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During a vacation in the Caribbean, fifteen-year old Kate Huntley’s father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next ten years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of her father. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physiDuring a vacation in the Caribbean, fifteen-year old Kate Huntley’s father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next ten years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of her father. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physically. Every day is a struggle for survival. And yet she lives for only one reason…revenge.While looking for a drug lord via satellite in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, Jack Coffey, rookie FBI agent, spots Kate Huntley. Jack is sent by the agency to find Ms. Huntley and bring her back to the states. They have many unanswered questions about her father’s death. A professional and responsible man, Jack is confused by Kate’s lack of cooperation. He wants to help her return to the states where he believes she’ll be safe, but she treats him like the enemy and refuses to go. Everything about her is a contradiction. She looks fragile and innocent, but every time he turns around she’s putting another thug in his place. In the beginning Jack wonders if Kate’s distrust of his superiors is warranted or just simple paranoia. In the end, Jack realizes nothing is as it seems....

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ISBN : 11377961
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Finding Kate Huntley Reviews

  • Loves To Dive
    2019-06-22 04:36

    In September of 1998 Kate Huntley celebrates her 15th birthday aboard her father’s boat along with her father, a doctor who is doing ground breaking aids research. Two days after her birthday Kate is awoken to a storm, going on deck she finds her father locked in battle with a strange man. Her father gets shot but manages to throw the man overboard, but the boat is beyond help. Her father manages to get them both off the boat and Kate onto a raft but is unable to save himself. With his last breath he tells her to trust no one. Ten years later we find a tougher, leaner, meaner, self-sufficient Kate working for a charter company in Port-au-Prince Haiti. Kate took her father at his word and has lived under the radar. After coming back from a couple day charter and checking into the office she finds that a “Mel Gibson” good looking man has been asking for her. This puts Kate on alert and she decides she must leave. She catches the man following her and discovers he is FBI and not what she would have expected. Jack Coffey works in the cyber unit, tracking child abductors, he isn’t a field agent. He is surprised when after he discovers in the background of a routine satellite picture the image of missing Kate, his boss sends him to Haiti to bring her home. Thus Kate and Jack’s lives collide and they find themselves on the run with neither knowing who they can trust, even each other.What a wild ride this book was. Kate has made herself into a tough as nails, take no prisoners woman, she trusts no one and tends to hit first and ask questions later. I liked her personality; I liked the way she didn’t just lay down and cry but came up punching every time she got knocked down. She has a certain amount of vulnerability to her but she hides it well. Jack Coffey made me laugh more than once, so out of his element in the field he tended to get into trouble often and bless his heart, Kate was always there to help him out. He struggled with the concept that people he had trusted weren’t who he thought they were and was naïve in a way, just made me want to hug him. It didn’t hurt that he was good looking and had a nice body either. The supporting cast of characters were all interesting and well fleshed out. The bad guys kept themselves hidden well and I didn’t figure out who they all were until they were revealed. I really enjoyed this book; it had a lot of action, a little bit of sadness, some good laughs and some good romance. The story was well built and I never got bored with it, it kept me questioning right up to the end. I did have a few problems with the way Jack just kept right on trusting people that he knew had betrayed him more than once. I just wanted to slap him and tell him to wake up and smell the roses. There is some violence here, as can be expected of this genre but not too explicit and all working well into the plot. There is some sex, again not too explicit. All in all, this was a fun book to read. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good fast paced action/adventure with some good laughs and romance along the way.

