Books by Kat Martin

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The Last Mile

I know that Kat Martin is a veteran author of dozens of romantic suspense novels, but I haven’t read any of them, so I decided I’d jump in with The Last Mile, a story that promised to combine the excitement and danger of a hunt for lost treasure with a romance between an Indiana Jones-type seeke ...

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The Last Goodnight

Kat Martin is a juggernaut of romantic suspense and one of the authors who got me hooked on the genre over a decade ago. She’s a master of packing a story with emotion, robust characters, and plausible mysteries that keep me reaching for her new releases every time. The Last Goodnight is the fi ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...