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Maddie's Marine: A (Very) Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Lynn Raye Harris
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Book Description

Newspaper reporter Maddie Forester once had a hot affair with Marine major Ryan Cavanaugh. But that was months ago, and Ryan wants nothing to do with her now. When they meet up by accident in Hawaii, they find out their affair isn't quite as final as either of them thought. It's still red-hot and sizzling! A (very) short story from USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris!

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

My aim is to give this story away to you for free!  If it's not free at Amazon yet, keep checking back or try other retailers.  The story is short but complete at approximately 4500 words. I hope you will enjoy this story and the excerpt for my upcoming military romance!  To keep up with all my books, visit me at  Thank you!

Product Details

  • File Size: 2999 KB
  • Print Length: 31 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lynn Raye Harris; 1 edition (May 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,846 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT June 3, 2013
By lucy
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book Maddie's Marine by Lynn Raye Harris, it's a very short read, i read it in my lunch break thats was fine, Ryan the hot Marine went down well with my lunch.
the story is of a newspaper reporter Maddie, who reports on a war zone, There is a sandstorm Maddie thakes refuge in Rayan's tent, Hell it got hot in that tent, i won't tell you anymore but i recommend this book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much sex for such a short book June 24, 2013
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I thought since this was a very short story that there would be limited sexual content. For Pete's sake -- then the "hero" zips up his shorts and asks the woman how he can trust her? Really? I would have slapped his face and told him to get lost. Not worth the minute it took to download it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!! May 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I love this short story! Short but complete. It won't leave you feeling like you're left hanging. If this is just a taste of Lynn Raye Harris' upcoming release, Hot Pursuit, then I can't wait for that book!!! HOT and passion-filled!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but WOW June 11, 2013
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It always amazes me how an author can take a few words and create a hero that you would sell your first-born for 1 hr. with!!! Bad sentence but you get the picture. One word about this hero....WOW.

She is a war correspondent and she writes a story that really puts him in a bad light. As a military wife for 35 years, civilians just don't get it. Anyway, this is their story. It is short but in a few words the author gets the job done without a lot of pointless events, descriptions, etc. I love a sexy short story!

I highly recommend this one, you will love it and it leaves you exhaling! Great read, really enjoyed it. On second thought, I would settle for 30 minutes with this guy!~!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This Was a Sweet Love Story June 16, 2013
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I really enjoyed this short story. Misunderstandings can many times come between two people who are in love. Short stories like this one are akin to immediate gratification and a very nice break from 400 page books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What? June 30, 2013
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Difficult to follow throughout the whole story, no matter how short the length. Seems like if it were just a little longer, it could have had a lot more depth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont bother January 29, 2014
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Short and pervy. Didnt really have a plot, or anything interesting to make it worth the time to have downloaded
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Maddie' Marine. October 8, 2013
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Basically rubbish, grad I didn't have to pay any money for it, it didn't zing along at any time, thank you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Longer would have been even better.
I got this book for free, but I really enjoyed reading it. If you like marine romances then it will not disappoint. Very hot with a good storyline. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Aussie Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT
High! I can't wait to read the next books in this series, they are fast paced and keep you hooked. I want to find out more about the other team members!
Published 1 month ago by Diana Jester
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story
This was a hot & cute short read. I enjoyed it and it gave me a taste of Lynn's writing. I will be reading more of her books.
Published 2 months ago by Snoopyvet (Karen)
4.0 out of 5 stars More Marines!
Great story I N E E D more of this story and characters please
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A well-written love story
This short story is a story of love. It is about a Marine Major and a reporter who accompanied his troops. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Israel Drazin
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Somehow entertaining.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lynn Raye Harris is a great story teller
Lynn Raye Harris is a great story teller. Read her HOT series, it is great also! This writer gave me the worst case of Book Hangover I've had in a long time...
Published 5 months ago by Diane Vickers
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot way hot!
This is a great short read. Mrs. Harris writes a mean short story and by mean I mean hot, descriptive, fast paced and awesome. You must read this one.
Published 6 months ago by Scarlet
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick read
This was a quick read. It was good, but I feel like I missed the back story. I would feel better if I would have read the book that led to this novella.
Published 7 months ago by readsforfun
3.0 out of 5 stars I didn't love it, I didn't hate it.
Everything about this story was flat. The characters, their interactions, the writing style... etc, etc, etc. Read more
Published 8 months ago by A. Ellison
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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." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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

Books by Lynn:

Hostile Operations Team books:
Hot Pursuit (#1) - FREE!
Hot Mess (#2)
Hot Package (#3)
Dangerously Hot (#4)
Hot Shot (#5)
Hot Rebel (#6)
Hot Ice (#7) - coming Jan 2015
Hot & Bothered (#8) - coming Spring 2015

From Harlequin:
Heiress's Defiance, Dec 2014, Harlequin Presents
Carrying the Sheikh's Heir, July 2014, Harlequin Presents
Gambling With the Crown, May 2014, Harlequin Presents
The Change in Di Navarra's Plan, December 2013, Harlequin Presents
A Facade to Shatter, October 2013, Harlequin Presents
A Game With One Winner, April 2013, Harlequin Presents
Marriage Behind the Facade, January 2013, Harlequin Presents Extra
The Girl Nobody Wanted, November 2012, Harlequin Presents
Captive But Forbidden, July 2012, Harlequin Presents
Strangers in the Desert, March 2012, Harlequin Presents
The Man With the Money, November 2011, Harlequin Presents
Behind the Palace Walls, June 2011, Presents Extra
The Devil's Heart, April 2011, Harlequin Presents
Chosen by the Sheikh, November 2010, Harlequin Presents
The Prince's Royal Concubine, June 2010, Harlequin Presents
Cavelli's Lost Heir, January 2010, Harlequin Presents
Spanish Magnate, Red-Hot Revenge, August 2009, Harlequin Presents

Harlequin Digital Short:
His Royal Love-Child, June 2013

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

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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