To Tame the Wind is a Historical Regency Romance novel, which means that it’s actually out of my usual wheelhouse as far as reading material goes, but this book was a special case. The author, Regan Walker, contacted me interested to have BC review one of her books, which is why I took it on, and I admit, I think I might dig deeper into the Regency subgenre. Before I go any further, I was given this book for an honest review, and I think most of my readers know that I don’t lie, no matter what.
Like I said before, To Tame the Wind is out of my usual wheelhouse. Not only is it a Regency novel, but it also contains sexual innuendo and a sex scene (albeit one that takes place after marriage). The latter is the main reason the book is out of my wheelhouse. I, being a Christian, usually stay away from anything containing sexual innuendo, sex scenes, or profanity. I made an exception for this book because I did some research on the author and her books. I found out that the majority of her novels contain love scenes but only after the characters are married, and she handles the whole thing in a respectful way. Walker doesn’t get super explicit and her scenes are never vulgar. This impressed me and I decided to read the book. I ended up thoroughly enjoying the storyline.
This was the first “sea adventure story” I have read, though I have enjoyed movies about pirates and such. The book takes place predominantly in 1782 France and England, and the sea in between. Claire Donet grew up inside the convent walls in Saint-Denis. The convent was all she knew, she certainly had no idea her father was a pirate. When her father seizes Simon Powell's schooner, the English privateer decided to take the thing his enemy held most dear...her. What the Captain didn’t plan on was falling for the pirate’s lovely daughter….
Walker’s writing style is one that makes the story flow effortlessly. Her characters are well developed and relatable. The story is intriguing and riveting. It keeps the reader hooked right to the end. I would highly recommend To Tame the Wind, even if you want to skip over the love scenes. ;)
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Liz Austin. Bibliophile. Writer. Book hoarder. I would rather be reading....