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Aristide Pompasse, one of the world's greatest painters, is dead. His estranged wife, Charlie, goes back to Tuscany to make arrangements for the funeral, but has to put up with her late husband's menagerie of mistresses, whom he allowed to stay on at the villa. On top of everything, an arrogant insurance agent has come to assess the estate and look for three missing paintings. Connor Maguire and Charlie immediately dislike each other. She lets him stay on at the estate without checking into his background. She doesn't discover that Maguire is actually a tabloid reporter writing a book about Pompasse until it's too late; she has already told him too much, and has felt too much. Charlie always assumed she was frigid, barely being able to stand the old Pompasse in her bed, but Connor's touch lights her on fire.
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This book has all the elements of great romantic suspense: murder, intrigue and hot romance. The super-tough hero with the sensitive core is often times too unsympathetic, but all in all the characters in The Widow are interesting and entertaining.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   police/investigator If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   journalist

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   chef/cook Effect of sexing    -   scared Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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