I’m hoping that someone could help me identify a historical romance book that I read in the late 80’s. I’ve search for years and can’t find it.
The heroine of the book is named Kathleen or Catherine who gets sold as an indentured servant to the master of a plantation on a Caribbean Island and becomes his housekeeper. The hero is a plantation owner who is masquerading as his own twin brother as a masked pirate in order to get revenge on something or someone. His hands became scarred when he was a child, so he wears black leather gloves all of the time.
One of the most memorable scenes occurs when our masked hero manages very clumsily to deflower our heroine in a moving carriage. They’d been making out and she ultimately refuses to go all the way. He’s getting off her (with his pants around his knees) when the carriage stops suddenly. He literally falls on top of her and the deed is done. Literally. Insert tab A into slot B.
The plantation owner marries her and then becomes jealous of himself as he pursues her as both himself and the pirate guy.
I know that it’s not The Raider by Jude Deveroux because this was set on a tropical island. I’d love to read this one again if anybody recognizes it.
Only in a romance novel does one get deflowered by a bad brakes. Anyone recognize this tribute to antilock brakes and smooth roads?