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Saber, the Earl of Avenall, first met Ella Rossmara 5 years ago. They fell instantly in love, but Ella was still very young. She was also recovering from the trauma of being auctioned off at a brothel before her adoptive father rescued her. Saber went off to war, planning to marry Ella as soon as he returned.
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Unfortunately, Saber was changed by the war. Almost his entire regiment died under his command, and he blames himself. He is also physically scarred. He thinks he is going mad, and decides to stay away from Ella for her own good, no matter how hard she tries to lure him to her.
Ella is hurt by Saber's rejection of her, but keeps trying to make him admit that he loves her. At the same time, her family is trying to find her a suitable husband. Ella begins recieving anonymous messages alluding to her jaded past. Someone is threatening to reveal what happened to her as a child, thereby ruining her.
Saber knows that he can't be with Ella, but is unwilling to let her go completely until he knows that she is safe. He will go to any lengths to make her future secure and to protect her from this new threat. But as he spends more time with Ella, it becomes clear to him that he won't be able to let her go. As they go on, they discover that in order to face their present predicament and their unknown future together, they must first face each other's pasts.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   conduct in war If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him Disability or addiction?    -   physical disability/sickness/injury

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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