Review and Excerpt: Hot Rebel (Hostile Operations Team #6) by Lynn Raye Harris
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Hot Rebel by Lynn Raye Harris
Series: Hostile Operations Team #6
Published by: H.O.T. Publishing LLC on 9/29/2014
Genres: Adult, Military, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC From Publisher
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About the Book:
A rebel on the run…
Victoria Royal is a traitor. Or so the U.S. government believes. Victoria was once a promising sniper in the Army, but now she’s gone rogue—worse, she’s just landed in the middle of a Hostile Operations Team mission in the desert and blasted it all to hell.
Nick “Brandy” Brandon doesn’t expect to run into Victoria when he’s bugging out from a mission gone wrong. It’s been more than three years since she disappeared from the sniper course they were in together, and he’s finally stopped thinking about her killer curves and smart mouth.
But now she’s back—and she’s far more dangerous than Nick ever believed possible… Is she really a traitor? Or is there something more at stake? He has to decide fast—because time’s running out and too many lives hang in the balance…
Snipers, action, near death experiences, and plenty of romance, I found everything I was looking for in Hot Rebel, the sixth novel in the Hostile Operations Team series by Lynn Raye Harris.
Victoria Royal, one of the best sniper’s around, has been labeled a traitor by her country. Now, she’s in search of her sister, whom she hasn’t seen in years. Working for Ian Black as a gun for hire was supposed to get her closer to finding sister, but no luck so far. When she runs into Nick Brandon on a mission, her luck might just start to change.
Nick Brandon is a member of the Hostile Operations Team, and isn’t exactly thrilled when Victoria Royal screws up his mission. When he discovers her reasons, however, he wants to help her in any way he can, even if it means going undercover as one of Ian Black’s new employees. And the chance to work as part of a team with Victoria? That’s just a plus.
I really enjoyed Victoria as a character. Her loyalty to her sister was something I admired. When they were young, Emily began battling drugs, and try as she might, she wasn’t able to help her. Now, she’s determined to save her sister from herself and bring her back to the United States. While she’s sure of her ability as a sniper, she’s used to people thinking less of her abilities because she’s a woman. And she certainly doesn’t take any crap from anyone who thinks she isn’t capable of defending herself.
There are so many reasons to love Nick. First of all, there’s the sexiness factor. Second of all, he’s definitely an Alpha male type individual. However, while he is definitely the Alpha male, he knows that Victoria can take care of herself. He wants to help her, wants to protect her, but he also understands that he can’t control her, which I love about him.
The chemistry between Victoria and Nick was electric from the moment they met each other. And while I wanted them to get together, I was also really glad that they don’t get together too early in the novel. I usually judge a good romance novel on whether or not there’s a real plot underneath the romance aspect, and Hot Rebel definitely has an actual plot.
The story bounces between Nick’s and Victoria’s perspective, and on occasion we get a glimpse of what’s going on with the HOT. While it bounces between the two, it’s a quick read and the book keeps a nice balance between perspectives.
While it’s the sixth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone novel without any confusion, although reading this book definitely made me want to read the other five novels.
Overall, I’m going to give Hot Rebel 4 out of 5 controllers. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves military action style romances.