Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Pivot” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Deep Ops #3.5)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  73 reviews
As girls, they bonded over broken homes and growing up in foster care.
As women, they're fighting for their lives, and loves, once more . . .

When Meriwether Jones takes her young daughter and runs from trouble in L.A., that trouble follows. By the time Meri reaches Spokane, she's out of gas, money, and ideas. Luckily, ex-cop Ian Brodie hires her to help him with
Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: March 31st 2020 by Zebra
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Pivot, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Pivot

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.23  · 
Rating details
 ·  83 ratings  ·  73 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Pivot
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
I love trying out anthologies so that I can find new authors, and Kat Martin and Alexandra Ivy are new authors to me. I've read and loved Rebecca Zanetti, so I knew this anthology would be worth it just for her story alone.

I was happy to see Zanetti's characters are from one of her series that I am reading and loving right now. The best part is that the other two stories were equally as good. I'm so curious now what characters Kat Martin and Alexandra Ivy brought from their other series, that's
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review coming soon.
Loved this trio of stories, the characters and the way they intermingled together.

Against the Heart - Kat Martin

This has everything needed for a novella. With enough angst and drama to move the story, its rich with emotion as Meri and Ian struggle with their growing attraction. Meri, whose main concern is her daughter, was sweet and kind but with a backbone of steel. I loved that Ian recognized something wasnt right and wanted to solve the problem but respected Meri too much to force himself
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
An entertaining selection of romantic suspense novellas! Kat Martin's (Against the Heart) was previously available as a prequel to the Brodies of Alaska series; Alexandra Ivy and Rebecca Zanetti's are new.

All three share a common theme (women on the run) and take place at roughly the same time, sharing some characters and plot threads. All three heroines (Meri, Michelle, and Melanie) are assisted by heroes with law enforcement backgrounds--I say "assisted" because though none of them go out
Feb 13, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, anthology
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

An anthology of three stories by three of my favorite authors. Should be fun!
Fabiola Chenet
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good anthology. Longer review to come
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ohhh! I loved revisiting with some old characters and meeting new ones in this book that contains stories by three of my favorite authors. While each of their stories has a new plot but with the same characters while the supporting cast is from older characters in each of their individual books.

Get to know three wonderful new stories and glimpses at characters from each authors' series. Each great in their own style but blends perfectly together.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest
Loved it! My favorite authors are in it, how could I not read it. Great stories. Loved them all! Meri and Ian's story was great. I loved how he just stepped in and helped her out and how his Father fell in love with Meri's daughter, Lily.
Then we have Michelle Peach and a second chance in love, with her beau, Evan Bolden in Shaken. Like all of Zanetti's style, (my absolute favorite author by the way,Lol- love those Dark Protectors) those alpha men come in and take charge. Loved it. Kudos on him
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
What better way to bring three fabulous authors together in one book than by creating three distinct storylines that interconnect and share plots and characters. Between all three heroines Meri, Michelle and Melanie the reader is taken on a short but wild ride with the woman and the men that save them from harm. Not only does the reader get fast paced action but heartwarming tales of love and honor. A perfect combination wrapped up in one package.
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
--This review can also be found on

This is a collection of three shorter stories by three amazing authors. The three stories are connected to each other by using the same characters in each one in some way.

Against the Heart is the first one by Kat Martin. What I liked about this one was the human connection angle. This story was more than just Ian and Meri meeting and falling in love, but also about Ians father, Daniel, finding his way back to life after his wifes
Pelusa Rivera
Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it
This was three stories that one of the main characters were connected in some way. The first story was by Kat Martin, home I love and I was so happy to get reacquainted with the Brodie's and especially with Ty, funny but I had just reread the book he was in (Against the Mark) So we meet Meri who is on the run with her daughter Lily..Lily dirtbag of a father thinks that Meri has to give him money since he is Lily's father and that he is entitled to anything that comes her way always threatening ...more
Les Romantiques
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du site
Reviewed by Fabiola
Review Copy from the Publisher
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pivot is an anthology with authors Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetti and Alexandra Ivy. I know these three writers although it has been a long time since my last read of one of Kats books.

The three novellas are linked to each other and I have to say, the work is well done. Kat Martin is the one who gets the ball
Lucy Dosch
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great authors and wonderful writing  Each story could stand alone but combined works even better.

