Into the Whirlwind

Into the Whirlwind

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by Kat Martin
     
 

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"I love her books!" —Linda Lael Miller

"Martin is superb." —RT Book Reviews

A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a private investigator, no one can handle the heat like the men of BOSS, Inc.

Megan O'Brien is at her wit's end. Her three-year-old son has been kidnapped. No police, says the ransom demand. Fearing for her son's life, Meg has no choice

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"I love her books!" —Linda Lael Miller

"Martin is superb." —RT Book Reviews

A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a private investigator, no one can handle the heat like the men of BOSS, Inc.

Megan O'Brien is at her wit's end. Her three-year-old son has been kidnapped. No police, says the ransom demand. Fearing for her son's life, Meg has no choice but to turn to her former bodyguard, Dirk Reynolds.

Dirk's never forgiven Meg for the way she left him after their brief affair. But with bounty hunter Luke Brodie on his side, Dirk knows he's got to help Meg rescue her son.

The few clues they’ve gathered send them spiraling into a murky world of big banking and international crime. Meg may be way out of her depths, but she’s seeing a side of Dirk she never suspected—one no woman could possibly resist.

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ISBN-13:
9781420139020
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/31/2016
Series:
BOSS, Inc. Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
20,329
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Into The Whirlwind


By Kat Martin

KENSINGTON PUBLISHING CORP.

Copyright © 2016 Kat Martin
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4201-3903-7


CHAPTER 1

"Ms. Megan, thank God you're home! It's ... it's Charlie. I can't find little Charlie."

Meg's heart took a leap as she stepped into the house, nearly colliding with her housekeeper, Rose Wills.

"He probably woke up and wandered off somewhere. He has to be here someplace." But even as she said the words, worry jolted through her. Telling herself not to panic, Meg hurried toward the stairs.

"I put him down for a nap an hour ago," Rose said, hurrying along behind her. "When I went back to check on him, he was gone."

"You know how he likes to hide. He's just found a new place." But fear had her pulse kicking up, and her stomach started to churn. At the top of the landing, she turned and ran down the hall to her three-year-old's bedroom, the housekeeper close behind her.

Charlie wasn't in his small, white youth bed. "Charlie! Mama's home. Charlie! Where are you, sweetheart?" Meg ran to the closet and pulled open the door, searched through the stuffed toys and games on the closet floor, but found no sign of her son.

Her heart was hammering now, her stomach balled into a fist. Meg told herself to stay calm. There were dozens of places a little boy could hide in a two-story house.

"Charlie! Charlie, where are you, sweetie?"

Rose's higher-pitched, worried voice chimed in. "Charlie! Come out now. Your mommy wants you."

They searched upstairs, but he was nowhere to be seen, went downstairs and searched the floor below.

"God, Rose, where could he be? You don't think he went outside?"

"I always keep the doors locked and the chain on. There's no way he could have gotten out."

They checked all the doors, but Rose was right. No way could her little boy have gotten out of the house.

Meg ran back upstairs. She returned to his room, walked over to the bed to see if the covers still held a trace of warmth. Reaching down, she touched the soft blue blanket with the sailboats on it, but none of Charlie's heat remained.

Instead, she spotted an envelope protruding from the folds, her name in ink on the front.

"What did you find?" Rose came up beside her.

"It's a letter." Her hands shook as she tore the envelope open.

"I didn't see it before," Rose said. "Oh, dear Lord." She started to tremble, her breasts heaving as the implication sank in. She was a big woman, nearly as tall as Meg's five-foot ten-inch frame. "What ... what does it say?"

Meg read the note and her heart clutched, then turned to stone. "'We have your son. He'll cost you ten million in cash. You've got three days or he's ... he's dead. No police.'"

Meg swayed on her feet. She gripped the headboard, afraid she might faint. Dear God, my baby! She turned, let Rose pull her into a hug, and her eyes welled with tears. They clung to each other, both of them crying.

The housekeeper straightened away. "We have to call the police. They'll know what to do. They'll get Charlie back."

Meg shook her head. "No police. If we call them, they'll kill him."

Rose crossed herself. "What are you going to do, Ms. Meg?"

Meg closed her eyes and prayed for strength. Her dad was extremely wealthy. He loved his grandson. Her father could get the ten million dollars they needed to pay the ransom.

But her dad was also extremely controlling. And he believed money was the solution to everything. What if the kidnappers took the money and still killed her baby?

