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Tory Wells, a young diver recovering from a recent knee surgery, has come to Sundance Ranch to get a job while her leg heels. Having been promised a job at the ranch and needing the money to survive, she's upset when the handsome owner of the ranch refuses to hire her. Without enough money to afford a bus ticket home, Tory begins her walk back to town to look for a job. When she enounters a car full of rude and vulgar teenagers on the road back, she is rescued by the ranch owner, Ethan Reever, and taken back to the ranch where she accepts the temporary job as cook, just until she can earn enough for her bus ticket.
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Ethan Reever believes that Tory isn't made for life on a ranch. He doesn't know about her recent injury and thinks she's too "clumsy" when she has trouble getting around or climbing on and off a horse. But Tory is determined to do a good job and enjoy herself as she tries not to anger the boss further.

As the weeks go by and Tory becomes more indispensable, Reever must decide if her place is on the ranch with him, or back home in the city where he thinks she belongs. Tory must decide which is stronger, her passion for diving, or her love for Ethan Reever and the beautiful land that he lives on.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   city slicker dating a country girl/guy

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy Sex makes him    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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