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    Lady Evelyn Wheaton has alway been secretly in love with Lord Martin Langdon. When they were children, he saved her from drowning in an icy pond, but as they got older, he became a ladies man and she became socially awkward. As teenagers, Evelyn participated in a scheme where she and a friend snuck into Martin's room at Eton, only to find him in bed with another girl. Outraged and hurt, Evelyn vowed to never let her feelings toward Martin to ever be known.
   Ten years later, Evelyn once again encounters Martin, only now he is a Cowes sailing champion and she has come to the sailing tournament in hopes of finding a new husband since she has been widowed many years. Believing Martin is still a womanizer, Evelyn treats him with disdain from the first.
    Martin comes to Cowes to win a tournament, but is immediately distracted by Evelyn, whom has always challenged and intrigued him. As he sets to win the race at the end of the week, he can't help but set about seducing her, and to his surprise Evelyn agrees to an short term affair with no attachments.
    As the two make passionate love night after night, both begin to feel love for one another, only Evelyn believes it is one-sided. Martin finally indulges to her that he is afraid of any emotional commitment due to the death of a wife and child years before. Together, they must fight Martin's fears and Evelyn's low self esteem before they can find the right track to love and marriage.
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Plot & Themes

Searching/Rekindling love?    -   Yes Lost Lover:    -   childhood friends becoming grownup lovers Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past dead relative(s)    -   feels s/he's not worthy

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   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?    -   3-4 sex acts

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