She thought of Charlie's father, Jonathan Hollander, the man she had married to please her dad. Yes, he was handsome. She couldn't deny she'd been attracted to his dark good looks and charming smile. Her father hadn't been able to see past Jonathan's impressive Harvard education and his family's lofty position in society.

Meg thought what a no-good, lying cheat he had turned out to be.

She couldn't go to Jonathan.

Another man's image came to mind. Smart. Loyal to a fault. Strong. Tough. Reliable. The one man she would trust with her precious son's life.

"I know someone." Strength seeped through her as determination set in. "I know a man who can bring Charlie home."

* * *

Megan O'Brien parked at the end of the gravel driveway and quietly got out of her white BMW compact SUV. Through the trees, she could hear the roar of a chain saw, hear hammers banging away, see two-by-fours going up to form the sides of the house under construction.

The garage was already finished, undoubtedly full of Dirk's toys, including a Harley and a custom Dodge Viper. In the summer, he kept a boat docked on the lake below the house.

Though two other men were hard at work, her gaze went straight to Dirk. Hammer in hand, carpenter's belt dangling low on his waist, he was shirtless, though the January air was chill.

Hard muscle flexed across his back and shoulders as he pounded in a nail with an ease that said how many times he had done it. Long, sinewy muscles outlined by the soft fabric of his jeans stretched and moved as he worked on his house.

Meg's gaze went over the familiar dragon tattoo that wound over one shoulder and inched up the side of his neck. The colored ink seemed right with the sexy, short-cropped horseshoe mustache that framed his mouth and curved down to his jaw, making him look like the hard, tough man he was.

Even her terrible fear for her son couldn't block the memories of how it had felt to lie with him. Couldn't lessen the yearning that burned through her body just at the sight of him.

Meg had met Dirk Reynolds five months before when she had been preparing for the La Belle fashion show tour. Meg, one of their top models, worked for the chain of expensive lingerie stores.

She glanced back at Dirk. He and his friend, Ethan Brodie, did private investigation and personal security for Brodie Operations Security Services, Inc., the company that had been hired to protect the models after one of them was murdered.

Dirk had been her bodyguard, and though every instinct had warned her not to get involved with him, the fierce attraction between them had been impossible to resist.

Once the models returned home, Meg had ended the affair. She and Dirk weren't right for each other. Dirk lived fast and hard. He rode a motorcycle, drove a car that could go two hundred miles an hour. Dirk Reynolds was wild and fierce, while she was a single mother with a son to raise.

She couldn't have Dirk Reynolds. She had a responsibility to her little boy. With a failed marriage behind her, she couldn't risk failing again.

But she had never gotten over Dirk.

Meg steeled herself and headed along the gravel driveway toward the house Dirk was rebuilding after the fire that had nearly killed him five months ago. One thing she knew, Dirk Reynolds was a hard man to kill.

Which was the reason she had swallowed her pride and her heartache and come to him. She needed him, trusted him as she never had any other man. Her little boy's life depended on gaining this man's help. This man she had loved and rejected.

She stepped out of the foliage-covered driveway into the open area around the house he was rebuilding. She had called his office looking for him. Nick Brodie, one of the other PIs at BOSS, Inc., had reluctantly told her where to find him. Maybe it was the tears he heard in her voice when she had said how important it was. That it was a matter of life or death.

With Dirk's usual keen senses, he turned, alert that someone was there, though the buzz of the saw had hid the sound of her footsteps.

For several long moments, he just stared, watching as she walked toward him. He was six-two, his body lean and sculpted. Wavy, dark brown hair curled at the nape of his neck. She forced herself to keep walking, even as his jaw locked and a fierce scowl darkened his face.

Dirk grabbed a faded blue work shirt and shrugged it on, covering most of his amazing chest. He didn't bother fastening the buttons, just strode toward her, blocking her view of the house.

He stopped right in front of her. "What are you doing here, Meg?"

"I need to talk to you. It's ... it's urgent."

"You're trespassing. What do you want?"

She swallowed, fought to stay strong. He didn't want her there. She had known he wouldn't. Known he thought of her only with contempt. She wished he would hold her the way he used to when she was afraid. "I ... I want to hire you."

The corner of his mouth edged into a ruthless half smile. "What for? Stud service?"

She wanted to cry. She wanted to beg his forgiveness. Tell him she had never forgotten him. That she never would. She knew it wouldn't matter to Dirk. Not anymore.

