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Cybil Campbell is a cartoonist who is fed up with being sent on blind dates my well meaning neighbors. She thinks her new neighbor, Preston Quinn, is gorgeous, but he is rude. She is desperate to avoid another date, however, so she pays Preston to go on a date with her. At the end he kisses her, and this starts a long line of events that causes them both to fall in love.
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While vistiting Cybil's honorary grandfather, Daniel MacGregor, the couple realize that they were matchmade by him. Cybil doesn't care, but Preston is upset. He confesses to Cybil that he can't give her more than he has because of pain from the past, where his lover was cheating on him with his brother-in-law.

When they go back to New York, Preston finds a pregnancy test in Cybil's groceries and is furious. He thinks she is pregnant but didn't tell him, and this is a problem because his ex was pregnant. The test is really for Cybil's friend, and Cybil is furious. She leaves New York to spend some time with her parents in Maine. Preston realizes he can't live without her and goes to Maine to win her back.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by grandma/pa

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   writer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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