Lieutenant Mayhew's Catastrophes

· Emily Larkin
2 reviews

About this ebook

Take one dashing lieutenant, one adventurous young lady, and two mischievous kittens ... and what do you have? A recipe for disaster! Or perhaps for love...


When Lieutenant Mayhew boards the stagecoach bound for Southampton he anticipates an uneventful journey. True, he’s carrying kittens, but it’s only eighty miles. What could possibly go wrong?

He’s not expecting to meet the enchanting Miss Willemina Culpepper. Nor is he expecting the kittens to be quite so good at vanishing.

Mayhew has faced many challenges in his career as a soldier. Traveling from London to Southampton should not be a challenge. Except that it is.


A humorous and delightfully heartwarming Regency romance from award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Emily Larkin.


Length: A long novella of 28,000 words

Heat level: A Regency romance with a mildly sensual love scene


If you love entertaining historical romances brimming with emotion, humor, and captivating characters, then this is the story for you!

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
May 7, 2022
I read this as part of the duet "Love and Other Perils, which included Grace Burrowes' "Kisses and Catnip". Lieutenant Mayhew’s Catastrophes describes a road trip in which numerous things go wrong, but mastered by our undaunted H and h, Lt. Mayhew and Miss Culpepper. The trials help prove to these two strangers the other's strength of character - and how suited they are to each other. Overall light-hearted, yet with some sobering reminiscing by both characters. The story includes some precocious cats, interesting main characters, good dialog without interminable thoughts of the characters to distract. The depictions of the cats' (mis)behavior is very good. Warning for those seeking squeaky "clean" reading: a (mild) sex scene is also included.
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About the author

Emily Larkin is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of the Baleful Godmother historical romance series, a series that readers are calling “sexy, unusual and vastly entertaining,” and "ridiculously wonderful."

When not reading or writing, Emily can be found hiking—preferably somewhere off the beaten track. She loves to travel, and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe and North America, and traveled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. Her varied career includes stints as a field assistant in Antarctica and a waitress on the Isle of Skye.

Emily writes historical romances as Emily Larkin and fantasy novels as Emily Gee. She has won multiple awards in New Zealand and Australia and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA award, as well as the National Readers Choice, Booksellers Best, and Sir Julius Vogel awards.

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