Feeling like HaBOs on a Saturday morning? Let's do this! A HaBO from Ruthie:
I have a HABO for you. I suspect this was a Loveswept or Silhouette Desire
from the late 80s / early 90s. I remember it as the first romance I read
where I really fell HARD for the wounded hero. Who was, if memory serves,
kind of an alphahole. Here's what I remember: This was a contemporary series
book. At the beginning, the hero is At War (Where, in the late 80s/early
90s? Am dying to know if it was some made up war.), and he's carrying on a
torrid correspondence with the heroine, who is mousy and shy. When things
get steamy, she sends him a picture of her (much hotter) sister.
Then hero gets wounded and is dying and (I think!) they get married over the phone. Or
something. Because he's dying, so why not? When the book begins, she's
picking his not-dead ass up at the airport. He's wounded — leg wound? I
sort of remember an eye patch, but I think I might be projecting my latent
love of eye patches onto this book — and limping and grumpy.
She's terrified that she won't be hot enough to hold his interest. Then they go
back to his family farm, where he's angsty and assholish because he can't
farm anymore. And I'm pretty sure at one point they have sex on or near a
fence. As one does. And then, of course, love, betrayal, resolution, etc.
Also, the hero's name might be Luke.
I would LOVE to read this book again. Anyone remember it?
Ok, sex on a fence would just… no. I can't. Just can't. Anyone recognize this book?