For Jacob and Daniel, two young gay men aboard a Navy ship in WWII, the risks were high. Not just the risks of injury and death from Japanese planes and submarines, but the risk of discovery, of discharge, imprisonment or worse. Only a special kind of love was worth taking that chance. But from the moment Daniel met Jacob's eyes across a battle-scarred deck, he knew he had to try.
Being together required figuring out what it meant to be gay and in love with another man, in an era when they could be jailed or committed for admitting the desires of their hearts. On a ship at war, their relationship was measured in stolen moments and rare days of precious leave, with no guarantees there would be a tomorrow. And if they survived the war, they would need even more luck to keep their love alive through all the years to come.
This story was written for a photo and story request letter as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Love is Always Write event.
Great Love Story
It was hard to put down. The love was real. I cried sometimes. This is a great American love story.
A must read!
This was such a touching and lovely story. The highs and lows of a love through the ages. I loved it so much and would highly recommend it.
Touching and historical
As a 68 year old gay man in a long term relationship, I am touched at the sensitivity and reality of this story. The historical aspects are actuate-I have lived them. This is a must read if you are gay or have any gay friends or are a loving person.