Wednesday, August 28, 2013
AGAINST THE MARK by Kat Martin
From the back cover:
The perfect murder is a work of art.
In one catastrophic instant, Haley Warren's estranged father was taken from her. She never got the chance to reconnect with him, so now she's doing it the only way she's got left: by proving the explosion that killed him was no accident.
When Tyler Brodie, the provocative and handsome P.I. hired by Haley, discovers that her father was investigating a suspected art theft, he knows his death is no coincidence. After all, tens of millions of dollars worth of stolen art could motivate a thief to go to any lengths-including getting rid of anyone poking around where they don't belong.
As Haley and Ty get closer to the truth, the truth gets ugly: Did Haley's dad know too much...or was he in on the take? And although Ty's a consummate professional, he's having trouble focusing on the facts of the case, and not the figure of his gorgeous client. The two are determined to get to the bottom of the case, even if it means they die trying.
I don't read a lot of romantic suspense so I wasn't sure how how I would feel about this book. But once I started reading, I couldn't put it down!
When Haley is contacted by her father's second wife - the one he left her and her mother for - she isn't at all sure what to believe. Could her father's death really have been a murder? And attracted as she is to Ty, she doesn't believe in abiding love and happily-after-afters. She just wants to learn the facts, tie up all the loose ends, and get back to her regularly scheduled life in Chicago.
Lucky for us readers, the truths of the situation - and Ty's charms - make that impossible. With its great characters, fast pace, and plot twists to keep you turning pages until the very end, this is a great end-of-summer read. Recommended!
NOTE: I received a copy of this book for FREE in exchange for a written review. There was no expectation that this review be either positive or negative, and I was not given any financial compensation to read the book or write the review. This information is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 [...] Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.