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Against the Law (Raines of Wind Canyon Series #3)

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

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    Can true love help you forget the past and start on a new future?

    Lark Delaney is fulfilling a promise to her late sister to make sure the baby her sister gave up for adoption is being well cared for. She hires Raines Security to help with the search and once she meets, its owner Devlin Raines she knew the mission was going to be a success. Devlin runs his business and never fraternizes with a client but when Lark walks in the door all bets are off once the case is solved or maybe even sooner. Both Lark and Devlin know the pain of shattered childhood dreams and relationships that have not worked out so they are in this for the short-term and think they have their eyes open and hearts closed - great idea on paper, bad idea in reality.

    It looked easy enough to find a child but the adoption turns out to be bogus, the agency a fraud and the parents who adopted the baby are drug cartel money launders. Devlin and Lark go on a roller coaster ride to rescue Chrissy who is the only person left alive after the bad guys get to town and wipe out an entire household but keeping Chrissy safe is not going to be easy. The bad guys keep coming and when they break into Lark's home and take Chrissy again Dev goes into full Ranger mode calling up friends and making sure everyone including Lark is locked and loaded for a trip to Mexico on a little recon mission.

    Lark proves to be a determined, tough woman and someone Dev knows he shouldn't be falling for but is. They both fight any attraction and even during the most harrowing times they still reach for one another without a thought to long-term love. However, when the mission is complete and everyone back to their life will normal exist without the other in their life?

    Loved this series and each one is more suspenseful and exciting than the last. Devlin is the youngest of the brothers but the toughest for sure. He and Lark really shake off the past and work as a team well as if they were made for one another! Ms. Martin knows how to write romance and suspense keeping you on your toes with such well-written text you think you are with them on their adventure.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

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    Top Notch Thriller

    Against The Law by Kat Martin is a perfect blend of romance and pulse pounding suspense.

    Devlin Raines enjoyed his "semi-retirement" from his Raines Investigations. He was content to let his employees take the bulk of the cases and just enjoy his time at his Arizona home. But one hot and sexy woman has him unable to say no to her request for help. Lark Delaney poses a dilemma for Dev, one of his rules is not to mix business with pleasure.

    Lark Delaney won't take no for an answer. She promised to honor her sisters last wish of finding the child she had put up for adoption. Lark just wants to be sure the child is in a good and loving home. After teaming up with Dev they uncover a whole seedy side to the adoption agency. Each clue they uncover leads them into a world filled with danger.

    As the case becomes more treacherous Lark and Dev attraction are drawn more to each other. The lines of business and pleasure become blurred and they can no longer ignore their overwhelming attraction. But once the case is solved will they both be able to go back to their former world and not think about what might have been?

    Against The Law is terrific. The romance and suspense are top notch. The emotional connection between Lark and Dev is powerful. As is Lark's connection to her late sisters child. You feel their struggles and want every to work on for them all. I just adored this whole series, it was sexy and moving. I am eager to read more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

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    HANDS DOWN...BEST ONE YET!

    Former U.S. Army Ranger, Dev (Daredevil) Raines has been hurt one time too often by inconsistent women. After his fiancé leaves him for another man Dev is devastated and gives up on love. Deciding its time to cut woman lose and use them for what God entailed them for. No strings attached are Dev Raines motto and he is sticking to it.

    Dev built a new life in Arizona creating a successful security business, Raines Security. Dev has a demanding job and that is exactly how he likes. His life is pretty easy breeze being able to pick and choose the jobs and clients he wants. But lately he's been felling a bit adrift. He is thinking about maybe taking on a new client when in sashays one of the sexiest woman he has ever seen. Even though all the bells and whist blow for Dev not to take her on as a client he can't help but agree to help her locate her sister's child.

    Lark Delaney doesn't have time-literally. She made a death-bed promise to her younger sister to find her baby and make sure she is in a good home. Mutual friend, Clive (Madman) Monroe says Devlin Raines of Raines Security is the man to get the job done. Perfect. She'll finish packing her late sister condo, find her niece and make sure she has a loving and caring family only then her promise will be fulfilled. And Lark will be able to go back to California where her design company. Nothing prepared her for the chemical reaction she would feel on first sight of meeting sexy Dev Raines. But this is business and she doesn't need her hormones or emotions getting involved Lark has enough on her plate.

    After reuniting with her four year old niece, Chrissie Lark is suddenly an aunt and a mother having just witnessed the brutal slaying of her adoptive family. Back home in LA with Chrissy Lark tries to start her life and routine back at work designing couture hand bags for her company LARK bags. But thoughts of a blue-eyed devil with a magic touch that gave her one explosive night replays in her mind.

