Susan's 4th of July Fireworks. It features Susan from Entertaining Angel as the heroine. Unfortunately, she didn't seem to be heroine material in that story. It was only fair to give her a chance to redeem herself. Her first appearance is on a date with Jeff, the hero of Entertaining Angel. Jeff has agreed to keep an eye on his friend's sister while she's in Orchard Hill. He's only known her for a couple of days, but she's already caused a lot of trouble for him. This includes sending Jeff to the emergency room after he eats muffins that she bakes. The muffins contain peanuts, which he is allergic to.
From Entertaining Angel -
He picked up Susan at five thirty on the dot. Susan liked to go out early. She was a morning person, like him, so it didn’t bother him.
“Hi Jeff,” she said when she let him into her house. “I heard you had some bad luck today.”
“A little. Nothing to worry about.”
“Who’s the new girl at your place? I didn’t know you’d hired someone.”
“I haven’t.” Jeff explained the whole humiliating episode to her as briefly as possible.
“Oh, too funny dear,” she laughed. “That’s what you get for being so nice.”
“Tony is a good friend. He’s done lots of favors for me.”
Her eyes narrowed. “What does this sister look like? Is she pretty?”
Susan had many good qualities, Jeff told himself. Unfortunately, the one glaring fault she did have was jealousy. Perhaps it was because of her fiercely competitive nature.
“How she looks has nothing to do with it.”
“If she needs a keeper she must be either gorgeous or completely incompetent.”
“She’s nice. Just sort of—”
Susan snorted. “Lethal?”
In Susan's 4th of July Fireworks, she attempts some big changes in her life - including conquering her jealousy before it sabotages her latest relationship.
I've talked a lot about Susan. Next week I promise I'll introduce you to Susan's sweetheart, Cal and you can decide for yourself if he is the type of person that would bring out the best in her.