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Against the Sun

(Against Series / Raines of Wind Canyon #6)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  2,211 ratings  ·  122 reviews
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 arrivi
Mass Market Paperback, 392 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Mira
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The another Harlequin suspense novel I read recently Shades of Desire set the bar of expectations pretty low for me especially in terms of characterisations, and this one passed the test with flying colours.

Both Jake and Sage (I had to check their names from the blurb and I only finished reading this book a couple of hours ago) stayed consistent to their original characterisations. Whatever they learned during this story--that would be to love and cherish each other despite the r
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Sage Dumont needs to win a contract for used drilling equipment to ensure her promotion. Somebody wants her to fail, and it's bodyguard Jake Cantrell's job to see that nothing goes wrong. But when Jake and Sage stumble upon a plot more deadly than they can imagine, the ante is upped and they must combine forces just to survive.

Jake Cantrell is good at his job. Private investigator and mercenary, the tough ex-special forces marine has
☕ Kimberly
Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Against the Sun is the sixth novel in the Raines of Wind Canyon series by Kat Martin. These are romantic suspense novels which deal with ex-military men and the woman who capture their hearts. Each is designed to be read as a standalone. As always this reader prefers to read them in order. I like to get a sense of all the players and enjoy knowing the back-history. Against the Sun held my attention from page one and I was swept away.

In this novel we finally get Jack Cantrell’s story. He is a fo
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I think I need to quit reading romance novels, because the men in these books are just too much.

TOO MUCH, people.

In this case, we have Jake Cantrell (seriously ... the name alone, right?), an ex Marine now working in a sort of private investigations / protection capacity. He is all man. Tall, big (yes, BIG in exactly That Way). Growly and manly and virile. And HOT.

He has been assigned to protect Sage Dumont (is it wrong that every time I saw her name, I pictured a Thanksgiving turkey, with its c
Mary Gramlich
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Can you ever mix business with pleasure successfully?

Sage Dumont learned the oil business from the bottom floor up and earned her position. She is determined to close the biggest deal ever for the family business and nothing will stop this Texas family from moving into the Middle East oil territory. No amount of threats, bad press, or a hot bodyguard is going to distract her. Wait Jake Cantrell is my bodyguard, not my personal dream of a man right. The one thing Jake knows is how to do security
Oct 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Probably my first mistake was not recognizing this as a romance novel. I thought I'd try a thriller written by a woman...but all this book did was annoy my (usually latent) feminist side. Apparently what women readers want is for a huge man (the book can't stop about how big the hero is) to come and lead us around. He is constantly putting his large hand on the small of the heroine's back and directing her places, which fills her with relief. Amidst ordering her food for her (which she also find ...more
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My thoughts and feelings while reading:

0.0% Going to start this tonight! Wish me luck! - Im always nervous and reluctant to start one of these books :/

3.0% He noticed she was wearing a flashy diamond engagement ring.
Ohh??? Now I'm slightly confused but very intrigued :) I hoped Jake got a book since we met him in Dev's book :D

8.0% She blew out a breath. What did it matter? It was only dinner. Besides, she had to admit there was a tiny part of her that liked when a man took charge.
Me too! :D
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always liked Jake from the very beginning of this series. He's a hot tall drink of water who also happens to be an expert sniper. Sage comes along and blows his closed heart wide open. Great characters and awesome stories to this series.
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It was a pleasure to review, Against The Sun (The Raines of Wind Canyon) by Kat Martin. This is a book from The AGAINST Series and can stand alone without having to read another book in the series before since Kat doesn't just throw names from other books without a small description so the reader isn't lost. After you read this book though, you will want to read the rest of the series to learn about the fascinating people of the Atlas Security Firm. No
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
A little better than the last book in the series, but not quite as good as the first book in the second trilogy of this series.

Series Note:
Sixth book in the "Raines of Wind Canyon" series, and third book in the second trilogy of the series. I don't think you have to have read the other books first. They stand pretty well on their own.

