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When Shay Morrison travels up to meet her mother's new husband she finds more than she bargained for. Thinking she is alone in the cabin she starts unpacking only to realize there is someone showering in the adjacent bathroom. Before she can get the door shut she finds herself seeing more of her new step-brother than she needed. Being a nude model Shay herself is not embarrassed by the incident but Ian Douglas is. To make it worse there seems to be a potent attraction between the two of them. Once Shay finds out that Ian is a minister who disapproves of her career the attraction appears lost.
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    Therefore Shay is surprised when a few weeks after their first meeting Ian tracks her down and admits he hasn't been able to get her out of his mind. His eventual proposal surprises her, Shay is not sure she is cut out to be a minister's wife, especially since she intends to continue with her chosen career.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   religious issues

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   model


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex 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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