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by Liliana Hart
Released: May 23, 2017
Series: Gravediggers #1
Published by Pocket Books
“Fans of The MacKenzie Family series would enjoy this book.”
~ Under the Covers
This new band of undercover ops agents has risen from the dead(literally), to fight terrorism. There are six men to this elite group whom in their previous life worked in the military or sort. They all had to die, or so everyone thought, buried, and dug up to live this covert life. Their new base is a funeral home in a small town in Texas. A perfect front for what they do. But not too perfect when the lady in charge of the funeral home finds out what and who they really are.
The concept of The Gravediggers and what they do is very “Jason Bourne” like, except they are a group of men instead of one. This group of men all have their past that brought them to this point of their lives and from Hart’s introduction, they are all very interesting. I enjoyed reading about these men but some parts of the book not so much.
Deacon, the first of The Gravediggers is the hero for this book. He fits the bill of Bourne. Very smart, sexy, dangerous, yet super sweet. And that is my favorite part of the book. Despite his vow not to commit due to his job, he is willing to take a chance with Tess, the mortician. She is innocent in most ways but also adventurous at heart. Of course, it takes Deacon for her to realize it. The crew finds her entertaining and their reaction to her baking was hilarious. I agree with them. I thought Tess was funny, though very plain Jane, she has spunk. Her issues with her mom were relatable in some ways but I thought she lacked backbone when it comes to standing up to her. I hated that she let her mom take advantage of her more than once.
Deacon and Tess had serious steam. There was this bike scene that is thoroughly ingrained in my head. Unfortunately, the romance was not as strong as I would like and the same goes for the suspense part of the story. Unfortunately, the overall story just didn’t sweep me off my feet.
Despite my personal expectations, I think The Darkest Corner is a fun light read. Fans of The MacKenzie Family series would enjoy this book.
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