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The main character's mother is in a coma. The main character, a reporter, finds her mother's journals and finds out that a mobster is her real father, so she goes to the island to write his bio in order to destroy him. There, she meets Marcus, the man who operates the island's resort. Little does she know that he is undercover for the US Customs Service, trying to take down her mobster father. There is also someone trying to kill the mobster. (The mobster deals in arms.) Anyway, the book is a mystery (trying to find out who is trying to kill the mobster) and a romance that develops between the main character and Marcus.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   breaking up mobsters Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Island Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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