The action and the romance both raised the bar on the usual suspense stuff. I loved that this one was about a husband and wife who needed a second chance. Love is never in question, but yet the gulf separating them was pretty wide and deep when the story started. The action is riddled with backdrop and scenes that felt pretty authentic with the descriptions of equipment, covert activities and even how people in that type of life would have thought and felt.
The pacing was good and it had that quality of never knowing what to expect next. The main characters were so well-written. I loved both Grace and Gabe and I loved them together. Their marriage is full of heat and passion even when they have to deal with some pretty hard issues. The rest of the characters were not chintzed on. Gabe's team are the best. They were all unique men with their own personalities and special abilities. I was thrilled to see that this is a series and I can't wait to read more knowing that the story will shift to one of the others getting their story and its no mystery who once you read the epilogue.
I have to say that while the bad guys weren't given as much page time, their perspectives were not neglected either. They were some really evil customers to perform the atrocities they did and all of them needed killing. As you can tell, I was really vested in the characters and the story. I most certainly recommend this to those who love steamy thriller or action romance and even the romantic suspense lovers out there.
This is my first read by author Lilian Hart and also my first read of undercover work. I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed it very much and was surprised I really liked it. It was almost like watching it on tv only reading about it. Grace Meredith is a secret undercover assassin CIA agent who is on a mission to recover a top secret flash drive and take out any terrorist that get in her way. Grace was empty inside, full of darkness, this darkness was taking over everything she was or knew.
Once This is my first read by author Lilian Hart and also my first read of undercover work. Once Grace gets inside to the person who was suppose to have the flash drive she finds him already assassinate by another expert. Upon leaving she gets into a brawl with another assassin only to realize it is that of her ex-husband Gabe Brennan.
Tensions flare up, old feelings come to surface as Gabe states he tracked her down to offer her a job on his team. You see Grace just happens to be the best sniper around. Grace considers his offer only if in return he helps her track down the man who shot and killed their daughter Maddie. Grace and Gabe were married for 7 years and on their 4th anniversary they conceived a baby. It worked out that they would take turns raising their daughter while the other one goes on a mission for a week here or there. They promised never to be gone at the same time leaving their daughter in the care of anyone else.
Someone eventually found out that Gabe was a top man in the CIA, he gets put in to protective custody. A short time later a hit was put out on his wife only to hit their daughter Maddie instead. Gabe being in protective custody never showed up at the funereal or in Graces life again until now. Thus why Grace just shuts down all feelings and devotes all her time and energy into her work hoping to also uncover who killed their daughter.
While training for their new mission, tensions fly high between the two. There is a lot of flirting, make out sessions, hot and heavy at times. Gabe seems to get hard every time he is around Grace and she notices this…. How cute, pounce on him then would you, my thoughts out loud, lol. Kill Shot will take you on a wild ride with turns, twists, and ups and downs.
This story line has a lot of murder, greed, revenge, whores, slashing, guns, government corrupted people, love and an OMG ending. Talk about epic. Oh how I love her attitude. Grace was one very well written character. She has her set backs — I believe everyone would after going through what she did.
Her struggles were very real and watching her as she learned to cope, heal and move on was amazing. Yea — you guessed it — insert firework scenes here! It really was a joy to read. OH YEA, things just got real. Imagine the reading that went on once these two were back in the same place, facing the very same past they have been avoiding for the past couple of years. The dialogue between the two of them ranged from hilarious, serious, steamy and right back to hilarious all over again.
Liliana Hart wrote such amazing secondary characters that I could not get enough of them!
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That poor, poor little dude. He will learn one day.. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was hooked from the first page. This is a complete change of pace for her. The first thing about this book that was different for me is the fact that the characters are not your typical "good guys. I really loved the way she was able to integrate this into the story line. I liked that I had to look at the situations these characters were put into a different way then black and white.
I had to look at the grey areas and understand that there weren't always going to be a right answer or a wrong answer and that sometimes things would have be be done to forward a cause. In the end she made me buy into this concept, that's a good author! Now, let's not forget that this is a romance novel and therefore there is plenty of steamy hot sex. The only thing I had trouble with was the fact that Grace seemed to be so incredibly orgasmic that just simple penetration set her off. The scenes were a little short therefore.
