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Beyond Control

(Texas Trilogy #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  1,501 ratings  ·  187 reviews
When Victoria Langford got engaged, she told herself to give love a chance. Six months later, she's on the run from her angry, abusive ex-fiancé with her four-year-old daughter and nowhere to go.

Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere. That’s what its new owner, Josh Cain, wanted when he came back from Afghanistan. Big skies, quiet night
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by Zebra
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Safe Haven Stars

I love me some Kat Martin books. My first taste of her work was when I got her books in the BOSS INC series. I loved all 3 of them. So when I seen this one on netgalley I knew I wanted to read it. I am so glad I got to read this book. Beyond Control was so good. I loved every single minute of it. Josh was amazing. He was protective, sweet and sexy! A former sniper in the Marines Josh was a total badass. Plus I have a weakness for men in uniforms! I could just picture him in
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantic-supense, arc
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Woman and child on the run from an abusive ex is a trope that Kat Martin has used before and uses again here, very effectively. Aside from being a tad repetitious, "Beyond Control" is a top notch thriller with a very hot romance.

Josh Cain is back in Texas after being wounded and discharged from the Marines. As a sniper, her was one of the best. Now, all he wants is peace, the k
Ruthie Jones
Once you start reading Beyond Control by Kat Martin, you won't be able to stop until the last page. The story begins with a terrifying situation, which immediately draws you in and makes you grit your teeth and hold your breath. And that heart-pounding start is just the beginning of a whirlwind story that will keep you on the edge of your seat one minute as the danger escalates and blushing the next as the sweet love story unfolds between Tory and Josh.

What I love most about Beyond Control is th
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Victoria (Tory) Langford is a woman on the run with her daughter, trying to find a safe place where her abusive and controlling ex-fiancé can't get to them. Retired marine Josh Cain reluctantly hires Tory as his stable hand, finding himself drawn to her he tries to keep things professional but when he realises the trouble she is in won't let her runaway.

Really wish Ivy had been in more scenes.

Damon, Tory's ex was creepy and for the get go he is a character one dislikes.

I am a little surprised t
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read and loved all 3 in this series but I think Josh's story is my favorite. So much action and suspense in this one. Love the H & h. Despise the ex....MEAN! I love how KM always combines animals, domestic & wildlife, in her books. She paints the scenery to be so beautiful. As always we get romance, sex ,action/adventure and a little humor. ...more
Bette Hansen
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! This story had me glued to my seat as I read page after page, needing to know what happened next. A perfect blend of a great suspense and a beautiful romance.

Josh, the kind, strong owner of the Iron River Ranch was just looking for a quiet place to land after his time in Afghanistan. Somehow he knows the peace of the ranch is at risk when Victoria Langford rolled up on his ranch applying for a job she clearly isn't qualified for. Trouble is surely following this lovely single mo
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Kat Martin is one of my favourite authors and this book is true to her style of romantic suspense. An exciting intense story line that action, suspense, romance, and an nasty villain. Tori is on the run from a controlling, abusive ex-husband with her young daughter in tow. She applies for a job at Josh's ranch and he is reluctant to take a chance on her. He agrees to a trial period and Tori's persistence and ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Thank you NetGalley, Kensington and the author for a free advanced copy.

I absolutely take no joy in giving bad reviews. While I love suspending reality, this bordered on the ridiculous. I will say, I truly enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy.
Ashy Khaira
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Kris Rafferty
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this in two sittings. Solid romantic suspense. Topical. Chilling. Highly recommend. Sweet love story. *sniff sniff* I was rooting for them so hard I made myself crazy.
Books and Spoons
A riveting, intense, emotional, ardent, sweet story that enticed my mind, touched my emotions and scared the daylights out of me.
Ever read a romantic suspense story with such vivid images, such a fear factor, that after you finish reading it late at night you go around making sure your windows are locked, and that you are safe inside? Yeah, Beyond Control did that to me, and that does not happen often.
The danger and attacks in the story are coming from more than one source, leaving the protago
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

This is the third book in the series but was easy to pick up with out knowing the other two stories. Victoria is on the run with her young daughter and she runs to a small town rancher, Josh, who wants nothing to do with this woman and her secrets. He decides to give her a chance, knowing she will fail.

Tory can be just as stubborn as Josh. She is determined to earn her keep. Danger stalks both of them. While things are swirling, their hearts start to become involved as well. There is n
Caitlyn Lynch
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tori Ford would dearly love to stop running. Her ex is on a mission to find her, though, and she's got her little girl to protect. Maybe a horse ranch off the grid in Texas would be safe, for a little while at least… though the owner, Josh Cain, is sexy enough to pose a serious threat to her peace of mind!

