Title: Against the Sun
Author: Kat Martin
Pub Date: May 29, 2012
Category: FICTION – ADULT: Mystery, Detective, Suspense & Thrillers: Mystery & Detective
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Millions of lives are on the line. But for him, only one truly matters.
It’s not in bodyguard Jake Cantrell’s job description to share his suspicions with his assignments. Beautiful executive Sage Dumont may be in charge, but Jake’s not on her payroll. As a former special forces marine, Jake trusts his gut, and it’s telling him there’s something off about a shipment arriving at Marine Drilling International. His instinct is aroused…in more ways than one.
A savvy businesswoman, Sage knows better than to take some hired gun’s “hunch” as gospel. And yet she is learning not to underestimate the man her grandfather hired to protect her. Determined to prove Jake wrong, Sage does some digging of her own and turns up deadly details she was never meant to see.
Drawn into a terrifying web of lies and deceit—and into feelings they can’t afford to explore—what Jake and Sage uncover may be frighteningly worse than they ever imagined.
First off I really loved the other books in this series so I am not surprised that I loved this one too. I love the fact that even though Sage is an intelligent take charge woman she is also smart enough to realize that Jake should be in charge some of the time. Now this did not mean that she allowed Jake to walk all over her, but she listened to him. Often I find heroine characters that swing one way or the other, and I really find that annoying, why would a smart woman loose her head over a guy – ok temporarily I can see that happening but really don’t be a doormat. Sage is no doormat she stands up for herself and for others, she speaks her mind and then listens to what Jake says. She realizes that he knows better than her, especially about the customs of people from Saudi Arabia. Sage is trying to complete a business deal with a Sheik from there and needs to entertain him and his family for a time in Houston. Jake has worked in Saudi Arabia, knows a bit of the language and the customs from there. So they work together to do their best not to insult the Sheik. To bad the rest of Houston doesn’t feel that way to, because some one is out to ruin the business deal. Protestors, bombs, Drug busts and sexy ex-military guys on a night time mission weave their way through this book. I know once I started I could not put it down.
Overall Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for a copy of this book to review.