When I first saw the cover of this novel I had reservations; it looked rather sultry and a bodice ripper wasn't what I had in mind. However, one reviewer compared the story to Jane Austin meets Master and Commander and what can I say, I was intrigued!
'A Different Sort Of Perfect' becomes a humorous
adventure on the high seas when an impetuous girl of society stows away
on a Man of War (unintentionally) to escape an arranged engagement with a
lecherous old man. As it so happens, she's in the right place cos the
crew are all perfect gentlemen so the lady need not worry. But there is
where Jane Austen ends and Master and Commander begins...
What I loved about this book
was the adventure of it. The author paints a vivid seascape and you can
feel every lilt of the vessel and taste the salt breeze (or did the
author call it a zephyr?) . The characters are portrayed with realism
and individuality. No one is perfect (including the H/H and no one is
completely horrible either.
Its a clean read with no cussing or
sex. There is one kiss at the end and some admiring of physique
throughout. The only slight "lewd-ity" was in the shape of three parrots
singing a ditty about "Lubricious ladies". (yup. I had to look that up)
and a "near swear" at the end when you think the parrots are going to
pair a cuss word with another that rhymes but then it doesn't happen
making you feel rather dirty for even thinking it. ha! But that was the
intention. So you may approve you may not.
"fornicating" is also used as an insult, like, "fornicating slime bag" or something similar.
of lubricous, I wanted to mention that one of the great things about
this novel was that I learned some new words! I consider myself fairly
well read but this novel had me making good use of my kindle's internal
dictionary. I love that! (both the new words and my one click