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Clay Forrester is wealthy, on his way to becoming a lawyer, and has a beautiful on-and-off girlfriend, Jill, who has similar aspirations. But when Clay and Jill were on a relationship break, Clay went on a blind date with Catherine Anderson, who seems an unlikely match for him. She is a nineteen-year-old student from a working class family with an abusive father. After a good amount of wine on their blind date, Clay and Catherine sleep together, and she gets pregnant. Catherine seeks out a home for unwed pregnant girls to get away from both Clay and her abusive father. But she can't avoid Clay forever, and soon she is confronted by him. They make a deal to get married. For Clay, his reputation would be saved and his goal of becoming a lawyer is not at stake; for Catherine, she would have a better place to stay and financial security for the baby. They begin their marriage as just acquaintances, but gradually fall in love as they await the birth of their child.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Get accidently pregnant

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   a teen Profession/status:    -   student Effect of sexing    -   confused

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction 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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