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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

@RegansReview and her new release Against the Wind #bookreview

About the Author:


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.

Regan lives in San Diego with her golden retriever, Link, whom she says inspires her every day to relax and smell the roses.



·  twitter: @RegansReview
 

Regan will be awarding either Racing with the Wind OR Lunchbox Romances that tie into the triology,The Holly and the Thistle and The Shamrock and the Rose (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

Blurb:


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.

Review:
 The Good:
Talk about research! I loved this book, it had everything in a Regency I could want. The research was fantastic, the characters real, and the plot cohesive. Bravo on all parts!

The Bad:
Well, let's see...hmm, no. I mean sure there were themes I'd just read in a (very poor) Jane Feather novel but Ms. Walker outpaces Ms. Feather's recent works.

The Bottom Line:
Want a non-traditional Regency with all the traditional Regency elements? Yeah, me, too. Want a little intrigue, a little spying, a little smart heroine with that mix? And a hunky hero? Mix it all together with steamy sex and we have an exceptional Regency. If you said yes, then we have similar tastes in Regencies!

5 stars--I've now found a new author to add to my list. And I'll need to go back and read Racing the Wind.

Excerpt:
“Is making love something you do not wish to do?” he said. “As I recall, you seemed to enjoy it as much as I did.” Then, more tenderly: “Besides, I have missed you, Kitten.”


“No…I cannot. I am not your…your…” She could not bring herself to say the word. Their one night together had been a wonderful, amazing, and yes, passionate experience, but it could never happen again. She had escaped for one dreadful night into a dream. Into his arms. As much as she wanted those around her again, wanted to lie with him, she could not allow it. This was not who she was. Not who she was raised to be.

Placing his hands on her waist, he pulled her against him. The heat from his broad chest overwhelmed her as she stared into indigo eyes now stormy with desire. “You opened a door, Kitten, I’m unwilling to close.” 

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2 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks, Kristabel, for the wonderful review. I am thrilled you liked my story!

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