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Isobel Favor has the perfect life as a self help guru until her business manager steals her money, she owes the IRS, and her fiance leaves her, telling her she is a control freak. She goes to Italy and picks up a guy in a bar thinking he is a gigalo. She doesn't realize he is a famous actor who plays the bad guy in action movies. It is a disaster. They meet up again by accident later when she unknowingly rents a villa on his estate. She is there to heal from her emotional wounds and discover what she will do with her life. They do start an affair. They must also discover why the townspeople keep searching the grounds of her villa and want her out.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Searching/Rekindling love?    -   Yes Lost Lover:    -   restarting after one night stand Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   searching for a treasure If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   entertainer Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   writer Effect of sexing    -   unhappy for sexing the guy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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