All that mattered now was saving her son.

She looked into those hard hazel eyes and for the first time wondered if she'd been wrong to think he would help her. Dear God, what would she do if Dirk refused?

A sob wedged in her throat. She fought desperately to hold on to her courage. "It's Charlie. He's been kidnapped. They left a note. It says they'll ... they'll kill him if I go to the police."

Something shifted in those hard, condemning eyes. For a moment, the old Dirk appeared. Concerned for her, determined to protect her at any cost, even his life.

"I'll take you down to the office. Ethan's out of town with Val. I'll get Nick to work with you. Or Luke. They'll help you find your boy. They'll help you get him back."

They were all private investigators and they were the best. But they weren't Dirk Reynolds. Meg started shaking her head, couldn't stop the tears that leaked onto her cheeks. "It has to be you. I know in my heart you can save Charlie. Only you."

His jaw went iron hard. "Jesus, Meg."

"Please, Dirk. Please help me."

"Do you know what you're asking?"

She knew. There was a time he had loved her. He had begged her to stay with him, give them a chance. Meg had refused.

"He's just a little boy. I know you can save him. You won't give up until you do."

"Jesus." He raked a hand through his heavy, dark hair. She remembered the exact silky feel of the strands between her fingers.

"The note says they want ten million dollars," she said. "They'll kill him if they don't get it."

He took a deep breath, released it slowly. "How much time did they give you?"

"Three days."

"Ten million. That's a helluva lot of money."

"My father can get it."

His gaze remained on her face. "But you don't trust him to get your boy back. That's smart, Meg, because money doesn't always work."

She swiped at her tears with the back of her hand. "Will you help me?"

His eyes went dark. "You knew I would when you came here."

"I prayed you would. I wasn't sure anymore."

He gazed over her shoulder through the trees, spotted her small white SUV. "You okay to drive?"

"I'm all right."

"I'll follow you back to your house." His mouth barely curved. "I think I can remember where it is."

Meg turned away from him. Three days. In three days Charlie would be safely returned. Dirk would go on with his life and she would go on with hers.

Three days.

The pain didn't matter. Charlie was all that mattered. Meg had no other choice.

CHAPTER 2

Dirk pulled his metallic-orange Viper to a stop in front of Megan O'Brien's gray, two-story house. Five months ago he had walked out her front door and never looked back.

Meg had meant everything to him. He'd meant nothing to her.

She needed him now. She trusted him. But Dirk didn't trust her.

Still, he knew how much she loved her son and he would do everything in his power to see her little boy safely returned to her.

She parked in the garage as he grabbed his Browning nine mil out of the center console and clipped the holster beneath his shirt at the back of his jeans. Climbing out of the car, he walked up on her front porch. Just standing there made his chest feel tight.

The door opened. "Come on in." Meg stepped back so he could walk past, then turned toward a stout, heavyset older woman with iron-gray hair. "This is Rose Wills. She's my housekeeper and Charlie's nanny. She discovered Charlie missing just a few minutes before I got back from grocery shopping."

He could see the fear in the older woman's round, lined face, the same fear Meg tried and failed to hide. "I'm Dirk Reynolds, Mrs. Wills. What time did you last see Charlie?"

"I looked in on him about two o'clock. He was napping. I went up again at three to check on him and he was ..." She covered her mouth with trembling fingers, dragged in a steadying breath. "Charlie was gone."

"I thought maybe he had just ... you know ... climbed out of his bed and ... and wandered off," Meg said. "We looked all over, but ..." Her voice broke. Meg was hanging on hard. Dirk crushed the urge to comfort her. "We couldn't find him. The doors were locked so we knew he couldn't have gone outside. I went back upstairs and that's when I found ... I found the note."

"Where is it?"

Meg turned, hurried off to get it. She was just as beautiful as the last time he'd seen her. She was one of La Belle's top models, a blue-eyed redhead he'd been drawn to the moment he'd spotted her standing next to her best friend, Valentine Hart, the model Ethan was engaged to marry.

Dirk wasn't the type to fall for a woman, but he had fallen hard for Meg.

She returned downstairs with the note, holding it by one corner. "I touched it when I took it out of the envelope. After I realized what it was, I tried to be careful. I thought there might be fingerprints or something."

"There might be. We can always hope." He motioned for her to set it and the envelope on the dining table, looked down and scanned the words on the single sheet of paper.

