Against the Wind

Against the Wind A night in London s most exclusive bordelloSet in the Midlands of England in this is the story of Agent of the Crown Sir Martin Powell Sir Martin would not normally indulge but the end of his t

  • Title: Against the Wind
  • Author: Regan Walker
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  • Page: 159
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A night in London s most exclusive bordelloSet in the Midlands of England in 1817, this is the story of Agent of the Crown Sir Martin Powell Sir Martin 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, LaA night in London s most exclusive bordelloSet in the Midlands of England in 1817, this is the story of Agent of the Crown Sir Martin Powell Sir Martin 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.

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    1. I loved Regan walkers Racing with the Wind and this book is even better!Reagan Walker is a new author for me and I have to say that I absolutely loved her books.This book had everything in a Regency I could want. the characters real and so intriguing. Regan walker creates a fab. historic romance, spy thriller and great sexual heat to make it steamy. It has history , mystery and good sexual tension.I really couldn't put it down, it was a page turner for me I highly recommend this book and others [...]

    2. Originally posted on Adria's Romance ReviewsAgainst the Wind begins with three deaths all in the space of one chapter. Each death shapes the lead characters, Martin and Katherine, breaking them down, only to build them up even better than before. The journey that both characters take is dangerous, passionate and highly entertaining!Sir Martin Powell has come home to England after spending many years as a spy in France. His wife and unborn child were accidentally shot and killed outside a cafe ye [...]

    3. What a wild and emotional ride! Regan Walker really knows how to weave and tell a story.The moment I cracked open the book and started reading it, Against The Wind and Walker did not hold back any punches. It gripped me emotionally from the start and I had a hard time putting it down. Found myself simply eating up the rest of the pages.I have to admit, I did not expect the book to start the way it did but it laid out the foundation for the rest of the book. It was suppose to capture my interest [...]

    4. I would like to give this more stars, if I could! This is book two in the wonderful ‘Agents of the Crown’ series and this time we meet second son; Martin Powell. I always start one of Walker’s stories knowing that; yes, I am going to be in for another edge of your seat romp and as always, I wasn’t disappointed. Now I do love a series where you get drawn further and further into the world your reading with every book, you have well-loved character’s crossing over from one book to anothe [...]

    5. In the second book in the series, Regan Walker has moved us forward a year: Napoleon has been banished to Corsica, and England is experiencing economic difficulties. The introduction of mechanization in the textile industry has resulted in several uprisings, the Luddite riots. All trusted agents are being recruited to see if there are members in the House of Lords and the Cabinet, or advisors to the King who may be influencing the tone of the common folk to encourage destruction, devastation and [...]

    6. Regan wrote another that kept me reading. I learned something I wasnt aware of in Englands history. Also before I was half way through the book I was in love with Martin. Being that I'm fascinated with all thats France. I loved his use of the french language.

    7. Lusty and Loving Intrigue Against the Wind, the second book in Regan Walker’s Agents of the Crown Trilogy, is a passionate love story, in the best tradition of Regency romances! Set in 1817, Martin Powell returns to England after years spying in France, to complete one last mission. On his return, he visits a high class brothel, where he falls under the spell of a courtesan, whom he calls ‘Kitten’. After a passionate night of lovemaking, he finds that Kit has vanished. Kit is no courtesan, [...]

    8. Originally published at Reading RealityWhen we think of the Regency, we think of ballrooms, the haut ton, and young ladies worrying about whether or not they will be considered diamonds of the first water or whether they will be wallflowers.We don’t consider that the Regency was also the period of the Napoleonic Wars. Or that after the end of the Wars, in 1815, a lot of veterans returned from the continent to find that there were no jobs. Sound familiar?Also the Regency saw the beginnings of t [...]

    9. Against the Wind begins with heart breaking tragedy for Sir Martin Powell. Seems his enemies were closer that he imagined and he suffers a terrible loss while in France working for the Crown as a spy. Once he returns a few years later to England at the end of his service, he finds out that there is one more mission the Prince needs his help with. There are murmurs of a rebellion in the Midlands, and the Prince himself sends word that Martin is to look into what’s going on and report back. So, [...]

    10. Returning to London in 1817, Sir Martin Powell is ready to put a life of political intrigue behind him but the Prince has one more assignment before he can do that. He's sending Sir Martin to the English Midlands to investigate rumors of an uprising against the Crown. Before he leaves London, at the urging of a friend, Martin pays a visit to an exclusive brothel. Still grieving the death of his beloved wife and unborn child on the streets of Paris during the war, he has no interest in a romantic [...]

    11. 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 n [...]

    12. Against the Wind is a story full of action right from the first page as numerous heartbreaking events occur to set our main protagonists on the mutual road towards a HEA. Mutual loss bonds Martin and Kit together, as does an unexpectedly steamy encounter at an elite bordello. From this memorable encounter their lives become one of danger, both from the government and from enemies closer to home.After years in service to the government and through the loss of his wife and child, Martin is now hom [...]

    13. Against the Wind by Regan Walker 5 starsReviewed by: Angels angelswithattitudebookreviews-Format:KindlePublished: by Boroughs Publishing GroupSource: author copy Genre:Historical RomanceAbout BookA 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, [...]

    14. 4.5. Review by Romantic Historical Lovers The book begins with the hero, Sir Martin Powell, suffering a terrible loss while in France working for the Crown as a spy. Returning to England years later, he is again drawn into service at the request of the Prince Regent. The Midlands is on the brink of a rebellion, and Martin is to move among the conspirators and report back. But before he departs London, he visits an exclusive bordello. And that night proves to have a profound effect on his life.Af [...]

