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Darcie Baxter works at Wunderthings lingerie internation company, when she is offered a chance to open a new store in Sydney, Australia. After her first day in Australia Darcie meets the the incredible Dylan Rafferty who she quickly falls into bed with. Darcie wants a normal sex filled relationship but Dylan can only picture Darcie in his home, pregnant and barefoot. Darcie cannot decide between this love she feels for Dylan or her amazing job.
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The review of this Book prepared by Jenna


Red Dress Ink, Aug 2002, 12.95, 288 pp.
ISBN: 0373250185

Manhattan's Darcie Baxter feels quite good about the opportunity to travel to Sydney to open up a branch of the company she works for, Wunderkings Lingerie International. She leaves behind her roommate grandmother, her parents on the other side of the Hudson, and a nasty peer Greta Hinckley trying to undercut her on the job.

On her first night in Australia, Darcie meets sheep rancher Dylan Rafferty. To her shock, they make love that evening. This is the best sex of Darcie's life though her few experiences lack depth of comparisons since her occurrences are so sparse she never even uses her company discounts. Soon Darcie and Dylan fall in love, but he wants her to marry him and raise children on his station, but she cannot cope with the barefoot pregnant image that his desire portrays in her mind.

STRAPLESS is an engaging contemporary romance that adds the flavoring of Sydney to the mix. The story line is fun especially when Dylan talks in "Ozspeak" and Darcie communicates in "Manhattanese" mindful of Crocodile Dundee without the adventure. Though the nastiness of Greta is too obvious for her to get away with her shenanigans, readers will relish Leigh Riker's wild Down Under ride.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   different cultures

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70%    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   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?    -   10 or more (that's a lot!)

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