Release Date: Jun 20, 2017
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Pocket Books
Miller Darling is a romance novelist whose head is always focused on writing her next book. With little to no excitement in her life, she thrives on her work. When an unexpected package arrives on her front door with a mysterious letter about her brother, Miller finally focuses her attention on something other than her work. In order to find out what happened to her brother, she will need the help of Elias.
Elias is a former SEAL who is pissed off that he is stuck in Last Stop, Texas with the other Gravediggers. He is wildly attracted to Miller but has no plans to stick around. When he realizes that her brother is a SEAL that he worked with and her family is caught up into something big and heavy, he enlists himself to help Miller out.
In some ways I enjoyed this one way more than the first book. The story is stronger and more fleshed out. The author put in some time researching and making the whole treasure hunt theme more authentic. Miller’s parents died in a plane crash and her brother’s disappearance reveals that they were looking for Solomon’s lost treasures. Of course, there are bad guys who aim to take them out. So action and drama pursues.
Elias and Miller’s banter provided great comic relief when the story started to lag a bit. I actually didn’t know how I felt about them but there is no denying that they have chemistry. At the end, I loved how Elias finally came around. Miller didn’t hesitate or deny her emotions.
The side characters are still there however they are not as in your face as book one. I have not warmed up to Eve (the one running the Gravediggers). Despite Elias not wanting to fully embrace his new role with the Gravediggers, I didn’t think she should have stepped in to push him into it. She is a bit cold and I’m hoping there is more to her than the ice chill effect. Readers get to see what happens with Tess and Deacon. I am anticipating the next book in the series.