Killing Kelly Book Summary and Study Guide

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Mira, Mar 2005, 19.95
ISBN: 0778321592

Actress Kelly Trent of the popular soap opera Valentine Valley is on location shooting a scene as the nasty Marla Valentine when the mud she stands on loosens and she almost dies. One week later, while Kelly is in South Beach, Florida with her agent and her business manager discussing her future. The Valentine Valley director plans to kill off Marla out of fear for Kelly's life. Her management team wants Kelly to do a video with the rock group Kill Me Dead, whose lead singer Lance Morton is obsessed with Kelly. The soap star insists she cannot dance but agrees to take lessons.
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Former cop turn private sleuth dance instructor Doug O'Casey is hired to teach Kelly to tango and to protect her. Kelly and Doug meet at a private party on a yacht; each thinks the other is a snob, but both feel attracted to one another. They begin the dance lessons with both feeling the heat. As they tango, Doug admits Kelly is not like what he expected as she is down to earth. They give in to their feelings and make love, but he fears for her life as someone keeps trying to kill her.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   snooty or fancy-fancy Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   a teen Profession/status:    -   entertainer


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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