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Wealthy Italian businessman Raoul Lanier flies to Gold Coast, Australia to support his brother Michel in salvaging his wife's movie promotion. There he meets the beautiful and independent marketing executive Stephanie Sommers. Raoul can have any woman he wants but he's tired of playing the seduction games with them. He wishes for an honest woman who will like him for himself and not his money or looks. Stephanie seems immune to his charm. She disapproves of his arrogance and authority and thus catches his interest.
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Stephanie rakes in a big account when she is asked to do the promotions of Michel Lanier's wife's movie. Her enjoyment with doing her job is dented by the presence of Raoul who relishes in always shaking her composure. She hates that he thinks she will jump at him just because he snaps his fingers. She sets out to prove him wrong by avoiding him, ignoring his phone calls, and refusing his apologies and dinner invitations. She has had enough of men in her life. Four years ago, she has had a serious relationship turning into an engagement. When she gets pregnant, her fiancée has told her to abort the baby so as not to complicate his plans. She has been furious and breaks off the engagement and raises her child alone. She vows not to commit to a man again after that relationship. She hasn't felt anything for any man again until Raoul who makes her senses alive just by his presence. When he comes into her house one day, her daughter Emma launches herself into him making him her friend. Stephanie doesn't want him to spend time with her daughter because she doesn't want Emma to get hurt when Raoul eventually leaves. But Raoul seems to be pushing himself into Stephanie's and Emma's lives. Stephanie's resistance wears away and she gets into a relationship with Raoul. A sudden appearance of an old lady friend of Raoul, however, proves to Stephanie that Raoul is just toying with her despite his denial. Raoul attempts to prove himself to Stephanie and Stephanie realizes that he is faithful to her. When he tells her his leaving for Paris, he proposes marriage to her. Stephanie is thrilled but with her career and financial obligations she starts to refuse. But Raoul lets her see that he can take care of her and Emma.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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