Ah...........my very few 4 stars, given to this book.
This book reminded me dearly of Teresa Medeiros' Thief of Hearts, which I love and treasure. Good characters that I like well enough, story starting slowly but certainly improved after they have been at sea, attraction very very palpable. All in all, a good story.
But exactly because it reminded me so much of Thief of Hearts, the best I can rate this book is a 4. I don't see why the lead characters should come together in this book. I see that they are attracted to each other. But I am not seeing the tenderness. What Gerard from Thief of Hearts did for Lucy, the gentleness, the care, the guard he held over Lucy........I am missing all that in this book between Voilet and Asher. I think the lack of a villain (common enemy) may be why. But the reason why they are at odds with each other did serve well to illustrate Flint's love in the end (very end).
I think in Thief of Hearts, it was the hero who was driving the story. In this book, it is the heroin who stands out a little more. All in all I would certainly re read this book. It's not on par with Thief of Hearts for me, but still an excellent read, especially in the second half.