I first stumbled onto the Hostile Operations Team series back in July 2013, when book one, Hot Pursuit, first came out and I knew that I have found a new series to love.
I’m a huge Romantic Suspense fan, but it’s hard to find a series that I truly like and know I will follow. I’ve had my fair amount of duds. Is it too much to ask for a Romantic Suspense book to have a perfect combination of action, suspense, AND hot sex? Well, not with the HOT boys. Nope! You get swoon worthy heroes, smart and sassy heroines, great action and suspense and some scorching hot love scenes. Oh and have I mentioned the lickable covers? I’m pretty sure they only get hotter as the series progresses. And luckily, the books more than live up to the HOT covers. (Ha! See what I did there?)
But I digress. April 6 was the release of Lynn’s new book in the series and we’re celebrating with a spotlight and an awesome giveaway! So read on to learn more about Kevin “Big Mac” MacDonald, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win the signed paperbacks of the first 2 books in the the HOT series!!
The world’s most wanted man is back from the dead. And only one woman can stop him…
Former Army linguist Lucky San Ramos escaped with her life, but the scars an evil terrorist leader left on her skin are a constant reminder of her captivity. Now her tormentor is back—and so is the sexy Special Operations soldier she once loved.
HOT operator Kevin “Big Mac” MacDonald rescued Lucky the last time. And then he walked away when he couldn’t be what she needed. When Lucky married his teammate, Kev knew it was for the best. But now Marco is dead and Lucky is no longer safe.
When Kev and Lucky team up to capture a terrorist, they’ll have to pretend to be man and wife on an explosive military mission to a war-torn nation. With time running out and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Kev and Lucky play a perilous game of cat and mouse with a madman during the day.
But at night, they battle the secrets of the past and the sizzling attraction that threatens to endanger the mission. Lucky shouldn’t want the man who abandoned her once before. But the passion between them is sinfully, sensuously, dangerously hot… and proving impossible to resist.
Note from Author:
I chose this excerpt because it’s the first time Kev and Lucky really acknowledge what’s been going on between them. There’s this sweet vulnerability to them both, this fear that being together will betray a memory–and yet they have to. They have no choice, and I just love the tension between what they want and what they feel, and how they know everything is going to change in this moment. It’s monumental for them both, and I just love it.
Dangerously Hot excerpt:
“Marco asked me to take care of you. I don’t think this is what he had in mind.”
She tilted her head back to look up at him. “This isn’t Marco’s call. It’s mine. And yours. He’s gone, Kev. We can’t bring him back, and we can’t hurt him.”
He closed his eyes for a long moment. “I feel like I’m betraying him.”
“How?” Her voice grew thick with emotion. “He’s gone and we’re alive. We didn’t die with him. And I don’t think he’d want us to act like we did.”
She took a step closer to him, lifted a hand and palmed his cheek. Electricity flooded her system. And his, if the way his head jerked up was any indication. He put his hand over hers, held it against his cheek as warmth spread through her belly.
And then he spoke. “You’ll tell me if you want to stop. You won’t endure something just because you think you should. Those are the rules, Lucky.”
She was beginning to tremble deep inside. “I understand.”
He took her hand and led her up the stairs to his room. He switched on the lamp on the bedside table and then turned to look at her. They stood a foot apart and just stared. Her breathing grew shallower, her belly tightening—
Then he tugged her into his arms and kissed her. His tongue slipped into her mouth, tangled with her own, gently at first and then a bit wilder, and she clung to him as her body melted, dissolving into a million little sparks of flame. This was Kevin MacDonald she was kissing, the man she’d once wanted so desperately, the man she still wanted even when she shouldn’t.
She knew why this was illicit, forbidden. They would be judged on more than one level if anyone knew. First, there was Marco. And then there was the idea they were on the same team and sex clouded thinking.
But, dammit, Mendez had ordered them to stay together. To pretend to be newlyweds. What did he expect would happen?
Lucky slid her palms over his chest, down the soft cotton of his T-shirt and the hard corrugated abs beneath until she reached the swelling of his cock. She rubbed it beneath his jeans and he made a noise of approval in his throat.
Then he reached for the hem of her shirt and tugged it up and over her head. The room wasn’t cold exactly, but it was cooler than she’d been in her warm sweatshirt. Her nipples beaded beneath the silk of her bra, though it wasn’t all due to the cold. She pressed her chest against Kev’s—and then she yanked his shirt from his jeans and pushed it up so she could feel her skin against his….
USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. The prize was an editor for a year — but only six months later, Lynn sold her first novel.
A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome husband and two crazy cats.
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