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Basil Trevelyan cannot resist schemes and intrigue. However, his plot to marry the woman his cousin wanted landed him into trouble and ended with his banishment to India. In India, however, he made his fortune and after three years is ready to return to England. But before he does, his formidable Aunt Clem has commanded that he make a detour to rescue her goddaughter, Alexandra Ashmore, who is in Albania under threat of an unwanted marriage arranged by her impractical archaelogist father.
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Alexandra is called the English witch because she seems to put a spell on men everywhere. They all seem to desire her, except Randolph, the man her father wants her to marry. Nothing is wrong with Randolph but Alexandra wants her freedom. She is rescued from Albania and marriage to Randolph by Basil, who she finds attractive but immediately realizes is an untrustworthy charmer.

Back in London, Aunt Clem is determined to provide Alexandra with the pleasures she has missed in her life with her father and also introduces her to William, heir to a ducal title, who is looking for a wife. Meanwhile, Alexandra's father is following her to London with Randolph in tow. Basil is outraged that his aunt is trying to pair up Alexandra with a man who is at least as notorious a rake as himself. Basil must plot to get rid of all of Alexandra's suitors because he wants her for himself.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   woman dating a LOT of guys If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by aunt/uncle

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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