Here’s our hero, Robert, musing on romance:
Damn it. I was not still hung up on Crispin. I was not.
At any rate, it was safer for me to steer well clear of men for the foreseeable future. So that was what I would do.
I looked at the computer screen and went cold all over as I realised I’d absentmindedly called up the Gentlemen’s Relish dating website—their motto, Huntin’, Shootin’ and Cottagin’.
I shut the laptop with a snap.
Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.
Sean works in pest control, rides a motorbike, and lives on a council estate. On the face of it, he shouldn’t have anything in common with Robert’s bow-tie, classic-car style and posh family background. Yet Robert is helpless to resist Sean’s roguish grin, and a rocky, excruciatingly embarrassing start doesn’t keep the sparks between them from flaring.
Despite Robert’s increasingly ludicrous attempts to keep his past where it belongs, his past hasn’t read the memo. And soon his secrets could be the very things that drive Sean away for good…
Warning: contains the alarming misadventures of a pest control technician, a stepsister with a truly unfortunate name, and a young man who may have more bow ties than sense.