When former Navy SEAL Liam O'Brian joins Legendary Securities, he looks forward to being shipped somewhere exciting for his first mission with Levi and his crew. Instead, he learns exotic and enormous aren't exactly synonymous when he stumbles upon the oversized pachyderms inhabiting his new backyard. Still, conflicts are universal and Liam's troubles are only just beginning once he finds himself falling for a woman deeply rooted in her family's livelihood and problems.
Go-getter Lilianna Howell is a biologist who believes all problems can be reduced to minor ones if only they're nipped in the bud early enough. When her dad can no longer deal with the loss of his son and his detachment threatens the elephant reserve, Lilianna steps into a much larger role, handling the marketing and fundraising. Being close to her sister and her husband--once Lilianna's fiancé--forces her to struggle with distrust from that past experience and a growing attachment to a man who appears in her life like a dream come true.
Mammoth issues escalate as Liam and Lilianna team up to save the gentle giants, their newfound love… and their own lives.
This book has it all, suspense, betrayal and romance.
Lilly has to see her sister each day married to her ex fiancé.
Her family owns and runs an elephant rescue reserve and several things start happening that makes Lily think something is wrong.
Liam heads a team to help and quickly finds things aren’t as they seem. And Liam might have met his match.
Awesome! There’s ELEPHANTS 🐘
I was kindly provided this book as an ARC; in exchange for my honest review. This book is number 14 of 15 in the Heroes for Hire series. As usual I’ll recommend that readers read this series in order so that all the characters & nuances are understood. It’s not critical, but is helpful.
Liam’s Lilly centers around Liam O’Brian a “retired” Navy Seal & recent addition to Levi & Ice’s Security company; loosely named, Heroes for Hire and Liam’s “interest Lillianne Howell, a biologist that works & supports her fathers elephant sanctuary. (Dream job).
Levi sends Liam & North Dockter (ha, name is for real...) out to Lilly’s sanctuary due to some “strange” occurrences she’d noted that seemed to be sabotaging the sanctuary. The story evolves in a sad, slightly obvious way; but still has a bit of a mystery & a terrible conspiracy that sadly happens far too often in families... Money the great & necessary evil..
In the end, the good guys win; the beautiful elephants are saved (best part are the elephant hugs - loved that!) I’ll say this story was as is expected from Ms. Dale. Well written & the ending didn’t seem overly rushed. Enjoy (truly the elephants are my favorite part!!)
Didn’t do much for me
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
While I normally adore anything that Ms. Mayer's writes, this one didn't do much for me. I really struggled to keep reading this one. They don't normally take me three days to read but this one did as I kept putting it down. The only character that I connected to was Liam. His is an absolute sweetie. I didn't get Lilianna at all. Her character totally frustrated me. Like when Liam stepped out of her father's room to take a call. She expressed her feelings of not liking that. North explained it all perfectly well and she agreed. When Liam stepped back inside the room after the call, Lilianna again expresses her dislike. Come on!!! She was also so naive and a complete push-over and then always feeling guilty. She wouldn't stop and learn from her mistakes.
As to the romance, I really didn't feel a connection between the two of them until the end. Yes, I love having a story to go along with the romance aspect but there wasn't hardly any romance to this book. I am thrilled that North is getting his book next though.