Monday, April 21, 2014

Wind Raven (Agents of the Crown #3) by Regan Walker



Rating: 4/5 stars
Publication Date: March 10 2014


Blurb:

Ordered by the Prince Regent into the Caribbean, English sea captain and former privateer Jean Nicholas Powell has no time for women onboard the Wind Raven, especially not Tara McConnell. The impudent American forced herself aboard, and so she’ll get more than she bargained for: Instead of a direct sail to Baltimore, she’ll join their quest to investigate a rampaging pirate, the infamous Roberto Cofresi. But the hoyden thinks she can crew with his men, and though he bans her from the rigging, Nick is captivated watching her lithe, luscious movements on deck. Facing high seas, storms, cutthroats and the endless unknown, he must protect his ship, his passenger, his crew. But on this voyage, with this woman, there is a greater danger: to his heart.






Review:


Almost all the storyline happens on a ship so forget the ballrooms and the trips to Gretna Green. The heroine is feisty and not a delicate wallflower so I found some comfort in that. Nicholas while is not a scoundrel, is not an inexperienced man either.

And he acts like a " typical" man when it comes to matters of love. You know what I mean. It's that time when a man thinks that the lady knows his feelings about her and doesn't think that he has to tell them to her or when he proposes to her and doesn't think that there has to be love in a marriage. In both cases I want to hit the hero.

I liked Tara more than Nicholas. I feel as if I know her, but Nicholas is still a mystery. The story was good and had some very intriguing surprises. I can't believe that I liked that pirate! The thought of his redemption crossed my mind more than once, but since we can't mess with history, so let him die.


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AUTHOR BIO:


As a child Regan Walker loved to write stories, particularly about adventure-loving girls, but by the time she got to college more serious pursuits took priority. One of her professors thought her suited to the profession of law, and Regan realized it would be better to be a hammer than a nail. Years of serving clients in private practice and several stints in high levels of government gave her a love of international travel and a feel for the demands of the “Crown” on its subjects. Hence her romance novels often involve a demanding Prince Regent who thinks of his subjects as his private talent pool. - See more at: http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/authors/regan-walker#sthash.VGWphvvH.dpuf



Except:

 “A fine fix we’re in,” Tara said, looking first at the captain and then at the night sky. The stars began to show themselves in the darkening canvas above, giving her the sense she stood on a precipice at an auspicious moment in time. It had only been a short while ago she had gained the insight she had now about the two of them. She should have realized the truth long ago.

“What do you mean?” he asked, coming up behind her, so close she could feel the heat of his chest. His warmth had always drawn her, and it was pulling her to him now like a strong undertow.

“Each of us withheld from the other the one thing we wanted,” she remarked, staring into the night sky.

“And what would that be?” He put his hands on her arms, drawing her back against his chest. She shivered with his touch but allowed it, while fighting the urge to turn and fall into his arms.

“You wanted my body and, fool that I am, I wanted your heart.”

He spun her around so fast her vision blurred. “My heart? You wanted my heart?”

“Yes, but I cannot seem to touch it.” His eyes carried a look of astonishment. “Well, you can keep it,” she said emphatically. “I don’t want it anymore. And you shall never have me!”

He stared at her for only a moment. “Oh, yes, I will.” As if she had defied one of his many orders and he was having none of it, he brought his mouth down on hers in a kiss that was claiming. One of his hands closed on her nape and his other arm wrapped tightly around her waist, holding her to him, trapping her with his powerful strength.



Racing With the Wind (Agents of the Crown #1)

Against the Wind (Agents of the Crown #2)