  • Ni_kii
    2019-06-25 22:24

    Written for the Indie Book Collectives book blog tourWe begin this tale on a boat in the middle of the sea, at the dead of night. A young girl witnesses her Father’s death at the hands of a man with a serpent tattoo on his neck. It seems that the man on the verge of finding the cure for AIDs has amassed some resourceful enemies. Just before he dies, her Father tells her that she can’t trust anyone and to run. 10 years later, Kate Huntley is living on the Island of Haiti. Taking her Fathers advice to heart, she has spent the years training herself to protect herself and keeping people at a distance. She has always been prepared for her Father’s killer to find her, but she wasn’t prepared for the FBI agent Jack Caffrey to find her first. Jack is an agent with an obsession for missing person cases. After his sisters kidnapping, he scoured the files of missing girls, hoping he would gain some insight into her whereabouts. Upon the visits to these files, he came across Kate’s photo and with his eidetic memory, he never forgets a face. When comes across her face amongst the shots of a funeral in Haiti, he starts to investigate her, unwittingly informing her Fathers killers that she is still alive. After the murder of Kate’s Fathers best friend, and fellow scientist, Jack decides the time is right to pay her a visit. Unfortunately, he brings with him some unwelcome visitors, and pretty soon Kate and Jack are on the run from some very dangerous and influential people. When Jack is mysteriously placed on the FBI’s most wanted list for murder, hiding out becomes very difficult for the fugitives. Who wants to prevent a cure for AIDs so badly, they are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way? Moreover, what on Earth could be the motive? With all Jacks contacts at the FBI compromised, is there anyway of getting out of this hot mess alive?Wow, this book is like a James Bond movie. It starts with action but then it explodes into a dizzying tale of two people desperate to survive some very bad people. This is a suspense novel with a Romantic subplot, the main plot is the crime element and it is well thought out. It took me a few chapters to get used to the pace of the book (I read more Romance, this does not start with guns!) but after I settled into it, I was hooked. Kate is a woman that I can admire. She had survived for years on her own, which means she had become quite hard and tough. Yes, people had taken the lost little girl into their homes after she was pulled out of the sea, but she never let them get close. When she meets Jack, she immediately tries to channel any feelings that she has towards him into sex. It’s probably a good idea but unfortunately, Jack is having none of this! I liked her dry sense of humour and ability to get herself out of tough situations; I just thought she put herself in harm’s way a little too much! Jack is fun, but not tortured enough for my liking. He goes to find Kate because he believes it’s his job, and he stays because she gives him hope that his sister could still be alive. I enjoyed his restraint with her; he has feelings for her from quite early on and refuses to be a quick fling. The relationship building between the two is the same of the rest of the story, fast to build and a steady pace is kept at all points. There are smex scenes. They are sensual, rather than smutty and this fit well with the theme of the book.The “who-dunnit” part of the plot takes up the bulk of the word-count. The majority of the bad guys aren’t cloaked, we see them and their motives throughout the course of the book, but the major question is always who is the mysterious “Lou” who seems to be giving out all the orders. The motive behind all the killings is made clear to the readers from an early point. Although the motives are simple, the plotting is anything but, and I had to concentrate to keep up with it. With the Bourne Identity style action sequences, more details are released about the whole plot behind the murder....I enjoyed the way everything was revealed gradually. The author did seem to stay away from the old writer’s adage that you should torture your lead characters, instead settling on torturing the side characters. There is a myriad of well-written characters brought in to advance either the plot or the side plot. From Jack’s best friend AJ, to the neighbour’s children at their hideout, everyone had a role to play in the story. I liked the way that words were not wasted with this book, however this did mean that I had to pay extra attention, and often had to retrack to figure out what I’d accidently skimmed over. A sexy, fast-paced, all action thriller that just didn’t let up! A good, solid read :D

  • Eva Cg
    2019-06-08 01:32

    It's an okay book. Writing is good. The story was a bit out there though - quite a lot of active, concentrated suspension of disbelief was necessary. I sort of lost interest quite soon, I'm afraid - it just sounded like a recycled story that could be a basis for any number of forgettable action movies. I read it all for the sake of thoroughness. It's readable, but didn't do much beyond that for me. As always, tastes differ.

  • Beth
    2019-06-13 01:44

    The author worked so hard to make the story exciting that it became very dragged out. The heroine was unlikeably tough, the hero was inept, there were too many shallow villains, and the mix of crude language and actions followed by cute kids did not make sense. I had to skip to the end.

  • A. Bookzilla.
    2019-06-02 02:45

    This had such an interesting story line. I'd give it 3.5 stars but Goodreads won't let me.I loved the Kate/Jack duo, they had such weird dynamic, complete opposites, it was wonderful. Kate is really kickass, and it was funny watching Jack try and take care of her when she took care of him instead. But Jack held his own just fine with his calm demeanor and smarts.I loved the mystery. There's a lot of thrill and they're constantly on the run. People die! And I have to say I did not figure it out myself, so I was as surprised about who was pulling all the strings as they were in the end. I don't know how I missed it.My mom was eating it up because she's all about pharmaceutic conspiracy theories, I kept updating her on what's happening, she loved it :D.Theresa Ragan's style of writing does keep you engaged the whole time, but I found her development of their relationship a bit sloppy, though the chemistry is undeniable. As a romance reader I guess I'm just used to more detail. And she does the whole I-loved-you-when-I-first-saw-you thing, which I'm never a fan of.This was a freebie in the Kindle store when I got it, so it was definitely worth reading. I recommend it.

