First things first: The author contacted me to see if I would review this (since I've enjoyed her previous work) I agreed and she sent me a copy.Now onto the review:I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I read it all in one sitting. The author really made you feel for the characters. However, I hated the antagonists more than I like the protagonists. I wanted to slap Min's father, throttle Style and stomp all over Ned. That being said, I did like Min and Blake, they seemed to connect from the first, I liked Min's spunk, and who doesn't love a sexy pirate? I'm sorry, Privateer . I highly recommend giving this a go, it was fun, interesting, and engaging.