Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review of AGAINST THE LAW by Kat Martin

AGAINST THE LAW, The Raines of Wind Canyon - Book III
Kat Martin
Published by Harlequin, March 2011
ISBN# 9780778329404
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
FORMAT: Mass Market Paperback
LENGTH: Novel, 400 Pages
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The most unsettled of the “no-account Raines boys,” Devlin Raines has long been protecting his heart from injury. But his latest case—and client—forces him to lay everything on the line…

At thirty-two Dev is “mostly retired” from Raines Investigations, content to run operations from his sprawling Arizona home. But Dev has never been able to say no to a beautiful woman, so when Lark Delaney comes to him for help, the former U.S. Army Ranger from Wind Canyon gets back in the game.

Lark is sexy, successful and dedicated to tracking down the baby girl her sister gave up for adoption. It should be a straightforward case, but it’s not long before Dev uncovers a shady adoption ring and worse—the child’s parents have been murdered and the little girl has been taken.

As the case grows dangerous and Lark needs him more than ever, Dev can’t ignore his growing attraction for her. He also can’t trust his judgment with women or the emotions he’s long since buried. But there’s a chance, if he gets this right and saves Lark’s niece, that he’ll end up saving himself, too.

My Ratings


I enjoyed reading Kat Martin’s Bride Trilogy and romantic suspense is one of my most favorite genre’s. (Ok, I know, they all are!) So, I thought I would give AGAINST THE LAW a try. After reading the very first paragraph, I knew it was going to be a struggle for me to read this book. Without further ado:

He had everything he ever wanted. Plenty of money. A successful business. A sprawling, custom-built home in the Sonoran Desert north of Scottsdale filled with pricey, original works of art. He had a sailboat in San Diego, wore custom-made suits, and had a woman in his bed anytime he felt the urge. Which was often. Devlin Raines had it all.

The story starts out slow as Dev and Lark get to know one another, and they follow-up on leads about her missing niece. Sparks fly as attraction sizzles. Dev won’t let his libido get the best of him for two reasons: he doesn’t do clients, and he was jilted at the altar and now has trust issues. As for Lark, she has long term goals for her company and doesn’t need the interference that a relationship would bring. But, hey, she wouldn’t mind some hot, unattached sex in the meantime.

The relationship and storyline is predictable. Will they or won’t they? Have sex, find the niece, stay out of danger, etc., etc., etc. What I especially didn’t like was that everything came too easily for Dev. If he needed anything, he just picked up the phone and made a call. And presto! He had his tech geek working behind the scenes; he had the firepower; he had his posse.

If you like romantic suspense that is light on the romance and light on the suspense, this one is for you.

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