Island Flame

Island Flame - Karen Robards How can I abuse you? Let me count the ways. That is what was going through my mind through the whole half of the book that I managed to stomach. I love this author, but I just couldn't finish the book. The heroine, Cathy, is raped repeatedly by the hero, Jonathan, in the beginning. She is also beaten and berated by him, but she falls for him anyway. I know this was supposed to be a bodice ripper, but this was just abusive and I couldn't understand how readers think this behavior is even remotely romantic. I like alpha males, but Jonathan is nothing but a bully and a rapist.