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One night during a storm Royce feels a strange urge to go for a walk. While walking, he discovers the badly beaten body of a woman. The woman has been stabbed and beaten and is gravely ill for weeks. Royce cares for the young woman and when she wakes up, the woman has no idea who she is. She decides to call herself Isabel and she feels attracted to her caretaker. Royce begins to care for Isabel but because of the things he has done is his past and who he is, he knows nothing can come of their relationship. Royce is really William de Sevrin, an ex-henchman for King John. Royce has raped and pilliaged before but now seeks to do penance at the home of the local lord. Royce believes Isabel is from a wealthy family and so arranges for her to become a lady-in-waiting. Royce and Isabel fight their attraction but end up admitting their love for one another. Yet Isabel does not know anything about her past except that someone is trying to kill her. When she recovers her memory, she wants to marry Royce. Royce however is ashamed of his past but soon ends up admitting his love for Isabel. They marry but are never able to reveal their true identities to the world.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   guilt over a mistake leading to death Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   rich/upper class If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate In love with caretaker or teacher    -   Yes Falling in love with    -   Homecaring friend

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   scared


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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