I have been dying to get to more Liliana Hart books but have been so busy, I just haven’t gotten there yet. But let me tell you, after I read Dane, the first in the Mackenzie Brothers Series I knew I wanted to read more by Liliana Hart.
Dane by Liliana Hart is currently FREE on Amazon and is a sexy little 50 page novella. In this novella, bad boy Dane MacKenzie is coming home to Surrender, Montana. It’s been ten years since he left the woman he loved behind to make a name for himself, and now he’s bound and determined to claim her once and for all.
But Charlotte Munroe has no desire to welcome home the Prodigal Son. The bitterness of Dane’s betrayal runs deep, and she has no plans of letting him back into her life. Especially since she’s trying to protect the son Dane isn’t aware exists from heartbreak, since she’s sure he’s only going to walk out of their lives again.
It was a lot of story to pack into 50 pages, and my only real complaint was that I wanted MORE!!!
Liliana listened to me, and wrote this Christmas story just for me! (Not really, but I like to pretend I’m somebody special and authors actually listen to me! Ha!)
A Christmas Wish: Dane by Liliana Hart is a longer novella at about 100 pages, and it’s $.99. This, combined with the first book, Dane, makes for a really nice second chance at love story. After leaving town for 10 years Dane had come back to town to find his one and only love back in town as well, with a child he never knew he had.
Dane wants so much to be a real family with Charlotte and his son Jayden, but Charlotte, though having some fuck-hot sex with Dane, is avoiding setting a date. Since they aren’t married, there are no sleepovers in front of Jayden. But they really have a fun, playful relationship that I adore.
“Now tell me how my rippling muscles and prowess turn you on, and that you’re impressed by my show of strength. Don’t you know you’re supposed to stroke a man’s ego?”
She snickered. “Sorry, I didn’t know we were to the stroking part yet.”
Jayden also kept giving Dane the brush-off, no matter how hard he tried. But when all of the hot Mackenzie guys had a snowball fight, and Jayden was included as a Mackenzie, his resolve started to falter.
“Mackenzie’s always look out for each other”
When Jayden finds a family treasure map passed down through generations, he desperately wants to prove he’s really part of the family. And he does, especially to himself.
- A sweet, heartwarming second chance romance,
- I love books with a kid involved.
- Holy shit, Liliana can write hot sex.
- Perfect end to Dane.
- Made me even more eager to read about the rest of the brothers.
- Awesome epilogue.
- Made something that bothered me in the first novella (Dane) have purpose, and now I like the first one even more.
- I would have liked to see a few scenes from the months in between the first and second book, but perhaps there are glimpses of the couple in the other brother’s books.
Rating: 4.5 novella stars 4.5 Heat
The combination of the 2 books, Dane, (currently free) and A Christmas Wish: Dane made for a wonderful and sexy Christmas read. Both quick enough to read in the rare moments of downtime during the and hot enough to read as a bedtime story (wink wink) 😉
Download Dane by Liliana Hart for FREE
Purchase A Christmas Wish: Dane by Liliana Hart $.99
The MacKenzies (MacKenzie Family)
The first 5 Novellas, including Dane
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. (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 the failure of her first attempt, Liliana’s books have won awards such as: The Daphne Du Maurier, The Suzannah, The Linda Howard Award of Excellence, The Maggie, and many others. Her affiliations include Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America.
Liliana loves to cook, and is addicted to reading, Internet Boggle, 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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