We have your son. He'll cost you ten million in cash. You've got three days or he's dead. No police.

"I need to look at Charlie's bedroom."

Meg nodded, led him up the stairs. Though a La Belle model made plenty of money, the house wasn't extravagant; just a four-bedroom family home with comfortable, overstuffed, easy-to-care-for furniture in the living and family rooms. Her home's Madison Park address, however, put the house over the million-dollar mark.

They walked into a room decorated with pale blue walls, one of them papered in miniature sailboats. The blanket on the bed had a similar design. Meg walked over to the youth bed, stared down at the blanket, and her eyes filled with tears.

Dirk remembered how the blue always seemed brighter when she talked about her son. The little boy was her world. There was no room for Dirk anywhere in it. Meg had refused even to allow Dirk to meet him. The memory sliced open the old wound in his chest.

His resolve strengthened. He wasn't going there. Not now. Not ever again.

He ignored the way the light gleamed on the fine strands of her long, fiery red hair and turned to examine the room. There were pictures of the boy on the dresser. Dirk walked over and picked one of them up, a fairly recent photo of mother and son. The boy had the same red hair and blue eyes as his mother, the same wide, exuberant smile. Meg wasn't smiling now.

"At least now I know what he looks like," Dirk said.

Her head came up. She knew what he meant. In Meg's eyes, he hadn't even been good enough to be in the same room with her son.

"I was afraid if he got to know you, he would get attached to you. I didn't want him to be hurt."

"Right." He held up the three-by-five photo. "I need this for identification."

"Of course. Take it."

He slid the picture out of the frame and tucked it into his shirt pocket. He wished seeing the little boy's face didn't make things even more personal. He continued to survey the room. The kid had only been alone in the bedroom for an hour. How had the bastard gotten in and out without being seen?

"What about your alarm system?" Dirk asked, turning back to Meg. "How did they get past the system without setting it off?"

"We don't keep it on in the daytime. It's a very secure neighborhood. Good for a family. That's why I picked this house in the first place."

Made sense. "All right. What about security cameras? You got them, right? After I mentioned you needed to get some?"

She glanced away. "Once the tour was over and the police caught Delilah's killer, it didn't seem important. I wasn't in danger anymore." She looked up at him, guilt sliding into her pretty blue eyes. "I should have gotten them like you said. They could help us find Charlie now. I should have gotten them, but I didn't."

He caught her shoulders, wished he hadn't as soon as he felt the zip of awareness roll through him. "Nothing about this is your fault. We'll use what we've got, okay? We're just getting started, yeah?"

She swallowed, nodded. "Okay."

He left her and walked over to the window. The screen was missing. He spotted it lying on the grass in the yard below. The paned sash window had been raised and not completely pushed back down. A trace of cold air whispered past the pale blue curtains. Beyond it, the hip roof was easily accessed by a latticework trellis climbing up from the back of the house.


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author

Kat Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of sixty books across multiple genres. Sixteen million copies are in print and she has been published in twenty-one foreign countries, including Japan, France, Argentina, Greece, China, and Spain. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA award and won both the Lifetime Achievement and Reviewer's Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews.

A resident of Missoula, Montana, Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She and her author husband, L.J. Martin, spend their winters in Ventura, California. She is currently writing her next Romantic Suspense. Visit Kat at www.katmartin.com. Or join her Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/pages/Kat-Martin).

