Mills & Boon Modern Extra ~ August 2007 ~ UK
Harlequin Mills & Boon Sexy Sensation ~ December 2007 (Christmas special with Cara Summers) ~ Australia/NZ
When Melanie Sawyer finds her flat-mate’s sexy friend asleep in her bed, she’s amused – and definitely interested. Until she discovers he’s wealthy engineering geologist Luke Delaney, the man she’s not been able to forget since they went their separate ways after a brief but intense relationship.
But five years on, she’s not the same carefree waitress looking for adventure and new experiences – she’s a dedicated nurse. Too dedicated. There’s still enough of that old spark, however, to reignite what they had. If Luke could get her to lighten up and play a little more… But Luke has no idea that Melanie is still coming to terms with a painful past.
“While writing Marriage at the Millionaire’s Command, Carissa’s step-sister, Melanie Sawyer, stepped out of the pages of my book and demanded her own story. Fun-loving and independent, Melanie has a serious side we never saw in Carissa’s story. She always seemed so full on, so vibrant and colourful, I had to wonder – did she have another aspect to her personality she hadn’t revealed to me? Yes, and it takes her gorgeous, sexy and wealthy ex-lover, Luke Delaney, to expose it. It’s always hard to say goodbye to characters you’ve worked with for a long time and gotten to know intimately – so to speak. So it was fun to revisit Carissa and Ben again while writing Melanie’s story.”