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This is a romance between a woman whose husband has been MIA for 12 years and a congressman. Keely Preston is the spokesperson of PROOF, an action group with families of Vietnam MIA soldiers meets the Congressman Dax Devereaux on the flight from New Orleans to Washington D.C. Dax is instantly attracted to Keely. Dax then asks out Keely but she says that she is married.
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Keely was in Washington for a meeting of PROOF with a committee of Congressman to prevent from passing a bill declaring the MIAs dead. Keely's husband Mark Williams had been an MIA for the past 12 years and Keely was devoted to this cause. In this Dax and Keely find out that Dax is in the same committee. In the end the committee decides in the favour of PROOF.
After returning back to New Orleans Dax asks Keely to spend a weekend with him. Keely doesn't want to betray Mark but Keely's friend Nicole persuades her to move on. Before the weekend, Keely gets a call from Betty, one of the members of PROOF that twenty six MIA came out of Combodia and will be taken to Paris.
Keely and other members of PROOF leave for Paris, Dax and another congressman also go with them. Betty's husband is one of the twenty six men but there is no news of Mark. Keely becomes very upset and leaves the embassy, Dax follows her and after a romantic dinner they spend the night in a hotel. The next morning while returning to the hotel where everyone else is staying, Keely meets Betty and her husband and again thinks that she has betrayed Mark and leaves. At the airport Dax tells Keely that one of the soldiers told him that Mark had died 12 years ago in the helicopter accident but Keely doesn't believe him.
After a few months the same soldier who told Dax about Mark comes to meet Keely and tells that Mark actually died that day. The next day Keely, who works as journalist for a radio station reporting about traffic from a helicopter has an accident. After which she finds Dax has been in the hospital all along. Keely is sorry for what she said Dax and they reconcile.
Best part of story, including ending: I like this story because of the main male character Dax was charming and thoughtful.

Best scene in story: My favorite is the ending in which Dax is waiting outside Keely's hospital room and after that they reconcile.

Opinion about the main character: I dislike Keely because i think twelve years is a very large amount of time to grieve someone and to be faithful to be someone who is not even there and may even be dead.

The review of this Book prepared by Souko Kin a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over dead lover If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   mature

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   journalist Effect of sexing    -   confused


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

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

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