Racing with the Wind
no. 1, Agents of the Crown - Agents of the Crown, no. 1
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Hugh Redgrave, marquess of Ormond, was warned. Prinny had dubbed Lady Mary Campbell “the Swan,” but no ordinary man could clip her wings. She was a bluestocking hellion, an ill-advised match by every account. Luckily, he sought no bride. His work lay on the continent, where he’d become legend by stealing war secrets from Boney. And yet, his memories of Lady Mary riding her stallion were a thorn in his mind. He was the son of a duke and in the service of the Prince Regent…and he would not be whole until he had won her hand.
It was unheard of for a Regency debutante to postpone her first season, yet Lady Mary had done just that. Far more interested in politics than a husband, she had no time for foolishness or frippery. Already she had assisted her statesman uncle in Paris, and she swore to return to the court of Louis XVIII no matter the danger. Like her black stallion, Midnight, she would always run free. Only the truest heart would race beside her.
Wonderful Regency Romantic Suspense!
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Walker, but it is only the beginning for me. I really like her style. It is concise; descriptive enough for the reader to feel as if she/he is living in that moment of the story; and the romance is not of the tawdry sensational kind, but sensual enough to give a reader the warm joy that a lovely romance will bring. Ms. Walker's style also has the necessary push and pull courtship dance with witty dialogue that a lovely romance needs for a reader to relish the happy-ever-after ending. I loved this story about Hugh (Marquess of Ormond and agent for the Crown) and Lady Mary (adventurous, independent heroine). Now I intend to read the next two books in this series asap!