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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (May 29 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778313506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778313502
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.8 x 16.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #221,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"With the first novel of her new Raines of Wind Canyon trilogy, Martin brings us a rugged hero, a strong-willed heroine, and a story filled with romance, grit, tension and suspense set in the Wyoming mountains. Martin definitely delivers."-Romantic Times on Against the Wind

"After reading the first book about the Raines brothers, I knew Kat Martin would have to do something pretty amazing to make her second book as much of a joy to read. As soon as I opened the book, I realized that she has succeeded. The second book is as amazing as the first. Ms. Martin continues to draw her readers into the stories of these three wonderful brothers...."-Suspense Romance Writers on Against the Fire, 10/10

"Once you start Against the Law, be prepared not to stop until you've reached the end. With its nonstop action, nail biting episodes mixed with some sizzling love scenes, this is one I highly recommend."--Romance Reviews Today

"Kat Martin is one of the best authors around! She has an incredible gift for writing."
-Literary Times

"Martin dishes up sizzling passion and true love, then serves it up with savoir faire."
-Los Angeles Daily News

"4½ quills! Ms. Martin has struck the mother load in her AGAINST series. Against the Law is her third installment in the series and by far the most powerfully intense romantic suspense with its charismatic characters, a story line that defies gravity with enough endorphins and adrenaline driven that even the Die Hard series can't hold a candle to this brilliantly written series. Ms. Martin is a true mistress of the written word that never disappoints her readers."-Romantic Crush Junkies

"As you might suspect from any Kat Martin book, this is gloriously suspenseful, magnificent reading and filled with hot and wonderful passion. Martin is superb!"-Romance Reviews Magazine on Against the Storm

"Truly a gifted author, I've never read a book by Kat Martin that wasn't immediately headed for my keeper shelf. Historical or contemporary, she's a must read for me. With Against the Storm she proves once again why I keep coming back for more."-Joyfully Reviewed on Against the Storm

"Fans of Martin's Raines of Wind Canyon trilogy are going to love meeting more of his testosterone-and-honor-laden family...the romantic suspense is tautly compelling and the psychological terror ratchets up with each red herring. Readers aren't going to be able to put the light out until the last page." -RT Book Reviews on Against the Storm

About the Author

Kat Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romance novels. To date she has over 13 million copies of her books in print in seventeen countries, including Sweden, France, Russia, Spain, Japan, Argentina, Poland, and Greece. Kat and her husband, author Larry Jay Martin, live on their ranch outside Missoula, Montana, and spend winters at their beach house in California. Kat invites you to visit her website at

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Bad May 30 2012
By JM - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Most of the books in Kat Martin's "Raines" series are a decent read. This one is anything but. The characters are 1-dimensional, the dialogue trite, the plot contrived. The writing in general is awkward, so much so that it's hard to believe this is by the same author. There are some rather astoundingly stupid scenarios as well - for example the main characters cover up an international drug smuggling incident and help the bad guys (really truly nasty characters with no redeeming qualities) get out of the country in order to protect their own business deal. That the author justifies this truly greedy, self-centered, criminal activity as acceptable, even heroic, behavior is unbelievable. The female protagonist suffers from that typical "bad writing" paradox, i.e., the writer tells us she's a strong, intelligent, successful woman, but nearly everything she says and does shows her to be indecisive, insecure, and not especially clever. The male protagonist is hardly human; he's perfect in looks, build, brains, behavior (other than the fact that he's aiding and abetting criminals), and naturally is the best lover in the world, or at least in Texas. That's what we're told anyway, but there's actually very little demonstration. Don't waste your money on this one.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic Read June 5 2012
By LAS Reviewer - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Sage Dumont needs to win a contract for used drilling equipment to ensure her promotion. Somebody wants her to fail, and it's bodyguard Jake Cantrell's job to see that nothing goes wrong. But when Jake and Sage stumble upon a plot more deadly than they can imagine, the ante is upped and they must combine forces just to survive.

Jake Cantrell is good at his job. Private investigator and mercenary, the tough ex-special forces marine has been hired as a bodyguard by Sage Dupont's grandfather. Sage, an upcoming VP, wants to earn her promotion to president and feels clinching a deal between the Saudis for purchase of used pipe and platform drilling equipment is her key to success. When Jake arrives at the marine Drilling International offices, they get off on a bad start. Sage doesn't think she needs a bodyguard, but her grandfather feels differently. Furthermore, Cantrell's uncanny intuition for suspecting shady dealing is aroused, and he's going to see that Sage is protected.

Initially, Sage must entertain the Saudi sheik's family and entourage, then negotiate the deal. On the surface things appear to be going well between Sage and the Saudis, but when Jake overhears disturbing news, he fears much more than a transaction for used pipe is in the works. Moreover, he's attracted to Sage and doesn't want to compromise her or his position to protect her.

Tension sizzles in this contemporary story. As usual, Ms. Martin has come up with a plot that offers nonstop suspense mixed with the usual high-octane testosterone so prevalent in her books. Both Jake and Sage are nicely drawn, three-dimensional characters a reader can care about. The fast-paced plot is not only fascinating but provides lots of information about Middle Easterners and their customs. I was fascinated.

Secondary characters were great. I became so interested in the hunky PI's at Trace Rawlins' company. I can't wait to read their stories.

