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Convicted criminal Rachel Wade accepts jaded Viscount D'Aubrey's cruel bargain: her freedom in exchange for serving as his "housekeeper" AKA mistress.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes How seduced/forced?    -   threat of economic ruinment Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   struggle to escape poverty Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding 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:    -   servant Effect of sexing    -   obedient    -   indifferent Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk    -   whips, chains, and leather products used    -   rape/molest (yeech!) Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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