Managed by Chance
By Amy DeMeritt
Can one weekend of passion give Mel the happily ever after she wasn't even looking for?
Best friends and long-term roommates, Mel and Layla would do anything for each other and they always have the other’s best interests at heart. Most of the time, they love each other for it, but when Layla reminds Mel that it’s been over two years since she’s had her heart broken, the not so subtle nudges to start dating again are a strain on her nerves.
However, while seething from disappointing news at work, a chance encounter with a woman, whose charm all but puts a spell on Mel, awakens nearly forgotten sensations and emotions. The chemistry between Mel and Katie is palpable. It’s electrifying. And those walls Mel built to protect herself begin to crumble as she forsakes her stubbornness for a chance to truly heal and move on.
But when they learn that their lives are more interconnected than they knew, they have to decide if it’s worth the risks to continue dating, or if they have to learn how to see each other as just a weekend of bliss and nothing more.