My Personal Review for Against the Storm by Kat Martin
Maggie O’Connell has a problem and she is scared to the bone. Someone is stalking her, sending menacing letters and phone calls. Maggie doesn’t know what to do but she has no idea what. Until she meets Trace Rawlins and finds this cowboy is much more than a pretty face. He is also in the security business and doesn’t take Maggie’s situation as a joke. But Trace is digging deep to figure out who is harassing Maggie and what he finds may end the fragile relationship that is building between them. Can Maggie let Trace in on the secrets of her past before Trace finds out? Can Trace, who has major trust issues, find a way to keep Maggie safe even as he stumbles head over heels in love with her?
Against The Storm is a fast paced, suspense story that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end. This is a masterful author who knows how to tell a story and deliver just enough intrigue, romance and suspense to draw her readers in and leave them aching for more. The characters are intriguing and very well defined. The story is an edge of the seat roller coaster ride from start to finish. You really get a sense of who the characters are and that is the best part of this series. The author lets them shine in the story and the reader sees the person, vulnerabilities and all, within the pages. The story flowed nicely, writing was tight and the passion fairly leapt off the pages whenever Trace and Maggie were on the same page.
Trace is an ex-ranger, alpha male who has a weakness for red heads. Falling for Maggie was a no-no in his book but he couldn’t resist the temptation as he fell under her spell. I loved Trace. He was the sort of hero I fall in love with and I can honestly say, I wouldn’t mind him sweeping me off my feet any day. Maggie has secrets and trouble seems to find her, no matter where she is. Maggie is a woman who I really wanted to slap silly sometimes. She refused to tell Trace her secrets even as they caused her such grief when Trace found them out-not necessarily by her either. She made me so mad at times but then again, I understood her reasoning as well. She didn’t want to make it seem she was a drama queen or worse, a liar. But that is what Trace saw, especially as he demands honesty in every aspect of his life. Can Trace overcome his trust issues to have Maggie by his side? Can Maggie trust Trace to keep her safe?
Against The Storm is one wonderful read from start to finish. I fell in love with the characters and felt the author did a great job in keeping them very life-like. There was a sweet sub-plot involving Maggie's sister, Ashley and I loved the way she lightened the book at times. I hope Ms. Martin continues with Ashley's story in future books. I would love to see how her romance with secondary character, Jason, is going.
I can't wait to see what happens in the next book, Against the Night. Ms. Martin has another winner here and it will keep you highly entertained till the very end. If you are looking for one of those stories that showcase mulch-dimensional characters, real life moments and a passion so hot it sizzles, then grab Against The Storm. Just make sure you don't have to make dinner or sleep as this will suck you in and not let you go until the very end.
My Rating for Against the Storm: 4 Stars
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Raines of Wind Canyon include:
Raines of Wind Canyon include:
1) Against the Wind
2) Against the Fire
3) Against the Law
*Please note all can be read as stand alone titles*