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    Wednesday, 21 December 2016

    SWEET SURRENDER by Liliana Hart #BlogTour

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    From New York Times Bestselling author Liliana Hart, comes SWEET SURRENDER, a sexy new novella filled with suspense in her MacKenzie Family Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!



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    Liliana Hart’s SWEET SURRENDER – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
    December 14th
    I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
    December 15th
    Miss Betty's Review – Review & Excerpt
    Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
    SBB Reviews – Excerpt
    December 16th
    Evermore Books – Excerpt
    Wicked Babes Blog Reviews – Review & Excerpt
    December 17th
    Knotty Girl Reviews – Review & Excerpt
    Vagabonda Reads – Review & Excerpt
    December 18th
    Ashley Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
    Shannon's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
    December 19th
    The Sassy Bookster – Review & Excerpt
    Readers Retreats – Review & Excerpt
    December 20th
    Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
    Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
    December 21st
    Books Need TLC – Review & Excerpt
    Natalie TheBiblioholic – Review & Excerpt
    December 22nd
    Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review & Excerpt
    Southern Yankee Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
    December 23rd
    Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Review & Excerpt



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    About SWEET SURRENDER:

    It’s been twelve years since Liza Carmichael stepped foot in Surrender, but after her great aunt’s death she has no choice but to return and settle her estate. Which includes the corner bakery that’s been a staple in Surrender for more than fifty years.

    After twenty-five years on the job, Lieutenant Grant Boone finds himself at loose ends now that he’s retired. He’s gotten a number of job offers—one from MacKenzie Security—but he’s burned out and jaded, and the last thing he wants to do is carry the burden of another badge and weapon. He almost turns down the invitation from his good friend Cooper MacKenzie to stay as their guest for a few weeks while he’s deciding what to do with the rest of his life. But he packs his bag and heads to Surrender anyway.

    The only thing Boone knows is that his future plans don’t include Liza Carmichael. She’s bossy, temperamental, and the confections she bakes are sweet enough to tempt a saint. Thank God he’s never pretended to be one. But after he gets one taste of Liza and things start heating up in the kitchen, he realizes how delicious new beginnings can be. 

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    Excerpt

    “I am not getting trapped in this one-horse town,” she said, almost convincing herself. “I’m selling. And that’s final. Fifty years of batter and frosting is long enough. I’ve got a life to live, and cake making for cowboys ain’t it.”
    She nudged the boxes with the toe of her boot and then sighed as she got out of the chair and knelt to scoop them up. When she stood back up, her gaze locked on the handsome sight walking in her direction, and her lips quirked in a smile.
    Cooper MacKenzie was nothing to sneeze at, but those MacKenzie boys had been all trouble and sex appeal when she’d visited during the summers of her youth. Her great aunt had warned her often to stay away from them, and she had, for the most part, but she’d have been lying if she’d said she hadn’t sneaked a peek with longing every once in a while.
    But the wildness must’ve calmed over the years because Cooper was very happily married and proud to show it, though he was still something to look at—that thick black hair and those cobalt blue eyes—the body he obviously kept in shape and the tattoos that covered his arms.
    But it was the man who walked beside him that was worth a second look in her book. He moved with an ease that told her he was very comfortable in his own skin. His shoulders were broad, and even through the layers of his work shirt and coat she could tell that he was in good shape—excellent shape, actually. His light brown hair was unruly and on the longish side and the scruff on his face let her know he hadn’t seen a razor in a couple of days.
    “Well, hello, cowboy,” she purred.


    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    This book was short, a little sweet, had many moments of high suspense, and was oh so sexy.

    Grant was in Surrender after being forced to retire from the Detroit PD. He was a little bitter and a little lost when it came to deciding what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He came to rest in Surrender at the request of his best friend while trying to figure out his next steps. Liza came to Surrender after the death of her aunt in order to settle her estate, which included the family bakery. Although a talented baker, her intention is to sell and get gone.

    When these two characters meet, things heat up pretty quickly, in more ways than one. While they share an intense sexual chemistry and some obvious flirtation, shots are fired into the front window of the bakery. This is when the suspense part of the story started to rule the plot. Between trying to evade a trained killer and learning about each other and giving into their attraction, a lot happens. And all in just 24 hours!!

    I'm new to this author but I must say that this was an entertaining little read. I'm definitely curious enough to try something else if this novella was anything to go by.

    Release Date: December 13, 2016
    Genre: Romantic Suspense
    Series or Standalone: Standalone novella
    POV: Dual - 3rd person
    Steam: 3



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    About Liliana Hart:

    Liliana Hart is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author in both the mystery and romance genres. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music.

    Liliana is an avid reader and a believer in all things romance. Her books are filled with witty dialogue, steamy sex, and the all-important happily-ever-afters her romantic soul craves. Since self-publishing in June of 2011, she’s sold more than 1.2 million ebooks all over the world.

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