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This is a romance between a journalist who wants to interview a war veteran and his son who is against it. Andy Malone came to Kerrville, a small Texas community to get the interview of General Michael Ratliff, the last surviving five star general of World War II. His son, Lyon Ratliff is very protective and won't let anyone interview him. She again asks him reconsider her offer but he refuses.
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She somehow manages to get to the Ratliff home and meet the General. When Lyon sees this he becomes very angry but Michael agrees to the interview.
Andy had been married to Robert Malone who had been killed while covering earthquake in Guatemala. Les Trapper, her boss and he had been friends.
Michael even invites Andy and her crew members to stay in his house for the duration of the interview. Lyon is concerned that Andy will ask something to Michael which will upset him and his health. During the interview the general talks about a lot of things but he doesn't talk much about the war. The general's health keeps getting worse as the time goes by.
One night while Andy is taking a swim Lyon comes out, they swim together eventually they make love. Les had previously told Andy to use any method even seduction to get information out of Lyon. Andy explains about it to Lyon when he make angry comments about it. The next day Les shows up at Lyon's house. Lyon becomes jealous of Les' closeness with Andy. Les asks Andy to ask the general to answer why took an early retirement and Andy refuses. Lyon appears and tell them leave, the general dies that night.
Les tells Andy that since the general is now dead and they have his last interview they can sell the videos to the highest bidder but Andy tells him that she has forgotten to ask Lyon to sign the agreement. Les tells her to get them signed as soon as possible. Andy wants to be with Lyon who hasn't been himself after his father's death. When Andy goes to meet Lyon he is angry and bitter, but she tells him that he is important and she loves him. Lyon finds that Andy has come there to sign the release forms, he gets angry and they fight. Andy leaves the tapes with Lyon and leaves.
Les gets angry with her for doing so, she tells him that she couldn't betray Lyon and she quits her job. While on a boat on the San Antonio River Andy is shocked to see Lyon, who begs for her forgiveness and proposes to her.
Best scene in story: My favorite scene is the last scene in which Lyon follows Andy to the boat and proposes her to marry him.

Opinion about the main character: I like Andy because she does not exploit the general and is sensitive to Lyon's feeling for his father.

The review of this Book prepared by Souko Kin a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Who is...    -   physically ill Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   trying to carry out business objective If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Family focus?    -   Yes Family, sick/caring for    -   Yes Ill person is...    -   father

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   journalist Effect of sexing    -   confident


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   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    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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