TITLE: Lucky in Love
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Trouble. Cassie knew it right away when her hospital cell phone vibrated in her pocket. Couldn't be her patients, she'd just checked in on all of them. Had to be the office calling about some kind of emergency.
She rushed down the hall of the psychiatric unit in New York City Hospital to the nurses' station. Behind the locked door, she clicked on her message and stared at the screen.
Brett asked me to marry him and I couldn't refuse.
Flight leaves this afternoon.
Stunned, she swallowed hard and tried to digest the message. Her boyfriend and her roommate? This had to be a nightmare.
Those simple words on the phone squeezed her heart into a painful ball of misery. She reread the message and tried to figure out how Lola and Brett had time to manage an hour together, let alone a whole courtship.
Forget how. What about why?
Before she made any sense of either, the rest of the message forced its way into her brain:
P.S. The apartment is yours.
Blood roared in her ears, the hair on the back of her neck stood up and, her knees quivered. Not being able to afford the apartment rent by herself was the reason she'd taken on Lola as a roommate in the first place.
To compound her bad luck, she spied Dr. Daniels, the head of psychiatry, or Dr. Roving Hands as the nurses called him. He raised a cultured eyebrow above gray eyes and sauntered toward her, his well-formed lip curled into a characteristic leer.