  • Natalie
    2019-06-13 03:37

    I don't even know what to say about this book. It's pretty ridiculous. It's basically one long action sequence. Kate and Jack are constantly in danger and having to kick some butts or run for their lives. I was rolling my eyes through most of it. It was so action-packed that I was more amused than annoyed. Jack heads to find Kate, who has been missing since her father's murder 10 years ago. After being nearly killed (several thousand times) Kate and Jack head back to the States where it turns out Jack has been framed for murder. Well that sucks, but Kate and Jack make the best of it by continually risking their lives and getting shot at lots of times. Don't get me wrong, I like Theresa Ragan (Her Lizzy series is awesome) but this book is too over the top.

  • Bernie
    2019-06-04 03:41

    Excellent book.

  • Nancy Johnson
    2019-06-11 20:40

    This book not only kept my interest, but I had a hard time puting it down. There was not a time where I was bored, wanting to skip pages or read the ending first. I LOVE this book.

  • Lynn Aoude
    2019-06-20 21:29

    When on vacation with her father in the Caribean, 15-year old Kate witnesses her father murder. His last words to her were "trust no one". 10 years later, an FBI agent, Jack Coffey, is sent to Haiti to bring her back to the US. Alas, Jack was set up as the culprit in the murder of Dr. Forstin. Dr Forstin was Kate's father's friend and was close to find the cure for AIDS before his untimely death. Trying to cover the set up, the people responsible go about trying to kill Jack, and Kate by association. As the H/h try to unravel the tangles of the mess they find themselves in, they fall in love, albeit reluctantly on Kate's side.I loved this book. It was action-packed, with a bit of mystery. I really liked the fact that it was not all obscure as to who the bad guys were. The reader didn't know for sure about Jack's boss, but the suspicion was there big time. Ragan saved the cloak and dagger to Lou, the mastermind. And I have to say it was a revelation.Moving on to the characters. The bad guys were all motivated by pride and/or greed. Kate was a strong woman (my favorite type of heroine). She held her own and thought fast on her feet. I really liked her even though she was hell-bent on revenge. Two things annoyed me about her though:(view spoiler)[ 1- The one time she needed to trust Jack, she didn't. She turned complacent. She trusted a woman she knew 10 years ago. She had no clue how the woman had turned or what kind of person she was. A lot can change in 10 years. Yet she didn't trust the one person who was on her side. 2- I realize that she didn't trust easily. However, Jack proved himself time and time again. And by the end of the book, you would've thought that it would satisfy her. It was apparent she loved the guy but wouldn't tell him so, even when he professed his undying love countless times. Then, after he proposes for the 3rd time, she leaves him in her dust on her way to Haiti to finish her father's work, expecting him to follow. And when he doesn't let go and goes after her after he put his demons to rest, he buys her boat as yet another proposal, but still she doesn't accept. And she has the gall to be upset!! What is wrong with you woman? At least she comes to her senses fast and proposes. (hide spoiler)]Jack is the knight in shining armor type. From the moment he sets foot in Haiti, he's determined to help Kate. His naivete and his blind trust - when he was being shot at - bothered me at first. But I was pleased with the way his character grew. By the end of the book, I was totally in love with him.As a last note, I found it kind of useless for Ragan to ruin A.J.'s life by offing his fiancee. It didn't add to the story, except for the added misery, which I found unnecessary. There were a lot of things to keep the reader interested and entertained, that heartbreak was uncalled for. I have to say that this move was predictable. From the first time the couple was mentioned, I knew they wouldn't have a happy ending. The voice in my head screamed "one of them is going to die soon".Happy reading!

