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Melissa McClone
I've always been a fan of fairy tales and "happily ever afters", but I'd never read a category romance until my senior year of high school when my A.P. English teacher, Mrs. Cooper, had the class study genre fiction. She assigned each of us a Harlequin Romance to read. Mine was set in the Canary... show more

I've always been a fan of fairy tales and "happily ever afters", but I'd never read a category romance until my senior year of high school when my A.P. English teacher, Mrs. Cooper, had the class study genre fiction. She assigned each of us a Harlequin Romance to read. Mine was set in the Canary Islands and I couldn't wait to read another one. And another and another. I was hooked. Needless to say, I owe Penny Cooper a debt of gratitude. And yes, we do keep in touch!After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in mechanical engineering, I worked for Allied Signal analyzing engine performance in Phoenix, Arizona, and my love of romance novels continued to grow. One day, I decided to write a romance of my own. Easier said than done I quickly learned, but I discovered the Desert Rose Chapter of Romance Writers of America and realized how little I knew about writing romances.After three years in Phoenix (Tempe, actually), I began to hate the Arizona summers. Who cares if it's a dry heat? Anything over a hundred and ten is still hot. So I took at job at United Airlines in San Francisco. I was still analyzing jet engine performance, but now I had travel benefits. I spent five years traveling the globe. My love for writing romances also grew.Writing became a passion, and the few hours spent at the computer during lunchtime and in the evenings weren't nearly enough. With lots of prodding and support from my husband of six months whom I met working at UAL, I decided to follow my dream and write full-time.It was a good decision. My first full-time effort, FIANCE FOR THE NIGHT, was also my first sale to Silhouette Yours Truly. When I got the call that Silhouette was buying my book, I was pregnant with my first child. I was jumping up and down so much, my husband was afraid I was going to go into labor.I moved to the Silhouette Romance line with my second sale, IF THE RING FITS. My daughter was three months old at the time and I was so tired I barely remember the phone conversation with my editor. Thank goodness my husband was home once again when the telephone rang or I might have thought I dreamed the second sale!I sold my third book, THE WEDDING LULLABY, when I was pregnant with my second child and got a literary agent, too. I'm represented by Annelise Robey at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. I started hoping being pregnant wasn't a trend or a requirement for future sales. It wasn't even though we now have three children.With the closing of the Silhouette Romance line, I was moved from the New York editorial office to the Harlequin Mills & Boon editorial office in London in May 2005.I live in Washington with my real-life hero husband, two daughters, a son, lovable, but oh-so spoiled indoor cats and an adorable forty-eight pound Norwegian Elkhound who thinks she's a lap dog. I love to ski, rock climb and read!
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Hopeless Romantic
Hopeless Romantic rated it 2 weeks ago
No person knows how strong they really are until tragedy comes knocking at their door. Carly and Jake are about to find out. His Christmas Wish is a tale of heartbreaking loss, courageous love and emotional healing. McClone sets out to remind that beauty can be found in the midst of heartache. For J...
Hopeless Romantic
Hopeless Romantic rated it 9 months ago
Getting her feet wet, left Jazz with a bruised heart. In the game of love, friendship can become a casualty. With a heavy heart, Jasmine is moving on. Her relationship with Nathan is a thing of the past, but the lessons she learned from it remain fresh in her mind. When she meets Chase, she sees ...
Hopeless Romantic
Hopeless Romantic rated it 9 months ago
Jazz is looking for love and finding the journey more complicated than she thought. The Mr. Happily Ever After series is a humorous look at love through the eyes and heart of a cluelessly adorable romantic. Melissa Storm and Melissa McClone play off of each others strength of optimistic sweetness a...
Hopeless Romantic
Hopeless Romantic rated it 1 year ago
When I think of Melissa McClone, I picture sweet and sassy. She embodies stories that lighten your heart and uplift the spirit. With Fiance for the Night, she adds to her arsenal with a hint of sexy drizzled in humor. Troy and Cassandra take a common place theme and make it feel brand new with a ...
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mollysmommyreads rated it 1 year ago
A group of friends go on vacation together to a island paradise. As a group they decide to write a letter to their true love, seal it in a bottle, and throw the bottle into the ocean. They all feel pretty silly and none of them are expecting that anything will come it. But of course, fate intervenes...
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