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Annie Gooden is a very proud and stubborn woman who works in London's most notorious gaming hell. When the very man she needs to confront about her sister's honor is murdered, she is found holding the gun - the prime suspect. Benjamin Frake, a Bow Street runner, is called in to investigate the crime. He is saddened to realize that Annie could be the killer. He enlists the help of his prime suspect with the desperate hope that she is innocent. As they get closer to the truth, they become more and more emotionally involved. This book is a typical regency romance with a little bit of suspense and no sex.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving servant Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   searching for a treasure Struggling with whom?    -   Brother Who is...    -   physically ill Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   a teen Profession/status:    -   servant Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   30% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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