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Phoenix travel agent Claire Elliot manages Sunny Horizons Travel, but she can't seem to get Mason Walker (her best friend's brother in-law) out of her mind. Though both times they have been face to face have been disasters. The first time she leaved him stranded in the Arizona desert when she drives off with his Porsche. The second time at her friends and his brother's wedding in Hawaii they are like mixing oil and water. But, why can't she get him out of her mind. He has opened a new resort get away and while she is driving her car, Claire fantasizes that she is making love with Mason and runs a red light that leads to an accident.
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Claire decides she all she needs to do is to sleep with the man to get him out of her system. So she drops everything and heads off to his new resort “Escapade”. To her shock, Mason rejects her even though she tries to seduce him and though he wants her badly. But, as she turns up the tropical heat, he starts to melt. She is also able to help him determine what is happening at his resort when she overhears a “woman being hired”. She helps him break up the ring and further endears her to his heart.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   loving persuasion If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive


Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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