Wind Raven

Wind Raven

by Regan Walker

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Wind Raven by Regan Walker

A PERILOUS PASSAGE
Ordered by the Prince Regent into the Caribbean, English sea captain and former privateer Jean Nicholas Powell has no time for women aboard the Wind Raven, especially not Tara McConnell. The impudent American demanded passage, and so she’ll get more than she bargained for: Instead of a direct sail to Baltimore, she’ll join his quest to investigate and neutralize the rampaging pirate Roberto Cofresi.

But the hoyden thinks she can crew with his men! And though Nick bans her from the rigging he is captivated watching her lithe, luscious movements on deck. Facing high seas, storms, cutthroats and the endless unknown, he must always protect his ship, his passengers, his crew. But on this voyage, with this woman, there is a greater danger: to his heart.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045760423
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Series: Agents of the Crown , #3
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 362,059
File size: 352 KB

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Wind Raven 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
I loved this third and last story in Ms. Walker's Agents of the Crown trilogy and was sad to see the series end.  But I have confidence  that Ms. Walker's writing skills will continue on in other stories and I eagerly await them.  The story of this heroine (Tara) and hero (Nick) took place mostly on the high seas on Nick's ship (the Wind Raven) and a couple of stops on their voyage from London, where Nick's family owned a shipping company, to Baltimore to return Tara to her American shipping family.  Along the way, Tara and Nick fought their attraction for each other due to the war history between England and America...but their love bloomed and grew despite their reluctance.  Their love was also tested by struggles with storms and pirates on the voyage, but their steadfast connection achieved an inevitable happy-ever-after.  This last chapter in the Agents of the Crown trilogy was a sigh-worthy ending to the series.
BlushingReader More than 1 year ago
3.5 simmering stars Wind Raven is book #3 in the Agents of the Crown series, but it was the first book I have read from this series or Regan Walker.  Wind Raven can be read as a stand-alone with no problem or confusion. Every now and then I need to escape from the new adult/erotic/contemporary drama and travel back to my first love of historical romances and Wind Raven was a wonderful trip to the high seas.  Regan Walker gives us a chance to experience life on the sea and get whisked away into a tale of adventure, pirates, and romance. Regan Walker does a great job explaining a bit of history and keeping things historically accurate while telling the story of a daring woman who refuses to bend to convention and a Captain who thinks women should be women not tomboys.  It took me a bit to get into this story but once the voyage got under way, Tara won me over and Nicholas starting mellowing out a bit.  There were a few plot points in this story that let me scratching my head a bit as to why they were needed (the whole Cofresi situation) and I wonder if this was because I came in at book 3 instead of reading the series from the beginning.  Overall, it was easy to get lost in this romance and enjoy the exotic locale of the story regardless that this wasn't the start of the series. Wind Raven is a great story about how sometimes what you think you want (or what society dictates) is not what you need and going after what you want takes courage.  Tara and Nicholas's story was a sweet and passionate romance that builds over time and tested through many trials.  I enjoyed the banter of the characters and the exotic locales that these characters explored.  The uniqueness of reading a story set at sea (pirates and all) was a fun change. Regan Walker does a great job getting the reader immersed in the history and setting of her story and it was easy to get swept away by the romance of falling in love with a sea Captain.  If you love historical romances, leave the ballrooms of London behind and follow Tara and Nick on the high sea, you won't be disappointed!
Danelle1775 More than 1 year ago
Here’s a book that will keep you up all night, wondering what happens next! I’ve been reading romance for decades and back in the 70s and 80s, cut my teeth on works by early romance novelists such as Laura London, Rosemary Rogers, and Beatrice Small. These were writers whose stories were rich, sweeping, memorable tales that really took a reader to a time and place which is long-gone and forever romanticized. Today, with publishers being reluctant to publish anything in settings other than the “tried and true,” about the only place one can “escape” to in historical romance is Regency England, Scotland, or maybe the Wild West, so one can imagine how excited I was when I learned that Regan Walker had penned my favorite kind of story: a sea romance! WIND RAVEN, sporting Ms. Walker’s meticulous research and keen attention to detail, is set in the early 19th century between English sea captain Nick Powell and tomboyish American Tara McConnell. Tara, who needs to return to Baltimore to see to her sick father after visiting her aunt in London, has no intention of marrying an Englishman, and certainly not the maddeningly domineering, authoritative, and irritating one who commands the schooner on which she’s about to set sail. Likewise, Nick is not in the market for a wife; he’s got orders from the Prince Regent to set sail for the West Indies to spy on and gather intelligence about (real life) pirate Roberto Cofresi. The last thing he wants is a woman on board, and the last thing he needs is that woman showing seafaring skills equal to any in his crew . . . and causing his reluctant admiration for her to eventually grow to love. I greatly enjoyed this book. There are not many seafaring romances published anymore, and the ones that are are dreadfully lacking in authenticity, with the ship and mariner’s world a mere stage on which to base the story. As a sailboat owner and historic ship aficionado, I must say that Ms. Walker’s thoughtful, careful attention to detail and research made this one of the few seafaring romances I've ever read that felt authentic to me, and it was a real delight to read this and not get thrown of the story by poor research and unlikely events. I’ve read several of Ms. Walker’s works, and this one is by far my favorite; I hope she continues to set books on the sea, and look forward to reading them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This my first book by this author...book was a little slow at times but well-written.
Theresa25 More than 1 year ago
This was my first book of Regan Walker's that I read. It was also my first pirate and ship book. Wow what a wonderful story between Tara and Nick aboard his ship Wind Raven. Nick was hesitant to take Tara on as a passenger heading to Baltimore from London so she could go back to her family. Nick was also not pleased when he found Tara dressed as a ship hand helping out the crew onboard. Along the way they encounter a pirate that takes Tara. Nick finally realizes how he feels for Tara. I can't wait to read the other books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago