Name that romance novel (with the weird plot)
May 6, 2014 6:47 PM Subscribe
Posting for daughter as I've not a clue:
"I am looking for an older romance novel - 1970s? - that I read (and reread) between 1984-1990, but I cannot remember any of the characters' names, nor the title or the author.
posted by BlueHorse to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It starts with the main female character - a blonde, ex-lingerie, pantyhose model? with an ulcer – driving through a mountain pass in the late afternoon. She stops at a roadside park, gets the heebie-jeebies feeling like she is being watched and drives on to find a place to stay rather than risk driving at night.
In a case of wrong-blonde mistaken identity she gets kidnapped by the main male character and forced to white water raft down a river with him in an attempt to escape the really bad guys - all the while chugging Maalox, being shot at, ruining a group of innocent river rafters' trip (one gets shot in the leg by the bad guys) and braining one of the baddies with a rock.
Towards journey's end, the two main characters climb a big hill, small mountain, cliff? that the main male character has wanted to revisit, take in the view, share a moment, (as she chugs Maalox) then finish their trip where they get picked up by a contact in a helicopter, plane?, double crossed and delivered to the bad guys.
There are threats, the female character's ulcer erupts – something, something – she ends up in the hospital and all ends well because the main male character saves the day."