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Against The Wild: The Brodies of Alaska #1

Kat Martin

ISBN 9781420133837
Publish Date 5/27/2014
Format ePub
Categories Romance Suspense

"I love her books." --Linda Lael Miller

"Gloriously suspenseful. . .magnificent reading. . .Martin is superb." --RT Book Reviews

Alaska
Where the men are as bold and untamed as America's last wilderness

It's been three years since Lane Bishop tragically lost her fiance, and she's finally ready to risk her heart on someone else. The hot look in Dylan Brodie's eyes says he's going to be that man.

But when Lane flies to the remote 1930's fishing lodge to help him renovate, she discovers a little girl who won't speak, eerie legends and strange sounds in the night. And when she investigates the history of the lodge, she uncovers a legacy of injustice and murder.

As danger stalks his daughter and the woman he is coming to love, Dylan must risk everything to uncover the shocking truth.

About Kat Martin:

Kat Martin is the author of twenty-one Historical and Contemporary Romance novels. She tackles many different aspects of her genre with settings ranging from the rugged West to the Antebellum South, Regency, Georgian, and Medieval England. Not one to shy away from change, she also tackles Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels which involve the paranormal. Some of her titles include Nothing But Velvet, Sweet Vengeance, and Dangerous Passions. These works have won a bevy of awards including a recent Romantic Times Magazine nomination for Best Historical Romance of 1998 for her latest release, Wicked Promise. She is also published in, among others, Germany, Norway, Sweden, China, Russia, and Spain.

Before starting her writing career in 1985, Kat was a real estate broker. During that time, she met her husband, Larry Jay Martin, also a Kensington author. After double majoring in Anthropology and History at the University of California at Santa Barbara, she found herself incredibly interested in the past. In fact, she and Larry often do research in the areas where their books take place. She remarks, "We like to stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a bygone era."

In May, Kat will release her next Historical Romance, Night Secrets. Following that is an upcoming Zebra release, a Contemporary Romantic Suspense entitled The Silent Rose, which will be out in August. "It's a ghostly tale of romance and intrigue that was based on a real life incident," says Kat. "It's a little bit scary, a whole lot sexy, and hopefully lots of fun to read."

Photo Credit: Larry Martin

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Average Customer Review

Based on 2 reviews


Customer Review

3.5 Stars - I really enjoyed visiting Alaska again! (Saturday, July 19, 2014)
Reviewer: Toni

Review posted online at: gotromancereviews.blogspot.com

While Against the Wind was a very good read, it wasn’t what I expected.

Dylan Brodie is the middle Brodie boy. He grew up in Alaska and has recently purchased a lodge in the Alaskan pan handle. He has the help of the locals to renovate it, but the inside he is saving for a special woman, Lane Bishop. He now has his chance to revisit their attraction and he has the perfect lure to get her to Alaska.

Lane Bishop has been attracted to Dylan since the moment she met him. She tried and tried to ignore his advances, but he has offered her a change that she can’t pass up. So off to Alaska she goes.

Lane’s visit is full of surprises and goes beyond her highest expectations. She discovers her passion again after her loss of both her mother and fiancé and finally finds a home. It’s too bad that everywhere they turn they are being bombarded by continual obstacles. Can they conquer them all; even their biggest one - their doubts and fears of how their pasts will affect their future?

So what did I expect? Well a story that was truly a standalone novel for one. Yes, the story is basically a standalone, but there are too many references that seem to be from prior novels and a different series. I found the constant referencing too distracting. My mind would wonder to what story it was, who it was about and so on. Against the Wind is book one in the Brodies of Alaska series and that is exactly what it should have been, book one. A reference or two is fine; the number in the novel was not. I’m also sad to say, short of a very extensive search I have no idea what book Dylan and Lane first met in. Very frustrating.

Besides that problem, the story was very nice. The story had mystery, romance and some suspense thrown in. I will say Ms. Martin surprised me several times with the direction of the story. I really loved that she kept me on my toes. Her characters were also very entertaining. I can say short of the characters I was supposed to hate, I adored every single one of them. Ms. Martin made them very personable and I wanted to get to know and love them all. Great job!

Even though this book was packed with mystery, romance and suspense it still felt like a light read. The atmosphere never became too deep and dark, making it perfect for a summer read. She also wrote a plot that was interesting and fun and I could almost feel like I was back in Alaska. Thank you Ms. Martin. You reminded me how beautiful the state is and how wonderful the people are. I truly miss it more after reading Against the Wild.

Against the Wild by Kat Martin (Tuesday, May 27, 2014)
Reviewer: Aprir, My Book Addiction and More

AGAINST THE WILD by Kat Martin is another interesting romantic Suspense set in Eagle Bay, Alaska, an old fishing town. #1 in “The Brodies of Alaska” series, what a beginning!

We start this series off with the story of Dylan Brodie, his daughter, Emily and Lane Bishop.

Lane Bishop is a Beverly Hills designer, who lost her fiance three years earlier tragically. Dylan Brodie, is a single father of an eight-year old daughter, Emily, who has spoken since her mother abandoned them three years earlier for another man.

Together, Dylan and Lane, are to remodel Dylan’s fishing lodge. Oh, but sparks fly in more ways than one! Oh, did I mention haunts, ghostly noises and visions? Is the lodge haunted? Or is mischief in the air?

Fast paced and filled with romance, mystery,and love. Emotional upheaval on both Dylan and Lane’s hearts, not counting little Emily’s. Readers are sure to delight in the way Ms. Martin feeds into the mystery and the sensual way Dylan and Lane finally come together. Readers are also, sure to enjoy the romantic suspense as well as the romance between Dylan and Lane. Can’t wait to see what happens in the next “Broadies of Alaska” series. A joy to read. Another great mystery, and suspense from Ms. Martin. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publicist.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: MILD

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


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