Title: The Darkest Corner
Author: Liliana Hart
My Rating: B+
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Gravediggers #1
Main Characters: Deacon and Tess
Release Date: May 2017
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Sexual Intensity: spicy
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.
This is the first in a new romantic suspense series by Liliana Hart. I thoroughly enjoyed this first book. It's about the Gravediggers. They are a group of 5-6 guys who have been "brought back to life" after being condemned as rogue agents. They are part of a shadow operation to bring down terrorism throughout the world. They just happen to run their operation from the mortuary in this tiny Texas town outside Dallas.
Okay, straight up...you're going to have to suspend some disbelief on this one. Five burly guys working in a mortuary in a town of 3500 people...yeah, that's not suspicious at all. LOL. So...go into it knowing that some of the details aren't quite realistic.
This first book features Deacon. He was the first gravedigger brought back to life, and Tess, the woman who runs the mortuary. Although these guys have been part of her mortuary operation for two years, Deacon has never given any hint that he wants more. And Tess hasn't really become suspicious until one night an unknown dead body shows up on her embalming table. Suddenly everything is thrown into upheaval. Tess has to be brought into the "know" or else she's become expendable. Something that none of the guys are okay with. Deacon claims her as his to protect and bring in.
The book was interesting and entertaining. There was enough going on in this first book to keep it moving, even though a lot of the story was the complex set-up of how all this organization works. I'm anxious to see how the series plays out. I really like the entire group of guys. They come from all over the world and many different special ops groups. Like I said...interesting and a good start. I'm ready to read more and would definitely recommend this one.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.