I like my sex a little more drawn out. Otherwise, I was on board with the whole thing. There seemed to be just the right amount of action and sex. The plot line could have been contrived if done by anyone else but Liliana really made the whole thing believable. I really wanted to see these people succeed, even if it meant blowing up everyone else around them. I ended up staying up until midnight one night because I couldn't put the book down in one of the critical parts.
I don't know how accurate her portrayal of the various Arabic nations in the book are but I enjoyed how my mind played out the scenes. All in all, this was a great start to a new series and I look forward to the next in line. Who said you can't also have romance and action was dead wrong. Both genres fit perfectly well together, and this book is the evidence, shortly to be stored in a bookshelf on every library on May 15th and yes, this was an ARC copy. For the romance side of the story, where the heartbreaking part goes we encounter the two parties of the love story: Grace, the oh so gracefully sniper,and yet a broken women, who lost her only child recently and still carries the guilt,the pain and so on and so Who said you can't also have romance and action was dead wrong.
For the romance side of the story, where the heartbreaking part goes we encounter the two parties of the love story: Grace, the oh so gracefully sniper,and yet a broken women, who lost her only child recently and still carries the guilt,the pain and so on and so fort. The other party is Gabe, former CIA, probably responsible for their child's death. They have a heartwarming romance, but a heartbreaking past. It probably helps a little that he never signed those divorce papers I'd also like to add that the sex scenes, not so really were a little bit steamy, so don't let your teenager's read this.
Onto the action side, we have the Collective. A team of the best of the best, taking on jobs, those kind of jobs the CIA cannot risk to do. Add Grace, the talented sniper and Gabe, The boss! Two cars— one black, one tan— trading off positions since we left the airport.
All in all, this has become a favourite of mine, so it's a really great book, and I truly recommend it! Feb 12, Christi Snow rated it it was amazing. My Review: Overall Graves mystery books on audio. I didn't really pay that close of attention to the story description, so the story took me completely by surprise especially Grace's side of the story line. Grace is a sniper. That in and of itself takes a strong person, but Grace has been living with one goal She wants revenge on the man who My Review: Overall She wants revenge on the man who's responsible for the murder of her daughter and if that costs her her life, well, then she's okay with that too.
Grace is truly a shell. The man who hates to see her this way is Gabe, her ex-husband. He's willing to do whatever it takes to get Grace to live and to care about living again, so he hires her to be part of his new black ops team, the Collective. The Collective is tracking a new biological weapon that has to be stopped before it hits the market. The story between Grace and Gabe was riveting and heart-breaking, but it also had serious steam and romance to it. But this book is so much more than that.
There's a fabulous suspense story that kept me guessing around each turn. The Collective is a five-man team and I loved the way that all these guys interact. The narrator did an amazing job with the accents and inflections for each of these characters so they each really stood out on the audio. There are a lot of scenes where all the characters are speaking to each other all in the same scene via earpieces and walkie talkies.
I'm amazed at how effortlessly I was able to follow the scenes just by the narrators skill with the different voices. Everything about this book was great. I cannot wait for more in this series I need some more Collective books pronto! I really enjoyed this new series right from the start.
It had action and suspense and pulled you right in. I like that you didn't know right away everything that was going on. There is also lots of heat and a little hate between the two main characters, and even a little comedy! One thing I was excited about was not getting lost in the terminology when they were on missions. Not being in the military myself, sometimes these scenes can get really detailed and I cannot follow what is really going on - but not the case with this story.
It was playing out like a movie on my kindle screen.
And now a little about the story The story starts with an extremely evil man in Africa wiping out an entire village - now we know who the bad guys are. Next we get to meet the good guys - off to Colombia! Grace Meredith, one of the best snipers in the world, is getting ready to take out her latest target.
He has data she needs and he has been selling arms to North Korea. After wiping out all his guards, she finds him in his bed - dead. In no time the hairs on the back of her neck were standing up and she knew she was in trouble. Turns out it is her ex husband, Gabe, and he would give her want she wanted if she listed to his offer.
