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Against the Wind (Raines of Wind Canyon Series #1)

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A wonderful wind sweeping romance and mystery

Sarah Allen is not running from her past she is just packing it up and moving away from it with her daughter Holly. Leaving the baggage her murdered husband created is the best option since his life left her bankrupt, physically abused and trying to convince the people...
Sarah Allen is not running from her past she is just packing it up and moving away from it with her daughter Holly. Leaving the baggage her murdered husband created is the best option since his life left her bankrupt, physically abused and trying to convince the people he did business with that she does not have whatever it is they are looking for. Moving forward is a step backward for Sarah as she decides to return home to Wyoming and start life fresh as a cub reporter for a small newspaper. She has rented a lovely cottage and knows a clean slate will be best.

What Sarah does not know is the past of her youth is going to be facing her in the form of Jackson Raines the boy who loved her and she threw away. He is still hurt all these years later from that rejection but it doesn't take 5 minutes for the pain of youth to be replaced by the passion of adulthood. Jackson knows better than to trust her again but it is so hard not to when she is so venerable and beautiful.

But leaving trouble behind and that actually happening is easier said than done especially for Sarah. Her late husband's many criminal friends have ways to find her and threaten her which is exactly what they do. They want the disk they believe she has and will stop at nothing to get it. Sarah is not sure what to do but Jackson calls in his brothers for help because he is positive whatever problem he can't solve they will.

The more time Sarah and Jackson spend together the more they are not only drawn to one another but consumed with such love and passion it almost burns them up. Sarah fears for what will happen and Jackson pushes to resolve the issues. Both of them know in the end that being together makes them an unstoppable force for love.

Writing a western romance is more than just knowing the lay of the land or the history it is grabbing the flavor for the people and surroundings. Kat Martin has completed captured that with Sarah and Jackson's story in showcasing these two people and the lives they lead in a part of the country that has its own pace and feel to life. This story brings romance, suspense and the most wonderful feeling that reminds us we are all suckers for romantic ending.

posted by The_Reading_Reviewer on December 9, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

2/6/12

A solid entertaining book.

posted by clr7483 on February 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Wonderful

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Great Read!

    Very enjoyable series.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    A MUST READ WITH ROMANCE AND SUSPENSE! AGAINST THE WIND BY KAT MARTIN...

    AGAINST THE WIND by Kat Martin is an exciting new romanctic suspense set in present day Wind Canyon, Wyoming.This is a trilogy of three brothers(Jackson,Gabriel,and Devlin) and the women (Sarah,Mattie,and Lark) who won their hearts.This is the Book #1 in "The Raines of Wind Canyon".It is written with depth and details.The characters are charming,engaging,and will capture your heart. The first book is about Jackson Raines,the eldest of the Raines brothers,who is not only sexy,handsome,but is also wealthy.An home town bad boy who has come home. Sarah,an old childhood nemesis,who he liked but rejected him harshly,her secrets that could get them killed.And her daughter,Holly.This story has romance, love,suspense, murder,secrets, spousal abuse,sweetsensuality,kidnapping,and exhortation. When Sarah's husband is murdered she heads for the only place she can feel safe,Wind Canyon,Wyoming,with her daughter,Holly. She happens to be renting a cottage from someone who turns out to be someone she treated badly in high school. But sparks fly, and passion grows.So does the danger.Together, Jackson and Sarah must figure out who wants her dead or the disk they think she has and why.When Holly is kidnapped Jackson will do anything to get her home safe.He enlists the help of his siblings and his ranch hands.A shootout occurs and the truth of Sarah's husband death reveals.This is a fast paced,action packed from the first page to the last. A must read. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and the publisher.Details can be found at MIRA and My book Addiction and More.

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    Solid start to the series

    Jackson and Sarah's story was as well-written and suspenseful as Gabe and Maddie's (Against the Fire, Raines of Wind Canyon #2). Martin does a good job with romantic suspense, giving readers a fun and thrilling ride. I'll be looking forward to Dev's story, Against the Law.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Nice book

    I enjoyed the book and will buy the others. It did seem to be a little slow in places but I thought the writer kept me intested. Didn't know the ending ---- which was nice.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    February 2011, Really liked this book! A great read.

    It grabbed my attention from the beginning and kept me interested the whole time. Loved the Hero. Liked how he treated her child and the support system. I haven't read the other books in the series, but if it is like this one I know I'll love it.

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