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Christiana Montgomery Mathison was a famous journalist, uncovering the dirty secrets of some of the wealthier landowners. Until her father had her abducted by two men. The first, Asher Prescott, was handsome and blonde, and he made it clear from the start that he was interested. The other was tall, dark and mysterious, and he went only by Tynan. Chris found herself falling for him, but Ty wanted nothing to do with her. Through the wild and dangerous Washington Territory, Chris and Ty struggle to avoid the greed and intrigue that is threatening their lives, and their newfound love. Jude Deveraux's "The Temptress" is a fantastic book.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly) If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him Who seduces whom?    -   woman seducing man

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   journalist Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   wild    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   40% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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