Recipie for Only a Hero Will Do
1. Take one, firm ship’s Physician (not over ripe) and one impulsive female gambler and toss them together in a large wooden naval ship.
2. Pour into the middle of an enemy sea and leave to simmer.
3. Season with a pinch of sea salt and a good shake of humour.
4. Beat in a battle and then carefully fold in a cup full of heroic deeds and a heap of family betrayal. Moisten with a few tears.
5. Heat gently until it smoulders. Make sure all ingredients are combined well.
6. Enjoy whilst lounging in a comfortable chair.
Here is a taster.
Marriage to a cruel dandy, is not how Hetty Avebury envisions spending the rest of her life. Determined to avoid the match she raises funds the only way she knows how – gambling .Her plans go astray and she finds herself on board a man-of-war under the care of its high handed physician. But Hetty soon realizes that Doctor Withington is not quite the stuffed shirt she had first imagined.
If it wasn’t bad enough declaring one of the pressed men as a woman, Robert has been tasked with the tiresome job of returning her safely back to her dysfunctional family. It was ten years ago when his father gambled away his inheritance, home, and any chance of marrying the woman he loved. So when Robert discovers Hetty gambling he takes drastic action to cure her of the habit.
And if that’s not to your taste and you prefer a romance set in the twenty first century then maybe you would like to consider. The Man in the Buff Breeches – now on sale at 99c (60% off until 20 August.)
Recipe for The Man in the Buff Breeches
1.Take a thirty something career girl and mix with an invitation to a Regency themed ball. This will take some effort as they do not combine easily.
2. Pour in to a long glass with an assortment of men dressed up in breeches.
3. To prevent the mixture overheating add some ice cold cubes of terror and stir with a Regency fan.
4. Relax in your bunny slippers and enjoy.
Here is a taster
When a man in tight buff breeches examines her with his quizzing glass and calls her Miss Bennet, Shona fears the Regency themed ball is going to be as awful as she predicted. But then she is introduced to the gorgeous Nick who ticks every box for her perfect man.
As Shona looks forward to her first date with Nick, her happiness is marred by some disturbing observations around her flat. She doesn’t usually leave her blind rolled down that far, and she never keeps her bunny slippers tidily by the bed. And what is the man in the buff breeches doing lurking on the street outside?
As both men pursue her Shona finds one makes her body quiver with desire, the other itch with annoyance. Then the men finally confront each other, and her life turns into a nightmare. Can her judgment regarding the male species really be so seriously flawed?