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Hot Pursuit: A Hostile Operations Team Novel (Volume 1) Paperback – July 22, 2013
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"I can't wait to see what is next in the HOT world." -- The Romance Book Club
From the Author
This story is Book One in my Hostile Operations Team series! If you like hot military guys, lots of action and suspense, and a great love story, this is the story for you. I've also just released a novella in the series, called Hot Mess (Book 1.5). It can be read as a stand-alone story.
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Are the characters flawed? You bet they are, and that's what makes me fall in love with them. I don't want to read about perfect characters who do everything right. I want the hero to do something really stupid, realize his mistake, then figure out what he has to do to redeem himself. I want the heroine to be so in love with the hero that she thinks more about saving his ass than her own.
The book had lots of fast-paced action, some nice twists, and the heat and character development. In addition, it had a nice level of military speak and lingo - enough to make it seem genuine but not so much that I got lost in the details. It was a 5-star read for me. And I look forward to reading more in this series.
If you love romantic suspense and cannot get enough, you might enjoy this. I did not. This was typical characters and done-before-plot and action. There was nothing special or different. If I were to recommend something to the author I would say come up with unusual and special characters. Let the characters' personalities create conflicts instead of having them do illogical things. For example:
They have great sex. Afterwards he is cold and insensitive with no explanation. The next time they have great sex, he leaves without a word and does not call her - for four weeks. So he has to apologize.
She loves him. He asks her to go with him to his sisters's wedding. She says no. Later she shows up. They both want to be with each other after the crisis. But when the crisis is over, she says no.
He tells her to stay hidden while he goes after killer thugs. She does not stay hidden. She goes after him because "she wants to help." She has no weapon and no fighting ability. She is a chef. He is a highly trained Army Ranger. This happened three times.
When she first tells him about her problem. She does not mention "organized crime" because she didn't like to think about that.
They are hiding. He sets an alarm for a short nap. She turns off the alarm because she thinks he needs more rest. As a result the bad guys enter and get them.
I would have liked more details about the informant, ambush, and escaping in Iraq. I also wanted to know what the authorities did with the information about Rivera; i.e. give me a more complete ending.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Kindle count length: 4,698 (548 KB) 387 pages. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words but rarely used. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: 4. Setting: current day Louisiana and Iraq. Copyright: 2013. Genre: romantic suspense.
Of course, the setting alone doesn't make a great story but the author not only picked the perfect place, she managed to build a great suspense with a lot of twists and surprise with a fast but rightly so rhythm. The characters are of those we come to love almost instantly and we understand them and want their happiness.
Evie is a strong free spirit, she left her town to pursue a dream ( and also for some not so right reasons) and she succeeded... it didn't last as she was set up and lost everything but even then she isn't giving up and plans to start over even if it means going back home to start. I loved that quality of her.
Matt has been hurt...not only physically as a team leader, he is feeling responsible for the death of some of his men and if it wasn't enough he is soon to be judged for that. However, he is really loyal and he is feeling also bad for what he did to Evie ten years ago...( and he doesn't know half of it)...when he discovers that she is in danger he doesn't hesitate one second to step in and protect her at all cost and it's not because he is still attracted to her no, it's mostly because it's the kind of man he is. Coming from a very rich family he could have chosen an easier life but decided to serve his country and he is really talented at his job , commanding the loyalty and trust of his men who don't hesitate to help even when it could cost them their career. ( I want to learn more about them)
The suspense is really well done and the author keeps our interest until the last page when she makes the right ending... i know in this genre the happy end is a must so it's not a surprise but the characters can get different version of happy ending and for a little moment i was afraid one would loose more than the other but it's not teh case at all.
In romance suspense my favourite are military one... perhaps because in a sense military men are very similar to supernatural alpha who put loyalty and honour as priority ( oh i'm sure there are black sheep too of course but still the majority is admirable) it's something i really appreciate. So i really recommend this one ( even better it's free on a lot of ebook retailer) it was more than an enjoyable read and i fully plan to read more of the HOT stories
this was first posted on my blog " Lecture toute une Aventure"