Rules of an Engagement Author:Suzanne Enoch For proper young ladies, good behavior has always been the rule… Captain Bradshaw Carroway loves the seafaring life—though he'd rather be battling brigands than his current assignment of ferrying a boatload of spoiled aristocrats. One passenger, however, has caught his eye: a bewitching young minx who definitely distracts him from the rules of... more » shipboard decorum . . . Some rules, of course, are meant to be broken. Miss Zephyr Ponsley has traveled the world, but she's completely innocent in the ways of love. She's never learned to dance or flirt. But scientific observation has taught her that the laws of attraction have no rules, and that no adventure, on land or sea, is more dangerous—or delicious—than passion!« less
Now I admit this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I had a splendid time tearing through this book. Absolutely my favorite by Suzanne Enoch and staying on my Keeper Shelf.
Be forewarned that if you don't care for tales like Master & Commander or enjoy the adventures of Horatio Hornblower, this may not float your boat. Luckily, I do, and found myself swept overboard into the adventure of it all, with the romance angle just the icing on the cake (for lack of a fitting nautical phrase to cause an additional groan).
This rates as one of the best reads I've had in a long while.