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    Alfred, Lord Dewhurst, is a man close to achieving his mission to find an American born spy named Cade Pettigru. On the night they raid his office, he manages to elude them but leaves behind a key to luring him out, Charlotte Burton, Cade's childhood family friend. In order to lure out Cade, Alfred and his fellow spy friends decide the best way is for him to pretend he is married to Charlotte, so Cade will have the incentive to retrieve Charlotte and any state secrets she may have gathered from her "husband".
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    Charlotte and her maid,Addy, have travelled from Charleston to find Cade and see if he can help her from the dire straits she finds herself in since the death of her family. When she arrives, she only manages to exchange greeting with Cade before they are raided. When the British spies propose their scheme, she goes along with, not believing Cade is a spy and hoping to clear his name.
   As they begin their marital charade, Freddie and Charlotte begin to fall in love for one another, but that love is tainted by Charlotte's bias against the British as well as the Cade issue. As they begin to close in on Cade, Charlotte realizes that Cade is not the friend she thought he was, but she fears it too late for Alfred to love and trust her. Together, they must fight Cade's treachery as well their own misgivings if they want to make their false marriage a true one.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   spies If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Effect of sexing    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner 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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