Some time after Melanie has a dispute with a stranger in a coffee shop, she bumps into him again at her sister's dinner party. Her hostility is apparent to everyone. He suggests a suspension of hostilities and realises, after he discovers she has recently broken her engagement because of betrayal, that to win her trust he will have to move unhurriedly and carefully, His patience is eventually rewarded when Melanie falls in love with him. This is a sweet cup of romantic fiction. Two sugars please!
"Hi, Mel. How are you?"
"Fine. Now tell me what you want." Melanie knew from the tone of Susan's voice that she was about to ask for something.
"I need a really big favor, Mel. Brian invited four associates over for dinner tonight and one couldn't make it. I need you to come over an...