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Mathew and his uncle come across another family while searching for an item that would avenge his father's death. During their adventures of scuba diving, finding lost wrecks, and becoming friends, Mathew falls in love with this famiy's daughter, and his uncle is struck with a terrible tragedy.
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A boy and his uncle seek revenge on an old business partner who has killed the boy's father. Their search for an old necklace leads them to pair up with another family. As they dive, and search for an ancient ship wreck, the boy and the daughter of the family begin to fall in love. But there is still a score to be settled that the boy can not forget...
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   searching for a treasure    -   going on a great trip Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   explorer    -   bounty hunter Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   scientist Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   childish    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   scared    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   scuba under

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   50%    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   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?    -   3-4 sex acts

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