Karen Robards has gone into the romantic suspense subgenre over time. Island Flame, however, is one of her infrequent forays into historical fiction, and it's a surefire hit. Pirates always turn up the heat, and Captain Jonathan Hale is no exception -- he's a surly, wild buccaneer with a taste for the ladies. But even when his men pillage a ship, the sight of Catherine Adley brings out his finer instincts, and he rescues and protects her from his own crew of vagabonds. Catherine lives in terror as a captive of the pirate captain, but soon she finds a small flame growing in her heart for him, and a wilder fire burning when he touches her. This is a spicy, sizzling-hot story that will ignite the hearts of more than a few readers.