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Hot Mess (A Hostile Operations Team Novella)

Hot Mess (A Hostile Operations Team Novella) [Kindle Edition]

Lynn Raye Harris
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English professor Dr. Georgeanne Hayes has a problem. Her star pupil, an Army sergeant who works in a Top Secret military program, is missing—and someone tried to push her in front of a train last night.

Sam “Knight Rider” McKnight is used to looking out for Georgie. When they were kids, she was just his best friend’s baby sister. But Georgie’s not a baby anymore and Sam is getting some very male—and very dirty—thoughts about the girl he knows he can never have.

When someone threatens Georgie’s life again, Sam will do anything necessary to keep her safe. Even if it means spending the next few days locked up in a remote house on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with her.

Sam might be used to denying himself what he wants, but he’s about to find out that being cooped up with Georgie will push him to the limit. And maybe beyond.

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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) ~ Coming September 2014!


" 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

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 671 KB
  • Print Length: 137 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: H.O.T. Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (26 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FIP1C6I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling."

You can learn more at her website,, or come and visit her at her Facebook page: Lynn loves hearing from her readers!

Free Read: Maddie's Marine: A (Very) Short Story

Books by Lynn:

Hostile Operations Team books:
Hot Pursuit (Book 1) - OUT NOW!
Hot Mess (Book 1.5) - OUT NOW!
Hot Package (Book 1.6) - a Christmas story coming in November!
Dangerously Hot (Book 2) - coming Spring 2014

The Change in Di Navarra's Plan, Mills & Boon Modern, December 2013
Corretti's Secrets, Mills & Boon Special Releases, July 2013
A Game With One Winner, Mills & Boon Modern, April 2013
Royal Baby, Mills & Boon Special Releases, December 2012 (reprint of Cavelli's Lost Heir)
Revelations of the Night Before, Mills & Boon Modern, November 2012
Unnoticed and Untouched, Mills & Boon Modern, Jul 2012
Royal Baby, Mills & Boon Special Release, May 2012
Marriage Behind the Facade, Mills & Boon Modern, Feb 2012
Captive But Forbidden, Mills & Boon Modern, Nov 2011
Heartless Rebel, Mills & Boon Special Release, July 2011
Strangers in the Desert, Mills & Boon Modern, May 2011
Prince Voronov's Virgin, Mills & Boon Modern, Jan 2011
New Voices, Mills & Boon Special Release, Sep 2010
The Devil's Heart, Mills & Boon Modern, Jul 2010
The Prince's Royal Concubine, Mills & Boon Modern, Mar 2010
Cavelli's Lost Heir, Mills & Boon Modern, Dec 2009
Spanish Magnate, Red-Hot Revenge, Mills & Boon Modern, Aug 2009

Ten Random Things About Lynn You Might Find Cool:

1. I'm a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This makes my husband a HODAR (Husband of DAR), which I find hilarious.

2. I used to ride show jumpers when I was a teenager. Other teens were going out with their friends while I was riding horses every evening after school.

3. I'll try any kind of food once, unless it's really weird (like scorpion-on-a-stick). I have eclectic tastes and I believe life is an adventure! Why not try the food, right?

4. I got married in Germany and I have two anniversaries. The first is the civil ceremony, performed by the Burger Meister, and the second is the church wedding, which was the next day.

5. I used to live in Hawaii. This was every bit as cool as it sounds.

6. Though I lived in Hawaii, I am not a water sport kind of person. I do not surf. I do not snorkel. I do not like sticking my toes in an ocean in which sharks also swim. I did it on occasion, but it's not my favorite thing to do. I'd rather look at the water from the beach.

7. Flying used to terrify me, and now I like it. Except for the long lines and security and all that stuff, of course.

8. I'm an introvert, which is pretty typical for a writer. I love going to events and meeting readers, but I'm kinda scared too. What if you don't like me?

9. I don't eat dessert very often. I'm just not a sweets kind of person. I'd rather have the savory than the sweet. Chocolate is good, and I like it, but I don't have to have it.

10. I will read just about everything. Except horror. It scares me.

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4.2 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a novella about Georgie and Sam. Sam belongs to a secret part of the American Army which works on anti-terrorism matters and Georgie is the sister of his childhood friend and now a teacher of adult education. When a soldier student of Georgie's disappears she involves Sam in finding out what has happened to him and then all his colleagues become involved as it turns out that this whole thing is bigger than first thought.

The romance and attraction between Georgie and Sam is well done and the sex scenes are very robust. They each put in the way the usual barriers to prevent them coming together and then break them down. This is a satisfying part of this book although, I personally, would have liked a little less crude language at sensitive and emotional moments.

Where the novella goes wrong for me is in the suspense plot and the role of Georgie. She is very much a hapless female victim who has to be protected by the big, strong men (her brother phones her regularly to check up on her and he sends Sam in the first place to make sure that she is all right). I accept that this is a requirement of this genre but in this story the author disempowers Georgie completely. She has misjudged one of her male students a lot and she is told this by others but she never gets a chance to see him or to put it right. She has to be protected in a safe house so that she is not under threat and her guards are all men (in fact it is mostly Sam). She helps identify the bad guys but there is no confrontation, she is never in actual physical danger after the first page when she is pushed in front of a train (and pulled back by a passing male passenger) and all is resolved by the military.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hot!! 11 Nov 2013
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There is only one real big problem with this book, it's too short!!!! Finished too quickly. It's got hot, tattooed, military hero, great feminine character, link to the first on the hot series, and promise of more to come!! Worth a read, only true problem, when the intrigue got to the pinnacle, Lynn didn't pursue it, instead it just stops and off the hero goes to save who ever. But that aside, and aware of the struggles the author had with the hot series, it's still a great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Mess 9 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
' I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review '

Georgeanne I a teacher for the Military and she is worried about Jake. A student who has missed some classes. When an old friend of her brothers comes to visit she is shocked. She has been in love with Sam forever. He is a Ranger or so she thinks. He of course can't tell her that he is a member of HOT. So out of curiosity she asks him if he can find out what happened to Jake.

Sam has wanted Georgeanne forever but he feels he is not good enough for her and feels that her family won't either. When checking on a student for her he finds some not so good information that puts her in danger. Things heat up when they have to go in hiding to keep her safe.

What will happen when all is said and done? Will Sam stay or go?

This is such a great series with some Hot Alpha men. It is a shorter story but Awesome! I like that Sam and Georgeanne are both insecure about some things. Sam is definitely cocky, that's for sure. What Alpha Male isn't. Georgeanne definitely has her work cut out for her in this book convincing Sam that he is good enough for her. This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. I definitely recommend reading.

' Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews '
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 30 Jan 2014
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Great book could not put it down until I finished it can not wait for the next one to be released
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hot Mess 31 Oct 2013
By Kay
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I was disappointed there was no action. It was there as a threat in the background and just when you think it's going to get exciting the action goes. More action please.
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