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Into the Whirlwind 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I look forward to her series so much. Into the Whirlwind did not let me down. Her characters relate well to one another and are believable. I have all her Against series including The Brodies of Alaska. Huge fan
Anonymous 10 months ago
I love Kat Martin and loved this book!!#
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Bigedsgirl1 8 months ago
I could not put this one down and read it in one sitting! Not surprising, since Kat Martin's books have had this effect on me from the begininning. I love books featuring a strong and loyal alpha male along with a scared but scrappy and undaunted female; add in a kidnapped child and a group of secondary characters that add color and suspense to this sensual love story and you have story telling at its best. This was the 2nd book of the B.O.S.S. series and can be read as a stand alone with no cliffhangers.
BooksAndSpoons 9 months ago
Breathtaking action, terrifying suspense, that keeps you on the edge, scorching hot romance with tender, broken hearts, still aching from the pain from the past, Kat Martin knows how to build a story that takes an addictive hold of you, a tale that you want to inhale at once, while savoring it immensely. The story takes the reader on a wild ride. The plot is filled with ups and downs, sharp turns, and unexpected hindrances. The action is brutal, harsh, and deadly. The chilling suspense, the greed and callousness of the culprits test the human limits, setting a merciless tone to their actions. The BOSS Inc works as a seamless team, they support each other, protect each other, and are willing to put their lives on line for those they care about. The chemistry between the characters is entertaining, managing to bring humor and laughter to the darkest moments of the hunt for the criminals. What Megan and Dirk had before, was rare and real. She just didn't have enough faith in them, and their feelings, to make it work, breaking both of their hearts in the process. Dirk is determined to never again fall in love, never again give himself completely to a woman, never again fall for Megan. But being so close together again, having their lives in danger, facing the threats and danger, bring those feelings back to the surface. The heartbreaking and raw pain from the past is exchanged with fear and dread of survival. The intense desire they have for each other, is filled with affectionate, tender, gentle loving. Slowly, they start to see each other in a different light, as they again and again face deadly conditions. There's numerous things still to work out, but right at the moment, all they can do, concentrates on survival. The story, even though easily can be read as a stand-alone novel, continues the great series about the men of BOSS Inc, the women they love, and the trouble they run into. The series have captured my mind, the characters won my heart, and the hair-raising suspense spiked my adrenaline, it is no wonder I already look forward to the next installment of the series. Suspenseful, terrifying action that will spike your heart rhythm, ardent, desirous love story that will touch your heart, and one little, brave boy that will steal your heart away ~ Five Spoons
BehindClosedDoorsBookRev 9 months ago
Amount of sex - 3 / 5 How explicit - 3 / 5 Romance - 4 / 5 Overall: 4 / 5 **For full review, giveaway, excerpt and more go to http://BehindClosedDoorsBookReview.com/into-the-whirlwind-2/ Into the Whirlwind is the second book in the BOSS, Inc. series by Kat Martin. Dirk was assigned to protect Megan in the first book, Into the Fury. They had a hot affair but unfortunately, Megan broke it off suddenly at the end. Into the Whirlwind begins five- months later with Dirk still hurt and longing for Megan. Megan also misses Dirk, but her main focus is her 3-year-old son Charlie. She even quits modeling to stay home with him. So, when Charlie is kidnapped for 10 million dollars, the only person she trusts to get him back….is Dirk. I really loved this novel and was often speaking out saying, “don’t do that”, “watch out”, “don’t trust him”. It was suspenseful as well as containing sexual tension and passion. If you are one who loves a great romantic suspense novel…this series is for you! **ARC was received from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review**
TammyS32 9 months ago
This is an action packed read that hooks you from beginning to end. Megan’s son has been kidnapped and the only person she can turn to is Dirk, her former bodyguard. She may have broken off their affair years ago but she know he will do anything to get her son back. The chemistry between Dirk and Megan is still there, these two are definitely steamy together. The story has plenty of drama and suspense. I really liked it.
Anonymous 9 months ago
It was hard to get past the writing and into the story.
DebsIN 9 months ago
Although you would have met Dirt and Meg in the book one, book 2 "Into The Whirlwind" is definitely stand alone reading. The second in the BOSS Inc. series, Dirt and Meg's story had it all with suspense, intrigue, sex and romance. Meg is no pushover and definitely the mamabear who is still in love with Dirt. After their breakup, Dirt doesn't want to go there again, but cannot turn his back on helping Meg and her son after her call for help. While the guys at BOSS are hard hitting hot alpha males, the women they fall in love with are no pushovers by any means. The interaction between all of the guys gives you an inside look into the family of BOSS. I look forward to each one getting their own story and I cannot wait for Luke to get his. If there is a Kat Martin book released, I have to have it. She writes suspenseful sexy romance like no other, and keeps you reading until the very last page. A must have read that I highly recommend. My opinion of "Into The Whirlwind" is my own. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for gifting me with a copy. 5 Stars!
