Monday, June 5, 2017

Review ~ THE DARKEST CORNER by Liliana Hart

The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers, #1)
by: Liliana Hart
Series: Gravediggers
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.**

Rating: 5

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The second book in the series, Gone to Dust releases on
June 20, 2017

The third book in the series, Say No More releases on
July 25, 2017

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  1. This isn't something I'd have even considered reading - not my preferred genre - but it actually sounds really good! I'll be adding it to the TBR.

    1. Hi Nicola,

      Thanks for stopping by and checking it out. The blurb definitely has you thinking the book will be something different. The book was amazingly good. Can't wait for the next one.

  2. Popping in from the get social event.Added you to our following list.Happy Reading! Joelle from Angels with Attitude Book Reviews.

    1. Thanks Joelle,

      I'm currently playing catch up, but I'm sure I'll see you around.

      Thanks for adding me!

  3. That's not what I normally read but it does sound good. #getsocial17

    1. Hi Mary,

      This was a seriously good book. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I love this kind of plot. Sounds like an intriguing beginning to the series.

    1. Hi Laura,

      Great book. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I've never read Hart, but I've heard good things. Military Romances can be hit or miss for me. A good author can balance action and romance, but when one over powers the other, not so good.

    I am new to your blog, visiting with #getsocial17 event.

    1. Hi Jen,

      I'm like you. I've never read Liliana and heard good things about her. This book did not disappoint. I agree with you, Military Romances are hit and miss. Sometimes the author says a book is a Military Romance, but doesn't do anything with the characters. Not this situation with this book.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  6. This series sounds like my cup of tea. Thanks for your review. #getsocial17

    1. Hi Mia,

      I hope you enjoy reading the book. Thanks for stopping by.


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