Once a Pirate is the best romance I have read this year. From the opening chapter to the final page, I was sucked into the world of Carly and Andrew. Susan Grant's debut has restored my faith in time travel romance. But what struck me the most out of all the wonderful elements was the ending. Lately, I have felt that I have been reading the same ending in every time travel romance. Of course they're all happy ones, but the characters get to that happy ending in the exact same manner. What Grant has done is different, and I found it very refreshing. Susan Grant has a bright future ahead of her, and I hope she can write fast.