The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous cover

Published: 1993

#4 in the series

The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous

Lysander Hawkley combined breathtaking good looks with the kindest of hearts. He couldn’t pass a stray dog, an ill-treated horse or a neglected wife without rushing to the rescue. And with neglected wives the rescue invariably led to ecstatic bonking, which didn’t please their erring husbands one bit. Lysander’s mid-life crisis had begun at twenty-two. Reeling from the death of his beautiful mother, he was out of work, drinking too much and desperately in debt.

The solution came from Ferdie, his fat, fast-operating friend: if Lysander was so good at making husbands jealous, why shouldn’t he get paid for it? Let loose among the neglected wives of the ritzy county of Rutshire, Lysander causes absolute havoc.

But it is only when he meets Rannaldini, Rutshire’s King Rat of Rutshire and a temperamental, fiendishly promiscuous international conductor, that the trouble really starts. The only unglamorous woman around Rannaldini was Kitty, his plump young wife who ran his life like clockwork. Soon Lysander was convinced that Kitty must be rescued from Rannaldini at all costs, even if it means enlisting the help of the old blue-eyed havoc maker: Rupert Campbell-Black.

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Wicked, sexy, sparkling with wit

Sunday Express

Irresistible...I devoured it in a day...she's on cracking form... just read it and enjoy

Sunday Telegraph

Delicious...her bawdy humour shines through at all times...almost like an old-fashioned comedy of manners - with dollops of sex... settle down and have a rollicking good time. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Jackie Collins

It is a happy, happy feckless romp…her fans, who are legion, will love it

Mail on Sunday

A blockie with real style

Good Housekeeping

The prose fizzes with pun, wit and orgasmic dalliance


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