    15. Reagan Walkers Book 2 Against the Wind in her trilogy Agents of the Crown gives her readers a glimpse of one of England's sad, historical chapters when, after the 1812 French Revolution, England's rulers feared a similar uprising that might cause an overthrow of their government. To quell it, they resorted to trickery that led to the hanging of protestors and the further impoverishment of an already over taxed, economically bereft population of subjects. In the midst of this is Sir Martin Powell [...]

    16. Now, I had the great pleasure of being contacted and asked if I wanted to read Against The Wind the next book in the Agents of The Crown series, there was only one answer that I could muster, and that was a great resounding yes! Excitedly I tried to finish the great stack of books I'd accumulated and agreed to read, until finally I got to sit down and delve into Against The Wind (I sense a theme hah.) So here are a smattering of my thoughts about the book, if possible, enjoyed more than the firs [...]

    17. It is quite easy to assume Against the Wind is yet another variation on the standard Regency Romance, featuring the ton and titled characters. Even the cover would lead you to believe this is a light-hearted little caper of a story, but Ms Walker has written a novel that expands far beyond the traditional Regency Romance.Yes, several of the main characters are titled, starting with our heroine, Lady Katherine Egerton, known as Kit to her friends. There is a handsome but evil earl, the Duke of De [...]

    18. A Delicious Historical Recipe: Mix Passion, Add Intrigue, and Season with Suspense "Against the Wind" is Book 2 in the "Agents of the Crown" trilogy by Regan Walker. As with her prior book in this series, the fictional characters are smoothly woven into real historical events. This vivid tapestry keeps the reader fully engaged start to finish.The way the heroine Lady Katherine "Kit" Egerton and the hero Sir Martin Powell first meet is amusing but also sizzles with erotic undertones. I won’t gi [...]

    19. Where do you go when running from you pervert brother in law who wants you as his own, to the brothel run by your old nanny of course. When you are mistaken for one of the "employees" what's a girl to do but go with the flow. In Against The Wind, Kit has one bad turn after another that lead her to something that could be very very good as long as she can get away from the very very bad that is after her.Set just following the Napoleonic war in Regency England, Martin a former spy finds his work [...]

    20. The second book in Regan Walker's Agents of the Crown Trilogy brings us to England just after the 1812 French Revolution. Sir Martin Powell is back in England for his last mission - to find those responsible for inciting rebellions is parts of England. Having loved & lost due to the danger of his job, finding love was the last thing he expected to find, especially in a bordello. Lady Katherine Egerton, a widow, has seen how love can tear someone apart & vows never to fall in love. Having [...]

    21. Against The Wind By Regan Walker 5 starsThis story is about Martin a top notch spy who is trying to retire and move on with hislife from a career that cost him everythingand Kit a beautiful young woman running awayfrom the only life she's ever known. Both aretrying to start over, start fresh. Will theybe able to, will there love be enough or willthe demons of there pasts rear there ugly headsand stop them before they begin. I am not normallyone for this genre of book but I have to say thisbook w [...]

    22. The opening of this book was heavy and not what I expected. It's not everyday I read a book that begins with death and harm. That usually comes after the characters have been introduced. Not this one.The sorrow and pain Martin and Katherine experience at the beginning had me silently pleading for happiness and love to come their way almost right away. Of course, it doesn't happen that way but I hoped anyway. Their night together was electric, and I wanted them to experience that level of passion [...]

    23. From the first page, Against the Wind grabs your attention. True, the start is unlike any I have read before, but that is what I like about Regan's writing. This is the second of her Agents of the Crown books, but it is a great stand-alone too. We are first introduced to the hero, Sir Martin Powell, and the heroine, Lady Katherine Egerton in a brothel. Katherine is hiding from her lecherous brother-in-law who tried to rape her. Martin has just returned from his spy days. From their unusual meeti [...]

    24. There's a lot of history here, the romance between Kit and Martin was secondary to the rebellion/spy story. That's not a negative, the history aspect was quite interesting and completely new to me. Kit was a great character, smart, witty and compassionate. Immediately after her sister dies from a long illness, her brother-in-law tries to rape her and she hides out in a high-end brothel. That's where she meets Martin. They had great chemistry.Martin, in his last spy assignment, is besotted by Kit [...]

    25. I am still so upbeat about this series and the quality of the writing that I took half as long to read Book No. 2 as I did No. 1. I felt like I wasn't against the wind so much as WITH the wind as I clung to every word, every page. This Agent of the Crown (Martin) was embroiled in so much danger and chaos, both in France and England, that it was nail biting suspense throughout the story. Add to that the heroine ("Kit" for Katherine) and her danger from a brother-in-law after the death of her husb [...]

    26. Regan Walker has done it again with a gripping opener in Against the Wind which lays the foundation for an action-packed novel, chucked full of romance. I have read and reviewed all of Walker’s work thus far, and without question her books are becoming even more engrossing and three dimensional. She has many scene changes enriching the read, and without question her history is well researched. Her descriptions are lush and her love scenes steamy. As always I enjoyed the incorporation of charac [...]

    27. 4 and a 1/2 stars.I am always so impressed by the level of historical research that goes into Regan Walker’s novels. This sequel in her Agents of the Crown trilogy, set against a seldom fictionalized time period of English history, is rich with intrigue, adventure, and romance. Bucking many of the traditional plot conventions of historical romance, Regan jumps right into her story with a literal- and proverbial- bang.

    28. While set in the Regency period, what distinguishes this book is the fact that it shows the not so splendorous aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, the poverty and hard life of ordinary people. Read full review in the 2013 July/August double issue of InD’tale Magazine.

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