Review: Say No More by Liliana Hart [Giveaway]

Say No More
(Gravediggers #3)
by Liliana Hart
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: July 25, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating:

Sometimes the dead do rise…

Dante Malcolm is a man of refined tastes. He was once a part of Britain’s Elite Intelligence Force, but there was a reason he’d never been able to capture Simon Locke, the notorious thief who always seemed to be one step ahead. That’s because Dante and Simon were one and the same, until Dante’s double life eventually caught up with him and now he belongs to the Gravediggers.

Eva Rothschild is a Detective Inspector with Interpol and is the one responsible for catching MI-6’s most notorious agent in his final heist—except the heist killed him. But something has never felt right about his death, and it’s haunted her for months. It was too easy, and Dante Malcolm was too smart to go down that way.

Dante might belong to the Gravediggers in body, but his heart and soul will always belong to the next job. The rest of the team doesn’t know about his alter ego because he made sure the information went missing from his file. So when the job he’s always waited for seems like a possibility, he sneaks out of the country like a thief in the night, only to run into the only woman who’s ever been able to match him in wit—and passion—for the job. Except they’re standing on opposite sides of the law—and only one of them can walk away with the prize.

 

 

 

Dante is not a character that we’ve seen too much of leading up to this installment. He’s always away doing things when there’s ever any downtime and he doesn’t seem to really hang out with the guys much when there’s a break in work. So, I was interested in learning a little bit about him. I especially liked the concept that he was both part of an elite special force and also a well known thief by the name of Simon Locke at the time of his “death”. Not to mention that his girlfriend was a detective who’s mission at the time was to take down Simon Locke. With those two things considered, I thought this book was going to be explosive.

Say No More is pretty much a secret spy novel. There’s a lot of recon, surveillance work, and the characters go undercover to get close to their target. Dante and Liv don’t actually reunite until about 200 pages into the story. Liv is trying to save kidnapped girls who are being sold into the sex slavery and Dante is trying to recover launch codes. It just so happens that their target is the same person. A lot of the story is sort of the set-up for these two with both how they knew each other before, and what they’ve been up to since. I’ll be honest, I was a little bored through a lot of it. Plus, it didn’t help that they didn’t team up with each other until the last quarter of the story.

While their romance isn’t necessarily considered “instalove” since they were together previously, I felt like they fell back into old ways too quickly. I mean, you just found out the double-crosser is still somehow alive, you’ve both been captured by the enemy and thrown in their underground cell, and yet you start going at it like rabbits the moment you’re alone? I just felt like if I had more time with them as a couple in the present, I’d have connected with them a bit more as a team.

While Say No More isn’t my favorite from the Gravediggers series, it was still interesting getting to see who Dante was and what his life was like before he was “killed”. However, I wish we had more time with Dante and Liv together in present time, and I wish Liv had made him grovel for the way things went down in his “previous” life. I mean, the man almost ruined her entire career. I plan to keep up with the series because I really want to know Axel’s story and see how that all plays out. He not only left behind a wife that he still keeps tabs on, but he requested that the Gravedigger AI be given his wife’s voice. Hmmm…. something tells me his story is going to be a good one and I really hope he’s able to reconnect with his wife.

 

Favorite quote…

“You should do commercials, […] You’re really good at selling the whole parenting thing. I’m pretty sure I went sterile after you started talking about the hair salon for dolls.”

 

 

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14 Thoughts on “Review: Say No More by Liliana Hart [Giveaway]

  1. I get your issues with this book, but you still piqued my curiosity so I think I’ll check the series out! Of course, I hope you have a great time with the other instalments when you get the chance to read them 🙂

  2. Yay thank you so much for the giveaway! <3

  3. i have heard great things

  4. Hmmm…not for me I don’t think but I have wanted to try this author. Maybe a different book.

    For What It’s Worth

  5. Can’t join the giveaway as I’m not in the US, but this seems like a cool story! Not much of a fan of spy novels, but I believe this has an interesting take, and I’d be curious to read it.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  6. Oh…giveaway time. Thanks for this Kristin 🙂

  7. I’ve been hearing such good things about this series. Thanks for the chance to win these books.

  8. The premise behind this story totally had me going… and then it fell apart (booooooo!!!). No way would I believe they “went at it like rabbits”!!! I would have been punching and screaming. The other thing is that the cover doesn’t fit with the vibe of the story, right? Hmmm… maybe I’m just being picky *shrugs*. Awesome review!!! I totally get what you’re saying!!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win 😀

  10. I just didn’t love Dante. I did enjoy the overall series and hope we get additional books

  11. Jenny Foster on 13 August, 2017 at 2:31 pm said:

    Ha ha! Love the quote you chose. If that’s any indication of what else is inside, I want to read this one.

  12. I have been wanting to read this book and this author. I do love those secret spy aspects, so I am intrigued by this one.

  13. Thanks for sharing! Sorry this wasn’t your most favorite in the series – but it’s good that there were still aspects that you were able to enjoy!

    -Lauren

  14. The covers on these are just great. Sounds pretty good even if not the favorite of the batch 🙂

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