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When Clare Wingate wakes up the morning after her best friend Lucy's wedding wearing nothing but a pink thong and a raging hangover, she realizes that she's been a very naughty girl. Clare, reeling from catching her fiance Lonny in a sexual act with the repairman, drank way too much at the reception and comes face to face with Sebatian Vaughn, her drunken fling and her childhood crush. Unbeknownst to Clare, Sebastian was a perfect gentleman with her. Sebastian is a successful journalist who is suffering from burnout due to all his globe hopping. What Seb wants most is to get some rest and relaxation and to try to reconnect with his father, who is caretaker for Clare's wealthy family. Seb is still reeling from the death of his mother, to whom he was extremely close. Although Seb loves his father, he wasn't really close to him during his formative years due to his parents' divorce. Now, Seb has decided to take a break and hang out in in Boise, Idaho for a while. Meanwhile, Clare is freaking out over her night with Seb. She takes a pregnancy test and an HIV test, which come out negative. When Clare informs Seb he tells her that they never had sex. Although angry at Seb for his deception, Clare can't deny to herself that she is dangerously attracted to Sebastian. Since he's sticking around Boise for awhile, Clare can't resist the idea of an affair with the sexy journalist. Seb has no problem with having an affair with Clare, but he is a strictly no-committment kind of guy. As Seb and Clare embark on a passionate affair Clare finds herself falling madly in love with Seb. But Seb continues to make it clear that he has no interest in love. With her heart in jeopardy, Clare ends her relationship with Seb, knowing that he'll never love her. But as Seb faces losing Clare, he is forced to come to terms with the secrets of his own heart.
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The review of this Book prepared by Sandra Calhoune

Clare Wingate is an only child of a prim and proper mother. She is a Historical Romance author much to her mothers chagrin. Her mother tells people she write Women's Fiction and won't admit it is romance which infuriated Clare. The only person her mother seems to like these days is Clare's fiancé Lonny. The problem is that on her best friends wedding day Clare finds Lonny in a compromising position with the Sears Repairman. She sees enough to know that Lonny prefers to play for the “other team” and breaks it off with him. She is so distraught that she over indulges during the reception and wakes up naked in a hotel room. Unfortunately for her lack of memory while the other occupant of the room is one hot man who she thinks looks familiar she doesn't remember anything after giving the toast at the reception. This isn't the first time this has happened to her, it is something of a behavior from a breakup that seems to be becoming a pattern for her.

Sebastian is a bit stunned at who he finds in the bar at the hotel. It looks like little Clare has grown up and filled out in all the right places. She had been a cute but awkward young girl but is a beautiful woman. She is also way past drunk. Sebastian who is in town to visit his father after many years estranged and decided that he can't let her put herself in a situation where she will regret it later. He takes her back to her room and sits with her until she falls asleep. But, apparently when he falls asleep on the couch she stumbles out of bed strips and lays on him. He decides to put her back in bed then take a shower. She wakes while he is in the shower, so while nothing has happened she thinks something has. He lets her as it amuses him to think this.

Clare has decided that she has now given up on romance and will stick to her career and stay away from picking a man for herself as her track record has not only gone down hill but hit rock bottom. But, she finds she is drawn to Sebastian more and more as they spend time together.   She decides to proposition him with a friend with benefits idea. This starts out ok for both of them. Unfortunately they both realize they want more but are afraid to approach the other.

Clare helps him to understand his father and how they might be able to mend fences. She also helps her mother plan a big party for Leo (Sebastian's father) which puts them together more and more.

Eventually Clare realizes that she has fallen so in love with Sebastian that she has to tell him and chance ruining what her friends had dubbed a good thing. She does and not only does he run but he runs fast.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Searching/Rekindling love?    -   Yes Lost Lover:    -   restarting after one night stand    -   childhood friends becoming grownup lovers Who:    -   poppa Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   feels s/he's not worthy If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   journalist    -   writer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   writer Effect of sexing    -   a better lover


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70%    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Her    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts    -   3-4 sex acts

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