Pivot is three novellas by Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetti and Alexandra Ivy. They are all part of one of the author's own series but I never felt lost with the characters since I was only familiar with the Rebecca Zanetti series, Deep Ops.

I liked that the authors used not only heroes and heroines who were connected but the antagonists were also connected throughout the three individual stories. The
Lucy Dosch
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great authors and wonderful writing Each story could stand alone but combined works even better.

Pivot is three novellas by Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetti and Alexandra Ivy. They are all part of one of the authors own series but I never felt lost with the characters since I was only familiar with the Rebecca Zanetti series, Deep Ops.

I liked that the authors used not only heroes and heroines who were connected but the antagonists were also connected throughout the three individual stories. The women
Pivot features 3 novellas, one each from Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetti and Alexandra Ivy. What I liked about the novellas was that each story was slightly connected to the next one and the novellas also connected back to other series by the authors.

Against the Heart - Kat Martin
Meri Jones is on the run from her ex with her four year old daughter when she runs out of money and gas in a small town in Oregon. There she meets Ian Brodie who hires her to clean his fathers house. As Meri and Ian become
Whispers From
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AGAINST THE HEART by Kat Martin4 starsMeri and her daughter are running from her ex. She leaves L.A. and heads for Portland but she runs out of gas and money in Spokane. Ian, a former cop, now owns a security company. He is visiting his dad after not seeing him for two years. His dads house is a mess and needs to hire someone to help him. He meets Meri and can tell she's running from something and hires her to work at his dad's. While living then, Meri starts to fall for Ian but doesn't think ...more
A selection of three novellas, PIVOT presents the works from Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetti, and Alexandra Ivy. Of the three, Martins AGAINST THE HEART was re-release from her The Brodies of Alaska series prequel in 2014. It brought together Meriwether Jones with ex cop turned PI and security specialist Ian Brodie when Meri and her daughter ran from her vicious addict ex. Ian was cousins to the heroes on Martins BOSS, Inc series. SHAKEN is starring estranged childhood sweetheart Evan and Michelle; ...more
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have read books by all three authors and have loved everything I had read before. Having a book with these amazing women all in once place was fantastic.

I loved how each story was so well constructed and connected to each other that I actually forgot it was 3 different women writing. It was obviously 3 when I think about it because they all have a great way of writing, dialogue, and telling their stories.

This series is about 3 best friends. Kat Martin wrote Meri the first story to introduce
Nikki Brooks
Meriwether (Meri to her friends) & her daughter on the lam from L.A. But where they go trouble is sure to find them. That is until they reach the safety of Spokane and ex-cop Ian. He hires Meri to help out on his father's farm and Ian is falling fast...for mother and her cute toddler!

Melanie tutors at a local community facility for at risk children. When she sees one of her students being abducted she ramming the kidnappers car. Before she knows it she's involved with
Mar 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I received a free ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

All of these stories work great as short stories/novellas and I thought the length of each of them was perfect for the needs of their individual stories. The authors did a good job of weaving the stories together without it feeling like a gimmick. My only complaint with these stories is that it often felt like you could have swapped the characters between stories and not notice any differences.

Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Pivot that I read and reviewed.
The book is made up of three short stories that all tie together. Overall, all three stories were all pretty good and the book as a whole was a very good read.

The first story was Against the Heart by Kat Martin and it was the story of Meri Jones and Ian Brodie. Meri is on the run from her ex getting hired by Ian when she answers his ad as a housekeeper at his fathers farmhouse. This story was face paced and Meri was trying to keep
Jan Fore
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetti, Alexandra Ivy
March 31, 2020

Three women, all friends who grew up in foster care, are desperate to flee from killers who want things from them. At first it is money, payback so to speak. Next comes the man who wants money from her mothers crimes. Last is the crew hunting for a child. These three novellas make up one suspenseful journey for the reader of Pivot by Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetta, and Alexandra Ivy. When I discovered the impending release of this novel I
Jennifer Wilson
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book contains three different stories, that revolve around three friends that met in the foster care system.
The first, Against the Heart, by Kat Martin, is about a mother, Meri and her daughter Lily. When her and her daughter are threatened, she packs up and leaves, hoping to escape her trouble. She finds herself stranded in a small town, without money to continue on her way. Luckily, she meets private detective and ex-cop Ian Brodie, who offers her a job. Things seem to be going smoothly,
Debbie Caswell
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful collection of three romantic suspense stories Rebecca Zanettis is an author I have read quite often before where the other two if I have read them it has been quite a while. I will review each book below

