Overall, I enjoyed this book. You've got two headstrong protaginists, but unlike the heroines in Feather's Duncan Sistsers books, Meg Barratt is not so prickly as to be almost unlikeable. Cosimo (we never do find out his last name, come to think of it) is a dashing, competent sailor-slash-spy-slash-assasin. He knows what he's doing, except when it comes to Meg. There are the usual blissful love scenes, pages of witty dialogue, feelings of bitter betrayal, passionate make-up scenes, etc. I found myself interested in the descriptions both of life on an 19th century ship and life with Napolean. The story itself was fairly absorbing - I think I would have read it even if it hadn't been a romance!
Wonderful book. Second book i've ready by Jane Feather and I really enjoy her style of writing. I didn't think I would like Romances as much as I do but she also has a lot of other action. Meg is a wonderful leading character and i'm so glad she isn't one of those characters that bends to a man's every whim. Looking forward to reading more of her books.