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Amelia Watersfield is 24 and still unmarried, which in Victorian England means she is likely to stay unmarried. So she spends her time reading Sherlock Holmes stories and running a detective club with her three best friends. When her father's favorite Egyptian artifact disappears, he hires Colin Brindley, a private inspector, to look for it. Amelia is instantly attracted to Colin, who reminds her of her hero, Sherlock Holmes. Colin is not interested in a relationship after seeing the hurt it can bring. His father loved his mother, but his mother was unsatisfied and ran off when Colin was still young. Amelia convinces the reluctant Colin to let her help him investigate the theft. However Colin finds himself struggling with his feelings about relationships when he begins to find himself attracted to Amelia.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Victorian england Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   investigating theft/fraud If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk 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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