Melanie’s next matchmaking challenge is Senatorial Chief of Staff Claude Montgomery. The only problem is their intense attraction and subsequent liaison. Melanie goes against every rule she ever set for herself and has to decide whether she will pursue her own happiness or sublimate her needs for the good of the business.
Claude’s rationale for seeking her service is sound on one level, but he’s unsure how to proceed when he thinks she is handing him over to another woman without a fuss. Also on Melanie’s radar is Rafe Lawson, son of the senator that Claude works for, who is also a client of her company. His interest in Mel gives her a chance to see clearly the difference between her attraction to Claude and the harmless flirtation with Rafe. (KIMANI/ARABESQUE, Aug., 304 pp., $6.99)