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**NOTE: This book has changed its title to “An Officer and a Gentleman wanted.”

Beverley Wilkins promised herself when she started working at Britannia Royal Naval College, the Royal Navy’s premier officer training establishment, that she would eventually become that most envied of creatures – an officer’s wife.

She might be divorced and in her mid 40s, but it doesn’t mean she’s given up on romance – after all, she’s seen ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’…

The only problem is that so far, the only man in her life is her dog Nelson who unfortunately has a mind of his own – not for nothing is he named after Britain’s greatest hero.

But it’s a new term which means new officers.

Anything could happen…!

Worse Things Happen At Sea previously started life as an ongoing series of humorous short stories written in a light hearted diary style. Fans of the series will now have the opportunity to find out whether Beverley really does find love ‘Officer and a Gentleman’ style…

Praise for the Worse Things Happen At Sea Humorous Story Series:

“Best described as ‘Bridget Jones in a military establishment, it made me laugh out loud.”

“Eye-wateringly funny romantic comedy, it’s very clever and a very easy read”

“A well written and funny insight into the life of a civilian lady in a position of authority in a Royal Naval training establishment. Nelson, her dog, has half a mind of his own, (the other half is hiding somewhere) loved by all, causes her some problems, wonderful..”

“This irreverent story is a mixture of vulnerable femininity, delinquent dog and an irrepressible sense of fun in a setting of stuffy tradition at one of the world’s most famous naval training establishments. It’s well-written, fun and funny.”

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"If you enjoyed Bridget Jones' Diary? Read this. For everyone else, it's funny, sweet, and entertaining. "

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**Now retitled as "An Officer and Gentleman wanted."**

Bev works at the Naval college, training international cadets in English. She's not the type of woman who lets a little thing like being a forty-six year-old divorcee with children get in the way of achieving the next step in her career; the esteemed rank of officers' wife.

Written in diary format in first person, it covers a term at the college, the joys of international diplomacy - such as the prince who wants to be treated just like everyone else, but arrives in a helicopter – and student timekeeping. Along the way, Bev's spare time is spent stalking that rarest of creatures, a navy officer who might actually be single and not simply have 'forgotten' he is married.

It's rarely laugh out loud funny, but there are a few good chuckles. Bev makes a funny and likeable protagonist, and the writing moves swiftly and enjoyably without any real flaws. The book does focus on the romance, but there's a fair bit of comedy to even it out, and best of all the characters are real – people who make mistakes, learn and feel real to the reader. There are a few ex-serviceman I know who got a good laugh over it – certain bits ring a bit too true.

If you enjoyed Bridget Jones' Diary? Read this.

For everyone else, it's funny, sweet, and entertaining. 4 stars.

Rating: 4

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jessica (13 March 2017)
I loved this:D! Why did she change the title, I couldn't find it on Amazon :(?

atry (15 March 2017)
I laughed out loud at points in this.

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