AGAINST THE WIND

REGAN WALKER

Agents of the Crown Series:  Book 2

http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com/

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Published date: March 19, 2013

ASIN: B00BXIJ6QM

Genre: Historical Romance–Regency

Source: Received for a honest review

 Book Description (from amazon)

A night in London’s most exclusive bordello. Agent of the Crown Sir Martin Powell would not normally indulge, but the end of his time spying against Napoleon deserves a victory celebration. Yet, such pleasure will not come cheap. The auburn-haired courtesan he calls “Kitten” is in truth Katherine, Lady Egerton, a dowager baroness and the daughter of an earl as elusive as she is alluring. She flees a fate worse than death. But Martin has known darkness, too, and he alone can touch her heart—as she has touched his. To the English Midlands they will steal, into the rising winds of revolution.

My Thoughts

 Another captivating spy novel by Regan Walker!  When Martin Powell returns to London after being away serving as a spy for the Crown, all he is looking for is a night of great passion and no commitments.  A way to wind down and recharge before his next, and final assignment for England.  Going to Willow House, known for its exceptional women, he finds himself in the room with a sensual goddess named Kit.  Having spent a glorious night with “Kitten”, he awakens to find that she is gone, and has not only left his bed, but Willow House.  Upon learning her story, he sets off on a mission to find her, and make her his.  But finding someone who is desperate to not be found proves to be rather difficult, especially when he is not the only one searching.

Lady Katherine Edgerton is not in a good place.  A penniless widow who just lost her sister, the last family she had remaining.  Not only that, but as soon as her sister passes, her brother-in-law attacks her and claims that he will now have her as he always meant to.  Fleeing to the only place that she can think of that will provide her with a roof and food, Kit goes to Willow House, which is operated by her former governess.  When Martin enters into her room by accident, she is overcome by his kindness and beauty, and gives into her carnal desires.  After waking up in Martin’s arms, she realizes she has made a terrible mistake and flees.  Trying to remain invisible to everyone, she does the only thing she can think of and seeks employment as a governess.  But even then she cannot remain unseen by her lover or her brother-in-law.  Out of options and in desperate need of protection, she agrees to marry Martin Powell.  But when they travel into Midlands, all is not what they appear.  Her husband, who is gentle, kind, and caring is also harboring secrets.  Secrets that make her question who exactly she married and what kind of danger she may have put herself in.  Determined to discover the truth, Kit puts herself in very dangerous situations and risks not only discovery by her husband and his cohorts but also by her brother-in-law, who seeks to harm her.  Can Martin protect her from both the evils of his last mission and her devious brother-in-law?  And can he win her trust and love without telling her all of his secrets?

 Such a great novel!  This one is filled with nefarious deeds, history, lots of mystery and just enough sex and romance to make it perfect!  I will admit that when Martin had bedded Kit within the first few chapters, I had my doubts about the quality of the book, but after the initial “what?” that I felt, I really loved this novel!  Martin’s nice guy characteristics are quite charming and Kit’s circumstances are so heartbreaking that you can definitely empathize with her character. With lots of action and great supporting characters found throughout the book, this is a book I would love to read again and again.  A very well written and exciting novel by Ms. Walker.  I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

 Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Mild

Reviewed by AprilP

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