Books by Kat Martin

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Hot Rain

When Allie Parker's best friend dies in an explosion aboard a boat, she's sure there has been foul play. The police don't seem to take the case seriously, so Allie boards a boat owned by the same company and looks for her own answers. How could she know that the boat is about to set sail? When she m ...

D
The Fire Inside

I'd say it's a pretty bad sign when a reviewer has to struggle to remember what a book was about when she only finished reading it last week. The Fire Inside will obviously not burn in my memory for all time, but it did fry me a little. Lady Kassandra Wentworth (aka Kitt), is reckless, wild, stub ...

B-
Heartless

Kat Martin’s Heartless has an interesting premise and intriguing characters. It doesn’t quite live up to its initial promise, but it’s an entertaining read anyway. Ariel Summers is the daughter of a drunken, abusive peasant. At fourteen, she longs to escape her life of pove ...

F
The Secret

Secret, I've got a secret! If you've ever heard this phrase then you know the annoyance factor it engenders, which makes it a perfect title for the latest by Kat Martin. This suspense novel, and I use the term loosely, is annoying on so many different levels that it's difficult to narrow it down to ...

C+
Perfect Sin

The moment that Randall Clayton, the 7th Duke of Beldon, hears American Cait Harmon laughing, he knows that he wants her. This doesn't surprise him. What does is the force of his emotions. The fact that she's American is appealing to Rand because in his experience "American women didn't seem to abid ...

C+
Night Secrets

Although I can't give it an unqualified recommendation, Night Secrets is an entertaining book. Unfortunately it includes one of my major pet peeves, a heroine who is much, much too young for the hero. As a result, I often squirmed, even as I was whizzing through it. It doesn't help that the hero tak ...

B+
Silk and Steel

I have always meant to pick up a Kat Martin book, but life moves in mysterious ways and somehow I never did - which is why I am now so glad that I got to review Silk and Steel, a sequel to Nothing but Velvet. If you prefer the kind of book where you can't stop worrying about the characters until the ...

C-
The Silent Rose

For once, here's a paranormal book where the paranormal element is truly creepy. No cute ghosts out of the Funky Phantom cartoon. These manifestations are scary. Unfortunately, the main characters get caught in a cycle of deception and distrust, and unneeded details slow the pace unnecessarily. ...

F
Nothing But Velvet

Tales of the difficulties of publishing a novel in such a competitive industry as romantic fiction are legion. A novel like Kat Martin's Nothing But Velvet makes you wonder if they are greatly exaggerated. Surely no one would choose to print a manuscript so lacking in compelling characters, interest ...

D
Nothing But Velvet

After my glowing review of Kat Martin's last release, Innocence Undone, I received an email from a reader who indicated I should be careful about glomming this author. I wish I had paid more heed to the warning that Martin's writing tends to be uneven before jumping into Nothing But Velvet with such ...