Mission Make-Over Penny JordanCHAPTER ONE'No LUCIANNA...? Where is she—trying to breathe life into some hopeless wreck of a car?'Janey Stewart smiled at her husband's best friend as the three of them shared the informal supper Janey had prepared.'No, not this evening, Jake,' she informed him in response to his wry question about her sister-in-law and theyoungest member of the family, the only girl.Lucianna had arrived after her mother had already produced four sons, and, as a consequence of that and, moretragically, of the fact that Susan Stewart had died after contracting a rare and particularly virulent form of viral pneumonia when Lucianna was only eighteen months old, had grown up treated by her brothers and father almost as if she were another boy.'She's out,' she added in further explanation as he raised a questioning eyebrow. 'Saying goodbye to John.''Saying goodbye... The big romance is over, then, is it?''Not exactly. John's going to work in Canada for three months. I suspect Lucianna was rather hoping that hemight suggest putting their relationship on a bit of a permanent footing before he left.''She hasn't a hope in hell,' said David, her husband and Lucianna's eldest brother, who now ran the farm wherehe and Lucianna and the rest of the Stewart brothers had been brought up and where in fact Lucianna still lived.'She's never going to get herself a man whilst she goes around dressed in a pair of baggy old dungarees and—''It isn't all her fault, David,' Janey interrupted him gently. 'You and the others have hardly encouraged her to befeminine, have you? And you've certainly done your share of helping to frighten away potential menfriends,' she pointed out mildly.'If you mean I've made it clear that if a man wants Lucianna to share his roof and his bed with him then it has to be with the benefit of a wedding ring, then what's wrong with that?''Nothing,' Janey allowed, adding dryly, 'But I seem to remember you worked pretty hard to convince me that weought to move in together before we were married...''That was different,' David told her firmly.'I hope this relationship with John does work out for Lucianna,' Janey continued worriedly. 'After all, she'stwenty-two now, not a teenager any more.''No relationship is going to work for her until she stops acting like a tomboy...' David told her decisively,adding, 'Perhaps you could give her one or two hints, Janey, point her in the right direction.''I've tried, but...' Janey gave a small shrug. 'I think she needs someone to show her, not to tell her, someone to build up her confidence in herself as a desirable woman and not—' She broke off and smiled teasingly at her husband's best friend. 'Someone like you, Jake,' she told him.'Jake?' David hooted with laughter. 'Jake would never look at anyone like Lucianna, not after the women he'shad running after him. Remember that Italian model you went out with, Jake, and that New York banker, andwhat happened—?''Er...you're married to me, thank you very much,' Janey reminded her husband firmly. 'Perhaps you aren't theright person, Jake, but she does need help of some kind from someone, otherwise I'm very much afraid she'sgoing to lose John and she'll take it very hard.''He really means that much to her?' Jake frowned, his dark eyebrows snapping together over eyes of a particularly clean and sharp blue-grey colour, all the more striking set against the warm olive of the skin tone hehad inherited from his Italian grandmother and the thick dark hair that went with it.