I was really worried about this one, since Menolly makes a deal with Roman like the one Camille had with Smokey. I hated it when it was Camille and thought I would hate it this time too (maybe even more so since Menolly is my favorite of the sisters). It wasn't anywhere near as bad as I feared it would be. Roman and Smokey are very different men, so that helps a lot. I don't like Smokey all that much most of the time, although he's gotten nicer in the last few books.
I'm not really sure where the whole Roman and Menolly thing is going but I'm really glad that it's not going to affect Menolly's relationship with Nerissa, since I really love them together!