Cheryl is seaching for a category she read in the mid-to-late 70’s:
-Setting was in England, I believe.
- Heroine was a store owner dealing with textiles, I think, or some kind of boutique shop..
- Don’t remember the hero’s profession, but he either kidnapped the heroine or lured her under false pretenses to another country where the textiles that she imported were being handmade. And forced her into slave-labor weaving until her fingers bled. Don’t remember what, if anything he was trying to teach her, but I definitely remember the bleeding fingers.
- There was another woman competing for the hero’s affections who was a real bitch. I recall one scene occurring on the plane ride back home- I think she made the heroine trip or something, and the heroine wanted to retaliate, but the hero told her to be the more classy one and ignore her.
-One love scene involved the hero telling the heroine to ride him like a horse. That raised my eyebrows because it was at a time when pre-marital sex was just emerging in categories, and even so, were defined in very euphemistic terms.It al seems so quaint now, tho.
Ride him like a horse while her fingers were bleeding? Now that is some romance, right there.