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Against the Law by Kat Martin
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Feb 25, 2011

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Former U.S. Army Ranger, Dev (Daredevil) Raines has been hurt one time too often by inconsistent women. After his fiancé leaves him for another man Dev is devastated and gives up on love. Deciding its time to cut woman lose and use them for what God entailed them for. No strings attached are Dev Raines motto and he is sticking to it.

Dev built a new life in Arizona creating a successful security business, Raines Security. Dev has a demanding job and that is exactly how he likes. His life is pretty easy breeze being able to pick and choose the jobs and clients he wants. But lately he’s been felling a bit adrift. He is thinking about maybe taking on a new client when in sashays one of the sexiest woman he has ever seen. Even though all the bells and whist blow for Dev not to take her on as a client he can’t help but agree to help her locate her sister’s child.

Lark Delaney doesn’t have time—literally. She made a death-bed promise to her younger sister to find her baby and make sure she is in a good home. Mutual friend, Clive (Madman) Monroe says Devlin Raines of Raines Security is the man to get the job done. Perfect. She’ll finish packing her late sister condo, find her niece and make sure she has a loving and caring family only then her promise will be fulfilled. And Lark will be able to go back to California where her design company. Nothing prepared her for the chemical reaction she would feel on first sight of meeting sexy Dev Raines. But this is business and she doesn’t need her hormones or emotions getting involved Lark has enough on her plate.

After reuniting with her four year old niece, Chrissie Lark is suddenly an aunt and a mother having just witnessed the brutal slaying of her adoptive family. Back home in LA with Chrissy Lark tries to start her life and routine back at work designing couture hand bags for her company LARK bags. But thoughts of a blue-eyed devil with a magic touch that gave her one explosive night replays in her mind.

One night while Lark and Chrissy lay sleeping assailants break in kidnapping the little girl. Lark shoots-to-kill and makes her mark as one man lies dead on her floor. She knows no one better than Dev Raines that can help her track down her little girl. They join forces and head to Mexico where the meet up with Dev's friends from his Ranger days to plan the rescue of four year-old, Chrissy.

Racing against time to find the little girl and bring her home Dev and Lark will fight with everything they have to bring her home. Danger at every corner, heartache and heartbreak just a breath away but neither Dev nor Lark can deny the powerful connection that draws them together. In a time of devastating peril can these two find a common ground that will never shift and keep their lives forever entwined and stable?


4 ½ quills! Ms. Martin has struck the mother load in her AGAINST series. AGAINST THE LAW is her third installment in the series and by far the most powerfully intense romantic suspense with its charismatic characters, a story line that defies gravity with enough endorphins and adrenaline driven that even the Die Hard series can’t hold a candle to this brilliantly written series. Ms. Martin is a true mistress of the written word that never disappoints her readers.
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Shawna Great review! I enjoyed the first book in this trilogy, Against the Wind, but I heard the second was a bit slower with milder heat level. But this third book sounds good!

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