Birthday present (Vine, Barbara)(2008, paperback)

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It’s late spring of 1990 and a love affair is flourishing: between Ivor Tesham, a thirty-three-year-old rising star of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Government, and Hebe Furnal, a stunning North London housewife stuck in a dull marriage. What excitement Hebe lacks at home, however, is amply compensated for by the well-bred and intensively attractive Tesham - an ardent womaniser and ambitious politician.

On the eve of her twenty-eighth birthday, Tesham decides to give Hebe a present to remember: something far more memorable than, say, the costly string of pearls he’s already lavished upon her, involving a fashionable new practice known as ‘adventure sex’. A man arranges for his unsuspecting but otherwise willing girlfriend to be snatched from the street, bound and gagged, and delivered to him at a mutually agreed venue..........