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.
Hart's second Gravediggers adventure romance (after The Darkest Corner) is delightful, with plenty of witty banter, pop culture references, and serious heat. The women of Last Stop, Tex., have noticed that the men working at the local funeral parlor are more attractive and capable than might be expected. Romance writer Miller Darling has noticed them too. She writes passionately and obsessively, only coming up for air when her book is complete, so she's trying to avoid being distracted by thoughts of the one who has caught her eye, Elias Cole. Her latest book reflects her family's fascination with and dedication to uncovering King Solomon's lost treasure, a quest that led to her parents' death and her brother's disappearance. But when Miller realizes her brother's life has been threatened, she abandons her computer and teams up with Elias (who turns out to be a former Navy SEAL) to save him. In a hat-tip to the movie Romancing the Stone, Elias and Miller end up in South America trying to evade gangs and thugs who want to kill Miller's brother and steal a priceless treasure for themselves. Hart's novel is a read-in-one-sitting wonder, full of lightheartedness that's rare and welcome in a romantic thriller.