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Impoverished Jessica Moore works as a governess and paid companion. Charles, Earl of Rutherford, is a house guest who Jessica's employers hope will marry their daughter. When Charles tries to convince Jessica to be a bed companion, they are caught and Jessica is thrown out.
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Unemployed, Jessica looks for work in London. Charles, feeling guilty about his role in her dismissal, offers her a position, to be his mistress. When she declines, Charles asks his grandmother to hire Jessica as a companion. Instead, Charles' grandmother decides to take Jessica under her wing and sponsor her in society so she can find a husband. Charles thinks Jessica is ungrateful for refusing his offer to make her his mistress and persists in trying to get Jessica in his bed. Both are stubborn, proud and sensual.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   seduction with money/position/power    -   loving persuasion If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Who seduces whom?    -   man seducing woman

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   nanny Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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