My rating is more of a 2.5. This novel was an enjoyable follow up to The Pirate. While the first novel focussed on adventure and more plot driven, The Adventurer is more character driven. A good portion of the novel is spent between Gideon and Sarah bickering. There is action of course but it is a very nominal part of the story. Actually, I could have done without the part with Jake. Maybe if the story was longer, it would be fine but it just seemed like a contrived final misunderstanding/revelation moment that I found it jarring. Also, the final revelation about the Fleetwood Flowers was cute but again, just didn't mesh well with how the story developed in the beginning. Still, it was a fun quick read.