Hot Rain

Hot Rain

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by Kat Martin
     
 

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The Heart Of Darkness…And Desire

Allie Parker knows her best friend’s death was no accident, and her quest to find the truth soon puts her in the wrong place—at the worst possible time…

An unwilling passenger on a boat carrying deadly cargo and dangerous men, her only ally is mysterious Jake Dawson, who warns her that she must play the

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The Heart Of Darkness…And Desire

Allie Parker knows her best friend’s death was no accident, and her quest to find the truth soon puts her in the wrong place—at the worst possible time…

An unwilling passenger on a boat carrying deadly cargo and dangerous men, her only ally is mysterious Jake Dawson, who warns her that she must play the role of his reluctant bedmate…if she wants to stay alive.

Before long, the heat rising between Allie and Jake has drawn them into the heart of the steamy Mexican jungle—and into something deeper than they ever imagined. Now, as Allie places her trust—and herself—in the hands of a total stranger, she wonders if this desperate gamble will be her last…

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Publishers Weekly
Readers who like their romances and jungles steamy will gobble up the latest contemporary romance from the unfailingly entertaining Martin (The Fire Inside). With two blonde ex-wives in his past and an arsenal of blonde jokes at his fingertips, undercover ATF agent Jake Dawson thinks his luck couldn't get worse when he discovers a pert blonde stowaway in the middle of his sting operation to capture gun-runners. But his unmasking as a fed by one of the bad guys and a subsequent airplane crash into the Mexican jungle quickly prove him wrong. Luckily Allie Parker, who stumbled into Jake's operation while searching for her roommate's murderer, possesses more brains, guts and stamina than he initially gives her credit for, and it's not long before the attraction between the two of them reaches a boiling point. But Jake regards his heart as a lost cause, and Allie has to fight through all his defenses to prove they can have a future together once his mission is complete. Martin's latest offers few surprises to those familiar with the law-enforcement-hunk-meets-kindhearted-modern-gal formula, or any deep emotional tugs, but the story succeeds admirably as a fluffy escapist adventure that is buoyed by frequent doses of hot sex. (May) Forecast: Expect strong sales. Martin's fan base is stalwart, and an electric orange cover, combined with print advertising in The New York Times, USA Today and Romantic Times, will entice readers looking for fun beach reading. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Allie Parker is devastated by the death of her best friend in an explosion on a company-owned yacht, and she's convinced foul play is involved. Determined to find evidence in support of her theory, she slips aboard a second company yacht. Stunned to hear people coming aboard, she decides to hide until they leave, but soon finds herself in real danger as the yacht departs the harbor and heads out into the open sea. Jake Dawson is in charge of a menacing crew and the illegal cargo they're transpor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587243110
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Wheeler Romance Series
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
461
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.27(d)

Meet the Author

Kat Martin is an NYT bestseller with over 55 romantic suspense and historical romance novels. She lives in Montana with her husband, western writer L. J. Martin.

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Hot Rain 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
I am a HUGE Kat Martin fan but this book started pretty slow. But, I hung in for 100 pages or so and then it picked up and got more interesting... Allie and Jake were a delightful couple who went through a lot of excitement to fall in love... Allie starts out as a stowaway on a luxury yacht manned by three less than trustworthy men. I think that was the part that moved slow for me... Once they landed in the jungle in Belize things started to move and the story line became more exciting... Gun running can be pretty dangerous... Allie is a young woman looking for her place in life and she took the hard way to find it when her friend and roommate winds up dead and Allie thinks it is murder... Jake was a two time loser in marriage whose ex had disappeared with his five year old son... An ex Special Forces officer working undercover added to the story... I don't know how believable parts of the book were but overall I enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was far too long given the content. The heroine, despite the hero's opinion, is simply not that bright given her actions. It was emotionally shallow and the author goes overboard with physical descriptions that add nothing to the plot. It doesn't lack steamy sections, but they don't properly complement what should have been a far more serious and intense story that I simply couldn't buy into.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I WAS VERY SHOCKED AT THE WAY THIS BOOK TREATED THE SUBJECT OF RAPE SO LIGHTLY. THE FEMALE CHARACTER WAS MAN HANDLED SO OFTEN AND BY SO MANY DIFFERENT MEN IT WAS AWFUL. THE STORY WAS SLOW AND PLODDING, NOTHING OF MUCH INTEREST.
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judiOH More than 1 year ago
once again miss kat has delivered a story that more than pleases. allie parker just knows that her friend chrissy's death was no accident. in her quest for truth she gets trapped on a gun runner's yacht with three men, two of which have unwelcome plans for her. the third, jake, is protective of her, but she can't figure why. the story continues with heart pounding love scenes, and pulse pounding action scenes that will leave you breathless at times. turns out the three men aren't running drugs as allie thought, but guns, and trading for the antiquities of mayan ancestors. dangerous is not a strong enough word for the dangers they face. miss kat has done what she does best and written a story guaranteed to leave you wanting more!!
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I usually can call a books end by the 2nd chapter of the books. I was quite thrilled to find a book that made me second guess my conclusions on more than one occasion. I have reread the book more than once!
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Action, adventure and steamy romance. Loved it!
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Great Book! Can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel I really wasted my money on this one. Very disappointed! The first third of the book is missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Knew what was going to happen no suprises.
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I relly enjoyed this alot!!! Great characters and fantastic romance! Must buy!
lcarr60 More than 1 year ago
Just because Kat Martin wrote this book it is a MUST read! I loved his other series books. A great author. Fun and interesting to read. I will have to preorder his newest Against the night Series #5 book since I read all of the others.
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ringstrue12 More than 1 year ago
As usual this book is Awesome!
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