In the dazzling sequel to Island Flame, her classic tale of passion on the high seas, New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards ignites listeners’ imaginations with an enthralling adventure that beckons Lady Catherine Aldley and her legendary pirate, Jonathan Hale, into the heart of a perfect storm of desire. Cathy and Jon are nestled happily in the Carolinas until she is summoned home to England. There she discovers that her perfect marriage is a sham and her infamous rogue one step away from the gallows. Only by wedding her hated cousin, making Jon believe she has betrayed his love, can she save him. As fate threatens to part them forever, Jon risks his life to rescue the one prize he cannot live without: the woman whose inner fire both infuriates and beguiles him. Blending unforgettable characters with a searing saga of seduction and dangerous love, Karen Robards’s masterful romance will captivate listeners all over again.
©2012 Karen Robards (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I do not understand why the higher ratings from others for this book. The narrator's voice was an attempted sexy Southern Drawl with British English overtones, and did not work. I could barely listen to the story due to cringing at the voice.
The plot started roughly 20% into Part 1. Every cliche phrase that could be written regarding body types and sex was present, in spades. At times I wished to choke the heroine, who seemed to go from ninny and accepting of all sorts of downgrading behavior from her husband, to feisty in the blink of an eye. It is beyond me why two people who fight all the time, both physically and verbally, would want to stay together.
Probably the worst was the rape scene, and the heroine, while protesting, almost immediately afterwards was lusting after the rapist. A close second was her inability to verbalize the actions she took that led to the "misunderstandings" in her relationship despite months of solitary togetherness.
I generally enjoy this author, but this book irritated me more than gave enjoyment.
An entertaining book.
When the baby was born at Sea.
She does a good job. Feel a Sea Captain needs a stronger voice.
Passionate in the South
Really enjoyed the way their love excelled in the end.
I was looking forward to listening to this book I heard the first one and enjoyed it but this one after 3 hours they just kept saying the same thing over and over it got repetitive and I just couldn't finish it.
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