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Hilary is a London hairdresser who met millionaire Swiss banker, Roel Sabatino, and fell in love with him. When he needed a wife to fulfill the terms of his grandfather's will she offered to marry him in name only. Roel insisted on paying her, and made it clear he wanted nothing more to do with her after the wedding, although he did accept and carry with him a picture of her labeled "Your wife, Hilary" with a phone number on it. Four years later Roel is involved in a car accident and has partial memory loss. Roel's aunt sees the picture of Hilary and calls her while Roel is still unconscious. Hilary is still in love with Roel and thinking he might be seriously injured, goes to the hospital in Switzerland to see him.

Roel is furious and confused; he doesn't remember having a wife! The doctor has told Hilary that she needs to keep Roel calm and happy until his memory returns, so Hilary tries to live with Roel without telling him she isn't his real wife. Roel takes Hilary to bed, and ends up even more confused when he learns that she is a virgin. Meanwhile, Hilary is getting deeper and deeper into the fantasy of really being Roel's wife, which is what she's long dreamed of. Finally reality start to catch up with her though, and she decides it's time to leave Roel and go back to London. She doesn't think that Roel will miss her; he didn't seem to really care about her. But Roel finds he isn't happy about Hilary leaving, even when he gets his memory comes back. He wants her back.
This report prepared by Susan Hughes








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   amnesia If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Switzerland Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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