May 1, 2014

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

Adventure and romance on the high seas!


Wind Raven (Agents of the Crown #3) by Regan Walker
Boroughs Publishing Group (March 10, 2014)
ebook, 250 pages
Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for review in Library Journal Xpress
Burton Book Review Rating:Four Stars

A British privateer and an American hoyden clash on the high seas as they tangle with a notorious pirate…and attempt to resist the rising tide of passion between them.

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.

Wind Raven is the heroic English Captain Nick's famous ship that American Tara McConnell finds herself making the long journey home on. She doesn't like the British ton or their fancy balls, she doesn't like the British due to the recent War of 1812 despite their new alliance, but she does like ships and sailing the ocean blue. As she dons her breeches and falls in step helping Nick's crew with their chores, the captain admires her from afar until the romance slowly heats up aboard the ship. Meanwhile, the pirate Roberto Cofresi spots Tara and wants her for himself but he'd have to win her from Nick first.

With plenty of adventure and great storytelling this third book of the Agents of the Crown series hits the mark for a quick thrill on the high-seas, though perhaps tenuously held together in a slightly too convenient plot. Can easily be read as a stand-alone, the novel easily evokes the era and the extensive author's note was appreciated.