Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fair Winds




Title: Fair Winds
Author: Chrissy Munder
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-035-2
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs/Golden Blush
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Rudy Haas’ mistress is the sea. She captured his attention at a young age and to this day, lures him to her with practiced ease. Rudy has a dream, a desire to be one those able to crow about completing twenty-five races from Port Huron to Mackinac. Yes, Rudy wants to one day become an “old goat”. However, his dream looks like a distant memory, thanks to an underhanded ploy by his former crew. Rudy soon finds himself in need of a new boat, and he knows time is of the essence to procure another.

Meeting the crew of Devlin’s Due is a stroke of luck. Rudy knows this may be his only chance to find another crew before the damage to his reputation is done. The stakes are too high, and Rudy is ready to prove he’s the man for the job.

Chrissy Munder’s Fair Winds is a captivating story, with the ability to give readers a love for the sea and the thrill of racing. Rudy is self-assured but not overly confident. He took sailing and racing seriously, and while he still has a great deal to learn, his willingness to work hard makes him a perfect candidate for his new crew. The comradely shared with the members of Devlin’s Due came with ease and spoke volumes to how blessed he was to no longer be with his former crew. It was as if he found long lost friends verses virtual strangers. There is a bit of romance in the story, but the true focus is on Rudy, his trials, and his ability to weather the storm. I don’t know which enthralled me more; the characters, the setting or the plot. Maybe it was the combination of all three and how well they danced together like the perfect Tango. I’m truly in love with this story, and hope Chrissy Munder won’t leave this incredible tale at just one book. I personally would love to gain more time with the crew of Devlin’s Due. This is a fantastic read should not be missed, and even those who get seasick from looking at a pool will find pleasure reading Fair Winds.

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