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Detailed Plot Synopsis of Hot Ice

Whitney MacAllister is gorgeous, reckless, and rich. Douglas Lord is a street-wise criminal with a weakness for literature--and beautiful jewels. Chased by gangsters who are trying to kill him, Lord jumps into Whitney's car at a street light and before he knows it, she's taking them on a wild chase across Manhattan to elude his killers. She probably saves his life, and although he is grateful, and attracted to the beautiful Whitney, what Lord really needs is to get to Madagascar, where he is sure to find a treasure buried since the French Revolution. A treasure that will set him up for the rest of his life. The only probably is getting there. He has no money, and before he knows it, the chronically bored Whitney is using her cash and connections to get them both on a plane to Africa.

This is a classic Nora Roberts tale, with all the elements of great romantic suspense: murder, evil villians, and a fierce, dangerous attraction between the main characters.
This report prepared by Darina Milovanovich



A theif unintentionally gets a wealthy woman involved in a hunt for a very prestigous treasure. He starts out just wanting her around for her money but then they fall in love as they run across Madagascar with a killer on their heels and the treasure within their grasp.
This report prepared by Melissa Hayn








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   love with a criminal Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer    -   searching for a treasure If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist    -   criminal Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   blissful    -   angry

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa    -   Black Africa Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   Alligators/Crocs Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   food/shelter preoccupation    -   mean guy who wants to hunt/mutate Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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