Against the Wind by Kat Martin Review

Sarah Allen couldn’t wait to leave Wind Canyon, Wyoming but with the death of her husband and the financial ruin he brought them to, Sarah just wants to return to where she was happy. Against the Wind by Kat Martin is the first in the Raines of Wind Canyon trilogy and is about the oldest brother Jackson. Once thought to be a good for nothing, Jackson has returned to Wind Canyon to raise cattle after making a financial success of himself and competing in the Olympics in boxing. Jackson thinks he has everything he wants until his new tenant turns out to be none other than the girl who publicly rejected him in high school, Sarah Allen.

Sarah knows she made some mistakes in her life, including letting herself be peer pressured into hurting Jackson but now all she wants is some place safe and quiet to raise her daughter. When Jackson is the one to save her and her daughter from a blizzard, Sarah realizes that coming home isn’t going to be as easy as she thought but as events start to unfold surrounding her late husband’s shady business dealings, Sarah finds herself relying on Jackson to save her and her daughter.

Against the Wind is a great beginning of a contemporary trilogy.  Jackson has made something of himself and when trouble starts brewing his two younger brothers quickly step in to help in anyway they can. In my mind there is nothing better than strong man with a strong family support to rely on. As Sarah sees the changes that Jackson has gone through and the importance of having those family ties, she starts to realize that sometimes its okay to rely on someone else. The mystery surrounding Sarah’s husbands death and his business partners was intriguing and suspenseful, I didn’t expect the murderer to be who it was. I thoroughly enjoyed Against the Wind and look forward to reading about the other two brothers, Dev and Gabriel in the next two novels.

You can read an excerpt here.

The Raines of Wind Canyon series:

Against the Wind

Against the Fire

Against the Law (March 2011)


Title: Against the Wind

Author: Kat Martin

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 400

ISBN: 978-0778329305

Publisher: Mira

Release Date: December 28, 2011

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Reviewer: Jessica

**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way. Mitch Moreland Jersey

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