Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Against The Sun by Kat Martin

Review of Against The Sun by Kat Martin

Published: May 29, 2012

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: "It’s not in bodyguard Jake Cantrell’s job description to share his suspicions with his assignments. Beautiful executive Sage Dumont may be in charge, but Jake’s not on her payroll. As a former special forces marine, Jake trusts his gut, and it’s telling him there’s something off about a shipment arriving at Marine Drilling International. His instinct is aroused…in more ways than one.

A savvy businesswoman, Sage knows better than to take some hired gun’s “hunch” as gospel. And yet she is learning not to underestimate the man her grandfather hired to protect her. Determined to prove Jake wrong, Sage does some digging of her own and turns up deadly details she was never meant to see.

Drawn into a terrifying web of lies and deceit—and into feelings they can’t afford to explore—what Jake and Sage uncover may be frighteningly worse than they ever imagined."

Kat Martin is quickly becoming one of my top favorite authors, with her excitingly adventurous stories and her heart throbbing, head spinning main characters I would highly suggest any of her books to fellow readers. Against the Sun tells Jake and Sage's story about conflict and resolution that leads both characters to an ending they will never regret.  What I loved the most about this book, besides the sassy wit of Sage and Jake's amazing attributes (no I'm not just talking about his hunkyness), is the unique and relevant storyline.  I love how the story involves current events associated with the chaos of the Middle East and how violent it can become.  I also really loved getting to see different side characters and where their story may lead in the future.  I found I could not put this book down and I feel it had a lot to do with Jake and Sage.  I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what would happen in the end of this book: would the problems within the company resolve, what would happen to Jake and Sage if they finally did resolve, would Jake be willing to tie himself to a place forever, would Sage finally give in to her own happiness, would more sinister things be uncovered as a result of Atlas Securities investigation?  I give Against The Sun by Kat Martin 5 smirks because it is a must read, must recommend, and must own.


  1. Kat Martin's characters ALWAYS have unique and distinct personalities...I've read her for years..(and yes, even L.J. Martin's novels--her husband. But Kat is a fine mistress of weaving romance with adventure. Her research on contemporary issues which are incorporated into her novels, is impeccable! I agree whole heartedly with your review. And I'm up for a good romance story about now. Shay McLaughlin, Montana

  2. Thank you, Shay!! I rarely get comments on my reviews so I'm very grateful you took the time to do so. It is easy to fall in love with Kat Martin books and I look forward to her next in this series!