My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a good start for Liliana Hart’s Gravediggers series. The prologue was incredibly intense, it reeled me in from the first page! After that, the story dragged a little as we get introduced to Tess, Deacon and the rest of the Gravediggers (it’s a tad cheesy but I still loved the name of this group!). Once the slow burn between Tess and Deacon ignites, the action does too! I loved Tess’ character, she was quirky, feisty and her witty banter had me laughing out loud a couple of times. Deacon was, of course, a hot, dark, handsome male who speaks Russian! (I just love a multilingual alpha!) The chemistry between these two is pretty explosive and I enjoyed the back and forth between the two. I also felt that the plot was unique, the concept of “heroes” coming back from the “dead” in order to save the world. How cool is that?? It just seemed that there was a bit too much background information and not enough suspense/action. Overall, I enjoyed the story and I think the series has a lot of potential! Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers Book 1) by Liliana Hart
Date of Publication: 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…
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 gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache.
Deacon 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.
About Liliana Hart
Since self-publishing in June of 2011, Liliana has sold more than 3 million ebooks and been translated into eight languages. She’s appeared at #1 on lists all over the world and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times list. Liliana is a sought after speaker and she’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from California to New York to London.
Liliana can almost always be found at her computer writing or on the road giving workshops for SilverHart International, a company she founded with her partner, Scott Silverii, where they provide law enforcement, military, and fire resources for writers so they can write it right. Liliana is a recent transplant to Southern Louisiana, where she’s getting used to the humidity and hurricane season, and plotting murders (for her books, of course).