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Against the Sun by Kat Martin
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Jul 22, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-suspense, netgalley
Read from April 18 to 30, 2012

Sage Dumont, heiress and executive of a major Houston oil firm, is about to negotiate a major deal for piping and other offshore equipment with a Saudi shiek. Much to Sage's chagrin, her grandfather hires as her bodyguard Jake Cantrell, former Marine special forces. As the story leaks of the impending arrival of the sheik and his family, Jake discovers very sinister goings-on--starting from various protests and picketing to more dire issues which involve the sheik's son and entourage.

It took me about 100 pages or so for the plot to start picking up and the momentum to build. Once it got going, this was hard to put down as the sexual tension mounts between Sage and Jake as Sage questions the real reason she was engaged to Phillip (who may not be right for her after all). There are several interesting subplots as well, particularly involving the sheik's daughter (who wants to further her education in America); as well as the struggles of a boy whom Jake mentors via Big Brothers. All in all, very satisfying novel on all counts.

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