Shaken by Rebecca Zanetti
Michelle Peach has managed to get herself into trouble and it will be a man from her past and ex marine Evan Bolden who will step up to help her as the sheriff in the town she is now in. (This was my favourite of the three but that could have been
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy of PIVOT through Netgalley .
I really enjoyed reading this wonderful collection of intertwining stories . Meriwether Jones with her daughter runs to escape her crazy ex-boyfriend .She runs into excop Ian Brodie who hires her to clean his father's home . As feelings grow between them he'll do whatever it takes to keep Meri and her daughter safe .
Melanie Cassidy attempts to save a young boy as two thugs are trying to kidnap him . Melanie's
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

* Reviewing Rebecca Zanetti's Shaken*

Shaken sure did ramp up my excitement for more! More suspense, more sizzling romance and more adventures. Michelle and Evan's story WAS IN-EFFING-CREDIBLE! We get to see Wolfe, Roscoe, Kat and a few characters from one of my other absolute favorite series, Dark Protectors and it excited and thrilled me!

Evan is another one of those heroes that is heart stoppingly sexy, all alpha, strong, capable and no doubt will make all the
Mandy Smith
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was provided as an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review. The opinions are my own.
Absolutely amazing. This anthology is well read. The best was Zanettis new sets addition to hr Deep Ops series. Michelle Peach is need of help and it comes in the form of her first love. They navigate the world of crime and old wounds with perfectly. I really enjoyed the look into Wolfe as a character and wait for his book.
In Martins Against the Heart Meri is both strong and vulnerable. I enjoyed how she
Donna Hines
When three of your favorite authors get together to collaborate on a new work you're left with one heck of an amazing thrill fest of a read!
What I loved most was that while story could stand alone they were equally enhanced by each author's talent.
The flow of these were superb with intertwined thoughts that worked like magic!
It begins with Meri fleeing for her life from Joey Bandini a well known drug user.
This leads to an abduction of Lily and capture.
However, the story proceeds to have the hair
I won this uncorrected ARC in a Goodreads giveaway.

This anthology weaves together three stories of romantic suspense where some characters from one story appear in the others, and each story links to another of the authors series. Some commonality is that all three of the main female characters were in foster care at one time or another and the males all have law enforcement-type experience. All of the stories had pretty solid plotlines and all couples found their HEA.

Against the Heart by Kat
Karen Roma
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
PIVOT is a fabulous collaboration between three exceptional authors to bring readers an edge of your seat, action-packed, adrenaline inducing thrill ride. Each story can easily standalone but reading them collectively is an awe-inspiring adventure. I loved every word written and was captivated by the ease with which the authors transition from one story to the next. While Im not sure if the Ivy and Martin stories are part of their series, I was enraptured with Zanettis edition to her ...more
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Badger to the Bone (Honey Badger Chronicles, #3)
  • Hero's Haven (Dark Protectors #11)
  • Highland Sword (Royal Highlander #3)
  • Golden in Death (In Death, #50)
  • Cross Her Heart (Bree Taggert, #1)
  • Never Look Back
  • Edge of Moonlight (Lucani Lovers, #3)
  • Kiss of Moonlight (Lucani Lovers, #1)
  • Moonlight Menage (Lucani Lovers, #2)
  • Blood Bound: A Lowrance Vampires Novel
  • A Lovely Drop (The NeverNeath #2)
  • The Intended Victim (The Agency #4)
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past (Southern Ghost Hunter)
  • Fallen (Deep Ops, #2)
  • Hers to Tame (NOLA Knights, #2)
  • Make Her New (Kaid Ranch Shifters, #2)
  • Securing Ara (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / Team Cerberus Book 6)
  • The Bachelor (Duke Dynasty, #2)
See similar books…
Kathleen Kelly Martin (aka Kathy Lawrence, Kasey Mars)

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

Other books in the series

Deep Ops (3 books)
  • Hidden (Deep Ops, #1)
  • Fallen (Deep Ops, #2)
  • Broken (Deep Ops #3)

Related Articles

Regular readers of romance know that the genre is currently chock-full of fresh plotlines and heroines who save themselves (and sometimes the he...
116 likes · 50 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »