ARC Review….Kill Shot by Liliana Hart

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Releases April 30




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 hold’s 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.


My Review:

Kill Shot is the first in the Collective Series by Liliana Hart and WHOA!  Talk about an action packed, hot and heavy suspenseful thriller from start to finish!

Grace Meredith is a gun for hire and trying to put her past far behind her.  She had been one of the best assassin’s the CIA had ever seen, but that was her old life.  A life she thought was perfect until it all came shattering down with the death of her daughter.  Now where there once was joy, is just pain and determination for revenge….revenge against the terrorist that took her happiness away.  With her target in her sights she is one step closer to her goal.  The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of a former fellow team member and ex-husband she left behind two years ago along with her shattered past.

Gabe Brennan is a ghost within the CIA.  He’s been a black ops agent, and a ruthless one at that, for as long as he can remember.  His life has always been about completing missions and he had been happy doing that with his wife by his side.  But that was in the past.  Now, there’s a gaping hole in his life since his daughter was murdered and wife walked out of his life two years ago.  Now, his latest mission is to get Grace back, and act on her thirst for revenge, helping her take down the terrorist scum that took their child’s life.  Easier said than done since Grace blames him and his role in the CIA for their daughter’s death.  Convincing her to join him on his latest op may turn out to be his toughest mission yet.

Wow.  Just wow.  This book was amazing.  From the very first chapter the personalities of Grace and Gabe were brilliantly developed.  Grace is a tough as nails, no-nonsense, kick ass professional but as we got to see, had a softer side that as a woman reader, and mother, could identify with.  A talent that Liliana brought to the character that is, in my opinion, difficult to do.  Sometimes with a tougher female character, it’s hard to give a good mix of emotion to make her seem real.  Grace, I think, represents that perfect balance.  Gabe is the ultimate alpha male hero we all love.  He is larger than life and can do anything.  He also loves his wife, and that right there, is the finishing touch to a great hero!  The chemistry between the two alternates between heart breaking and scorching hot.  Because of their history, it was easy to jump into the hotter scenes.  We bypassed the “meet and fall in love” time frame and it really worked for this story line.  Grace and Gabe are a beautifully matched and complimentary couple.

The “mission” in this story is really, really well done.  There were so many pieces of the puzzle that each fell into place at the perfect moments throughout the story.  I didn’t feel like there were any boring moments!  I don’t want to go into too much detail, but I will say if you love twists and turns with a lot of villains and possible outcomes, this is a story for you!

I am truly looking forward to seeing more from this series and from the characters on Grace and Gabe’s team we have been introduced to!  Thank you, Liliana, for a wonderfully written, suspense filled, steamy thriller!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


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