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Julia Nash became the guardian to her niece when her brother and sister-in-law were killed in an accident. She decides that her niece's biological father, Riccardo Fabbrini, has a right to know about his child, so she contacts him. Riccardo, a millionaire businessman, is furious to learn that he has a daughter who has been kept a secret from him, and he blames Julia.
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Julia is a slender, mousy-haired woman who teaches school. She's nothing like the tall, beautiful blondes Riccardo usually dates. He even rudely refers to her as a "sparrow" when he first meets her. He is anxious to get to know his daughter though, so he ends up spending time in Julia's company. Before long he is surprised to find himself attracted to her. At first he decides to seduce her in revenge for keeping his daughter away from him, but before long he realizes revenge isn't his real reason for pursuing her. Julia starts to fall for Riccardo, but fights her feelings because she knows he just wants a temporary fling, and doesn't believe he could ever really care for her. The more Julia resists him, the more Riccardo realizes he wants not only his daughter, but Julia too.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   "by the way, 10 years ago you had a child"

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher Effect of sexing    -   confused


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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