Thursday, August 20, 2015

[Kame's Review]: "Hot and Bothered"

Hot and Bothered by Lynn Raye Harris
Publisher: H.O.T. Publishing, LLC (August 28, 2015)
Series: Hostile Operations Team, 8
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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…

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Reviews of Harris's Previous Books:

Hot Pursuit (#1) -- Kame
Hot Mess (#1.5) -- Kame
Dangerously Hot (#4) -- Kame
Hot Shot (#5) -- Kame
Hot Rebel (#6) -- Kame
Hot Ice (#7) -- Kame

Out of Bounds -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Emily is not sure her life can move forward. She is now back in the States after her sister and HOT rescued her from terrorists - one being Emily's husband. Now a widow and on the terrorist watch list she is not sure what her future brings. She would do anything to clear her name. If she clears her name she could travel outside the country, have a government job, and maybe dare to tell her best friend Ryan that she loves him.

What a great name for this book, because at times I was Hot and Bothered. I really enjoyed Emily when we met her in Victoria and Brandy's book. Emily has come a long way and now she wants to take charge of her destiny, and stop letting people "help" her. It is great when authors show that sometimes you need help but that there is a moment when you need to take charge again. The changes in Emily were great and made her so worthy of a HOT guy. Ryan has a great soft side, and he was a friend to Emily first - which I love. He was a friend to her when no one noticed she needed one.

If you are looking for a hearts and flowers love story you have the wrong series. Emily and Ryan have a bumpy way to love and at times I bet we all doubted it would happen - as Emily and Ryan are both stubborn in their desire to "protect" the other.

This book felt shorter than others, maybe it was because I just couldn't put it down. I enjoyed seeing the other HOT heroes I have come to love, and we got a short glimpse at a few of their ladies as well. The plot was typical HOT plot - it kept your heart racing from the action and the romance.

There are a few open ended plot points I am looking forward seeing resolved in future books.

Another great HOT book and I can't wait to read more.

4 1/2 STARS! 

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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! Another series I need to start. 

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

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