The Captain and the Best Man by Catherine Curzon and Eleanor Harkstead
Title: The Captain And The Best Man
Series: The Captivating Captains #4
Author: Cathrine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Published: 3 December 2019
Length: 162 pages
Keywords : Holiday, Vacation, Romance, Pilots, Insta-love,
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When Josh meets handsome airline pilot Captain Guy Collingwood on a sun-kissed island, he finds out what flying first class really means!
When Josh leaves the rainy shore of England for the sun-drenched tropical island of St Sebastian, his biggest worry is remembering his best man’s speech. But a chance meeting with handsome airline pilot Captain Guy Collingwood leads to a hot and raunchy holiday romance.
Guy’s everything Josh is looking for in his ideal man. Mature, dashing and confident, he’s also single and more than happy to show Josh the pleasures of St Sebastian. Yet Guy’s unruffled demeanor hides a past regret. Is the wedding of Josh’s best friend about to reopen a painful chapter that has never fully closed?
As a fearsome tropical storm threatens the island paradise and a broken family threatens Josh and Guy’s happiness, the stakes have never been higher. Can St Sebastian work its magic to heal past wounds and will Josh and Guy’s holiday fling take flight?
A dash of sunshine for Christmas
When I was a child, we spent Christmas Day with my mum’s parents, which meant that we always ended up on the phone to people on the other side of the world. My grandma’s sister had moved to Georgia in the US, and my mum’s sister had moved to Australia. So while it was cold and often raining on Christmas Day in the UK, we’d pass on our greetings to relatives in much sunnier climes.
My cousin moved to Australia when she was very little so she has no memory of snow. While we thought it sounded really fun going to the beach on Christmas Day in blazing sunshine and having a barbecue instead of roast turkey, my cousin in fact wishes she could experience a cold, snowy Christmas for a change.
In the UK, it’s become almost a tradition for people to start booking next year’s summer holidays around Christmas time. The days are at their shortest, the weather at its grimmest (although January and February can bring more than their fair share of storms and blizzards) and pouring over holiday brochures becomes almost as much an escape as the holiday itself.
While most books published at this time of year are Christmas-themed, our latest novel, The Captain and the Best Man – out on 3rd December – is your m/m romance holiday brochure. We’ll whisk you off to a gorgeous Caribbean island for a fabulous getaway and not only that but a holiday romance too. Forget about the incessant drizzle, your persistent cold and the Christmas tree lights that you’ve just discovered won’t work because someone (cue long-suffering sigh at the cat) has nibbled through. And instead, meet Josh and Captain Guy on the sun-kissed shores of St Sebastian.
But if you don’t want to escape to a hot, sandy beach, there’s always the rugged Cornish coast in our novella The Captain’s Cornish Christmas. If you like the thought of coming out of the cold for mince pies in a little pub with an old friend who might become more, then it’s the perfect festive romance for you.
Catherine Curzon and Eleanor Harkstead began writing together in the spring of 2017 and swiftly discovered a shared love of sauce, well-dressed gents and a uniquely British sort of romance. They drink gallons of tea, spend hours discussing the importance of good tailoring and are never at a loss for a double entendre.
They are the authors of numerous short stories and two novel series, the de Chastelaine Chronicles, and the Captivating Captains, published by Totally Bound and Pride.
Catherine Curzon is an author and royal historian of the 18th century.
In addition to her four non-fiction books on Georgian royalty, available from Pen & Sword, she has written extensively for a number of internationally-published publications, and has spoken at venues and events across the United Kingdom. Her first play, Being Mr Wickham, premiered to sell-out audiences in September 2019.
Catherine holds a Master’s degree in Film and when not dodging the furies of the guillotine can often be found cheering for the mighty Huddersfield Town. She lives in Yorkshire atop a ludicrously steep hill with a rakish colonial gentleman, a long-suffering cat and a lively dog.
Eleanor Harkstead likes to dash about in nineteenth-century costume, in bonnet or cravat as the mood takes her. She knows rather a lot about poisons, and can occasionally be found wandering old graveyards. Eleanor is very fond of chocolate, wine, tweed waistcoats and nice pens, and has a huge collection of vintage hats. She is the winner of the Best Dressed Sixth Former award and came third in the under-11s race at the Colchester Fire Swim.
Originally from the south-east of England, Eleanor now lives somewhere in the Midlands with a large ginger cat who resembles a Viking.