Romance Cooks

Body Politics Crab Cakes–Cara Bristol

Deputy chief of police Mark DeLuca, a macho man who spanks, is smitten by Stephanie Gordon, the heroine of Body Politics. So when Stephanie mentions that she likes crab cakes, he whips up a batch in his kitchen. Although that’s not all he whips up in his kitchen! This recipe can serve as a main dish or an appetizer.

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Body Politics Crab Cakes

2 c. fresh crab meat (drained & squeezed)

¼ c. diced red bell pepper

1/8 c. of chopped parsley

½ c. diced yellow onion

1/3 c. light mayonnaise

1 T. lime juice

1/3 c. Panko

2 T olive oil

Combine first six ingredients (crab through lime juice) in a bowl and mix. Using your hands, form mixture into 3-inch patties. Dredge patties in Panko bread crumbs. Fry until golden in 2 T. olive oil, turning once. Serve with a remoulade or cocktail sauce.



Feminist Stephanie Gordon knows the instant she meets blind date Mark DeLuca it’s going to be a wasted evening. Sure the deputy chief of police is criminally sexy, but he’s arrogant, domineering and sexist. Thank goodness after the date ends, she’ll never have to see him again. A member of the Rod and Cane Society, an organization of men who discipline their women by spanking, Mark DeLuca is attracted to Stephanie like a paddle to a well-rounded ass. He sees beneath the shield of feminist militancy to the soft, sensitive woman she tries to hide. When she storms away in a snit, the chase is on. Can a man who spanks convince a diehard feminist her true strength lies in submission?

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