  • Dolly
    2019-05-28 20:45

    2.75 StarsThis probably going to be one of the weirdest reviews ever!Here's why, I picked up a NetGalley ARC of Furious by this author writing a thriller as T.R. Ragan. I couldn't get half way through it. Not because it was poorly written or anything, but because it made me feel so much. That's right, it was graphic and the subject matter just got to me. Ms Ragan made me feel each and every emotion of the characters. It was too much for me, but I do highly recommend it for readers with sterner constitutions. It was that well written up to the point I put it down. So, I went to her web page to check out other works and found she had a couple of romantic suspense, which, I love. Now my review.What I didn't like: That's right, opposite order today for my review of Finding Kate Huntley. Everything I felt in Ms Ragan's Furious, I rolled my eyes through most of the reading of this book. I felt no connection to the characters, wanted more back story and the romance felt superficial. As a matter of fact, the whole book lacked depth for me. Most of the story you have to absolutely suspend belief. If, I could have, I would have, but I couldn't.I couple of times I felt like I was reading the Keystone Cops version of a romantic suspense. Kate, Jack Coffey (newly minted FBI field agent) and the rest of the characters were two dimensional and at times down right stupid. Yep, stupid. Kate actually came across as the best character but she could have been so much more. I wanted to know how she became the self-reliant street tough that she was. How did she become so proficient in defending herself? You know the usual things you want to know about a main character who has survived unthinkable odds.Jack and the "bad" guys were too busy tripping over their feet to be taken seriously. I know people want to trust in the agency they work for but when the bad guys know every move you make before you make it, don't you think you shouldn't share all your plans. The bad guys, well, I can't even go there. Some of them are named up front and the "head" of the bad guys, Lou, is supposed to be a huge secret. Nope, figured it out the first time Lou made an appearance in the book.What I liked: After all I've said, there are good things about Finding Kate Huntley. The opening scene really sucked me in. I wished Ms Ragan had followed with more about what happened to Kate at fifteen but the opening scene is very good.There is also some humor and snark between Kate and Jack that I really enjoyed. So, the dialogue was pretty well written.As much as I didn't buy into Finding Kate Huntley, Furious was just the opposite. Both books will have an audience that will enjoy them and while I didn't love Finding Kate Huntley, some will.​No Recommendation

  • Valerie
    2019-06-14 03:19

    At 15 years old Kate was sailing with her father on the outskirts of Haiti when a horrific tragedy happened. For 10 years Kate was left to survive on her own. She learned how to trust no one and to defend herself from the scum she came across every day. Kate's life was constantly on the run and she never had anyone she could rely on till one day all that changed with FBI Special Agent Jack Coffey came into the pictures. Jack was sent to find Kate and bring her back in regards to finding out who had murdered a couple of scientists, including her father, who were working on an AIDS cure. Things don't go as plan for Jack and Kate and they find themselves running for their lives in order to find out the truth of what really is going on. I was hooked the minute I opened the book and read the first page. I knew this book was going to end up being a wild ride! I was right!! Everything about this book had me hanging on each word till the end! I had no issues understanding how the characters felt, the writing style of the book was great and very few flaws with editing (which never really matters to me anyhow, I don't review a book for its editing issues). The chemistry between Kate and Jack was off the chain, I like how the author did not just throw them automatically into a relationship. It kind of is a turn off on a story for me if there is not a struggle for a character to open up. I am not about perfect people and perfect couples, I like the suspense of whether or not they will get together in the book. I like characters to have flaws. Ms. Ragan did just that!I felt also, when compared to other novels that this one did not feel rushed. It had a nice flow and there was a good amount of detail to the action of the story. I definitely had a hard time trying to figure out who was actually the main bad guy. Can I just throw out there that the sexual tension between Kate and Jack was insane, there were times I was just like get it over with you know you want to, lol. Jack was just pure hotness, you can't go wrong with a yummy FBI agent that has his own way of doing things!! Overall, this book was a great little read and I would highly recommend you reading. Theresa Ragan has a great way of helping you understand her characters while still giving you the action and suspense you need in a book. I look forward to reading more books by her!

