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Mel Calder and her mother live in a poverty-stricken neighborhood in London. After her mother has another mental breakdown and is sent to a hospital, Mel is left to fend for herself. As an art student, she decides to renovate her old house in time for her mother's return. When shopping at a junk furniture shop, she meets Mitch Hamilton who is a rock star. A romance ensues as Mel is working on her home, her neighborhood, and herself.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Struggling with whom?    -   Mom Who is...    -   mentally ill If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   musician Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   student Effect of sexing    -   mature    -   indifferent    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   rude people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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