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.

TAM0213 ,

Great read

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

John's Angel ,

Start your Hot journey.

Reckless Heat takes us back to the beginning before Hot Pursuit and tells the story of Matt and Evie before Matt left Rochambeau, Louisiana. I love reading the beginning of their love story which then lead to me having to reread Hot Pursuit. If you haven't read this series yet, this is a great place to start. Enjoy.

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