  • Caroline Clemmons
    2019-06-07 21:21

    When Kate Huntley was fifteen, she saw her father murdered during a Caribbean vacation off the coast of Haiti. He barely managed to save Kate after he fought off his attacker. Who would harm her father? He was a harmless scientist working to find a cure for AIDS. She lives to avenge him, and remains in Haiti's tough backstreets--where life is hard and lives come cheap. She manages to remain under the murderer(s) radar. Ten years later, while gaining mental and physical strength with her continued determination, she works for a charter business in Port-au-Prince. But she has not yet found her father’s killer nor avenged her father’s death. Every day she thinks of him and heeds her father’s final words, “Trust no one!” She vows she will never be caught helpless again and has turned into a real kickass heroine. Although she is strong and capable, there’s a sense of inner vulnerability to her too that I found endearing. Without her knowledge, her image is caught on a routine satellite photo that alerts the FBI. They want to talk to her about her father's death and why she's remained missing.Jack Coffey is a rookie FBI agent sent to find missing Kate and bring her home to the States. At the same time, he is being framed. He realizes he’s been naive and feels foolish, but decides to fight back. Now he trusts no one--something he and Kate have in common. He is a charming man, and a real hunk. Kate discovers him following her after being told a man has asked for her. She confronts him, and their race begins. He doesn’t understand why she won’t trust him; she doesn’t understand why he trusts people who have betrayed him. The fast-paced plot sweeps the reader along with barely time for a deep breath. I loved the action-filled suspense that kept me guessing to the climax. I also loved the relationship between Kate and Jack as it built from sex and developed into a true romance. FINDING KATE HUNTLEY is a book that will please readers on many levels. I recommend it highly to anyone who reads romance, mystery, suspense, and adventure

  • Ukgardenfiend
    2019-06-16 04:20

    Finding Kate HuntleyConspiracy theories upon conspiracy theories abound in this book, from the Head of the FBI to business and drug companies and charities and their nefarious motives. Just who are the good guys? And who are the bad? And how can you tell the difference?We have the usual feisty self-reliant heroine but here very feisty and extremely self-reliant. Living on her own in a very dangerous culture for several years, living on her wits and without schooling or training and orphaned too… without money or support. In comes the apparent beta male who then turns out to have quite a lot of alpha elements that he hides under a meek and mild exterior but which are there when required. Lots of hidden skills… However, I did think that considering he was supposed to be a cyber specialist more could have been made of this in the story..Hero and heroine far too trusting - never let people help you until you know them - and in this instance investigated them first - got them into all sorts of scrapes they could have avoided.. a few too many really - After all, who is Lou? And how does Lou know so much? Who is leaking to Lou? Where do Lou’s tentacles reach?All ends happily - for most - the good guys appear and save the day - and for at least one character where the ending isn’t so good, there is the opportunity for another story. Would I read it? Well it depends. A friend said to me that she had thought I would only read intellectual books and she was relieved that I don’t. well it all depends on hard I am working… as my work is very intellectual and if I’m writing complex articles the last thing I want to read is something that stretches my brain. So you can see how tired my brain is by what I read. Which means that I would read more by this author if my brain is tired, or if I’m on holiday, but not when I’m up for a challenge!

  • Morgan
    2019-06-04 20:31

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFFinding Kate Huntley is a suspenseful novel filled with action and romance. This adult thriller will hook you from the first page and won’t let you go until long after you have finished this story.At age 15, Kate’s father was murdered before her eyes. He was a scientist on the brink of finding the cure for AIDS. One of the last things he said to Kate was, “Trust no one.”Flash forward ten years. Kate has spent the last ten years in Haiti trusting no one and trying to avenge her father’s death. That is when Jack Coffey walks into her life and flips everything upside down. Jack works for the FBI. His mission is to collect Kate and bring her back to the states. Kate’s instincts tell her to trust Jack, but she isn’t supposed to trust anybody.Then a few things happen: Jack gets set up for murder. Jack finds himself on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. And, multiple people try to kill Jack and Kate. Jack and Kate find themselves fighting on the same side, running from the “law” and the bad guys, and trusting no one.Sparks, twists, and deceit keep your eyes moving faster than your brain trying to soak up every word as quick as possible. Jack and Kate’s chemistry is undeniable, and amongst all the chaos and drama they have crazy romance.I gave Finding Kate Huntley by Theresa Ragan 3 STARS (3.5 STARS). This novel is addicting and fast paced. I strongly recommend this novel to adults who enjoy suspenseful romance novels. -XOXOREADING, EATING AND DREAMING

