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THE THORN AT HIS SIDE              Sexy, rugged James Blackthorn has a wish, but his wish-granting genie happens to be a manipulative Frenchman, Etienne Dubois, who has his own agenda. The hero, James, the elder of two brothers, embraces the independent spirit of the early Florida settlers and has a deep love for his land. His brother Colin, however, is a scalawag and a ladies' man, and a threat to Etienne Dubois' tranquility, who fears his daughter Cecile is in love with Colin.             After a five year exile in Paris, Cecile Dubois, a spunky and beautiful young girl returns to Key West determined to marry James, whom she secretly adores. But Etienne, her father, has other plans in mind.  Mistakenly believing that Cecile wants to marry the unsuitable Colin, Dubois makes a pact with James to send Colin away in exchange for more land. What Etienne doesn't know is...
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THE THORN AT HIS SIDE
              Sexy, rugged James Blackthorn has a wish, but his wish-granting genie happens to be a manipulative Frenchman, Etienne Dubois, who has his own agenda. The hero, James, the elder of two brothers, embraces the independent spirit of the early Florida settlers and has a deep love for his land. His brother Colin, however, is a scalawag and a ladies' man, and a threat to Etienne Dubois' tranquility, who fears his daughter Cecile is in love with Colin.       

     After a five year exile in Paris, Cecile Dubois, a spunky and beautiful young girl returns to Key West determined to marry James, whom she secretly adores. But Etienne, her father, has other plans in mind.  Mistakenly believing that Cecile wants to marry the unsuitable Colin, Dubois makes a pact with James to send Colin away in exchange for more land. What Etienne doesn't know is that by keeping the wolf away he has opened the door to the lion. James can't help his attraction to Cecile, which he fights at every turn. But what will happen when Cecile finds out she has been bartered for a piece of land?

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I was born in Cuba, but I have lived in Florida most of my adult life. I am a bleached blonde, I am way over 21, I have raised two children, I'm still married to the same man, I'm the master of an untrainable mutt, I drive a Jeep Wrangler, I would love to be able to...

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