Monday 17 August 2015

REVIEW!! Hot and Bothered (Hostile Operations Team #8) by Lynn Raye Harris


He can never have her. Having her means the end of his career in the Hostile Operations Team. But when he learns she’s carrying his child, he’ll have to make a choice…

Ryan “Flash” Gordon has been drawn to Emily Royal bin Yusuf since the first moment he met her. But she’s a terrorist’s widow, which means she’s completely off-limits. A HOT special operator can never be with a woman whose name is on government watch lists the world over.

But when Emily begs him for just one night, he can’t refuse. The next morning, she’s gone. Not just from his bed, but from his life.

Emily can never clear her name—or can she? When a rogue CIA operative offers her a chance to put her past behind her and do something for her country, she leaps at the opportunity—even though it means leaving behind the man she’s fallen in love with. But not before she lets herself have one night with him.

One night with stunning consequences…

Okay, the series continues to grab me. A lot of times a series will drop into the “same-old, same-old” rut by the time it hits number eight. Not this time! Lynn Raye Harris continues to deliver on all fronts: page turning suspense, fascinating characters, interesting locales, intense action… And between the sheets? Oh, yeah!

Another thing I love about this series? Each book is complete:  a new couple, a new love, and new adventures. Plus she weaves the characters you have grown to know and love in previous books into the threads of the story while placing ‘threads’ that lead into future books. So yes, these can be read as standalones, but seriously? Read them in order – it makes the whole experience even better.

I had serious doubts about the setup. The whole ‘wife of a [dead] terrorist’ thing was a little off-putting, sort of a modern version of the heroine with a ‘scarlet woman’ or ‘black widow’ reputation who has given up on love and life. But Ms. Harris really made her work for me. The hero was a great - offering support without smothering her – although like all alpha guys he is fiercely protective.

There are so many plot twists that I can’t really come up with anything to say that isn’t contained in the book summary and doesn’t contain spoilers. So I’ll close with a simple recommendation: Read the book! (And the series, so I guess that’s two recommendations.)

Hostile Operations Team series
1.     Hot Pursuit
2.     Hot Mess
3.     Hot Package
4.     Dangerously Hot
5.     Hot Shot
6.     Hot Rebel
7.     Hot Ice
8.     Hot and Bothered
9.     Hot SEAL

Copy received from the author for an honest review.

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