Against the Sun has wonderful characters, great pacing and nonstop suspense. And if you like a sexy hero, then Jake Cantrell will satisfy your every craving.

Originally posted at LAS Romance Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Immersing, well written suspense with passionate characters that are easy to love. . June 3 2012
By Bookaholics Reviewer - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Against the Sun by Kat Martin
Contemporary Romance - May 29th, 2012
4 stars

Against the Sun is part of Kat Martin's fabulously popular Raines of the Wind Canyon series. Strong men with a heart of gold characterize this wonderful series.

Jake Cantrell is a security expert who is feeling a bit bored when he is assigned as a bodyguard to the luscious if strong willed heiress Sage Dumont by her powerful grandfather. But this is strictly job is business and besides, Sage has a fiancée. Sage is impetuous, independent and ambitious. Although Jake knows it is wrong, their mutual attraction flares hotter with every encounter. And when Sage calls her engagement all bets are off! But complications arise when the Middle Eastern sheik that Sage is to conduct a business deal with brings his family to the United States. Ones that involve: drugs, explosion and murderous threats. Can Jake protect Sage and win her love?

This books starts out deceptively simple. But I was surprised at how complex the plot evolved and how much I enjoyed the fiery interplay between Jake and Sage. It was also interesting to see how Sage must adapt to working with a different culture and the ramifications of the often clashing ideals. Sage's character transformed as she starts out self-assured but then must question what she really wants in life, including Jake! I liked how Jake shook things up for Sage and the sexual tension between them really had me hot under the collar! When Sage realized that she was living a `half' life that did not challenge her, I found myself sympathizing with her. The subplots surrounding the sheik and Sage's feisty, red-headed best friend, Rina, made this a fun and compelling book to read. I hope Kate Martin will write a book that stars Rina as her next heroine because she is one spunky character that will give the right man the run for his money!

Immersing, well written suspense with passionate characters that are easy to love.

Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Against the Sun-A Joyfully Recommended Title!! June 1 2012
By Melissa - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Marine Drilling International may be Sage Dumont¡¦s family business but she has
worked her butt of to move up in the company from the bottom. Her latest deal
is just what she needs to put herself ahead of the rest for the top position in
the company. Worry over her deal with the Saudis has propelled her grandfather
to hire her a bodyguard. Sage is distressed at the prospect of having someone
follow her daily but it doesn¡¦t take long for her to realize she may actually
be in danger.

Bodyguard Jake Cantrell takes every job seriously but there is something about
this one that sets his nerves on high alert and it¡¦s not just the sexy woman
he¡¦s protecting. Everything about Sage turns Jake on. It doesn¡¦t seem to
matter that it is unprofessional to get involved with the body he¡¦s protecting.
Her feisty attitude, brilliant mind and beautiful body drive Jake to distraction
but he¡¦s not too distracted to see the real danger surrounding her. Jake will
do whatever it takes to protect his asset and what belongs to him. Will Jake
and Sage come out of this deal unscathed?

Woohoo Kat Martin sets the pages on fire with intense fiery desire and a
thrill-a-minute plot in Against The Sun! I cannot believe this is my first
glimpse into Ms. Martin¡¦s The Raines of Wild Canyon series! I am in LOVE!
Jake and Sage won me over big-time with their domineering personalities and
sexual tension. The attraction between these two is blistering! Ms. Martin
keeps things heated with the exceptional plot. I was engulfed with the dynamics
of this fabulous story. The interaction between Sage, Jake and the Saudis is
interesting and unique. I found the cultural nuances curious and exciting. I
liked Sage¡¦s battle with her views of the American woman vs. the Saudi woman¡¦s
culture. And let¡¦s face it Jake is just bloody HOT! I mean you know he¡¦s
buff, smart and Alpha enough to get any woman hot and bothered. I would not be
turning that bodyguard down! Read Against The Sun this exceptional novel
will give you Kat Martin fever! I can¡¦t wait to go out and get the rest of this
awesome series! I happily Joyfully Recommend it!

Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
super read May 31 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Against the Sun The Raines of Wind Canyon by Kat Martin
ISBN: 9780778313502
Jake Cantrell's job was to watch over Ian Dumonds granddaughter while the Saudia Arabia sheik was in town with his family.
Sage Elizabeth didn't think she needed a bodyguard.
She's engaged to Phillip so Jake is not a threat to getting serious over.
Interesting to learn so much about Muslims and their customs.
Sage has them lined up to shop one day where the stores they want to visit will shut down to the public while they are there.
Another trip is to the family ranch to ride horses and stay overnight. Then onto the talks of the sale-the main reason why the Sheik is there.
Jake follows some of the son and cousins talk about drugs, shipment and money and doesn't like the sounds of it. He thinks as he's been away from the country for a long time that he's gotten the words translated wrong.
His other ex Marine friends are close by and have helped with guarding and escorting when he's needed them.
Sage's friend Rina likes Alex, one of the extra men but she's living with Ryan who's away for a few days.
Sage was slowly but surely forgetting about Phillip and concentrating more on Jake, she had only kissed him once.
Missing person, drugs, betrayals, bombs going off and sex are just a few more things to look forward to in this book.
Just when you think the whole book is done, finish has been written, other things have come to light ...