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Heather is a badly treated servant in her aunt's house. One day, escaping from an attempt of raping she finds herself hosted in the Captain Birmingham's ship. He exchanges her for a prostitute and rapes her. They will be obliged to get married because she gets pregnant and they leave for the United States where they start their life together. She's very scared of intimacy and sex and he is angry at her most of the time. Until she discovers that he is the man she wants to live with and she feels ready to show him her love.
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Heather Simmons has escaped from unfortunate circumstances and run right into the arms of Brandon Birmingham- consequently into her future an ocean away...
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   18th century Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   old guy loving young gal    -   loving someone from historic enemy Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   rape Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Get accidently pregnant    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive First time for    -   her Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   trader    -   navy soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   arrogant    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   angry    -   sensitive    -   a better lover    -   guilty Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   servant Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   angry    -   mature    -   unhappy for sexing the guy    -   scared    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel

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    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk    -   rape/molest (yeech!) Focus of story    -   Her    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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