This Help a Bitch Out request comes from HedgehogLibrarian, who is looking for a category she read long, long ago:
Hoping the HABO call can go out for this one….
I read this book when I was either in late middle school or high school, so approximately 1994-1999. Pretty sure it was published by Silhouette because I know my mom didn't care if I read those though she gently steered me away from some of the more, um, descriptive authors. (Basically she said nothing with Fabio on the cover and I self-selected from there).
This was a second book–not sure if the series went on from there, but the first book had been nice girl who gave up bad boy, now is engaged to good guy but here is bad boy back in town and of course she dumps the nice guy. I don't care about that one.
The second book was about the good guy and nice girl's dippy best friend. I think the good guy was a dentist, also maybe blond?
Anyway, he was always perfectly put together and didn't like his hair to be out of place or anything like that and the best friend is carefree and rough and tumble and so of course opposites attract after his heart has been broken, etc etc.
Best friend I think owned her own business, something craftsy?
The only thing I can remember clearly is some line about her accepting that he could be rumpled in the bedroom where only she could see him. I was 14 and impressionable, it seemed romantic.
Anyway, I hope someone beyond me read this book and remembers what it was. Appreciate any ideas!
Anyone recall a rumpled maybe-dentist curing a broken heart with a good bit of rumpled-ness?