In Browne’s sophomore title, Melissa Romney-Jones finds herself temporarily homeless when Nelson decides to set sail as well as renovate their shared flat. When Jonathan, who is no longer her paid client but her voluntary boyfriend, accepts a promotion that requires him to spend quite a bit of time in America, Melissa decides to go to New York with him, and reluctantly hands her agency over to her eccentric sister and her best friend.
What should be a relaxing break turns into a dramatic series of events. Jonathan is super busy with his new position, and leaves Melissa alone in a foreign land to fend for herself. That would be fine except that everything about New York reminds Melissa of Jonathan’s ex-wife, especially his circle of friends that knew him in the pre-Melissa days. Retreating to her comfort zone, Melissa agrees to help Godric, a rising British actor refine his ghastly attitude, which results in three times the drama. One, Jonathan made Melissa promise not to take on any new clients in America. Two, Jonathan asks Melissa to put Honey, including her wig, away while she is in New York. And three, Jonathan is jealous when he finds out that Godric and Melissa shared a brief kiss many years ago.
In this sequel, Melissa must decide how much of her business, her alter ego, her wig, and herself that she is willing to give up to be with Jonathan. More reflective than the first novel, Melissa discovers who she was, who she is, and who she wants to be. This is a delicious read and a fantastic sequel that I highly recommend, and as always, her is the link to the free Kindle sample.