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Against the Storm (Raines of Wind Canyon Series #4)

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    Good addition to the "Against" series

    We met Trace in one of the previous "Against" books, and I loved him since then. A rugged cowboy type that has a military background and a love for life...and redheads. I really liked the secondary characters, I enjoyed getting to know them almost as much as the main characters. Roxanne, the bestfriend....I sincerely hope she gets a story, she seems like she has a lot to say, I think she would be a kick in the pants. The flow of this story was good, and I didn't ever feel like I was bored, but I also wasn't riveted to the pages like I have been with previous Kat Martin books. So while this was a good edition to the "Against" series, I guess I look for more action when it comes to this series. I did like it though, and am looking forward to the next book.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

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    Good, but not great--still an enjoyable series

    A solid addition to the Raines of Wind Canyon books, Against the Storm was an enjoyable read but not my favorite in the series. It had all the elements of the first three--strong alpha hero, a heroine who is in distress yet not helpless, an intriguing mystery to solve and a developing relationship--yet it just didn't pack the same punch as the first three. The main reason, I think, is in the hero and heroine themselves. Trace has a weakness for redheads and a disasterous marriage that has caused him to have trust issues. Maggie has a past that she's ashamed of and a history of hiding from it, often omitting the details (which, since it happened when she was a minor, she is well within her rights to do) when questions are asked. In and of themselves, these traits were not a problem. However, Trace seemed just a bit too quick to form snap judgements about Maggie the second he found out that she might not have told him the whole truth about something but once he confronts her he just as quickly forgives her and moves on to...other things. <ahem> It was just such a quick turnaround that it got to be a bit much at times. Maggie's neglecting to learn from the first three times that Trace is going to expect total honesty from her stretched credibility as well. Either bite the bullet and tell him everything or tell him it's none of his darn business, I say. However...then they had the big misunderstanding, broke up, went their separate ways, and then wham! all was good again in the blink of an eye. I guess I was just looking for less mercurial characters here, with a bit more of the gray areas in between the extremes--it was almost as if the easy way out were being taken over true character and plot development in that aspect. Overall, though, I did enjoy the book and will eagerly look forward to the next installment in the series...and hope to actually see a Raine or two in it, not just the mention of them. ;-)

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