Blaze: A Small Town, Nerdy Girl, Opposites Attract, Military Protector Romance

· H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
23 reviews

About this ebook

Dead to their pasts. Ghosts. No family ties. No connections.  

Six men with a top-secret mission move to a small town where they have to navigate local life, protect their secret, and, above all, stay single.  

Former Hostile Operations Team soldier Blaze "Shadow" Connolly knows what it’s like to lose everything. He’s got nobody except his job and his team and that’s the way he likes it.

But when he walks into a gas station during a robbery and locks eyes with Emma Grace Sutton, he knows he’ll do anything to protect the pretty girl with the blue glasses.


ER doctor Emma had a bright future until her ex-boyfriend became the kind of nightmare she was certain could never happen to her. With her self-esteem shattered and her confidence in ruins, she left a promising career and returned to her hometown to take over her dad's small family practice. It's not what she wants, but it's what she needs to rebuild her life.


Until she gets that prickly feeling she's being watched again. Did her ex follow her to Sutton's Creek or is she's imagining things? Is she in danger or is it PTSD? She doesn't know, but she knows a man with the skills to find out. The ruggedly handsome sexy protector who saved her from a bullet once before.  


Blaze isn’t supposed to get involved. Doing so could put the mission at risk. But how can he turn Emma away when the desperation in her eyes hints at even darker secrets? He can’t — and that might just be the final nail in his coffin.

A small town, nerdy girl, opposites attract, military protector romance from NYT bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris

Ratings and reviews

23 reviews
Sophie Ruthven
June 27, 2024
This was a good start to a new series. While a lot of the action we've come to love from this author was absent for the most part, it set the scene for the teams mission There's so much to learn and uncover and I can't wait for it. This couple were the perfect pair to start defying Alex's expectations of his men, but considering what they have been through both in the past and after they met, they've more than earnt the rebellion. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
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Jenny Black
June 23, 2024
I love love loved this book. I had some personal stuff going on that did affect a lot of my life, but I couldn’t help but get wrapped up in this book. I ended up staying up way later than I had planned. All readers know that’s a big deal to how good a book is to them. Blaze and Emma were great together. They listened to each other, and knew when the push/pull was needed. I loved seeing their relationships and friendships with other people. Overall, just a really good book.
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Anika Benthin
June 18, 2024
"Ghost Ops #1 - Blaze" by Lynn Raye Harris is a fantastic kickoff to what promises to be a thrilling series. This book combines suspense and romance that kept me hooked from start to finish. Blaze "Shadow" Connolly, a former Hostile Operations Team soldier, is a compelling hero with a tragic past. His mission is clear: stay under the radar and protect his team’s secrets. But when he encounters Emma Grace Sutton during a gas station robbery, his protective instincts kick into high gear. Blaze's dedication to his mission is tested by his undeniable attraction to Emma, the nerdy and beautiful doctor with a shattered past. Emma, an ER doctor who has retreated to her hometown to escape a traumatic relationship, is a well-rounded and relatable heroine. Her journey from a confident professional to a woman rebuilding her life adds depth to the story. The chemistry between Blaze and Emma is palpable, and their connection feels authentic and heartwarming. Lynn Raye Harris does an excellent job of blending the high-stakes tension of Blaze's secret mission with the tender and budding romance between him and Emma. The small-town setting adds charm and a sense of community, while the lurking danger keeps the suspense alive. "Blaze" is a great read, full of action, emotion, and passion. I loved every moment and can't wait to dive into the next installment of the Ghost Ops series. Lynn Raye Harris has crafted a captivating tale that leaves you eagerly anticipating more. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could!
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About the author

 Lynn Raye Harris is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES of military romances as well as 20 books for Harlequin Presents. 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, two crazy cats, and one spoiled American Saddlebred horse. Lynn's books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." Lynn's books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

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