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Due to a fortunate childhood incident Kate Tellmann is plucked from a life of poverty and is inducted into an organisation, The Business, which since Roman Times has been a world-wide financial force. Over the years Kate rises through the corporate ranks and finds herself to be the love interest of the prince of a small Himalayan country. Kate's interests lie with another of her colleagues, however, who refuses to be disloyal to his wife. But in the end, Kate has to balance what is good for The Business, the prince and his country, and her personal feelings.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love    -   seduction of someone else's husband Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   working at a business Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   obedient

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas    -   Midwest Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Italy    -   Switzerland Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   sherpas Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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