Bridget offers a romance novel cure for nyctophobia:
At the moment I’m trying to re-read all my old favourites to escape a whole
bunch of stress but I can’t remember what this one was called, or what the
main character’s names were, or much at all, really. I don’t know if this
was the first romance I read but it had to be pretty close.
What I do remember is that the hero is a prince of some made-up European
country and he sees the heroine at a hotel and mistakes her for his fiance,
princess of another made up country, who has recently run away. He abducts
not-princess and travels into the forest with two of his loyal men (one
not-so-loyal?), and they head towards his capital city. I think they are
going bush because there is insurrection in the countryside/someone trying
to kill them?
Later on the bad guy catches up with them and I remember a scene where the
hero and heroine are hiding in the secret compartment of a hut in the woods,
but because she is afraid of the dark they have to make wild passionate love
so that she won’t scream in terror. Because that totally…anyway.
Point is he has massive guilt issues about turning out like his libidinous father and
thinks he has scared not-princess, an impression she seems to confirm when
she runs away. Stuff happens and he finds out that she isn’t really his
fiance but decides to marry her anyway, and then in Church the real princess
appears with something like a manifestation of a goddess?
Little hazy by this stage, but any title suggestions would be welcome. Googling ‘sex
secret compartment afraid of the dark’ isn’t really something I’m keen on
doing, and I’ve tried everything else…
I think Googling ‘sex secret compartment afraid of the dark’ would be a very bad idea, yes. In the name of nyctophobia, anyone recognize this book?