I recommend as enjoyable…despite the lack of mind-blowing sex. Childhood sweethearts are broken up by the heroine’s father’s lackluster past. Arrr, he’s a dastardly pirate. Her application to the space corp denied (incredibly stupid planning on their part), she hunts her father down and demands a pirate’s apprenticeship, absent the cabin boy starting position. Forced to reunite with the ex-boyfriend on a job thanks to Dad’s blackmail, the ex quickly penetrates her fuzzy exterior, and she resignedly capitulates to going legit in order to stay with him.
He did not call her his daughter until a year and a half later, when she stole her first ship.