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Set in the midst of the French Revolution, "The Scandalous Duchess" is a love story with a mystery! Though slow for the first chapter, action and characterizations pick up and the intrigue of spies, murder and sex are fully realized. Lucius Keene, a dedicated rake and determined bachelor, realizes that he must take a wife and produce a heir to the dukedom. Finding Althea Wintergreen as an excellent choice, Lucius finds he must convince her to marry him!! Althea shrouded in scandal and with mysteries to solve, can not imagine that a duke would want to marry her. I enjoyed the author's characterizations, especially of the hero.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   scientist Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Forest    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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