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Charlie and Beth are a pair of twin sisters on the run from their conniving uncle who is plotting to more or less sell them off in marriage to two highly undesirably types. In order to confuse their searchers, they hatch a plan - one of them dresses as a boy to throw the dogs off their scent.
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Enter Jeremy, Lord Radcliff, handsome, serious, and rich and powerful into the bargain. He, to Charlie and Beth's dismay, is determined to shelter the pair of "brother and sister" under his wing. As his relationship with the pair grows, he becomes gradually more and more perturbed by the strange feelings that he experiences whenever near that young man Charlie. That is, of course, until he realises that Charlie isn't really a young man at all...

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To boy or not to boy, that is the

The Earl of Radcliff meets a young couple, brother and sister, Charlie and Beth, trying to escape their uncle. Much to their dismay, he takes them under his wing and offers to escort them to London. Determined to protect the innocents, he installs them in his house, introducing Beth to the Ton so she can find a husband, so she and Charlie can escape their Uncle's clutches. Worry sets in, though while Radcliff is attracted to Beth, he finds himself more entranced with "Charlie", but relief sets in when he finds out Charlie is Charlotte and she and Beth had been trading places - each playing the male in order for them to travel to escape their wicked uncle.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   he/she is really a she/he If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   wild    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   90%    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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