    One night while Lark and Chrissy lay sleeping assailants break in kidnapping the little girl. Lark shoots-to-kill and makes her mark as one man lies dead on her floor. She knows no one better than Dev Raines that can help her track down her little girl. They join forces and head to Mexico where the meet up with Dev's friends from his Ranger days to plan the rescue of four year-old, Chrissy.

    Racing against time to find the little girl and bring her home Dev and Lark will fight with everything they have to bring her home. Danger at every corner, heartache and heartbreak just a breath away but neither Dev nor Lark can deny the powerful connection that draws them together. In a time of devastating peril can these two find a common ground that will never shift and keep their lives forever entwined and stable?

    Accolade:

    5 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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

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    a terrific tense tale filled with twists and spins as nothing goes according to Raines' plan

    Handbag designer Lark Delaney desperately wants to find her niece adopted by strangers as her sister Heather was only sixteen when she gave birth. She pleads with thirty something Devlin Raines at his Arizona ranch to help her. Mentioning that his Army Ranger buddy Madman Monroe sent him saying he owed him, reluctantly as he has retired from field work the Raines Investigation analyst agrees to make inquiries.

    Devlin assumes this will be a quick search, but is stunned when his assumption proves false as his friend expert Chaz Denton searches the net only to find Loving Home Adoptions not licensed in Arizona, but gives him a printing clue to begin a search for Mrs. Olcott who arranged the adoption. Following the trail, Dev accompanied by Lark go from Southern California to Mexico with each clue making both fear for the child. The case has turned personal for Dev who cares for the child he has not met fearing she has been sold into sexual slavery and especially for the frantic aunt who begged him to find her.

    The third Raines of Wind Canyon romantic suspense thriller (see Against the Fire and Against the Wind) is a terrific tense tale filled with twists and spins as nothing goes according to Raines' plan. He, like his older brothers, is a strong hero, but has met his equal in Lark who fearlessly stomps on snakes. Timely with the plight of young females being sold, readers will root for the pair to rescue her niece as we fear what has happened to that little girl.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Very good reading

    This book is excellent reading material. I would recommend the whole series for anyaone. I have the whole series and looking forward to the next book. She is a very good author and her books keeps you coming back for more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Highly recommended

    this is a great series. not only is there romance but it keeps you on the edge of your seat

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    the book is one of 3 and i have read all and then the guys

    the book is one of 3 and i have read all and then the guys in the book are great and loving to point. Kat s sister was 16 and pregnant and she gave the baby up but kat want to find out what happen to the baby since her Sister is gone she has no one but want to find out what happen to the little one.

    Well she hire a pi and then they find out the adoption was not legal she going to find her and bring her back to her and in joy the life she can have

    The family was killed and little girl is alone now and now they got to find who killed the family Dev pick up the little girls and she talk and ask question and he did not like that but thing
    got out of hand the little girl was kid napped and then it sent to Mexico drug dealer and then he sold her to another one now what going to happen will tke you in to the books and then
    see how Dev and his brother going to do.

    i love the book and then they are all great reads this is my opinion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Awesome book loved it

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    I have really enjoyed the "Against" series! As a matter of fact, I've read them all and am now just waiting for the release of the next one! She is a n excellent author and her books keep you coming back for more. I would love for her to add many more books to this series!!!!

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    Posted October 19, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Kat Martin

    Book 3. Love it! Love the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Loved all of the Raines of Wind Canyon books (so far). Thank you

    Loved all of the Raines of Wind Canyon books (so far). Thank you.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

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    great

    against the wind by kat martin, i am used to darker side of books by kat

    so when i first started reading this one i was happily surprised to find out it's a family type novel. a woman returns home after her dead husband leaves her in so much debt she can't recover. she brings her daughter back to where she grew up also and got a job at the local newspaper. it's a wyoming setting which i touched on a few days ago with a different author and love the descriptions of
    the scenery and nature. this appears as if it's going to be a series set in the same town, just different family members.

    i love this type of series. just when they were what they thought to be close to finding out who was at fault they uncovered way too many more things about the companies her husband had swindled. love how this story shows how much one loves another without words but by doing things for her and her daughter.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

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    WOW!!!!!

    I could barely put this book down. I stayed up until 3 AM finishing it last night. I haven't read the other two in the series yet, but I'm definitely going to now.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Excellent!

    As with the first two books "Against the Law" is a wonderful book. The men are rugged and protective, the pace is fast, very enjoyable way to spend a rainy weekend!

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    great book!

    This book is a home run! I loved every one of the books in this series. It will keep you up, anticipating each page...well worth your time and money.

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