Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mini Review & Giveaway: The Darkest Corner by Liliana Hart

The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers #1) by Liliana Hart
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: May 23rd 2017
My rating: 3.5 Stars
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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s first book in her sexy, suspenseful Gravediggers series, THE DARKEST CORNER, features 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…

Deacon Tucker 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 Deacon Tucker ended up in her funeral home, but she’ll eat her hat if he’s only a funeral home assistant. Deacon is dangerous, deadly, and drop-dead gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache.

Deacon is on a mission to stop the most deadly terror attack the world has ever known—what’s known as The Day of Destiny—a terrorist’s perfect day. 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.

My Thoughts:
Tess is a feisty, but sweet woman with an unusual job as the town’s mortician, but more unusual is the five men working as her “assistants”. There’s really no need for all the help when the small town of Last Stop doesn’t have that many deaths.  Not that Tess is complaining, they’re all easy on the eyes with their bulging muscles, and good looks, but there’s only one that captures her interest: Deacon Tucker.

Deacon and his team are stationed at the mortuary as a cover for their real assignment, tracking terrorists and thwarting their plans.  The team is multi-national and highly covert.  For the last two years, Deacon’s had to yearn for Tess from afar, unable to do anything about it, because of the classified nature of his job. But now the higher ups think Tess can be an asset on the case they are now working, and Deacon’s able to finally get able to get close.

The Darkest Corner was entertaining and fun. I’d call it more a romance than romantic suspense, but it was pretty action packed in the end.  I’m looking forward to Miller and Colin’s story next.

 About the Author:
Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than forty titles, including the Addison Holmes Whiskey and J.J. Graves Mystery series. Since self-publishing in June 2011, Liliana has sold more than four million ebooks. She’s hit the #1 spot on lists all over the world, and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Liliana is a sought-after speaker who’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from California to New York to London. Please visit her at lilianahart.com, facebook.com/lilianahart, and twitter.com/liliana_hart.

Look for Gone to Dust (Book 2) June 20th!

The publisher generously provided a Paperback Copy of The Darkest Corner to giveaway to one lucky reader. The giveaway is open to US residents only. Fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

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  1. I should try one of her books

  2. Glad you liked this enough to want to continue with it, even if it was more a romance than a mystery of sorts. Great review for this!

  3. I'm glad it was more action-packed near the end! Sounds like a pretty good read.

  4. This novel sounds intriguing and captivating. Love to read it.

  5. Hmm... this sounds good, but I am not completely sold. I hope the next one is better.

  6. This sounds like a fun read. I like the idea of the Gravediggers, that's a neat concept, and a town called Last Stop! Love that. :)

  7. I tend to like romantic suspense with more romance, sometimes, so I'll keep this in mind for when I'm in the mood. Wonderful review, Rachel!! :)

  8. Lovely review Rachel :) I'm glad you liked this one. <3 Wouldn't really be my kind of plot, but seems kind of interesting even so :D Thank you for sharing about it. <3


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