by: Liliana Hart
Genre: Military Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 23, 2017
Publisher: Pocket Books
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s first book in her suspenseful Gravediggers series, featuring an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.
The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families.
Sometimes the dead do rise...
Solomon Lange is a dead man walking. A former black ops agent, he was disavowed and stripped of all honor before being recruited as a Gravedigger. But his honor and good name no longer matter, because no one knows he’s alive, and he’ll never get the recognition he deserves. His mission is simple: save the world or die trying. And for God’s sake, don’t ever fall in love. That’s a rule punishable by death. The kind of death a man can’t be brought back from.
Tess Sherman is the only mortician in Last Stop, Texas. She has no idea how Solomon Lange ended up in her funeral home, but she’ll eat her hat if he’s only a funeral home assistant. Solomon is dangerous, deadly, and gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache.
Solomon is on a mission to stop the most fatal terror attack the world has ever known—what’s known as The Day of Destiny—a terrorist’s dream. But when he discovers Tess has skills he can use to stop them, he has to decide if he can trust her with secrets worth dying for. And, most important, he has to decide if he can trust her with his heart.
The Darkest Corner is the first book in Liliana Hart’s Gravediggers series. Based on the blurb, I wasn’t really sure what to expect because it seemed a little bit over the top. I am glad to say that it didn’t disappoint. The Darkest Corner was one of the best Military Romance books that I have read. I will admit that the description may be a bit misleading but it’s well worth the read. The action was intense and the sex was off the charts.
The Darkest Corner is the story of former CIA agent Deacon Tucker who has been presumed dead although he actually works for a secret organization call the Gravediggers. The Gravediggers are a group of highly trained men from different covert agencies around the world who are recruited to thwart worldwide threats. They literally don’t exist giving new meaning to the term ghost. They operate under the guise of actual gravediggers for a functional funeral home. Interestingly enough, their so-called boss Tess Sherman has no clue who they are or what they do. She is fed up with her current situation and considering leaving the small town of Last Stop, Texas where this all takes place. Tess and Deacon have been ignoring their attraction to each other for a couple of years but things change direction when Tess’ particular linguistic skills are needed to help take down some terrorists armed with dangerous weapons.
I love that Tess and Deacon don’t have the stereotypical textbook relationship. When Deacon recruits her, he doesn’t candy coat things. He is upfront and brutally honest but he also is very passionate about his feelings for her. For Tess, she gets out of her comfort zone and really goes all in. They seem to complement each other very well and I couldn’t help but root for their relationship. Tess also has a good friend named Miller who I thought was very fun. Overall, all of the characters made a good contribution to the book so I can’t help but look forward to the next one.
**Received a copy of the book from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed.**
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The second book in the series, Gone to Dust releases on
June 20, 2017
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July 25, 2017
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