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Liz Palmer is a single mother who sends her daughter back to the United States for school. She owns a dive shop in Cuzumel, where she has lived since her daughter was born. When her new employee Jerry Sharpe turns up dead, his brother Jonas comes to the island to find out what happened.
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Jonas believes Liz knows something, but while he is staying with her they fall in love. She has a probablem with committment, as her daughter's father hurt her badly. Jonas not only loves her, but he is worried about her, because whoever killed his brother is now after her.

When Jonas and Liz discover Jerry was using her dive shop to smuggle cocaine, they go undercover, and with the help of police solve the crime, but not without a few near death experiences. With the crime solved, Jonas goes back to the States, and Liz waits for her daughter to come home when school is over. But will her daughter be the only one who comes back?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   blissful


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   scuba under Island?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk 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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