Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: The Last Goodnight – Kat Martin (Blood Ties #1)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.


A cold case is heating up, and with another body turning up, one woman is hot on the trail of a killer…with the help of the rancher who hired her to deliver justice.

When Kade Logan said goodbye to his estranged wife eight years ago, he never thought it would be the last time he saw her alive. Now her car has been hauled out of a nearby lake and Kade is determined to track down the man who murdered her. Enter Eleanor Bowman, a talented private investigator who’s about to stir up a hornet’s nest on his Colorado ranch.

With old scandals still buzzing about his late wife’s many affairs and new violence erupting, Kade is faced with the discovery of another beautiful woman’s body. Are the two killings linked? Who is the man who seduced, then murdered both victims? Ellie believes they are dangerously close to the truth.

From corporate Denver high-rises to posh Vail mansions, Kade and Ellie sense the killer is closing in again, and this time Ellie is the target. Kade must risk everything to save the woman he’s coming to love—before she becomes the next one to die . . .


The Last Goodnight was an action-packed, super suspenseful romance. I’ve read a few books by Kat Martin before and I always tend to really enjoy the overall plotline and characters. The same can be said for this book. I found the mysterious death of the hero’s wife and the current goings-on happening on the property to be really intriguing. Likewise, the hero and heroine was interesting to get to know.

The only thing that really stopped me from loving this book more was the pacing. There were many elements in this book that felt slow while other parts almost felt rushed to the point where I felt I had missed something and had to go back and reread pages to check. I would have liked more build up for the relationship progression (this was one of the parts that felt rushed) and so the pacing felt a bit confusing to me.

Overall, I really liked the story and think Martin is a fantastic author. She knows how to write a story that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. Unfortunately, the pacing let me down a little with this story; but I would still recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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