AGAINST THE WILD
In her latest, Martin’s efficient style of storytelling artfully mixes romance and suspense. Her characters are sympathetic and appealing, and the attraction between Lane and Dylan is fiery hot. Though the plot is interesting, the slight lack of depth in a few of the characters takes the shine off an otherwise enjoyable read.
Interior designer Lane Bishop travels to Alaska to work on the remodel of businessman Dylan Brodie’s newly purchased 1930s fishing lodge. She also hopes to ignite the attraction that lies between them. Burned by a past relationship, Lane doesn’t want anything permanent. Neither does Dylan. His last relationship ended with his ex-wife abandoning him and their daughter, Emily. Yet, both Lane and Dylan are not quite willing to end their relationship as Lane gets close to finishing the job. When strange incidents start to happen around the lodge, Lane and Dylan become closer and their feelings deepen. (ZEBRA, Jun., 368 pp., $7.99)