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Father Tom Madden receives a visit from a serial killer while he is doing confession at a church. The serial killer tells Father Tom that he is going to kill Tom's sister, Laurent. Tom calls in his best friend Nick, who works for the FBI. Nick and Tom have been friends since they were kids. Laurent does not want to have a protector and she wants to catch the killer/stalker as soon as possible. Nick and Laurent decide to convince the members of her small town that they are in love and getting married. They hope that this will make the madman jealous, and he will make a mistake so they can catch him. Nick works with the FBI and he and his fellow officers patrol the small town. Several people in the town are suspicous characters and cause many problems for Laurent. Nick and Laurent start to fall in love, but Nick is afraid because she is Tommy's little sister and falling in love with her could distract him from his job and they might let down their gaurd. Together Nick and Laurent learn about eachother's pasts and work together to stop an enraged murderer form striking again.
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The review of this Book prepared by Stephanie

Nick Buchanan is protecting his friend's, Father Tommy, sister,Laurant Madden, from a serial killer that made a threat to her life in Tommy's confessional booth. That's the story line, it had initial interest but the author failed to develop a good romance. It lacked in romance and realistic characters.
The review of this Book prepared by Raquel C Vega

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   arrogant    -   blissful    -   angry    -   sensitive    -   indifferent

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   scholar Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   blissful    -   indifferent Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   10%    -   40% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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