gigiluvsbooks 10 months ago
A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a private investigator, no one can handle the heat like the men of BOSS, Inc. Megan O'Brien is at her wit's end. Her three-year-old son has been kidnapped. No police, says the ransom demand. Fearing for her son's life, Meg has no choice but to turn to her former bodyguard, Dirk Reynolds. Dirk's never forgiven Meg for the way she left him after their brief affair. But with bounty hunter Luke Brodie on his side, Dirk knows he's got to help Meg rescue her son. The few clues they’ve gathered send them spiraling into a murky world of big banking and international crime. Meg may be way out of her depths, but she’s seeing a side of Dirk she never suspected—one no woman could possibly resist. Review: This story is full of things happening. Megan's son is kidnapped, romance, Megan is kidnapped and Nazi's thrown in. Sound a little chaotic? It really isn't. The Author did a great job of combining a lot of elements to make an exciting, suspenseful romance. The story was well-written and was not too over the top with the plausibility of events. I liked that the action and romance were on a even keel here, that even though they are trying to rescue Charlie (Megan's son) and then poor Megan there is time to mend fences and feelings between Megan and Dirk. Megan kind of screwed up months ago and gives Dirk the heave-ho....dumb move and kind of nice change to see the girl screw up the relationship. Of course neither one got over the other and when they are thrust back together the chemistry still flares between them and provides some very hot scenes. I have to say I loved the scenes between Dirk and Charlie too, they were so cute and you could see how they both needed each other in their lives. Wonderfully written romantic suspense! I cannot wait to see Luke get his in the next book!! 4Stars *Received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
bouncyberthaCR 10 months ago
5 - "I never knew you were such a trouble magnet." Stars! Ill openly admit that curiosity was 100% the reason I requested the ARC of Into the Whirlwind having seen so many positive reviews on-line for it, and having a little gap in my schedule, I thought 'what the hell' and decided to give Kat Martin a whirl. And I am so glad I did, this book was an absolute roller-coaster from start to finish, some of the twists expected, some not-so-much, but all really enjoyable and relevant additions to the story-line overall. "I’ve been in this from the start. I’m going to finish it." I have to say that one constant source of gigglement throughout the book was the author’s description of our uber alpha hero Dirk Reynolds, because whenever his horseshoe mustache was mentioned (and it’s quite frequent), I got the Biker from The Village People and Super Mario in my head. All joking aside though, this was a really, really good book. I haven’t read anything by the author before, and this is the second book from her BOSS, Inc. series, so can absolutely be read as a standalone. He was the lover she had missed every night since she had sent him away… Meg O’Brien and Dirk Reynolds have history, being her Bodyguard whilst she was on the road modelling, five months previously ended up with them having a relationship at that time. Upon returning home, Meg ended things… Only over those intervening months she realises what a monumental mistake that was, especially now, her young son, Charlie has been kidnapped, and only Dirk and his colleagues from Brodie Operations Security Services, Inc. can help. "I wasn’t fair to you… I assumed things about you I shouldn’t have." Dirk agrees to help, especially as the ransom note, specifically stipulates no police involvement, and together with another team member from BOSS, Inc. Luke Brodie, they go on the hunt for the kidnappers, Charlie, and the person involved behind the scenes. It's not long before the feelings he thought were well buried rise to the fore, and Meg makes it her mission to make him understand that she want's him back in her life, as he is, horseshoe mustache and all. This is romantic suspense at its best, just when you think you know what is going on, the author throws another spanner in the works, she also wasn’t shy about adding a little brutality at points, although the people being brutalized deserved everything they got. I read Into the Whirlwind in a day, it just grabbed me from the off, and kept me entertained until its finish. I found the end a little ‘cut & dried’, but still cannot fault the story as a whole. Luke is up next! Into the Firestorm is due for release February 2017, *sigh… I’m looking forward to seeing what sort of story the author gives him. I am also lucky in that as an author new to me Kat Martin has an impressive back catalogue that I can get my teeth into, while I wait. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.
lisakoala 10 months ago
I couldn't put this book down. When we last left Dirk and Meg they were on the outs. Now Meg's son has been kidnapped and she turns to the one person who she threw out of her life 5 months before. Dirk knows it's not a good idea because he hasn't gotten over her but he will do anything to help her get her son back. This book was full of suspense and the sparks between Meg and Dirk burn hotter than ever. Dirk is a strong alpha male but Meg proves to be just as strong in her own right. They work together along with Luke from BOSS, INC. With these sexy men on the case how can things go wrong! I very much enjoyed this book and am now patiently waiting for Luke's story!
