Publisher Description

He’s my best friend.

He’s everything I ever wanted.

And he doesn’t know how I feel.

I have three weeks left to tell him before he leaves this place forever…


There’s only one way I know how to do that.

I have to give him what I’ve never given anyone.

I’m going to ask him to be my first…

Matt Girard is the guy every girl wants. Rich, handsome, and popular, his future is brighter than the sun. Evie Baker comes from the wrong side of town. She loves Matt desperately, but he only sees her as his tomboy best friend instead of the young woman she’s blossomed into.

Until one fateful night when a reckless dare changes everything…

This is the prequel story to HOT Pursuit, Book 1 in 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 & Bothered (Ryan & Emily) 

Book 9: Hot SEAL (Dane & Ivy) 

Book 10: Hot Protector (Chase & Sophie) 


" of those must read black ops series that is as good as Maya Banks & Cindy Gerard!" -- Just Plain Sassy 

"Seriously is there a hotter series out there in this genre? Because if there is, I don't know about it. I have loved these books from book 1 and they are only getting better and better not to mention hotter!!!" -- Goodreads 

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February 16
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
Lynn Raye Harris

Customer Reviews

Anaxkolasi ,


In this book we meet a teenage Matt and Evie from Hot Pursuit. It is a prequel novella for that book. Evie has been in love with Matt for years. They are a year apart in age and have been friends since they were six and seven. When they became teenagers he started distancing himself from her, and she just wants him to realize that they belong together. This is a good book and it it was nice to see where their story began.

Mslizalou ,

Great story!

I am a huge fan of the Hostile Operations Team series and adored Matt and Evie's story in book 1. I absolutely love that we got a chance to see them as teenagers in Reckless Heat. Reckless Heat is a novella length story and a super fast read.

I guess since Matt and Evie were the first couple in the Hostile Operations Team series, they have an extra special place in my heart. I love a friends to lovers story and when you add in a reunion story, you have me from page one.

Reckless Heat is Matt and Evie's story from the last few weeks they spend together before he heads off to West Point. I love that Evie and Matt where best friends from the time they were pretty young. I also absolutely loved that Evie had a crush on Matt and although he did know it, he really didn't want to do anything to possibly mess up their friendship. However, what teenage boy is going to turn down a teenage girl, even when it's his very best friend in the world?

Honestly I though Matt was super sweet with Evie and I knew he didn't want to hurt her, but being a teenage guy, he just messed up once the deed was actually done. Of course Evie totally looked like she had been in the backseat with Matt and he was a total tool to brag to all his friends. Reckless Heat made me think of a high school keg party on the weekend and watching your best friend's drama play out before everyone. My heart broke for both Evie and Matt since neither really knew how to fix the situation.

Reckless Heat was a super fast read for me. I loved the story came from alternating points of view and it is in first person point of view for those readers who aren't huge fans of first person point of view. I have no trouble with it and though it especially worked well with this story. I felt like I got new insight into Matt and Evie's relationship by seeing them together when they were teenagers.

TAM0213 ,

Great read

Loved this introduction. Can't wait to see what's to come with Matt and Evie.

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