Tuesday, July 7, 2015

{ arc } review || HOT SEAL by Lynn Raye Harris


H.O.T. Publishing, LLC | July 7, 2015 | Military Romance
Hostile Operations Team, book 9


Sex with the ex… It shouldn’t be this good the second time around.

Navy SEAL Dane “Viking” Erikson has sworn off women—or at least he’s sworn off one woman: DEA Agent Ivy McGill. His ex-wife.

But when they’re forced to work together on a critical military mission, Dane can’t help but notice how the one woman he shouldn’t want is the only one he can’t stop thinking about. 

Ivy knows what it’s like to fall for a SEAL’s hard muscles and killer smile—and she knows what it’s like when everything falls apart. So why is she naked against a wall and begging Dane for more?

Originally included in the SEALs of Summer 2: A Military Romance Superbundle box set, Hot SEAL will be available as a standalone novella by autumn 2015.

{ review } .
I love Lynn Raye Harris's HOT series. 

Absolutely love it. 

I'm pretty much on top of my Cristin, Claudia, JB, and Rachel releases, but there are the few authors that release things a bit slower (granted... Claudia...), so I'm the person cyber-stalking their Facebook pages and websites. Emma Curtis being one, Lynn being the other.

Side note: while reading HOT SEAL and getting some updates on previous couples, I realized that I NEVER. READ. HOT PURSUIT.

Seriously, Mignon?!

So that's made it's way up to the top of my to-be read pile.

Anyway. HOT SEAL. Another awesome effort and A+ read in this world of the maybe-mythed-but-oh-my-they-do-exist Hostile Operations Team. 

And the way this one starts, and then jumps five years later? Gosh, I loved a young Dane and Ivy...

Dane's a SEAL. When he's invited to head a SEAL team in the HOT world, he jumps on it -- after going through the shock phase that such a team truly does exist, of course. The first mission he's sent on, though, sends him face to face with his ex-wife, Ivy.

Dane and Ivy married young.... ish. They were in college and after a whirlwind few months, they got hitched in Vegas. However, a few months later when his Navy plans turn into SEAL plans, and her plans turn into DEA plans... 

What I loved most about these two was that they were very set in their ways. Both were strong-minded individuals who knew what they wanted in life. However, as it often does, that found a way to bite them both on their asses, because they couldn't fold just a little bit and fight for what they truly wanted. Like any young person, when the going got rough, they didn't fight to make the other person understand and they just walked away.

When they end up together now, years later, it's quite evident that the feelings, the lovey dovey ones, didn't go anywhere. And now as adults? Adults who have seen not so pretty things (even though Ivy's early years weren't exactly a walk in the park)? Let's just say they've learned a thing or two.

I truly enjoyed watching Dane and Ivy fall back into one another. Equally, I loved this new addition to the HOT world -- just means more stories, baby!

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