Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Published date: March 10, 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction—Regency Era
Series: Agents of the Crown #3
Source: Received for a honest review
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.
Adventure, passion, and a whole lot of fun! That’s what you’ll find in the latest Agents of the Crown novel by Regan Walker!
After spending a year in London with her aunt, Tara McConnell is happy to be going back to her home in America, but even happier to be aboard a ship once again. While Tara suffered through a London season in order to fulfill a request of her deceased mother, she never intended to find an Englishman to marry. After receiving notice that her father was gravely ill back home in Maryland, Tara’s aunt finds her passage on a ship called Wind Raven, a schooner, captained by Nicholas Powell. But Tara doesn’t simply wish to be a passenger, she wants to pull her weight and help the crew during their trip across the Atlantic, however Nick sees things a little differently. Nick wants to protect his passenger and has no intentions of letting a lady help or interfere in any way. But Tara will not be deterred. She is a constant presence above deck and simply refuses to stay in her cabin. Though Tara is as good as any crewman, having been sailing with her brothers and fathers for many years, Nick believes that she will distract his crew, but in reality, the only one being distracted by the beautiful, alluring Tara McConnell is Captain Nick himself. Whenever she’s around, his eyes wander to her, his hands want to touch her, and he is driven to distraction by the smell of her perfume. As Nick and Tara begin to spend time around each other, they realize that there is a mutual attraction, but neither is willing to act on it past a stolen kiss or two. Tara has no intention of marrying an Englishman and Nick is not willing to risk his heart ever again to a tempting lady. But when Nick and Tara sail towards the West Indies on a mission for Prinny, things go awry. Tara and Nick must decide whether they are willing to risk their lives and their hearts in order to be together.
I absolutely adored this novel! While it did seem a little slow in the beginning, it picks up pretty quick and the plot just takes you away! I enjoyed reading about life on the sea and the dangers that were around during this time frame. Nick and Tara’s characters were well developed with rich backgrounds and fun dialogue and both were very likable. The love story that develops between Nick and Tara is very sweet and is just one of those “make you feel good” stories. It’s a pretty quick read, I read it in a day and it is well worth the time. While it is part of a trilogy, the last one to be exact, there is very little tie in to the other novels in the series, so it makes it a great stand-alone read! Start reading Wind Raven today and take an adventure filled trip across the Atlantic!
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilP
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