Brazen Virtue Book Summary and Study Guide

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Grace McCabe is a successful author just off a book tour. To take a vacation, she goes to Washington, D.C. to visit her sister Kathleen. She learns that Kathleen is also a phone sex operator. While visiting she meets Detective Ed Jackson, and they are just beginning their relationship when Kathleen is killed.
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Ed and his partner Ben are assigned to the case, and after Kathleen's funeral, Grace moves in with Ed. She finds herself falling in love with him, but everytime they get close, something happens in the case. Another woman was killed and another barely survived. When Ed and Grace finally sleep together, Ed asks Grace to marry him, and she agrees to think about it.

Despite Ed's wishes, Grace sets herself up as bait for the killer, and hearing her voice and mistaking it for her dead sister's, he comes back to her. Ed arrives just in time to hear shots. Will he have been too late to save the only woman he has ever loved?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   writer Effect of sexing    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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