Review: Gone to Dust by Liliana Hart

Gone to Dust
(Gravediggers #2)
by Liliana Hart
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: June 20, 2017
Genre: Romantic suspense
Rating:

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 thoughts…

This is the second book in the Gravediggers series and it focuses on Miller, a romance author, and Elias, who is not too thrilled with his gravedigger life. He’s convinced that the organization who “saved his life” by faking his death so that he could join their elite team are actually the ones who put his life in jeopardy in the first place. Then there’s the eccentric Miller who shuts herself away for weeks at a time working on deadlines for her latest romance novels. However, her quiet life of writing just got a whole lot more interesting when her brother’s finger gets mailed to her by a drug lord/treasure hunter who wants her to find King Solomon’s table which he claims her brother knows the location of. With the help of Elias, these two take off on a crazy adventure to try to save her brother.

This book is full of adventure and danger as they trudge through the jungle in search of her brother. The previous book really set up who and what the Gravediggers are and what their day-to-day life is like. This one however has a lot more danger and suspense to it since not only do they have the cartel hunting them, but the land itself isn’t helping their journey any either. There was always something going on in this book. Which may be why I never really felt the connection between Elias and Miller. One minute they’re fighting danger and the next they’re kissing. They spend a week dodging bullets in the jungle and all of a sudden they love each other. I just didn’t feel the romance I guess. :/

Gone to Dust will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. The jungle is not a safe place and when you add the fact that the cartel is hunting them as well, you’ve got one action-packed story. I just wish the romance portion was worked up a bit more. Up next is a character that we don’t see or hear from all that often. He’s always quiet and seems to go off on their down-time to who knows where. So, I’m interested to see what his story is.

Favorite quote…

“I’m not a fan of the jungle. It’s claustrophobic. And I don’t trust that monkey behind you. He looks shifty, and I think he’s trying to steal your gun.”

 

Get a sneak peek look into Gone to Dust [HERE]

 

Previous reviews from Gravediggers
The Darkest Corner
 

 

 

7 Thoughts on “Review: Gone to Dust by Liliana Hart

  1. I’m not a huge fan of romantic suspense novels, any suggestions on ones you’d recommend?

  2. Interesting…
    And I have not tried her books yet

  3. I can deal with a romance like that as long as the rest of the story is good. I’ve been wanting to read this series and I need to start it. Great quote. 🙂 LOL

  4. I’m with them on the jungle. lol Love the covers for this series.

  5. That’s sounds pretty good. Thanks for putting this on my radar.

  6. I love a little danger, this sounds like my kind of read!

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