Books by Kat Martin

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Reese's Bride

If romance novels were evolution, then this book would be a Neanderthal. Or maybe a dinosaur. The best thing I can say is that while the plot is immensely clichéd, it’s not bad, per se. Reese Dewar and Elizabeth Clemens were betrothed childhood sweethearts, but her father i ...

B-
Royal's Bride

The eldest of the Duke of Bransford’s three sons, Royal Dewar has lived the past seven years in Barbados overseeing the operation of his family’s plantation. He’s called home to his father’s death bed and is shocked to see the family estate in great need of repair and missing many of its pai ...

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Heart of Courage

The setup of Kat Martin’s Heart series already made my eyes roll: A Viking civilization on an island north of the Orkneys was cut-off for several centuries, but somehow some of them wound up in Victorian London, full-blooded warriors and all. Heart of Courage, the third volume, tells the story of ...

C+
Heart of Fire

It’s always hard to write a review like this one: there were definitely aspects that I enjoyed in Heart of Fire, but, sadly, in the end, they weren’t enough to lift this book into "enjoyable." Instead, it fell short – certainly in no way bad, but never reaching the height of good either. Co ...

C
Heart of Honor

When I first started reading romance ten years ago, I went through a lot of Kat Martin books. I haven't read one in five years and couldn't really remember why, so thought I'd try her again. Now I remember. Alpha Jerk Heroes and Feisty, Feisty Heroines. But thankfully, the leads of Heart of Honor we ...

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Scent of Roses

This romantic suspense story offers readers the best of both worlds: an eerily compelling mystery, and a sweet love story with a satisfying resolution. While the mystery is likely to make more of an impact on the reader than the romance, both parts of the plot are well thought out and believable. ...

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The Handmaiden's Necklace

Kat Martin was a favorite of mine during my first days of reading romance. Although her plots usually proved to be rather formulistic, her domineering heroes and acquiescent heroines appealed to me and I knew I could count on her for a pleasurable reading experience. However, my interest in her bo ...

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The Devil's Necklace

From the blurb on the back of the ACR of The Devil's Necklace, I was expecting the story of a feisty beauty and her pirate captor. Happily, it turned out to be much better than the blurb, and I ended up enjoying this book quite a bit. The Devil's Necklace is the second book in a trilogy, but it st ...

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The Bride's Necklace

Although The Bride's Necklace features the same characteristics found in many Regency-era romances, the characters and the situations offer a romantic read. And those looking for less fluff in their historicals may find it here. When her mother dies, Victoria Temple is the only one who can protec ...

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Fanning the Flame

Adam Hawthorne, the Earl of Blackwood, first sees Jillian Whitney during one of his early morning rides in the park. She's busily feeding the ducks and seemingly doesn't notice him, but in reality she knows someone is there. Both of them prefer the park in the early morning before it gets crowded; A ...