Monday, November 14, 2011

Against the Storm (The Raines of Wind Canyon #4) by Kat Martin

Redheads like her are nothing but trouble. But Trace Rawlins, a former army-ranger-turned-private-investigator, takes the case anyway. After all, he knows how to deal with women.  Trace can sense that something’s wrong—Maggie O’Connell isn’t telling him everything. If these menacing calls and messages are real, why won’t the police help her? And if they aren’t real, what is she hiding?  As Trace digs deeper to find the source of Maggie’s threats, he discovers a secret that no one was meant to uncover. And the only puzzle left to be solved is whether the danger comes from an unknown stalker…or from the woman he’s trying his hardest not to fall for. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Against the Storm is the fourth installment in the Raines of Wild Canyon series by Kat Martin.  Fear not, each book can be read as a standalone.  In each tale Martin gives us a suspenseful situation, a female in distress and a sexy cowboy to help save the day. 

Maggie O’Connell is a strong, successful photographer.  Recently, she has been finding little notes on her car and they are beginning to scare her   Encouraged by her friend she goes to the police.  A youthful mistake makes the police department believe that Maggie is simply crying wolf.  When she sees private investigator Trace Rawlins working another case, she realizes he might be able to help her.

When Maggie walks into Trace’s firm asking for help against a stalker, Trace takes one look at this redheaded beauty, and is ready to run.  Everybody knows Trace has a thing for redheads.  Two years ago he divorced one, and he still hasn’t recovered from her lying, cheating ways.  Despite his personal  concerns, his instincts tell him this is a serious threat to Maggie.

What follows is a suspenseful, wildly romantic story, which will have you flipping the pages to reach the outcome.  Martin is very good at delivering a suspenseful mystery interlaced with the right amount of romance.  I am looking forward to the next book in the series entitled, Against the Night.

I recommend Against the Storm  to anyone who enjoys suspenseful mysteries and spicy romances. It is a quick, easy, delightful read.

I gave this book 4 coffee cups out of 5.

Buy here: B&N or here: Amazon
Author's website: Kat Martin

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