Dawncatlady 10 months ago
Megan's son is kidnapped and she turns to Dirk, her former bodyguard for help. They must navigate the twists and turns of identity of the kidnapper and the reason as they come to understanding about their relationship. Good suspense with interesting characters assisting in rescue. Waiting for the next BOSS, Inc. book. Ebook from Netgalley
weluvdopey 10 months ago
This is a great book by Kat Martin. This book grabs your attention from the first chapter. Megan O’Brien is at her wit’s end, her three year old son has been kidnapped. Fearing for her son’s life, she has no choice but to turn to her former bodyguard, Dirk Reynolds. Dirk has never forgiven Meg for the way she left him after their brief affair. But when she asks for his help he can’t refuse to help her. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading until way past your bedtime and leave you wanting more of this great story. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Bette313 10 months ago
I thought this was an awesome read! Mystery, suspense, sexual tension, add in a cute as heck kid and you have Dirk and Megan's story. We first met these two in book 1 of the BOSS, Inc series and now they are being reunited under very strained circumstances. Megan knows she hurt Dirk when she broke up with him but she thought what she was doing was for the best. Now she desperately needs his help. Her son has been kidnapped and she knows that if anyone can find him and get him back it's Dirk, hopefully he'll put aside his feelings for her and help. This is a wonderfully done story and a book I highly recommend.
booklover- 10 months ago
Megan O'Brien's young son, Charlie, has been kidnapped. She was left a note demanding $10 million dollars and warned not to go to the police. Her son is absolutely everything to her. There is only one man she trusts completely ..... Dirk Brodie .... her former bodyguard and lover. Even though Megan dumped him, Dirk has never totally forgotten her and he will do whatever it takes to bring her son home. Calling on his former black ops buddies they team up to go after international criminals. When you read a Kat Martin book, you get tons of excitement, danger, suspense and steamy romance. The book has a well written plot with great characters. It's fast-paced with escalating action and suspense. Many thanks to the author / Kensington Books-Zebra / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
ArizonaJo 10 months ago
Into the Whirlwind by Kat Martin was filled with intense action, hot romance and characters that I loved. This is the second in her BOSS, Inc. series and was equally as good as the first one. Megan and Dirk are a powerful couple and I kept rooting for them throughout the book. Luke Brodie figured prominently in the story and I am looking forward to getting to know him better in his own book. Ms. Martin writes fast paced romantic suspense that keeps me turning the pages as the plots twist and turn. Her characters are always well developed so that a reader gets to know them - their quirks, their strengths and their weaknesses. It's always a pleasure to read one of Ms. Martin's books. I received an ARC from Kensington via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
ytcruz 10 months ago
What do you get when you put a book by Kat Martin, with an alpha male protagonist, an interesting woman, a child, a fast moving story and an interesting plot? Another winner for Ms. Martin. She always amazes me on how she creates complex characters and plots that grasp you and don’t let you go. So whether or not you have read anything by this author, you will find yourself reading a winner.
Lashea677 10 months ago
Kat Martin is the author I go to when I need a little spice in my life. Her stories are legendary. She mixes every genre from romance to action, to temptation. What I respond to with Ms. Martin is that no two stories are the same. Some are more emotional than suspenseful but still have that something that makes me respond to her novels. Into the Whirlwind is the first chance I had to experience her Boss, Inc series. A mother willing to risk everything for her child and the man that holds the key to her past, could be the answer to her present. I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Into the Whirlwind is full of sizzle and packed with suspense. An exciting read that gets better and better.
CathyGeha 10 months ago
Torture, kidnappings, suspense and drama abound in the second BOS Inc. novel. This time Meg and Dirk are given a second chance at a happily ever after when Meg requests Dirk’s assistance in finding Charlie, her kidnapped 3 year old son. This is definitely a page turner with plenty going on during the story but I have to say I was pretty sure who suggested the kidnapping fairly early on in the story. I also felt at times that too much was added in just to lengthen the story and add more drama that probably was not needed to clinch the deal between Dirk and Meg. Meg seemed a bit too weak willed and unsure of herself for me to see her with Dirk until she started to tap into her earlier wild child and even then I had trouble believing that Luke and Dirk would have acceded to some of her requests to at times go along with them since she was not trained to do so. If you like action-packed, suspense-filled, dramatic stories with a bit of steam and a whole lot going on this just might be a book you will enjoy. I did read book one in this series and enjoyed it but have to say that I enjoyed Kat’s book, Against the Tide, the best of all books I have read by her so far. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books or the copy given to me to read in exchange for my honest review. 3.5 Stars
Anonymous 7 months ago
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