She had little choice, she needed the money the South Koreans would pay for the data. She hates Gabe - though we are not sure why - yet. Turns out the offer was to join Gabe's "Collective" of former agents to fight crime! Their next target is the evil man wiping small remote villages everywhere. Give this book a try, enter the spy world, and find out why Grace hates Gabe. Favorite passage: "Fine, maybe they're here for me. Pull over and I'll ask them nicely before I put a bullet between their eyes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Liliana Hart. Liliana Hart.
Liliana Hart spent five years teaching music in the public education system. Liliana Liliana Hart spent five years teaching music in the public education system. 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.
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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 comp Grace Meredith is the CIA's most deadly assassin. Her mind and body are fragile, and she knows she's just a step away from breaking down completely. Gabe Brennan holds 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.
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See 1 question about Kill Shot…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I wanted it to be over. I skimmed parts. It was like a shoot em up action movie — lots of fighting, shooting, explosions. It was mostly external conflict, not much internal or character development. There was nothing special about the action scenes. And the plot was generic. Some of the scenes were not well thought out which I describe below. They are alone for the moment. They go to their jeep, get extra guns, go into a house, and lock the door. A minute later bad guys arrive, shoot with machine guns, and set the house on fire to get them out.
They escape through a window, get in the jeep and drive away. Bad guys chase them. They knew it was a set up. Start running. Why did bad guy tell Gabe there was a bomb — and in time to save the employee? A sniper is aiming at a group of bad guys. One bad guy falls over with blood in his mouth.
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I skimmed part of those as well. DATA: Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: pages. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: 9. Setting: current day various locations in U. Copyright: Genre: romantic suspense. View 2 comments. What I appreciated is that the author managed to convey the James Bond feel! And that the heroine, Grace, was as good as the male members of the team! Some scorching hot action between the hero, Gabe, and Grace is also very well sone and doesn't overshadow the spy part of story!
The idea of a dedicated weapon that kills only the person whose DNA was provided is brilliant! Now I'm curious to read Jack's book, but I see here that this is the only book in the Collective series and it was written almost 3 years ago Hart will not write ony other books It's a pity because in the epilogue we were give a sneak-peak into Jack's story and it was so intriguing! I really enjoyed all the action this book had in it. This author gave a lot of attention to not just the males, but the Grace being the only female within the group.
She gave the heroine as much attention which was really good. Although I've read this author books before I am looking forward to reading Jack's story. This is my first read by Liliana Hart and certainly will not be my last. Kill Shot is filled with the perfect amount of drama, angst, action, romance and suspense. Beneath all of the action and suspense there was a love story about love and forgiveness. Grace is a CIA assassin who has been missing for the past two years.
After the death of her daughter, Grace closed herself off. She disappeared and left no trace of where she was heading. Grace is definitely one tough woman on the outside and has This is my first read by Liliana Hart and certainly will not be my last. Grace is definitely one tough woman on the outside and has the attitude to prove it. But on the inside she is broken and still grieving from her loss. She has been carrying around the guilt, pain and anger over what happened.
She has a plan and that plan is to take out the man who is responsible for her daughters death. The one thing her plans did not include was Gabe Brennan, her ex-husband and the man she blamed for her daughter's death. Gabe Brennan was devestated when he lost his daughter and still blames himself for her death.
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But not only did he lose his daughter he lost is wife when she went of the grid two years ago. Gabe is about to embark on a dangerous mission and he needs one of the best assassins he knows to help him, which is Grace. When he finds her he makes a deal, she helps him on this mission and he helps her find the man who took their daughter. Gabe needs Grace for this mission but it goes deeper than that.
Gabe still loves Grace, she is the only woman for him and they are meant to be together. He couldn't save his daughter but he knows that he needs to save his wife and their marriage. Grace is not the same woman that he once knew, which is understandable given what she went through. But Gabe knows that deep down the woman that he fell in love with is still in there. He knows that she loves him just as much as he loves her. But is love always enough and in this case is love enough to erase the pain? Can Gabe and Grace get past the anger, guilt, and pain of losing their daughter and find their way back to each other?
Sometimes the pain outweighed the love. From the moment Gabe and Grace meet each other again you feel the sexual chemistry and attraction between the two of them and not to mention the tension as well. There is not denying the physical attraction between the two of them, Grace always knew that and her body will always be his.
