Tuesday, May 23, 2017


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.

Release Date: May 23, 2017
Gravediggers #1
Pocket Books
Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by publisher

Nikki’s Review:
To say that I was excited about this new series by Liliana Hart is an understatement. Ms. Hart's novels have captivated me from the moment I first read, Cade, in her Mackenzie series! 

This book had a different feel than the Mackenzie books. The romance was very much still there, but there was more mystery and suspense in the plot. The Mackenzie's were always full of those elements, too. But this time, I felt like it was equally balanced with the romance aspect. I loved it!

In my opinion, this book was very character driven. I could "see inside the heart" of them. Obviously, with the secondary characters, I was left wanting more, which is a sign of great writing! I was already anticipating the next book in the series, and I was barely through the first four chapters! 

I love Tess Sherman! She made an otherwise serious plot, funny. Her spitfire temper is something to behold! I love how "real" she was. She has insecurities, but she's tough. She babbles when she's nervous, which is giggle worthy! The very sight of Deacon can reduce her to a babbling mess. 

Deacon is my favourite kind of hero. He's all broody and serious, but there's more to him lurking under his exterior. He's a man of integrity and honour. He'll do what's right, no matter the cost. And he'll fight for what he wants...and he wants Tess!

This book had a frustratingly slow burn. There was so much chemistry between Tess and Deacon. I was constantly holding my breath and hoping they'd get to the hot sexy times. But I had to wait. It was important that it went in that direction, but that made it no less frustrating. But holy hell, when they finally got to the hot sweaty stuff...hallelujah! It was delicious! I never knew that a motorcycle could be used for something other than driving. Huh...you learn something new everyday! 

There's so much going on in this book. But not in that confusing-what the hell is happening now-way. It's very detailed oriented, and I can't imagine the countless hours of research that Liliana put into it. The suspense aspect left me with chills. With the world the way that is right now, it all seemed too plausible. I was drawn into this book. I ignored what was going on around me. I craved the details. 

I don't want to focus too much on the intricacies of the plot. I don't want to spoil it for you. The whole concept of a secret ops team that are so secret, not even the President knows about them is enthralling. If you're looking for a book or series that has a great balance of action and romance, this is it! If you want to read about brave men, who happen to be gorgeous, risk life and limb, all the while leading secret lives, save the world...read this book! And if you want to read a book that delivers the kind of romance you can expect from a Liliana Hart novel...well, here ya go!

Rating: 4 Stars (A)

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