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Molly James returns from boarding school to take over the family ranch after her father dies. Molly believes her neighbors, the Brannigans were responsible for her mothers death. To get even, Molly decides to take the Branningans to court to fight over a vital pass. The pass is essential for Sam Brannigans' ranch. From his and Molly's first meeting they have a love/hate relationship. Molly and Sam begin to compete in their ranching and logging operations. Molly hates Sam but she feels an attraction toward him. Sam on the other hand likes Molly a great deal. Molly is beaten one day by her new Uncle. Sam helps her and after that Molly softens towards him. Molly and Sam eventually marry for business reasons, but they eventually find love within their marriage. Molly still runs her ranch while Sam runs his. However, strange things begin to happen on Sams' ranch and people are getting hurt. Sam believes Molly is responsible. Both Sam and Molly experience distrust within in their relatioship and have to work to save their marriage.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Lovers are competitors    -   Yes competing in    -   business arena

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   farmer Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob 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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