But after everything she has been through she has closed herself off and isn't sure that she is willing to give her heart back to the man she once loved, and the man she blames for causing her heart to be broken in a million pieces. There is no doubt that Grace still loves Gabe, she just doesn't want to admit it. I loved the connection between Gabe and Grace. The sexual moments between them were hot and sexy, there were moments of tenderness moments where your heart will break for them.
As the reader you want nothing more than for Grace to realize how much she still loves Gabe and needs him. They were made for each other and are so good together. The other characters were all so amazing in their own way. I loved each one for them for different reasons. Grace was a strong woman and your heart broke for her, but I loved her for her sass and her attitude. She took no crap from anyone. I love seeing a man like Gabe who is sexy and in control and and so tough have a soft spot for the woman he loves. There was just something about that man that oozed sexiness.
Jack was another favorite of mine, he was Gabe's best friend and I loved the interactions between them on a personal level. Jack was the womanizer in the group and oh so sexy! I cannot wait to learn more about him.
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Logan was more reserved and quiet and a little bit of a mystery, you sense that there is so much more to Logan that what we see. I hope he gets his own story because I would love to see what is behind that And then there is Ethan, the 18 year old who is a genius on the computer, and doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut, which actually made for some comical moments.
The five of them together had amazing chemistry and just worked well together. Liliana Hart did a wonderful job with Kill Shot. It had just the right amount of everything, the romance part didn't overtake the action and suspense of the story. Everything flowed nicely and I found myself not wanting to put down my IPad.
Needing to know if they would all make it out safe and if Grace and Gabe would find their happiness together after everything they have been through. Kill Shot has 4 sexy swoon worthy men and one kick ass heroine, and is a must read!. A job well done by Ms. Hart, I cannot wait for Jack's story! Apr 06, Iman rated it did not like it. Really did not work for me, while the storyline is right up my alley : terrorists, revenge, some biosomething-weapon, second chance romance, stong badass characters If you love Romantic Suspense, with a tough chick heroine and a formidable agent Hero, you will love Kill Shot by accomplished author, Liliana Hart.
Grace Meredith had created an extremely tough wall of indifference mixed with cold-hearted killer, a wall that wrapped around her heart. She knew, deep down, that she still loved her ex-husband, the man to whom she'd once sha If you love Romantic Suspense, with a tough chick heroine and a formidable agent Hero, you will love Kill Shot by accomplished author, Liliana Hart. She knew, deep down, that she still loved her ex-husband, the man to whom she'd once shared joy, completion; but her tattered heart felt beyond redemption, beyond deserving joy ever again.
She lived only to avenge her daughter's ruthless slaying. Gabe Brennan, who lived with the unmitigated blanket of grief and remorse, had his own vendetta: to restore his wife's heart, even if it meant he'd remain forever alone, and destroy the man who crushed her. He used his tenacity and acumen, his CIA trained, powerful body, to defeat evil, as he sought her out of seclusion.
He used his staunch devotion and firm loving to penetrate her defenses. His preferred aim: to bring them home from this mission alive. Kill Shot , alongside its fast paced, tension-filled hunt for a malevolent terrorist, was a journey towards reconciliation. It was primarily Grace's story; but each supporting character's interaction was balanced well, lending credibility and depth to the journey, as well as justifying their vital role in her recovery. At times, the needed humor too.
The sexual chemistry was scintillating but was also deeply moving. The sex scenes varied; from fast and furious, to passionate and sensual; always hot, and described with just the right amount of explicit detail.
There was impressive attention to detail particularly concerning the specific complexities of each operation. It felt like you were watching a Die Hard movie, so, I loved it! Overall, the mixture of, and movement between suspense, tension and romance was flawlessly achieved. Written in third person, Kill Shot kept me engrossed and riveted. Can the next book please come out tomorrow? Thank you Liliana Hart for a copy of Kill Shot in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this review. This was an exceptionally written book.
From the plot to every character the story played out like an awesome spy based action movie. Gabe, for his black ops work, and Grace for her skills as a sniper. They not only got married, which is frowned upon in there line of work, but they also had a child which is not a smart thing to do with the amount of enemies that they both get in their line of work. Then two years ago the worst thing imaginabl This was an exceptionally written book. Then two years ago the worst thing imaginable happened.
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