ARC Review…Captured in Surrender by Liliana Hart

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Kindle  ~  Amazon paperback  ~  Goodreads  ~  1001 Dark Nights


This is a story about one of Cooper’s deputies so is a story that is very loosely connected to the MacKenzies, but is a standalone and can be read separate from the series.

Bounty Hunter Naya Blade never thought she’d step foot in Surrender, Montana again. Especially since there was a warrant out for her arrest. But when her skip ends up in the normally peaceful town, she has no choice but to go after him to claim her reward. Even at the cost of running into the cop that makes her blood run hot and her sense of self-preservation run cold.

Deputy Lane Greyson wants to see Naya in handcuffs, but he’d much prefer them attached to his bed instead of in a cold jail cell. She drove him crazy once before and then drove right out of town, leaving havoc in her wake. He’s determined to help her hunt down the bad guy so he can claim his own bounty—her.


My review:

Captured in Surrender is a novella by Liliana Hart and is the third novella in the 1,001 Dark Nights Series as well as connected to her MacKenzies Series.  I have read, and loved, a few of Liliana’s other works and was so excited to read this novella.  Well, from start to finish this story was deliciously fantastic!

Hot on the trail of her latest fugitive, bounty hunter Naya Blade can’t believe her luck and that’s she ended up back in Surrender.  A town she never wanted to see again.  Sure, the whole bar fight and trouble her brother had gotten her involved in and subsequent arrest warrant had something to do with it, but the bigger problem was Lane Greyson.  Lane, the hot, sexy, strong and silent Sheriff’s Deputy.  The fling she had with him last time she was in this town had stayed with her far too long.  Longer than it should have and it scared the hell out of her.  She couldn’t afford to get involved with a guy, especially a guy who had the potential to steal her heart…like Lane did.

Deputy Lane Greyson can’t believe she is back.  He couldn’t get Naya out of his mind since her last whirlwind visit to Surrender and now that she was back, he knew he was in trouble.  There was no way he would let her get away again.  She was the second good thing he’s been able to find since leaving the army.  The first being the town of Surrender itself.   First order of business though was to get her arrest warrant taken care of and while he had her in handcuffs he planned on showing her exactly how much she’s affected him since she left…

Both hurt by loss in their pasts will end up bringing Lane and Naya closer than they had thought possible and will solidify their attraction…but will it be enough to build a real relationship on?

Holy yum, Batman!  This novella was beyond smoking hot!  The sexual tension between Lane and Naya was palpable from their very first encounter in this story and just got better (and hotter) from there.  Lane has been somewhat of a loner and lives a very simple life in Surrender but wants Naya with a passion that I could feel and I loved that about him.  He isn’t going to let her get away and the convincing he does to get her to stay is pretty amazing.  Naya is a strong gal with a take no prisoners attitude but she’s not too stubborn to realize that Lane is pretty special.  They end up working really well together in more ways then one and I really enjoyed their story!  Oh, and did I mention it was SMOKING HOT?  Man, the jail cell scene has me fanning myself while I’m typing this….

So, if you’re looking for strong characters with some action and plenty of heat, this is a story for you!  Liliana fans will love this addition and if you haven’t read any of her work, this is a great place to get a taste! Thank you, Liliana, for an amazing story!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


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About the author:

Liliana Hart spent five years teaching music in the public education system. She molded America’s youth, busted kids for smoking pot in the restrooms, and broke up illicit affairs behind the stage on a regular basis. She finally decided to hang up her hat and let someone else have all the fun. (Liliana’s Addison Holmes Mystery Series, about a small town teacher who gets into a whole lot of trouble, is somewhat autobiographical, but she won’t confess to which parts).

Liliana began reading romance novels with all her new found free time, and when she ran out of things to read, she decided to write her own novels. The result was a 150,000 word thriller—a dazzling adventure—where the heroine was a thirty-year-old virgin assassin (Yes, you read that right). She couldn’t imagine why people weren’t knocking down her door to read it, but she persevered and began writing a second book. She finally got the hang of things, and eventually learned that losing one’s virginity wasn’t all that romantic after all. All of her books involve some kind of suspense (she just can’t help herself), laughter, and a lot of steamy sex.

Since self-publishing in June of 2011, she’s sold more than 2 million ebooks all over the world, hit both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Liliana is addicted to reading, kickboxing, and Bones. She lives in a big, rambling house in Texas with a couple of cats to keep her company. She loves to get emails from readers.

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