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Hot and Bothered by Lynn Raye Harris

Hot and Bothered
by Lynn Raye Harris
5 star review by TashNz

Hot and Bothered is the latest and 8th installment from Lynn Raye Harris’s H.O.T series and boy it is freakin fab and most certainly doesn’t disappoint!

A loved character, Ryan “Flash” Gordon is the hero of Hot and Bothered.  The Fate gods are smiling down on Ryan because he gets the one thing has craved and dreamed of, the one person he’d pretty much crawl over hot coals for… a night with Emily Royal bin Yusuf (read her back story in Hot Rebel). 

When she disappears the next morning it’s so What the H???  Ryan is ready to make it more than one night, he’d make it forever if he could, if she wasn’t someone he could probably never have because of who her dead husband is, because of who Ryan is and what he does for a living. 

Imagine Ryan’s surprise when he locates Emily with the elusive character Ian Black who is making me curiouser and curiouser, I hope he gets his story and I can’t wait to find out who and what makes him tick.  Surprise is rather a light word, he’s mad as freakin hell and it doesn’t help when he blurts out his secret relationship in-front of the team!  But wait there’s more… what has come of their night together, how does Emily ever hope to get off list of terrorists and how on earth do they get their happy ever after with every curve-ball that’s thrown at them?

Another loved character who has his own lil thing going on is Colonel Mendez.  I just shake my head when I read all these lil bits and pieces that make up the whole story – I wish I was this talented!  As a reader it’s like being in a lolly shop – there is that much awesomeness!

What I loved about Hot and Bothered… where to start… the quality of writing and the effort that is clearly put into research to deliver an entertaining but realistic portrayal of HOT is one of the many reasons I look forward to in each HOT installment. 

The writing is so realistically surreal I feel like I’m on the mission with the HOT team, I feel Ryan’s pain and anger when he first lays eyes on Emily again, I can taste the desert dust in my mouth so to speak.  I believe in what Emily is trying to do, I feel invested in the story and the characters.

The format of the writing, the character dialogue, the getting into the characters heads – the laughing, the tears, the edge of seat-ness as we race along with everyone is just fab!   The story lines are still fever pitch and the momentum is doing nothing but continually speeding up.
Can be read as a stand alone but if you read the previous stories you’ll feel a better connection with how Ryan and Emily become one.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if you love or are familiar with Suzanne Brockmann, these HOT stories are very much on par!  Looking forward to what the
future holds for us with these guys and everyone else who’s been introduced along the way.

So very much honored to receive an ARC from the author!

P.S SORRY about the long review, congrats if you’ve made it this far, it’s just so hard to shorten it and try explain why you love something so much :D

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The Books…

THE HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES:
Book 1: 
HOT PURSUIT (Matt & Evie)
Book 2: 
HOT MESS (Sam & Georgie)
Book 3: 
HOT PACKAGE (Billy & Olivia)
Book 4: 
DANGEROUSLY HOT (Kev & Lucky)
Book 5: 
HOT SHOT (Jack & Gina)
Book 6: 
HOT REBEL (Nick & Victoria)
Book 7: 
HOT ICE (Garrett & Grace)
Book 8: HOT AND BOTHERED