An engaging, swashbuckling tale of love and revenge during the age of piracy…Little delivers in terms of high-seas adventure, evoking the period and settings with her detailed prose…While the rhythms of the plot will be familiar to readers of historical romance novels, the main characters—and Lei, in particular—are original in ways that set them apart from the standard figures that populate the genre. Part of it is the diversity of backgrounds: The author deftly foregrounds the ways race, class, gender, and sexual orientation operate in the time period….Readers looking for a pirate-based romance featuring a more diverse set of characters will likely enjoy this offering and look forward to the sequel.
-Kirkus Reviews