Thursday, December 15, 2016

[Review + Excerpt Tour] Sweet Surrender by Liliana Hart


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 to grab your copy today!



“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.




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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Pair of cowgirl boots


4.5 Stars!

I was pulled right into this super short story. This story contains love, suspense, and laughs. 

I recommend reading the other books that tie into this series before reading this one...
Dane (The MacKenzie Family, #1)
A Christmas Wish: Dane (The MacKenzie Family #1.5)
Thomas (The MacKenzie Family #2)
To Catch a Cupid: Thomas (The MacKenzie Family, #2.5)
Riley (The MacKenzie Family #3)
Fireworks: Riley (The MacKenzie Family, #3.5)
Cooper (The MacKenzie Family #4)
The Ties That Bind: Cooper (The MacKenzie Family, #4.5)
A MacKenzie Christmas (The MacKenzie Family #5)
Cade (The MacKenzie Family #6)
Shadows and Silk (The MacKenzie Family #7)
Secrets and Satin (The MacKenzie Family #8)
Sins and Scarlet Lace (The MacKenzie Family #9)
Sizzle (The MacKenzie Family #10)
Captured in Surrender (The MacKenzie Family #10.5)
Crave (The MacKenzie Family, #11)
Trouble Maker (The MacKenzie Family #11.5)
Scorch (The MacKenzie Family #12)
Need (The MacKenzie Family #13)
The Promise of Surrender (The MacKenzie Family #13.5)

This is Liza and Grant's story. Liza is in town after her aunt died and left her the family bakery. When she meets Grant the sparks fly. Grant is in town deciding if he wants to take a job his friend is offering him. When danger comes to town Grant will protect Liza no matter what after all the danger is after him. Can they protect each other? When the sparks fly can they keep their hands off each other? Or will they have to protect each other while also falling for each other? Really who is protecting who here? If they come out of this alive do they have a future? 

I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read.

I recommend this book.




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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