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    Alexandra Gallant is a governess trying to overcome scandal, and her search for a new position has shown nothing but dead ends until she has an interview with Lucien Balfour. Lucien is an Earl who has inherited responsibility for an annoying seventeen year old cousin, since the death of heir and cousin, James. As soon as he sees Alexandra, his feel instant lust and hires her on the spot, despite her recent scandal.
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   Lucien sets out to seduce her as well begin his search for a bride. As his list of suitable brides dwindles, Lucien finds out that his Alexandra is the niece of a Duke, and entirely suitable for him to marry. The only problem he has is getting her to give up her precious independence for a life with him. On top of getting past her reluctance, he is faced with his scheming Aunt Fiona trying to manipulate him into marriage with his own cousin.
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Alexandra Gallant is a governess extraordinaire-and if it weren't for an unfortunate incident at her last position,she wouldn't now be forced into the employ of Lucien Balfour, the most notorious rake in London. Though the attractive earl hired her to teach his young cousin, his seductive whispers and toe-curling kisses suggest he has something far less respectable in mind...And that will never happen. For although Lucien seems determined to teach her about pleasure, she has a few lessons to teach him about love!
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving servant If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   confident    -   obedient    -   arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   obedient    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   angry    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80%    -   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    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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