This is a regency romance and very much the men are men and the women are looked down on, but lusted after.
The story is set around smuggling and Captain Huntley captures a smuggler, but finds out it is a girl, but of lusting after age. This is another story about the Huntley boys. I didn't realise this for a long time until Eulogy comes to visit.
Being a woman of the 21st century, there's a lot that I don't like about the women of those times, but I suppose it's the mark of a good storyteller that these feelings are brought forward.
Regency romance is not my genre at all, but Grace Elliot is a great storyteller and I do get dragged into the times and the story.