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Sir Blaidd Morgan, a trusted friend of King Henry II of England, has been sent to investigate Lord Throckton, a noble whom the King suspects may be plotting against him. Blaidd travels to Lord Throckton's castle under the pretense of wanting to court Throckton's beautiful oldest daughter, Lady Laelia. But it is Throckton's younger daughter, Lady Rebecca, whom Blaidd finds himself attracted to. But he knows he must still investigate her father, and bring him to justice if he is a traitor.
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Becca believes she will never find a husband because she is plain and still limps from a childhood injury. So instead of concerning herself with gowns and suitors like her older sister, she busies herself running the castle and spending time with the servants, soldiers, and townspeople. At first, Becca is not at all impressed by Blaidd, thinking he is just another suitor trying to marry her sister. But she soon finds herself attracted to the handsome knight and dreams of a future with him, even though she doubts any man could ever want her.

Becca and Blaidd finally admit how they feel about each other and begin to think about a future together, but Blaidd is truly beginning to suspect Becca's father is really a traitor, and he doesn't know how he will ever be able to tell her, and fears if he is responsible for her father's imprisonment and probable death she will no longer be able to love him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   political intrigue Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   police/investigator

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   homemaker Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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