Monday 9 July 2018


Beyond Control
Texas Trilogy #3
By Kat Martin
Releasing May 29th, 2018

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 with the adorable little girl will give him trouble of the most personal kind. But he’s seen trouble before, and he doesn't scare easy. Not when “accidents” start happening around the ranch. Not when Tory’s best friend back in Phoenix is abducted and brutalized. Not even when it looks like their current problems are only the tip of the iceberg.

But if he gets too close to fierce, determined Tory, Josh knows his nights are going to be anything but quiet. And that’s one possibility no amount of training can prepare him for . . .

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In Beyond Control (Texas Trilogy #3) by Kat Martin, Victoria Langford was so excited to finally find a man that she loved and was looking forward to marrying, but now six months later, she's discovered what a monster her fiancé is and now she's on the run. Determined to stay off the grid, so her fiancé doesn't find her, she applies for a job at the Iron River Ranch. However, even though the new owner, Josh Cain, allows her to prove she has what it takes to do the hard work needed, she finds he's not happy to have her there. Yet, when trouble comes for her, he's determined to do anything to keep her safe. Will Josh be able to keep Victoria and her daughter safe or will he fail to keep her safe when both their pasts start coming back to haunt them?

I absolutely love this series and Ms. Martin has delivered another fantastic read for it in this one. Really, right from the beginning I was drawn into this story, as the heroine's ex is a nasty piece of work and I could understand why she's determined to get away from him before it's too late for her to be able to. Will she succeed in her plans? Will securing a job and staying off the grid be enough to keep Victoria one step ahead of her ex? However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine meet for the first time where things get really interesting, as the hero doesn't think Victoria has what it takes to work on the ranch, but she's determined to prove him wrong. Will Victoria convince Josh to let her stay?

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories because both the hero and heroine are haunted by their pasts and find their pasts coming back to haunt them, especially with what's going on with men that Josh served alongside. Will he get to the bottom of who is coming after him? Will he be able to keep Victoria and her daughter safe? Moreover, the heroine is a fighter, resilient, courageous, stubborn and I liked how determined she was to prove her worth and that she has what it takes to do the work Josh needs done on the ranch. I also liked the close bond she shares with her daughter and that she would do anything to protect her, which is proven by decisions she makes that put her in harms way. 

While the hero, he's been through a lot in his past and it's understandable why he's wary of trusting anyone outside of the tight circle of friends and family he has. However, in saying that, I liked that he gave the heroine a chance, even though he's certain she's trouble with a capital T, especially once he realizes she's hiding something. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was how protective he was of the heroine and how he proved to the heroine over and over again that he's a good man and nothing like her ex. 

Overall, Ms. Martin has delivered a wonderful and well-written read in this book where the suspense kept me on the edge-of-seat with worry for the main characters; the chemistry between Victoria and Josh was intense; the romance was delightful and had me happy that these two take a chance on each other; and the ending had me concerned for the main characters safety because it's palpable that the heroine's ex will not give up. Will Victoria and Josh come out on top against the danger they face? I would recommend Beyond Control by Kat Martin, if you enjoy romantic suspense or books by authors Allison B. Hanson, Laura Griffin, AJ Nuest and Melinda Leigh. 

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