Tori as a battered woman on the run was absolutely believable in her paranoia, and I'm glad the author didn't neglect the childhood trauma suffered by Ivy. Josh’s ranch was a wonderful sanctuar
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it

Texas Trilogy #3, This can be read as a stand alone, the events in this book are loosely connected to previous events but everything that is needed to know for this book is explained. Josh Cain is a retired Marine sniper who left the war behind him and is done with violence and destruction. Victoria Langford is a single mother on the run from her abusive ex-fiance. After months of running, of having Damon tracking her down and harassing her everywhere she tried to settle Victoria foun
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good storyline even if some of it seemed repetitive from the two previous books. I enjoyed the story and the romance. I got a bit irritated that the child Ivy seemed to spend most of her time with the sitter who always seemed to be available on the spur of the moment as Tory and Josh ran off here or there.
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
This book was awesome!! It was a quick page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat. The emotional journey that Tory goes through from the abuse to finding acceptance with Josh was something that will stay with me for a long time. I now need to go back and read the others in the series. I highly recommend this book.
Lorilei Gonzales
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I promise that I am not exaggerating when I say that I could not put this book down. From the onset, my heart went out to this young widow with a small child who thought that she found her second true love. I know what it feels like to be swept up in an all-consuming love affair, and I also know what it feels like when things start going terribly wrong. Unfortunately for Tory, her new fiancee is a closet psychopath who takes pleasure in abusing her. My heart sank to hear how he would stalk her a ...more
Book Him Danno
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I start?

I couldn't put this book down! Kat Martin introduces characters to strong women in her series who have lost their way while protecting the ones they love. The characters are strong, human, and loving. Readers will not be able to put this book down.

Now that I have read this entire series I can't wait to go back and start once again. That's right I want to go back and reread the series not because I was lost but because I want to living in Kat Martin's world she had created just
Pelusa Rivera
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) I am happy to say that I felt that Kat redeemed herself from last book. Not that I had disliked but I really liked the first book in this series, second just ok but didn't care for heroine, but this I was happy with. I love those Cain brothers, this was Josh's book and I really encourage you to read them all from the beginning if not I feel that you are missing out. Anyway, back to this one, we meet Tory who is running from an abusive ex, who feels t ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
An Marine sniper turned ranch owner and a woman and child in trouble equal a lot of trouble, fascinating times and serious loyalty!

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Eva Millien
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Release Day Review! Beyond Control (The Texas Trilogy #3) Kat Martin!  

When Victoria Langford got engaged, she told herself to give love a chance. Six months later, she's on the run from her angry, abusive ex-fiancé with her four-year-old daughter and nowhere to go. Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere. That’s what its new owner, Josh Cain, wanted when he came back from Afghanistan. Big skies, quiet nights, no trouble. One look tells Josh the pretty redhead
Barb Lie
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beyond Control by Kat Martin is the 3rd book in her Texas Trilogy series. As normal with a Kat Martin book, this was an exciting intense story line that had a bit of everything; action, suspense, romance, great couple, and an evil villain.

Victoria Langford (Tory) is on the run with her 4 year old daughter, trying to be one step ahead of her ex-fiancée, who is abusive, controlling and obsessed with her. Her ex will go to any length to find her and get her back to Phoenix. Tory has suffered badly,
Heather 123
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author and boy does she make an impression! Loved the story heart broke for Tory and Ivy; everything they went through and are still going through. Their fears were real, especially when it came to Josh. Tory had such determination even though she had no idea what she was doing when it came to working on the ranch.

A few things I didn't care for: they kept shoving Ivy off to the neighbor. I think Josh should have done more with Ivy to build their
Diane Saul
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tory is on the run with her 4 year old daughter Ivy. Her abusive ex boyfriend Damon almost beat her to death and will not give up looking for her. She has finally landed at a remote ranch in Texas, way off the grid, hoping Damon won’t be able to track her again. Joshua Cain, ex marine and owner of the ranch reluctantly hires Tory.

This book was part of a series but could be read as a stand alone. Joshua is a true romantic hero who fights his attraction to Tory. I loved watching the relationship
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Beyond Control by Kat Martin that I read and reviewed.
This book was pretty good. Even though Beyond Control was the third book in a trilogy it was a stand alone. I enjoyed the book for the most part. It did move a bit slow in some parts for me but it was a good read.
I am giving Beyond Control four out of five stars.
Amanda Siegrist
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great read for me from Kat Martin.
Megan Burback
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
I kept feeling a sense of dejavu while reading this book and I finally figured out why. This book reads like a worse version of Catherine Anderson’s book Star Bright.
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great writing, good story.
Kris Loveid
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Ooo, big strong man save me! I'll save you but I'm too scared to have any feelings, I have unresolved issues. But, big strong man, I'm pretty. Oh ok. ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I love Kat Martin’s writing. She writes great romantic suspense and is one of my go to authors for this genre. This continuation of this trilogy was good, but not one of my favorites.

Joshua Cain is a military hero and now running a ranch and in need of help. Tori is on the run from a psycho abusive ex. He gives her a job and helps her and her daughter out and they end up falling for each other.

Had the book focused on that story alone, I would have most likely enjoyed it more. Unfortunately, ther
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Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read

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