Sage Dumont, one of the vice presidents of her family's Marine Drilling corporation, is about to close on a huge deal to buy some used drilling equipment fr
Julie Barrett
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Against the Sun The Raines of Wind Canyon by Kat Martin
ISBN: 9780778313502
Jake Cantrell's job was to watch over Ian Dumonds granddaughter while the Saudia Arabia sheik was in town with his family.
Sage Elizabeth didn't think she needed a bodyguard.
She's engaged to Phillip so Jake is not a threat to getting serious over.
Interesting to learn so much about Muslims and their customs.
Sage has them lined up to shop one day where the stores they want to visit will shut down to the public while they are
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
These books are continuously driving me insane!! I am constantly tapping my foot as I sit waiting, NOT patiently, for the next book to come out. They're like a drug you can't get enough of, and each one is a new hit (not that I would know but I'm sure it's similar....). In this novel of Martin's, Jake Cantrell is his usual badass former Marine self, but he is making the effort to become a part of the community and his friends' lives again. Sage Dumont finally has the chance to prove herself to h ...more
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really love the 'Against' series. What is not to love about macho hunks saving ladies in distress. This is Jake and Sage's story. There's a 'Your Highness' - a Saudi prince, a drug deal, a high stakes business deal, a runaway daughter, a devious co-worker and much more to keep your interest all the way through. As much as I love these books, they are starting to have a formula feel, but they have edge of the seat suspense and hot sex. Sage was a bit of a disappointment in that she was really n ...more
Apr 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Against the Sun is titillating romantic trash, masquerading as a suspense novel. Its narrative is entirely predictable, without a single twist or turn that couldn't be readily anticipated. I elected reluctantly to read the entire book for no other reason than to be fair in my review. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. My only solace is that this novel is part of the series "The Raines of Wind Canyon," so I know enough to avoid the rest of the collection.
Lisa Petrovich
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five stars Good enjoyable read

I started this series out of order and it captured me. Real men not macho but masculine and kind. All of the characters are interesting and the suspense and surprise outcomes amazing
Jennifer Wilson
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love this series! Each book gets better.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was different for me. I hardly know anything about fishing - but I think I can understand how it can captivate. This author starts out with a small cast out into the water but catches nothing. She casts a little farther and is awarded a nibble. She casts again and is rewarded with a small fish. This keeps going until I am beginning to think this book will never catch the “big” one. I even put this book down a time or two. Wow it was difficult to try to figure out who the bad guys were. ...more
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the hero. He had a moral compass. BUT, he has suspicions about 3 vice presidents but only seems to be investigating 2. He leaves out the one the heroine is/was engaged to. That doesn't make much sense.
The heroine is caught up in making her grandfather happy. It takes her far to long to figure out what she wants, and even then she needs her grandfather's permission to go for it. I feel like it was just done to add a little drama and a few more pages to the book.
I did like the book, just n
Jennifer Blouch
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was excited for Jake's story and it didn't disappoint. This story will keep you on your toes. It's sexy, romantic, informative. It's so fast paced and full of action, it would make a great movie!
Jake might be my favorite of Kat Martin's heroes so far. He's incredibly sweet and caring, but gruff and masculine in an obvious way. He's totally sure of himself.
Sage has a lot to learn throughout this beautiful story about love and learning what truly matters in life. Overall, one of the best!
Cindy Dunn
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book about Jake Cantrell.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Lots and lots of explicit sex. Some light suspense with a complicated mystery. Vague romance (around an authoritative hero). Enjoyable.
Wendy Mills
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another riveting tale of a fierce and hot bodyguard protecting, then falling in love with the woman he is guarding.
Corinne Akers
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jake Cantrell is introduced as another member of the special forces team. As a bodyguard/everything else he protects Sage from herself mostly. Good suspense. Good romance.
MaryAnn Freeman
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and really enjoyed all of the books in Kat Martin's series, "The Raines of wind Canyon".
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Against the Sun review

Against the Sun is the sixth romantic suspense book in The Raines of Wind Canyon series written by author Kat Martin.
Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Yeah the repetitive phrases are annoying, but these books are just plain frothy fun to read. Wonderful fantasy.
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story; it kept me up reading quite late. I enjoyed the characters more in this than some of the previous entries in the series.
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good book. Jake has been hired by Sage's grandfather to be her bodyguard while she is participating in negotiations with a Saudi prince. Sage isn't at all happy about it and makes her feelings clear to Jake. He isn't too thrilled with her either, but an assignment is an assignment.

Jake and Sage get off to a rough start. Sage doesn't think she needs protection or help from Jake. He didn't make the best first impression when he mistook her for the receptionist and she isn't going to forget it. Sag
♥ ♥ ♥ Martina ♥ ♥ ♥
This digital review copy was supplied to me free by Harlequin through Netgalley. The review constitutes my own thoughts on the book.

Kat Martin provides the reader with another instalment in the Raines of Wind Canyon series. This one like its predecessors is full of suspense and passion but I felt it did drag a little in the middle with a lot of repetitive ‘I want you but you’re unavailable’ material.

The book has some great characters you can really get invested in. I was rooting for Jake from th
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