Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review and giveaway: Kill Shot by Liliana Hart


Grace Meredith is the CIA’s most deadly assassin. Too bad she’s gone off the grid and become a mercenary for hire. After the death of her daughter by a sniper’s bullet, Grace can no longer stomach the demands of agency life or keep herself from blaming the only man she’s ever loved. Her mind and body are fragile, and she knows she’s just a step away from breaking down completely.

Gabe Brennan holds the weight of the world on his shoulders. As one of the most brilliant black ops agents the CIA has ever employed, he knows it’s no one’s fault but his own that his child was gunned down in cold blood. He might not have been able to save his daughter, but he’s determined to save his wife. He only has to find her first.

Sexual tension crackles between Gabe and Grace from the moment they’re reunited, but between the man who is hunting them, a secret that’s been buried for eighty years, and a turbulent past—the odds are stacked against them.

4 star review 

This is my first read by Liliana Hart and certainly will not be my last.  Kill Shot is filled with the perfect amount of  drama, angst, action, romance and suspense.  Beneath all of the action and suspense there was a love story about love and forgiveness. 

Grace is a CIA assassin who has been missing for the past two years.  After the death of her daughter, Grace closed herself off.  She disappeared and left no trace of where she was heading.  Grace is definitely one tough woman on the outside and has the attitude to prove it.  But on the inside she is broken and still grieving from her loss.  She has been carrying around the guilt, pain and anger over what happened.  She has a plan and that plan is to take out the man who is responsible for her daughters death.  The one thing her plans did not include was Gabe Brennan, her ex-husband and the man she blamed for her daughter's death.

Gabe Brennan was devestated when he lost his daughter and still blames himself for her death.  But not only did he lose his daughter he lost is wife when she went of the grid two years ago.  Gabe is about to embark on a dangerous mission and he needs one of the best assassins he knows to help him, which is Grace.  When he finds her he makes a deal, she helps him on this mission and he helps her find the man who took their daughter.  Gabe needs Grace for this mission but it goes deeper than that.  Gabe still loves Grace, she is the only woman for him and they are meant to be together.  He couldn't save his daughter but he knows that he needs to save his wife and their marriage.  Grace is not the same woman that he once knew, which is understandable given what she went through.  But Gabe knows that deep down the woman that he fell in love with is still in there.  He knows that she loves him just as much as he loves her.  But is love always enough and in this case is love enough to erase the pain?  Can Gabe and Grace get past the anger, guilt, and pain of losing their daughter and find their way back to each other?  

"But just because two people loved each other didn't mean they needed to be together.  Sometimes the pain outweighed the love."  Was this true for Grace and Gabe?

From the moment Gabe and Grace meet each other again you feel the sexual chemistry and attraction between the two of them and not to mention the tension as well.  There is not denying the physical attraction between the two of them, Grace always knew that and her body will always be his.  But after everything she has been through she has closed herself off and isn't sure that she is willing to give her heart back to the man she once loved, and the man she blames for causing her heart to be broken in a million pieces.  There is no doubt that Grace still loves Gabe, she just doesn't want to admit it.  I loved the connection between Gabe and Grace.  The sexual moments between them were hot and sexy, there were moments of tenderness moments where your heart will break for them.  As the reader you want nothing more than for Grace to realize how much she still loves Gabe and needs him.  They were made for each other and are so good together.  

The other characters were all so amazing in their own way.  I loved each one for them for different reasons.  Grace was a strong woman and your heart broke for her, but I loved her for her sass and her attitude.  She took no crap from anyone.  I love seeing a man like Gabe who is sexy and in control and and so tough have a soft spot for the woman he loves.There was just something about that man that oozed sexiness.  Jack was another favorite of mine, he was Gabe's best friend and I loved the interactions between them on a personal level.  Jack was the womanizer in the group and oh so sexy! I cannot wait to learn more about him.  Logan was more reserved and quiet and a little bit of a mystery, you sense that there is so much more to Logan that what we see. I hope he gets his own story because I would love to see what is behind that   And then there is Ethan, the 18 year old who is a genius on the computer, and doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut, which actually made for some comical moments.   The five of them together had amazing chemistry and just worked well together.

Liliana Hart did a wonderful job with Kill Shot.  It had just the right amount of everything, the romance part didn't overtake the action and suspense of the story.  Everything flowed nicely and I found myself not wanting to put down my IPad.  Needing to know if they would all make it out safe and if Grace and Gabe would find their happiness together after everything they have been through.  Kill Shot has 4 sexy swoon worthy men and one kick ass heroine, and is a must read!.  A job well done by Ms. Hart, I cannot wait for Jack's story!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love romance and intrigue together...this sounds like a terrific book. Thanks for the review and hello to Liliana!


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