A true pirate romance. Lucian Darkmoor - also known as Captain Lucifer would frighten any innocent damsel with his size and his blood-red hair. But as the story unfolds we soon learn that Lucian is a gentleman at heart and although he tries in everyway to resist his attraction towards the beautiful Catherine Abelard, who is his prisoner , he soons gives in to his passion for her. At first he is harsh with Catherine becasue she makes him believe, for her own safety,that she is a whore. But when he finds out at last that she is in fact innocent and a virgin his anger turns to kindness and love. Very sensual. I especially liked the way only gradually the hero and heroine realize their love towards each other and how they at first resisted their own feelings. This is my first and only book by Donna Fletcher and I don't know if she has written another one. Still I hope she did. She has true talent.