  • Heather
    2019-06-27 04:19

    This book was awesome. It starts out with Kate and her father on the Carribea during a bad storm. A man with a serpent tattoo on his chest shows up onboard and stabs her father. The last thing her father, a scientist close to discovering a cure for aids, tells Kate to trust no one. It jumps 15 years later where Kate is living in Haiti, hiding from the rest of the world. Until Jack, a rookie FBI agent, shows up to take her back to the states. But it isn't until they first come face to face that it seems everybody is out to kill them. Jack then discovers that his own people have turned against him, accused him of murder and put him on the America's Most Wanted List. Together, they run from.... well...... everyone and both are determined to find out whats going on and who has gone rogue.This story is fast paced and something is always happening. From the very beginning it draws you in. The characters were great. Jack really put the fun in the story with his funny, cute, charming personality. Kate has the don't-take-nothing-from-nobody attitude and she does it very well. I totally looked up to her. It was kinda funny with Jack and Kate together because Jack is a laid back, kind-hearted and never cuses. Kate has been hardened over the years, she not afraid to step on toes (or feelings) and she cuses like a sailor so, it was quite funny when they would bicker back and forth.This is the second book I have read by Thereasa Ragan and both books have been so good. I would recommend Mrs. Ragan and I can't wait to read some more of her work!

  • Tracy Riva
    2019-06-10 03:24

    Finding Kate Huntley by Theresa Ragan was an enticing read. It wraps romance, mystery and multiple murders in with the case of a woman who went missing ten years earlier. It was captivating for so many reasons. The sexual tension between the hero and heroine in the novel sizzles, it practically has you panting along with the heroine who just wants the hero to get on with it already!The heroine is no laid back, come save me weakling. She kicks ass, literally. If you go after her you’d better be prepared for one hell of a fight because she’s tough, determined and not about to go down easily. She has been on her own for years in the tough neighborhoods of Haiti and she more than knows how to take care of herself. She was helpless once, but she’s determined to never be helpless again. That is until she gets around our hero who has her feeling all feminine and vulnerable, but in all the right ways.Jack is as sweet as the boy next door and as hunky as they come. He’s an FBI agent who’s been framed for murder and is fighting back. He’s gone from being an idealistic believer in the system to being a victim of the worst betrayal possible. Someone on the inside has set him to take the fall and Jack doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn for help.The story is complex, intriguing and fraught with tension of every sort. The plot is well-developed and is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages until long past bedtime. I enjoyed every moment I spent in the world Theresa Ragan created and found Finding Kate Huntley to be one extremely satisfying read.

  • Vivian
    2019-06-28 02:33

    Wow, fastest read in a while. What I find is more surprising though, is that this is the first ebook that I have completed. Just a comment that I had to put in, which is actually somewhat significant, since I'm a traditional book-in-hand girl. Anyways, in my case, I was on vacation when I started and finished this book, so the ebook format actually worked to my advantage this once. The fact that I include this tidbit is to demonstrate how captivated I was by this book - every free minute that I found, I would take out my phone and read a little bit.This is a good old romance with a lot of kicking butt action. I am biased towards strong heroines, so this book definitely suited me. Kate is the typical tough girl on the outside, soft on the inside, but the execution is topnotch. She is into revenge, so she would be the "bad" one in the relationship.Jack, on the other hand, is the knight in shining armor, or so he would like to believe. But he is "good" and pure one in the relationship. But like all good authors, Ragan allows each character to grow and change to better fit reality. Props for that!I think the only thing that I had a minor problem with, was the passage of time. It was really difficult to tell how long the story took place. There are a couple indicators, but (and this is just my opinion) they don't feel the same as the timeline in my mind.All in all, it's a great book. It's a great introduction to a new author, and it doesn't hurt that it made me less apprehensive about ebooks!

  • Read2review
    2019-06-09 23:27

    ** For the full review please check out www.read2review.com **I had been looking forward to this book for a while so when I finally got to read it karma was not friendly to me! I had to read this book through lines that had appeared on my e-reader screen and sometimes I had to double check words. HOWEVER I am so glad that I read this book and have been introduced to Theresa’s work!The story starts off as Kate’s father was killed on a holiday. She then went into hiding and was found years later by an FBI agent. The story was fast paced going from places to places and holding on till towards the very end to deliver a shocker of a twist but ultimately ending up with a happy ending, to which I admit a tear was in my eye. Karma it seems was good to the lead characters!I thoroughly enjoyed Finding Kate Huntley and I can’t wait to read the other book we have by Theresa. I love her style of writing, she can really catch you in the moment and before I knew it pages had gone by and it was an hour later. This I believe is the mark of a fantastic writer!I have to say that having the lead character having the same name as myself was very interesting. 9 times out of 10 I can normally picture the story developing as I read. This was definitely one of those times.Finding Kate Huntley receives 5/5** Read More at: http://read2review.com/our-reviews/t/...

