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Diane Wallace has escaped to the small community of Oakdale to pursue a solitary life of work. Justin Anderson has survived a devastating divorce and wants to work on building his construction business. Diane's confidence catches Justin's attention and despite his previous experience he is determined to win the love of this older woman.
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Attempts on Justin's life bring Diane and Justin together to solve the puzzle of "Who" would want to murder him?
Ashlee Anderson, Justin's ex-wife, will have the money she feels she deserves from Justin. After all, she did have his child when she really didn't want to. She has learned of his will change to leave her out and uses the lapse time over the weekend to end his life thereby making sure the old will is in effect and securing the money from Justin's death.
The men hired to end Justin's life confide in the police and agree to record the meeting where the final plans are made and money exchanged for the murder of Justin Anderson.
Ashlee's lovers are discovered, arrested and locked up before any harm can befall Justin.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   sensitive    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   40's-50's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover


Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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