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After the death of her father Humphrey, Lady Clare is desperate to protect her family's legacy, the Isle of Desire. The Isle of Desire produces perfume which they export for profit. Since the death of her father brigands have seized Lady Clare's perfume shipments and interfered with her thriving business. After being kidnapped by her neighbor Nicholas of Seaborn in the hopes that she would be compromised and forced to marry him, Lady Clare acquiesces to marry a man of the king's choosing. Marriage would provide Lady Clare and her island with protection. Lady Clare knows that she has to marry and she makes a list of characteristics that her husband must possess. When Sir Gareth of Wyckemere shows up, Lady Clare is shocked at the sight of her prospective husband. Sir Gareth, the bastard son of Thurston of Landry, is one of the fiercest knights in all of England. More than anything, Gareth wants to possess his own land, a place to call his own. Treated as a castoff son his entire life and ineligible to inherit his father's estate, Gareth seizes the opportunity to marry a wealthy woman in need of protection. By marrying Lady Clare he will achieve his goals. As Lady Clare and Gareth settle into married life, Gareth attempts to settle down his wife while Lady Clare sets about to change Gareth into the man she wishes him to be. As the two begin to fall in love neither of them is aware of a dangerous enemy waiting to rise up against them.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Struggling with whom?    -   Dad If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by parent(s)

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   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?    -   3-4 sex acts

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