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Title: The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E Woodiwiss
Series: Birmingham #1

Tags: Brooding Heroes, Jerk Heroes, Pirate Heroes, Abused Heroines, Accidental Pregnancy, May/December Love, Rags to Riches,

Published by: Avon
Release Date: April 1972
Pages: 430

Doomed to a life of unending toil, Heather Simmons fears for her innocence—until a shocking, desperate act forces her to flee . . . and to seek refuge in the arms of a virile and dangerous stranger.

A lusty adventurer married to the sea, Captain Brandon Birmingham courts scorn and peril when he abducts the beautiful fugitive from the tumultuous London dockside. But no power on Earth can compel him to relinquish his exquisite prize. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed lovely his woman . . . and to carry her off to far, uncharted realms of sensuous, passionate love

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