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Against the Wind by [Stuart, Anne]
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Length: 205 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 566 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Dell Publishing Co. (September 15, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NIYGFE
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I'm not a big, huge fan of Anne Stuart's contemporary romances of late. I thought Into the Fire was awful. I had the opportunity to read AGAINST THE WIND though and was surprised at how much I enjoyed this title. I thought the voice/style was clearly different (maybe even better?) AGAINST THE WIND has a great premise and moves at a good pace. I strongly recommend this book. Of all of Anne Stuart's titles, I really did enjoy NIGHT FALL best of all. It's an excellent, dark romantic suspense novel that showcases Anne Stuart at the top of her game. Anne Stuart is in her element when it comes to writing about the damaged, dangerous heroes and the women who come to love them. Read this book.
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Anne Stuart seems to be fond of a love story that starts out with a very young heroine falling in love with an older hero and then having circumstances tear them apart for years before reuniting (Ice Storm is another one of hers, which I also enjoyed very much).

Interesting story amidst war torn Central America, good writing, and good chemistry between the characters. I did feel that Maddy was very fickle with her emotions and decisions, she'd think one thing one moment but then does something else entirely the next, the inconsistency of her character was a detraction for me. Otherwise, a good read though, I read this in one day and held my attention from the start.
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So, I seem to be making my way slowly through the back-list of books published by the one and only Anne Stuart. The one thing that you can always count on with Anne Stuart; she delivers a story that will keep you engrossed, even if it is a book you want to throw against the wall towards the end.

30 year old Maddy Lambert makes her way to the war-torn country of San Pablo to meet her father who had upped and left one day with his idealistic view of the world when Maddy had been just 17 years old. Maddy had been heartbroken and devastated to say the least to lose the one person who had been distant but the only parent who had let her be unlike her mother who had seen each and every thing about Maddy as a way to pick on her. Needless to say, the 17 year old Maddy had been shy and an introvert who finds in the war-hardened soldier turned CIA official John Thomas Murphy a soul that reaches out to her and soothes her woes away. But John too turns his back on her and leaves with her father and Maddy believes herself to be well and cured of her infatuation for a man whose one haunting kiss that had practically reeked of his hunger for her still haunts her.

Maddy arrives after a bone jarring journey only to find that no one believes that she is the daughter of Samuel Eddison Lambert, not even John himself who has turned into a much more dangerous and wilder version of the man she remembers. And Maddy finds that she is as susceptible as ever when it comes to John, even when he does his best to keep her at arm's length, and even John himself cannot deny the connection that he feels with Maddy, the woman who has been haunting his dreams for the past 14 years.
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Against the Wind has the typical bad boy hero Anne Stuart writes so well and the feisty female who stands up to him. It's an okay novel, by no means my favorite by this author.

Maddy Lambert comes from a politically connected family. Her father had abandoned her years earlier to become an unofficial leader of a rebel band in a small Central American Government. His right hand man Jake Murphy goes with him too. Maddy had a mad teenaged crush on Jake but as he was older, nothing could come of it.

Maddy goes to see her father when she discovers he is dying. The reader can tell she is conflicted in that she hates that her father has left her with no word for years and she desperately wants validation and acceptance from her sire (she even works in California as a social worker who helps refugees from this small country). When she sees Jake again she feels anger, bitterness and a well spring of desire for him.

This couple has chemistry but they also are combative. I did not understand Jake's complete and absolute loyalty to Maddy's father, a man who is essential selfish and prideful. Jake's puts his life on hold for years for him.

Maddy is stubborn and willing to believe the worst in Jake, mainly because he has not been there for her in the past. This couple has a rocky romance to say the least. Jake is brave but also taciturn and distrustful. Maddy vacillates between trusting too much and too little. I did not doubt the leads were fascinated with each other and when they share scenes together they are memorable. But these moments are too few.
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I enjoyed this book very much. This book was set back in the early 80's, as there was a lot of reference to veterans of the Vietnam War. I like that after 14 years of not seeing each other Maddy was not afraid to tell Jake how she feels and he how he reciprocated. I come from a family that served in the armed forces and I do understand that Jake was trying to "redeem" himself by following Maddy's father to a war torn country. It's a good book.
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