Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gone to Dust by Liliana Hart

Title: Gone to Dust
Author: Liliana Hart
My Rating: B+

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Gravediggers #2
Main Characters: Miller and Elias
Release Date: June 2017
Publisher:  Pocket Books
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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....

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.

My Review:
The best thing about this book was getting all these tiny glimpses into Miller's head. She's a romance writer and every single thing happening around her can be part of a story...and if it doesn't fit into her story, she can tie it back to a movie (someone else's story). She's a bit insane and I loved her for that. She's quirky, but doesn't ever back down from a challenge. She's well aware of her limitations, but isn't willing to back down when it comes to saving her brother. 

Elias is a dead man and he desperately wants Miller, but he knows that would never be fair to her...so after a particularly heated night he stepped away at just the wrong moment. She can't forgive him for that and hates that she STILL wants him.

This book is a LOT like the movie Romancing the Stone. Miller is a romance author, trying to save her brother, rather than her sister like in the movie. Everything else pretty much is spot onto the movie...except we have SEALS rather than treasure hunters...although her brother is a treasure hunter and a SEAL. 

I enjoyed the book a lot. I loved the conflict between Elias and Miller. They have so much sexual tension, that translates into a lot of conflict for a lot of the book. Overall, it was a fun book to read if not particularly creative. I loved how Elias thought he had Miller pegged and then she just continued to prove she was so much tougher than he expected. 

I just have to comment though...that cover is so NOT right for this book, which takes place mostly in a rainy, hot jungle. And the title doesn't really work either. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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