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Ralph, the young, scholarly Earl of Chartleigh permits his mother to arrange a marriage to Georgiana, the even younger daughter of her friend. Both are virgins on their wedding night and during the awkward attempts in the bedroom, Ralph is humiliated. Their marriage goes unconsummated much to Georgie's annoyance.
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Ralph decides he should get some sexual experience with an opera dancer so he can finally consummate the marriage with his wife, whom he is falling in love with. Georgie has plans of her own and enlists the aid of Ralph's cousin, Roger, a notorious rake. Roger thinks the plan is absurd but helps her anyways.

Roger, meanwhile, has his eye on Georgie's bluestocking sister, Vera, who wants nothing to do with a womanizer. When Georgie's plan hits a snag, it threatens both Georgie and Ralph's marriage as well as Roger's courtship of Vera.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   very shy/inexperienced Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   inconveniently married while playing footsy

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy 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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