Lia is looking for a book she read awhile ago – this sounds rather amazing:
It was a Harlequin series romance. It might have been a Temption, but it could be another line as well. Pretty sure on the Harlequin bit, though and it was probably published late 80's or early 90's.
It was a story about a Plain Jane, who I believed was named Jennifer. She is either on the run because she has seen something she was not supposed to see or is dropping off something of an illegal nature, but obviously dimwitted enough to take strange parcels with her on a plane to a South American country. She ends up in Rio (I believe) and is rescued out of the clutches of some evil-do'er by the hero. He is named something in the region of Dominic or Deveraux.
Anyway, Plain J ends up under his guard in his appartement, but she is unimpressed by hero's protection strategy of locking her up in his appartement, whilst she is in Rio and there is some little party called carnaval going on. So she escapes to let her hair down, and after our hero finds and once again rescues her, out of gratefulness and the fact that he doesn't exactly look like the backside of a bus, her hair is not the only thing she lets down that night, so to speak.
They somehow end up at the ranch of hero's dad, and when he smells something yuk like deodorant on her, he marches her straight to the shower to wash it of, claiming that he wants to smell only the scent of her and not some synthetic strawberry flavour. After which they do the dirty again.
If you or anyone else can help me finding the title of this book, you would make my day!!
Do you remember this book? And dude, if Dominic Deveraux Don Juan had a whiff of what passes for scent today, from deodorant to perfume, he'd pass out. There's vanillas and strawberries and peaches and half a salad bar scent-wise.