Happy endings are much better if you don’t run into a tree. Take my word on this. Heather, however, wants to revisit the book wherein she learned this wisdom:
There was a bookstore that had 5 WALLS of romance novels – used – for very
anyway. I read this one that wasn’t better than any of the others for any
reason, but was the only one that stayed in my memory for some reason. So
I keep doing multiple google searches on the contents, to no avail.
SO .. maybe you can help me. I will type up my mish mash 20 year old
memory of the story line/stand out scenes and maybe you can help.
Girl – lovely, of course – hoping to hire a man to take her through a
jungle or down a river to either find her missing father, or something her
dead father had found and she felt obligated to go get.
She finds said man in the arms of a woman and is disgusted, but interrupts
anyway to haughtily tell him she would like to hire him. she either
promises him money she does have or maybe some treasure that will be found
at the end of the trip, I’m unsure.
there is, of course, fiery hidden attraction between them.
He fights it but takes the job, they go down this river. there is
potential malaria, lots of rain, and him fighting his baser instincts and
being very noble. at one point they are getting frisky and he reluctantly
pushes her away and she runs off in the rain and i believe runs into a
tree. but maybe that is me mashing together this story and The Princess
Bride. who knows.
anyway. that is all i remember. not very helpful, huh?
If you can find this book, I would be really thankful even if I don’t know
why I want to even read it again!
This sounds like a candidate for “I read this sh*t so you don’t have to.” Honestly. Anyone remember this book?