Saturday, August 5, 2017

Gone to Dust by Liliana Hart

Author: Liliana Hart
Publisher: Pocket Books
Date of publication: June 2017

Sometimes the dead do rise....

Miller Darling is one of the most popular romance novelists of her time. Not bad for a woman who doesn’t believe in romance. She’s as logical as they come, and she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. What she does believe in is family, so when her brother disappears, she doesn’t think twice about packing her bag and her laptop and heading out to find him.

Elias Cole lived and breathed the life of a Navy SEAL. Now he’s “dead” and his hero’s honor tarnished. The only thing keeping him sane are the men who are like him—The Gravediggers—and the woman who makes his head spin. He’s never met anyone like Miller Darling. Her smart mouth and quick wit keep him on his toes, and damned if he doesn’t find that appealing.

When Miller receives a package from the brother who abandoned her asking for help, it’s clear she’s in over her head with the mess he’s gotten himself into. She needs a professional, and Elias is just the man for the job. Only her brother is a former SEAL—the man who left his team to die—and Elias is more interested in vengeance than saving his life.

Gone to Dust is the second book in "The Gravediggers" series. I ended up liking this book a lot more than the first one.  It was a fast paced adventure that I flew through and was very reminiscent of Romancing the Stone. (One of my favorite 80s movies) I felt like I really got to know this couple a lot more in this book than I did Deacon and Tess in the first one.  I enjoyed the chemistry and banter between Elias and Miller.  Miller was hilarious and I loved her straight forward, dry sense of humor. Her affinity for comparing everything she saw to a scene in a movie was funny.  Normally, all of the pop culture references would drive me nuts, but it just went so well with her personality that I found myself not minding it. Elias was a great match for her and I really bought into their HEA. I loved Elias and hope he gets his revenge some day!

I definitely recommend this one.  It wouldn't hurt to read the first book, The Darkest Corner first, however.  I really think you need to read that book to understand The Gravediggers and their purpose.  There is a little explanation in this one so you won't be totally lost, but to fully get it all, read the first one as well.  The next book, Say No More is out now and I can't wait to read it!

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