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Eighteen-year-old Anna Welsley should be happy, or at least content. Her position is to secure. She's to inherit a fortune from her father's business, and is engaged to Richard Fitzgerald, the son of a duke. But instead, Anna finds herself dissatisfied, wondering if she even feels anything for Richard. When Lord Fitzgerald dies, Richard expects he will inherit his father's title of Duke of Brahm. But on his deathbed, Richard's father revealed that he had been married before, and that his true heir was Ewan McLaughlin, who had been raised in his mother's homeland, Scotland. Bitter against the father who abandoned him, Ewan reluctantly accepts his inheritance. But Richard, who always thought he would be Duke upon his father's death, is bitter and angry towards his newly discovered half-brother. Anna begins to suspect that Richard is angry enough to plot against Ewan. She decides she must warn Ewan, even if it means betraying Richard, but never expects to fall in love with him. But then do, and it infuriates Richard. They must now find a way to be together and escape Richard's plot against them.
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Anna is an 18-year-old girl in Regency England who is engaged to be married to Richard, a duke's son. When Richard's father is dying, he reveals he was married before, and has another son, who is the true heir. His other son, Ewan, comes to London to claim his inheritance. Richard is furious at losing his father's title and fortune and plots revenge, while Anna finds herself falling in love with Ewan.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one women--two brothers

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   wealthy Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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