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Adelia Cunnane is an orphan living on a farm in Skibbereen, Ireland. When her caretaker, Aunt Lettie, has a stroke and dies, she hops on a plane for America to live with her Uncle Paddy. Her Uncle Paddy has been living in America on the ranch of Travis Grant.
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    Upon her arrival, Adelia is given a job as a groom on Travis' farm. When she and Travis first meet, sparks fly. Travis is domineering and likes to have things his way. Adelia has quite a temper herself and does not take to Travis' bossy ways.
    However, in a few weeks, things begin to burn hot between Travis and Adelia. Just as they are getting closer, Adelia's beloved Uncle Paddy suffers from a coronary attack and is sent to the hospital. While there, he gets hysterical and insists that if he dies, he wants Adelia taken care of. Adelia and Travis hurriedly get married in the hospital room.
    Adelia moves into Travis' house to keep up the appearance that they have an honest marriage, but in reality, Travis is keeping her at arms' length. Both partners are convinced that the other only married to please Uncle Paddy. Travis and Adelia struggle to hide their true feelings about each other.

The review of this Book prepared by Kelsee Roberts

Adelia came to America after her aunt died to be with her uncle Paddy, her only remaining relative, at the horse farm where he worked. It took some convincing, but the owner, Travis Grant, eventually allowed her to work as a trainer; discovering along the way that she had a way with horses...and a way with him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   attempting to get higher position Who is...    -   physically ill Who:    -   uncle If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Sports training/competing story    -   Yes Sport:    -   Horsie sports

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   farmer    -   rancher/cowboy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   arrogant    -   sensitive    -   a better lover    -   guilty

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   farmer Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   obedient    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   mature    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lot of descript of animal care Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel

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    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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