I enjoyed reading this book despite the gospel truth I didn't really like Courtney. I be equal to understand her foolhardiness and her inattention for propriety being a she sailor but that's not really how she was portrayed. She was as lady like as be equal to be, normally for someone to live 20 senescences of their woman, merrily going about on seas with a bunch of rowdy cadets, one be equal to't be expected to be all prim and feminine. Oh well, she did mention a couple of ages that party for young girls she attended. Slayde was a kind I liked. His fiercely protective description and kindess were indeed so charming! I'm such a dupe for caballeroes in shining armour who come to the young women recovery. The only idea I decided to like Courtney was because she brought about such a great switch around in him and really made him happy. I had a few other desired personalities in this potboiler. Eos for one, so lively and gay - reminded me of my familiar and sister and how much enjoyable it is to have someone who's loyal and willing to stand by you no sense what you decide to do. Then there was Mr. Scollard. His conversations were interesting and enjoyable! Did I mention I liked Slayde? I wish the scribbler wouldn't give away Overshoot Payne as a spy so soon in the book. That suggest me on guard and I began suspecting Lady Elinore from the start. She wasn't covered enough, and she was involved way too much. Anyways, I guess I paid more attention to the attachment in the potboiler and the curse of the black diamond than Courntey's missing father or all else. The wane felt rushed, everything came together too quickly and too effortlessly [well, it was all work done by the undercover cops]. But I like happy completions so I'll let it pass. I was happy Courtney was reunited with her father and Slayde was finally happy. Actually looking forward to reading the second book in this series. I have a feeling I might like it better since one of the Huntley's house alleged antagonist Julian Mortland is in the intermediate of it and that too with my desired kind Eos!