The Emergency Stand-By Date

Originally published by Silhouette Books in March 1998

THE WORLD IS OUT TO GET SINGLE PEOPLE. Jenny Forrest is convinced of it.

Solution: a nonsignificant other of the opposite sex — relatively attractive, socially presentable, uninterested in a serious relationship — as a ready-made date to act as the first line of defense against prying relatives, annoying exes and well-meaning matchmakers. Enter Ken Parks: Handsome, charming, and a love ’em and leave ’em kind of guy — perfect emergency stand-by date material! Or so Jenny thinks, until she realizes that their kisses are anything but casual, and that the “friendly” gleam in his eyes promises forever.

Finalist, Romantic Times Reviewer ‘s Choice Awards, Best Yours Truly