  • Gary
    2019-06-24 01:45

    Theresa Ragan is quickly becoming my female Michael Crichton... favorite author. From the moment I discovered Abducted, I read the majority of her books. The one thing they all have in common is that they don’t disappoint.I thought Finding Kate Huntley would be another great read. It was, even to the end. The characters didn’t end where I thought they would when reading the first few chapters and it made the book that more enjoyable. The characters had plausible story arc that didn’t betray what made them and the novel an entertaining read.If you’re not familiar with Theresa Ragan, or T.R. Ragan, she writes under both you should. Her plots are vivid and not overly complicated. For the most part they keep me reading until the end. I rarely want to put down one of her books wants I start reading.

  • Ciara
    2019-06-12 03:18

    Boy did I love this one!! I've loved T.R. Ragan ever since I read Abducted and Taming Mad Max, and Finding Kate Huntley did not disappoint!! Kate Huntley's father is about to have a breakthrough in the world of medicine when he finds the cure for AIDS. But while vacationing to Haiti on a boat with his 15 year old daughter he is murdered and Kate is left alone in life to survive the rough streets of Haiti and find the man responsible for killing her father!!! 10 years later FBI agent Jack Coffey is sent to Haiti to retrieve Kate and help the FBI solve a 10 year case and find her father's killer, or so he thought!! In this story Ragan tells it through every main cgaracter's perspective, which I LOVE!!! You as a reader gets an insight into what each character is thinking and it draws you into the story as you form strong opinions while trying to figure out who all is involved in this conspiracy/suspence/romantic thriller that no one in their right mind should pass up, especially for the price!!!! The attraction between Jack and Kate is HOT and their romance scenes are tasteful yet steamy!!!

  • Kristal Taylor
    2019-06-10 22:42

    Excellent book I was so captivated by this book couldn't stop reading. What a wild ride this book was. Kate has made herself into a tough as nails, take no prisoners woman, she trusts no one and tends to hit first and ask questions later. I liked her personality; I liked the way she didn’t just lay down and cry but came up punching every time she got knocked down. She has a certain amount of vulnerability to her but she hides it well. Jack Coffey made me laugh more than once, so out of his element in the field he tended to get into trouble often and bless his heart, Kate was always there to help him out. He struggled with the concept that people he had trusted weren’t who he thought they were and was naïve in a way, just made me want to hug him. It didn’t hurt that he was good looking and had a nice body either. The supporting cast of characters were all interesting and well fleshed out. The bad guys kept themselves hidden well and I didn’t figure out who they all were until they were revealed. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good fast paced action/adventure with some good laughs and romance along the way.

  • Alisha Robinson
    2019-06-17 23:42

    I'm a paranormal nut but once in a while I enjoy a good thriller, and this novel didn't disappoint. From the moment I met FBI Agent Jack Coffey I was in love! He was smug, even a tad arrogant but in that boyish way which makes girls melt!Kate was sassy and hard, almost to the core making their relationship bumpy from the beginning.The suspense was great. I had my own ideas about what was going to happen and although I correctly predicted one event most of the time I was just blown away. Twists and turns were in every chapter!Throughout the novel the sexual tension could be cut with a knife. As the reader I couldn't help but yell at these two telling them to get together. Just when that magic moment seemed to come up something or someone would get in the way. If it was agony on the characters it was complete torture for me! Thankfully they do get together for some steamy sex scenes ... problem is are they able to stay together in the end?

