My first published m/m Regency is now available!
Self-effacing, overworked bookkeeper Elie Benezet doesn’t have time to be in love. Too bad he already is—with his favorite client, Augustus Brine. The Royal Navy sailing master is kind, handsome, and breathtakingly competent. He’s also engaged to his childhood sweetheart. And now that his prize money is coming in after years of delay, he can afford to marry her…once Elie submits the final prize paperwork.
When Augustus comes home, determined to marry by the end of his brief leave, Elie does his best to set his broken heart aside and make it happen. But he’s interrupted by one thing after another: other clients, the high holidays, his family’s relentless efforts to marry him off. Augustus isn’t helping by renting a room down the hall, shaving shirtless with his door open, and inviting Elie to the public baths. If Elie didn’t know better, he’d think Augustus didn’t want to get married.
To cap it all off, Augustus’s fiancée arrives in town, senses that Elie has a secret, and promptly accuses him of embezzling. Has Elie’s doom been sealed…or is there still time to change his fate?
“Sailor’s Delight” is a poignant friends-to-lovers rom-com about work/life balance, love languages, secret mutual pining, and figuring out how to be happy in an imperfect world…
“I adored this book. Funny, fresh, and everything I want in a historical romance.”
—Cat Sebastian, author of The Queer Principles of Kit Webb
The paperback is currently available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and a few other sites. It should be at even more retailers over the next few weeks, including for special order from your local bookstore—tell them to look in Ingram, ISBN #9798215238400. I’ll keep the master link updated! (At this point, though, the timing is out of my hands.)
Since “Sailor’s Delight” is a standalone novella, it’s a great, low-cost way for new readers to give my work a try! If you have a friend you think might like my books, please consider letting them know about this one.
(It would also make a lovely Rosh Hashanah gift! IJS. Maybe add in a “Sailor’s Delight”-themed tea from Adagio?? Thanks Katherine Welsh for creating those!)
This story has been so much fun to write, and I’m so excited to share it with you!