Martin just keeps getting better and better! Her characters have more depth, and her plots are more sinister, as the Against series continues. Set in the sizzling desert of Texas and rife with mystery, intrigue and twisted family secrets, this entry is sure to earn a spot on any fan's keeper shelf.
It has also been released by Publishers Weekly and Reader to Reader.
Two Peas in a Pod
(or finding the right match)
by Kat Martin
When I come up with a story idea, one of the most import things to do and sometimes the hardest is to find the right romantic match for the hero or heroine. It was easier in AGAINST THE ODDS because I got to meet Alex and Sabrina in Against the Sun, where they showed up as friends of Jake Cantrell and Sage Dumont.
I liked both characters right away, but it wasn’t until SUN was well underway that I realized Sabrina and Alex just had to have their own story. They were both larger than life people and their attraction to each other sizzled through the pages.
As AGAINST THE ODDS begins, Sabrina receives an inheritance from her uncle--an abandoned silver mine in the West Texas desert. Running out of money, Rina is determined to find the mine and make it productive, even if it means putting up with the cocky jet jockey she is determined to dislike but finds ridiculously attractive.
G.Q. handsome and obscenely wealthy, Alex is a private investigator and an ex-Navy pilot. Alex is just the man Rina needs to fly her safely into the desert in search of her late uncle’s property. I knew the characters, but I struggled with the story. Even half way through, I was still finding my way, trying to figure out who the real bad guy was.
The best part was the story gave me a chance to get to know Ben Slocum (Ben’s the hero in Against the Edge), another character I fell in love with as I was writing Against the Sun.
I hope you’ll watch for Alex and Sabrina in AGAINST THE ODDS. It’s a sexy tale of survival, murder, betrayal, and intrigue that kept me writing far longer than I should have been. The book is out December 18th, just in time for Christmas shopping.
So how did you find your perfect match and are the two of you still together?
Have a wonderful holiday,
THIS CASE MAY PROVE TO BE TOO HOT TO HANDLE
There's silver out there: Sabrina Eckhart is sure of it. And when she finds the hidden mine on that big piece of West Texas desert, all of her financial problems are solved. That is, if she can find it. The man with the skills she needs is private investigator Alex Justice─a former navy fighter pilot and a current pain in the neck.
When mysterious "accidents" start to plague their search, it seems Rina's multi-acre inheritance might be more of a curse than a blessing. And yet, there's still something sensual about the heat...his arrogance...her stubbornness...being thrust into each other's arms by danger...But the vultures are circling, and if they don't watch their backs, the relentless desert sun could be the last thing they ever see.
Kat said, "The book was interesting to write, a different kind of story that deals with survival in the harsh, inhospitable desert, family betrayal, and long-buried secrets. The characters had to overcome stereotypes and learn to trust and love.Alex and Rina are two of my favorite characters, so different on the surface, yet oddly suited. Though it takes a life-and-death struggle before they begin to see the truth."
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