Skin Deep Book Summary and Study Guide

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Chantel O'Hurley is an actress in L.A., when she starts receiving calls from a crazed fan she calls her agent Matt Burns. Matt suggests that they go to the police, but Chantel refuses, she doesn't want any kind of negative publicity. So the second option is to call a private investigator, one that Matt is a friend with, Quinn Doran. Quinn reads the letters that Chantel has received and decides to help her out by placing guards outside, and for her to have twenty four hour bodyguard. That bodyguard being Quinn, he moves in to the house so that she will never be alone.
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Quinn however is having a harder time protecting Chantel from himself then from whoever is sending the letters to her. While the two of them are in New York for Chantel's sister's wedding she receives flowers from her mysterious admirer. Quinn is able to track down the florist shop that had sent the flowers, and was able to get a few details from the owner.
Upon returning to L.A. Quinn discloses to Chantel whom he thinks is bothering her. When Quinn goes to talk to the suspect about it, the real threat is trying to burn down Chantel in her own house with her inside it. Now Quinn has to try to save her and let her know how he feels about her.

The review of this Book prepared by Amy

Chantel O'Hurley has always dreamed of being a star, and now she is. While working on her newest movie, she begins to receive threatening letters and phone calls from a stalker. In desperation she hires Quinn Doran, a former spy and current body guard and security firm owner. Quinn begins to search out her stalker, but his biggest problems lies in Chantel.

Even though they do not get along at all at first, Quinn and Chantel fall in love. They fight the attraction but it finally breaks them down. Quinn believes that Matt, Chantel's manager, has become her stalker, but at the last minute he learns who the stalker really is. When he gets back to Chantel's mansion, the pool house is on fire and she is inside. Will he be able to save her and bring her stalker to justice?
The review of this Book prepared by Rachael High

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving your bodyguard Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age/status:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   arrogant    -   blissful    -   sensitive    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   entertainer    -   movie/producer Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   demanding    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   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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