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ISBN 0-671-73760-0
pp. 310

All his trust and ability to love were taken away after Nick's mother, Caroline remarried and turned away, ignoring him after his father died. To protect himself from hurt, Nick had always kept women at a safe distant, and under manageable conditions. Now, he was still charming and handsome but very reserved, with an iron-willed self-control. Lauren Danner was the first to get under his skin. He was charmed by her wit and genuinely like her courage and even her stubbornness. She also presented a challenge for she refused to have a ‘sleazy affair' (as she called it) with him.
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Nicholas Sinclair was the most irresistible man Lauren, of all her 23-years had ever met. Loving him was the greatest risk she ever took and keeping him at an arm's length was becoming increasingly difficult as they shared the same work space. Nick was so cynical she loathed to mention her relation with Philip Whitworth, who married Caroline. Nick did find out but he allegedly accused her of being Philip's mistress-turned-spy (and manipulated their contract) and immediately tossed her out after degrading and shaming her (for she begged him on her knees to listen to her explanation and not throw their love away).

Nicholas swore he would never be made a fool by another woman. He would not resolve to bribe a woman back into his life the way he did and failed with his mother. But when Nick came to his senses, realised she was the best thing that ever happened to him and the truth came out into the open to prove Lauren's innocence-he just might do it.
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Nick Sinclair is the handsome, ruthless president of Global Industries. Lauren Danner is a young woman reluctantly involved in a scheme to help her distant relative and Global Industries' business competitor discover a corporate spy. When Lauren applies as a secretary under false pretenses at Global Industries, Nick finds himself captivated by a woman who refuses to play his game of casual seduction. But Lauren's deception could cost her the man she loves.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over abusive parents Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   trying to carry out business objective If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Lovers are competitors    -   Yes competing in    -   business arena

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   secretary Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/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    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Her    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts    -   3-4 sex acts

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