Shadows at Dawn

Shadows at Dawn

by Kat Martin

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Don’t miss this scorching novella, part of what Publishers Weekly is calling Kat Martin’s “tantalizing” new Maximum Security series!

Private detective Jaxon Ryker swore to himself he would keep his hands off Mindy Stewart. No matter how much Jax might secretly wish otherwise, his colleague at The Max is strictly off-limits. But when Mindy is the victim of an attempted kidnapping, everything changes. With both of them thrust into danger, Jax swears to protect her. As they work together in search of answers, it becomes clear Mindy’s life is on the line, so a trap is set—with Mindy as bait. Jax and Mindy have to put aside their overwhelming attraction, but if they live through this, all bets are off…

“Martin keeps the twists and turns coming in the sensuous and spirited Maximum Security romantic thrillers.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488058714
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 08/12/2019
Series: Maximum Security
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 475
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Top ten New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara.  Residing with her Western-author husband, L.J. Martin, in Missoula, Montana, Kat has written 70 Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than 17 million of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently hard at work on her next novel. 




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Shadows at Dawn 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Love her books, but only 100 pages! Getting tired of paying for short books.
BuckeyeAngel 25 days ago
Mindy loved working for the Max- Maximum Security. She was seated at her desk and answered the phone and directed the call to Jonah Wolfe - one of the agencies detectives. Mindy had only been working here a couple of months. Originally she had been hired as a temp. But she managed to impress Chase Garett , the owner and was offered a full time job. In the weeks since then , the private investigators, body guards, and bounty hunters had accepted her as part of the team. Mindy didn't mind working over as she got overtime pay . Part of her job was reorganizing ledgers and updating Chase’s QuickBooks so there was plenty to do. Jaxon Ryker worked out of the office and he made her adrenaline spike and her pulse speed up when he glanced in her direction. Ryker was as handsome as sin, yet seemed to be unaware of his masculine charms. He was nice, always considerate. He never flirted, never teased and constantly kept a respectful distance. Sometimes it drove Mindy crazy. Mindy was walking to her car behind the office when three men dressed in black with black ski masks over their faces jumped out of a white van and she turned and ran and screamed. Jax was getting ready to leave and see another client when he heard the scream and rushed out, it was mindy, she was fighting like a wild woman but couldn’t handle three men. Rage burned through Jax’s normal calm. Mindy worked with him, and as far as jax is concerned she was under his protection. More than that, she was calm and sweet and he cared about her far more than he should. Jax wanted to end the bad guys for trying to hurt Mindy . Mondy flung herself into jax and he told her everything is okay once the bad guys took off. Minduy exclaimed “you saved me!” Jax wondered why Mindy had been targeted? Was it a random abduction attempt or something more. He got her back inside and called the police. For weeks jax had steered clear of Mindy. The attraction he felt for her had no place in his life, or hers. But little by little her sweet smile , and vivacious, always cheerful attitude began to melt his iron resolve. He began to think about her even when he wasn’t at the office. Jax job was now to keep Mindy safe and he wasn’t leaving her by herself tonight. Mindy had trouble sleeping. Men had tried to kidnap her tonight . She had no idea why or what would have happened if Jax hadn’t been there to stop them. I enjoyed this book but felt the romance was just a little rushed which didn’t take away alot from the book but a little. This was a short read but lacked very little. I loved Mindy and Jax together and how they interacted. I loved the Mindy could help Jax when he was fighting to stop her from being abducted. I loved the intrigue, danger, and the action in this book. I liked how close maddock and jaxon were. I liked the pace and plot. I finished this in one setting. I loved the characters and the the ins and outs of this book and I recommend it.
Astackabovetherestblog 27 days ago
Thanks to the peeps at Net Galley for this copy of Kat's book. I don't believe I have read anything by Kat before so her style is new to me. This book appears to be part of a series around The Max Security firm with Chase Wolfe. This particular book focuses on Jaxon Ryker and Mindy Stewart. It was a quick read and took me about 2 hours to finish. Overall, it captured my attention for the duration of the book. The sex scenes were hot, but I was a bit taken aback by the ending around the status of the relationship between the MCs and how quickly that all happened. But otherwise, I enjoyed the read and would have no problem recommending the book to others who appreciate the genre.
Evampire9 28 days ago
Both Jaxon Ryker and Mindy Stewart work for Maximum Security, so Jaxon swore he would keep his off of her but when Mindy is the victim of an attempted kidnapping, everything changes. They have to put aside their overwhelming attraction, but if they live through this, all bets are off… This story is a cute, sweet and steamy romance full of suspense, excitement and unexpected twists that keep readers hanging on to the edge of their seat. The characters are strong, captivating and easily grab readers attention with their co-worker relationship full of sizzling chemistry that makes it hard for them to keep their hands off each other. It’s very fast paced and while it is short, it is a full story and makes a perfect read where readers only have a short break from their day and need a quick adrenaline rush & heartwarming pick me up.
RMIsmu 30 days ago
A big thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Publishing for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This book surprised me. I really enjoyed it. It was unexpected. Nothing was as it seemed. I liked Jason and Mindy, I didn't understand their reluctance to be involved. I rate this a 4. It had a hero, suspense, romance, and a little mystery. It was short and fun.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This novella captures the sexy suspense that I’ve come to expect from a Kat Martin. There is the alpha hero, a former SEAL, who vows to protect the cute receptionist he’s had his eye on at the security firm where they both work. First he saves her from an attempted kidnapping and then he sticks around to protect her while they begin to explore their mutual attraction. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.
nku 3 months ago
Shadows at Dawn (Maximum Security #1.5) by Kat Martin... Love this series and want to thank the publisher and #NetGalley for letting me read this book. Jaxon Ryker ..former SEAl, private detective, works at THE MAX. Mindy Stewart..went from temp worker to full time at THE MAX. The action starts with her attempted kidnapping..Jax saves her and becomes her personal protection. (They have both been crushing on each other ..but have made no moves. There is mystery, danger, some laughs, some steam and fun visiting with old friends at THE MAX all leading to a HEA. I Can't wait for THE DECEPTION in September. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Page-turner Witty Easy-to-read Action-packed Great world building Steamy Wonderful characters Happily Ever After Romantic Entertaining
Margaret Yelton 3 months ago
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review. Who is trying to kidnap Mindy a receptionist at a Maximum Security office, surrounded by lots of private investigators and detectives. I found this to be a fast read, action packed and the chemistry between Mindy and Jax was off the charts. Can they find out whom is after Mindy before its too late? I look forward to reading more books from this series. I would certainly recommend this book to others.
Shirleylinn 3 months ago
Wow, from the first page until the last, I couldn't put this book down. It had a fast-paced, suspenseful storyline that kept me turning the pages until the end. Jax and Mindy were great characters with amazing chemistry. I absolutely loved this book. I can't wait to read the next one. There were great secondary characters that I would love to read more about. I would definitely recommend this book and any other books that this talented author writes.