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Lucrecia is recently married to Rigoberto, and she's getting to know Fonchito, Rigoberto's son from a previous marriage. High sexual tension arises between stepmother and stepson as Fonchito becomes too fond of her new caretaker, constantly looking for tight hugs and kisses. They have sexual encounters from that moment on, hiding the secret from Rigoberto. But the situation turns unstable when Fonchito goes further in his sexual entertainment and writes a school assignment titled 'In Praise of the Stepmother': Rigoberto reads it, kicks Lucrecia out of his house and Fonchito reveals himself as a lusty demon in the face of an angel.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   incest Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   much younger/older

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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