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A steamy excerpt from an historical romance novel penned by the protagonist of this contemporary romance sets the pace for another lively romp by George. When weathy British sex scientist Dexter Harrington offers New York romance novelist Mallory Ginelli a handsome wage to travel to England and assist him with a project on human sexualty, Mallory accepts. She needs the money to pay off her sister's latest rounds of gambling debts but what she doesn't dare tell Dexter is that she has no firsthand experience with men. All the sexy love scenes in her books come from her imagination. Unfortunately, Dexter, who is due to marry his fiancee, hasn't a clue how to please a woman and he's counting on Mallory to instruct him. In the process of teaching the good professor the fundamentals of seduction, Mallory inevitably falls in love with him. There's lot of the usual romance-style action, perky dialogue and sassy characters in this effervescent offering, but a grim confession involving childhood sexual abuse casts a shadow over what is essentially a pleasant, lighthearted read.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   loving persuasion Who seduces whom?    -   woman seducing man

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   scientist Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Him How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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