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Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2020
So... This was different... In an engaging but odd and weird, never have read something like this ever before, type of way. I won't put spoilers, but you can count on this being the most unique love triangle you will ever read.
What I really liked about it, which I always like about Pam Godwin's books, is her writing. I can totally hate something but still want to read it simply because of how amazing Pam's writing is. In this book specifically, she did a great job in engaging the pirate-y and historical feel, where it almost seems more realistic. Some authors can definitely go a little overboard on pirate books. The setting is probably my favorite part of this book though, she did such a great job in describing all the little details, and I think the cover depicts exactly that. Also, you can't talk about a Pam Godwin book without talking about her sex scenes, which although this book was a bit more tame, they were still hawt🔥.
The story itself is pretty good, and though I love historical and Pam's books, and will still continue to read them, I didn't necessarily love, or like, this book. It was enjoyable yes, but I don't think this book was really for me. I had a hard time connecting to the characters and the romances, but the overall story was actually pretty interesting to read. Now with all that said, there are triggers in this book, and though I'm glad to have read it, if this book was by any other author, I probably wouldn't have read this because of some of the tropes and one of the triggers. The ending was also a bit too much for me. It did feel a little convenient for how the romance turned out, and I didn't really like the heroine's reaction to it. It definitely felt like a cop out for the romances and the readers rooting for both heros.
Overall, this was an okay book, and though it wasn't my favorite by this author, I'm still glad to have tried it out, and I can't wait for more of her books. Will I ever recommend it? Mmmmaybe?... I think this book solely depends on your taste.