Cinnamon and Gunpowder: A Novel - Eli Brown I can give this a solid "okay." I lost interest quite a few times, instead picking up another book to read for the night, but I was determined to finish, damn it.

Honestly, this read as if written by a woman, so it was a bit of a surprise to find out the author was a dude. (yeah, I know it's on the cover, but I didn't even notice)

I like food. I like red hair. I like ... pirates? I don't know. It was okay. I saw the romance coming a mile away - how could you not? But it played out fine.