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A new standalone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Lynn Raye Harris. Sexy, action-packed, and thrilling! 

They told him she was dead. They lied…

Colonel John “Viper” Mendez is having the second-worst day of his life. Accused of using the Hostile Operations Team to assassinate a foreign official, he’s gone from being a respected military black-ops commander to a fugitive in the space of an hour. On the run, hunted, and stripped of his honor, Mendez has nowhere to go—and few people he can trust.

Russian spy Ekaterina “Kat” Kasharin is a carbon copy of the woman Mendez once loved. Twenty-one years ago, Valentina vanished from his life. Kat claims to be her twin—but Kat’s lying. Ordered by her superiors in Russian Intelligence to abandon the man she loved—or watch him die—Kat had no choice but to obey.

But twenty-one years is a long time to love a man from afar, and Kat won’t stand by as a traitor plans his death—even if it means risking her heart and her life to save him. She can never reveal her true identity—or the secrets she keeps locked away. Secrets he would hate her for. Working with him is strictly business, and she won’t let emotions get in the way. But the attraction between them is smoking hot—and it’s not long before they’re burning up the sheets. 

When the truth comes out, the mission implodes. Everything Mendez thought he knew was a lie. He’ll have to pull it together though before a deadly foe succeeds in taking away all he loves. By the time he realizes Kat might be most important of all? It could be too late to save her…

The Hostile Operations Team is a covert military Black Ops unit. Their motto is Where None Dare.  H.O.T. operators come from all branches of the military. The only criteria for membership: they must be the best of the best!

July 18
H.O.T. Publishing
Lynn Raye Harris

Customer Reviews

ShellBooks66 ,

Colonel Mendez HOT

Exciting, suspenseful, tough and sexy. Lynn Raye Harris has another 5 star book with Hot Valor. Lynn has bought us the story of Colonel Mendez the military black ops commander of Hostile Operations Team.
Colonel Mendez was told twenty one years ago the woman he loved died, now he's a man by the book and all that's important is his team.
Now he's accused of using his team to assassinate a foreign official, he out to prove his innocence.
Then we have Russian spy "Kat" Ekaterina Kasharin its uncanny how she looks like the woman Mendez loved twenty one years ago. Kat is here to help Mendez out on him mission to prove his innocence if he wants it or not.

charlligirl ,

Hot, super hot, mega hot.

Hot, super hot, mega hot. How else do you describe a buff Army colonel on a mission to clear his name and find the truth behind what happened 21 years ago?

This book had a lot of history for Viper that we had been missing. Why he didn't do one-night stands, why he didn't do relationships, why HOT was under so much scrutiny.

This book was the culmination of several stories that started in Hot Ice. The fact that all of the stories were tied together in this book as to why things were done and by whom was a bonus. I loved seeing the interaction between Viper and Ghost. We haven't had much dealings with Ghost and it was good to see him play a dominant role in this book. And, of course, how can you forget Ian Black. Always on the spot when needed.

So what can you expect in this book? A presumed death, a missing black-ops team, a former Russian spy working with an American to shut down a Russian bad guy, a corrupt politician, a wedding and a baby. That's not enough? Well you also have plenty of hand to hand combat and emotional revelations and let's not forget the bullets whizzing past.

It was so nice to see an older character who's been around throughout the series finally get his happily ever after. Usually these characters are forgotten over time but Ms. Harris did Mendez justice. Well done!!!!

Eliza K ,

A Wild, Hot, Rollicking Ride!

This book is a full throttle, action packed adventure of impressive power. John "Viper" Mendez, Colonel in charge of the Hostile Operation Teams, is a man on the run from the first chapter. And Viper going rouge gives us full out testosterone driven excitement. John is the ultimate manly specimen, tall, handsome and intelligent. The consummate special forces, black ops warrior he has valor and integrity flowing through his veins. For years he has lived for HOT. Now all that is in jeopardy. His reputation, operation and men are at the mercy of unscrupulous greedy power mongers. They are determined to ruin Mendez and all he has striven to protect. His HOT operatives are still supporting him, but they've got to work around their stand down orders. John's journey to stop the evil begins with an unlikely source and continues with an even more mysterious partner. Ekaterina Kasharin is the spitting image of Valentina the love of John's life, whose been dead 21 years now. Purporting to be Val's twin sister, Kat is also the mercenary sent by Ian Black to help Mendez. Turns out they make a great special ops team, as well as a sensual & sexy one. A successful mission to clear his name, protect his men and save his country borders on the impossible. It's a good thing John Mendez is a hero among men. His persistance, contacts, experience and unwavering bravery, paired with a strong, well trained and equally brave woman provides the strength to pursue success in what looks to be a suicide mission. Through the dangerous, convoluted and traitorous journey John & Kat prove their ability to work, and love together. Even with constant set backs and with the bad guys one step ahead throughout the harrowing and deadly experiences our two heroes confront, they prove up to the task. Taking the ride with them is spectacular, don't miss it!

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