(Originally published as By Appointment Only)
Even though Hannah has met the man of her dreams, she knows she can’t keep him. He’s far too normal and down to earth for her screwed up background. Even so, she can’t say no when Morgan puts a square-cut diamond on her finger. What she “can” do is drag her feet about setting a date. And then she comes up with an inspired plan. She tells Morgan she wants the two of them to go to premarital counseling…but it’s a brand new approach that focuses on sexual intimacy. She’s sure Morgan will say no, and she can continue to put off setting a date. But she has underestimated her fiancé. He calls her bluff. Soon the two of them are neck deep in therapy sessions that involve talking to other couples and after that, some very private role playing. What should have been easy and fun turns out to reveal the couple’s deepest desires, but their deepest fears and insecurities as well. Only when Morgan’s bedrock-solid life is shaken to its foundation by an unexpected event do he and Hannah finally end up on common ground and head for the altar.