Someday I will write an essay on this book. It has a cult following, and I am one. Incredibly full characters, rich description, unique settings, and the old pirate romance somehow morphing into an aristocractic one. Brilliant! Plucky heroine. Sexy hero. Great love scenes. Memorable secondary characters. Literary at the sentence level. For those romance readers who have not yet read this book…lucky you! It was my vacation read last February in Vieques, Puerto Rico. The book rocked as much as that vacation.