, on the deck of a ship with the smell of the salt air... incredible
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished it! Absolutely worth it! Very well written, sweet short story. When two souls are meant to be together, they will always find each other.
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, dbml, reviewed, lgbtq
*Free exchange for an honest review under the DBML Program*

This is a love story with a sex scene that...travels through time...drops in from another from a totally different story?

The story itself is well-written and expressive. However, I found the difference in the main body of the story and the sex scene extremely jarring. The difference in voice contrasted so strongly it was as though there were two writers (and not merely a translation issue). The voice for the sex scene was out
Usagi Tsukino
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: italian, m-m, historical
2,5 stars.
(view spoiler)

And don't ask me why I have written this review in english
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dolce e malinconico. E’ una di quelle storie che vanno assaporate con calma. Vorresti essere lì davvero con Benjamin per dargli non solo un consiglio ma, ebbene sì, anche un pugno in testa, tanto è cocciuto! E poi... la scoperta Jack... bellissimo! Ti lascia con il fiato sospeso.
Splendida davvero, ti rimane in mente e non puoi smettere di sentirti soddisfatta alla fine della lettura.
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Breve ma intenso. Ben scritto, la storia poi è coinvolgente e i personaggi ben strutturati, anche il finale mi è piaciuto molto *-*
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Apr 12, 2019
**Sognatrice di libri**
Una lettura scorrevole, molto piacevole ma anche molto dolce e tenera. L'unico peccato è che sia troppo corta nel complesso è un bel romanzo.
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Cristina Bruni adora i libri gialli e di mistero, il cinema, i viaggi e la letteratura LGBT. Nel 2013 ha pubblicato Splendente come un diamante, edizioni Lite Editions, e La tigre e il professore, edizioni La mela avvelenata. Nel 2014 Gibraltar e Seonac’s Son con Triskell Rainbow e Text Me con Alcheringa. Nel 2015 ha pubblicato Sette giorni con Triskell Rainbow e Loves from the World in self publi ...more
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“John alzò di riflesso gli occhi a quelle parole, una luce fiera e innamorata li animava. Non si sentiva più smarrito: per la prima volta in tanto tempo, aveva compreso d’aver incontrato il comandante del suo cuore.” 1 likes
“Benjamin non gli stava sorridendo solo con le labbra, ma anche con gli occhi, le braccia e tutto il resto del corpo. Il capitano era lì ed era venuto per lui, pronto ad accoglierlo con cuore e anima, per condurlo via con sé.” 0 likes
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