  • Tia
    2019-06-27 21:40

    The heroine was there when she witnessed her fathers murder, she was fifteen at the time. Ten years later and she has trained herself to be strong, stand tough and to trust her instincts to stay alive. She is a lean mean killing machine if she has to be but what she wants most? Revenge! Against whomever hired the killer that took her father away from her.The hero works as an FBI agent, he was sent to find the heroine and bring her back to the states but it won't be that simple. With a bunch of killers on his back as soon as he meets the heroine, they are now on the run. With corrupt FBI agents, a plane crash, AIDs research, embezzlement and a whole lot of murder and conspiracy theories going on this book will capture your attention and keep you turning page after page. It was a pretty awesome book, packed full of adventure. Worth the read!

  • Vivian
    2019-06-08 01:33

    "From here on out Jack, your friends are your enemies and your enemies are just that."Jack has been assigned to track and return Kate, who's been hiding in Haiti since her father was murdered ten years before. Her father, a scientist, was on the verge of a major discovery when he was murdered. He begged her to go into hiding and not trust anyone. Kate refuses to be hauled to the US without a fight. She trusts no one. Jack finds himself drawn to Kate and determined to help her only to find that he's been set-up. Framed for a murder he didn't commit.~ not Ragan's best work. I've since learned that this is actually her first try at suspense romance. The book is actually dedicated to her high school best-friend, by the same name. It's pretty good for a first. The characters are certainly likable.

  • Sue Owen
    2019-06-13 23:40

    This is a wonderful, fast paced action adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. In the tradition of James Bond, Kate Huntley kicks … well you know. She’s one heck of a fighter and still had time to be a very feminine woman. If James were a she, Kate would be it. I liked this book a lot. It kept moving and during the whole book I didn’t once doubt the end would be explosive. The only given was that the boy/girl combo would probably work out eventually. Some things have to be expected, right? Nothing else in this book was expected, however. It is riddled with surprise after surprise and kept me guessing the whole time. It was a great story, good characters and full of twists and turns. Definitely a must read.

  • Lbousson
    2019-06-22 03:25

    I bought this book back in 2014, and I kept pushing it back on my to-read list. Mostly because of the title and the book cover. I figured it would be a bit sappy, a little romantic and that's about it. Wrong! This is one of the best book I read in 2014. It kept me on my toes and I really enjoyed following Kate. I thought she was well written. The plot was interesting too, and had a few twists as well. Yes, there is a little romance in it, but it was a good balance to the plot's action, and that's what really made this story work for me. It also was the perfect page length. I'm going to keep my eyes out for works by this author...as long as their is some action in it.Four stars.

  • Sariah
    2019-06-27 01:36

    À la poursuite de Kate Huntley est une romance bourrée d'actions : les scènes défilent les unes après les autres, ne laissant aucun temps mort au lecteur et aux protagonistes que la situation amène à se rapprocher pour fuir leurs poursuivants et faire toute la lumière sur la personne qui est à l'origine de tout cela. [...]Malgré une romance plutôt légère, la plume de Theresa Regan nous entraîne dans l'action sans que nous ne voyions les pages défiler. Une romance à suspense combinée à de l'aventure et des meurtres. Theresa Regan nous offre un ouvrage plaisant à parcourir. Avis complet : http://sariahlit.blogspot.fr/2015/05/...

  • Kelly
    2019-05-30 21:40

    This book kept me reading and reading. It was very suspenseful and I did not guess the ending until it was told to the reader later in the book. I definitely will try out other books written by Theresa Ragan. This book is probably something I would never have purchased. It caught my eye being offered as "free" for the Kindle as a promotional. The characters were very likable and I'm pleased with the ending for them. A suspenseful novel but with also some romance to it! I highly recommend.

  • Debbie Oxier
    2019-06-12 00:22

    A very entertaining read with plenty of twists and turns to hold your interest. When Kate is left alone after her father's murder, she manages to survive. Her father told her not to trust anyone so when Jack shows up claiming to be with the FBI she runs. He wants to take her back to the states to her father's former colleague. Then the colleague is killed and Jack is framed for the murder. The two of them end up running for their lives. Lots of action and suspense.

  • S.E. Nelson
    2019-06-15 20:26

    One of the best books I have read this year. I love the main characters - Kate and Jack. They are both fun with so much depth and the author did a good job of unraveling them one layer at a time. This fast-paced non-stop storyline kept me on my toes, and I could not put the book down. I was confused by the movement of Jack's gun in the first chapter but that does not take away from this well developed interesting storyline. Very highly recommended.