Saturday, September 28, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Hot Mess"

Hot Mess by Lynn Raye Harris
Publisher: Lynn Raye Harris (September 28, 2013) 
Series: Hostile Operations Team, 1.5 (novella)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

English professor Dr. Georgeanne Hayes has a problem. Her star pupil, an Army sergeant who works in a Top Secret government program, is missing—and someone tried to push her in front of a train last night.

Sam “Knight Rider” McKnight is used to looking out for Georgie. When they were kids, she was just his best friend’s baby sister. But Georgie’s not a baby anymore and Sam is getting some very male—and very dirty—thoughts about the girl he knows he can never have.

When someone threatens Georgie’s life again, Sam will do anything necessary to keep her safe. Even if it means spending the next few days locked up in a remote house on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with her.

Sam might be used to denying himself what he wants, but he’s about to find out that being cooped up with Georgie will push him to the limit. And maybe beyond.

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Kame's Review:

Georgeanne and Sam have know each other most their lives. Sam and Georgie's brother are best friends. She grew up with all the trappings of a affluent family and Sam grew up across town with parents on the brink of divorce and no real interest in him. Each has always had a place in their heart for the other, Georgie loving Sam from afar, but Sam is convinced his is not good enough for Georgie so he stays away. That is until her brother calls him up and asks for a favor.

I had an immediate connection to Georgie. I adored her spunk, her outlook on life and her ability to look clearly at her past and learn from it. Sam is a battered soul whose family life has caused him to think he is not good enough for someone to love. He knows he is good at his job and that confidence pours out on the page. 

This is a novella, and I was sad when I read the last page. I found it to have just enough drama as to what would happen, and plenty of steamy scenes. While this is considered book 1.5 in the Hostile Operations Team series it can be read as a stand-alone. Matt Gerard does make an appearance in this novella and we learn a little of his HEA, but nothing that will get you lost if you haven't read Hot Pursuit. I bet after finishing this novella you will be buying Hot Pursuit!

    5 STARS!

Kame received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.


Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) Novellas can be a hit or miss thing for me, but when they work, like this one did for you, it's always good! 

Have you read Lynn Raye Harris before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


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