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Rafe McCay is an accused murder running from the law. When he is shot and needs medical attention, he kidnaps a female doctor named Annie. Annie cares for him and hates that she has fallen in love with him, but he has fallen in love with her too. She loses her virginity to him, and later kills a bounty hunter who finds him.
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After the bounty hunter is killed, they take off through the wilderness. In Mexico they come across an Indian camp where everyone is sick and dying. Annie has a special power for healing people and saves as many as she can. While they are there she becomes pregnant, and a federal marshall catches up with them. The marshall believes their story that Rafe was framed by a powerful mogul and they set out to clear his name.

Rafe and Annie get married, and with the help of Jefferson Davis, they recover some of the lost papers of the Confederate President four years after the war has ended. But will they be able to clear Rafe's name and save him from execution, or will Annie's baby grow up without a father?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   love with a criminal Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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