HOT Pursuit: Hostile Operations Team® - Strike Team 1

· Hostile Operations Team Book 1 · H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
719 reviews

About this ebook

A small town, enemies to lovers, second chance military protector romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Lynn Raye Harris.

Down on her luck and in need of a fresh start, Evangeline Baker rolls into tiny Rochambeau, Louisiana with her tail between her legs and a vague plan to find herself. What she gets instead is a whole lotta trouble when an ex-business partner turns up dead – and she’s next on the list.

Evie needs the kind of help that only a tall, sexy, badass Special Ops soldier can provide. It’s been a lot of years since she worshiped the ground her former best friend walked on and started hating him instead, but now’s not the time to be picky.

Matt Girard’s got trouble—and demons—of his own, but nothing’s gonna stop him from protecting Evie. He owes her that much after what he did. Hell, he owes her more than that, but it’s a start.

He’ll do whatever it takes to eliminate the threat. Then he’ll walk away and save her from the worst threat of all. Him.

**Find out what makes the men of H.O.T. so HOT! Start reading the Hostile Operations Team Series - Strike Team 1 today and enjoy an action-packed, seriously romantic and steamy-good-fun military romantic suspense. Each book can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers or cheating and a guaranteed happily-ever-after ending!

Keywords: Former best friend, Betrayal, First love, Enemies to Lovers, Small Town, Across the tracks, Woman in peril, Family, Protector hero, alpha hero, Military,Forced proximity, second chance, returning to hometown

Ratings and reviews

719 reviews
Diane Struwig
July 31, 2023
Love Lynn Raye Harris. I got totally lost in her books. Once I start I cannot stop reading until I am finished with the book. I have not read one book that I have not enjoyed. Most definitely my favorite author. Loved Matt and Evie's story. They are both very strong characters and just loved how they finally got together. Very good read. Would recommend Lynn Raye Harris books to everyone who enjoys strong characters and a good story.
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Jo-Anne B.
June 12, 2016
Evie Baker had a successful restaurant where she was the chef but she lost it thanks to her business partner, David West, who stole all her money. Left with nothing, Evie had to go back home to work in her mother's hair salon. Things get worse when Evie realizes David had mob connections and now they were after her. Evie can't catch a break when Matt Girard comes back to town for his sister's wedding. They had been best friends since they were children but things changed as they got older. She asked him to be her first and, of course, he agreed. Foolishly, he got drunk and told his buddies about it. He went off to join the military leaving Evie there to live down her new reputation alone. When Matt comes back to town ten years later he was so glad to see Evie, wanted to start their relationship again and apologize for the way he behaved after their night together. Matt's life is not going smoothly either. He is a special ops soldier and is awaiting a hearing for his team's last mission that ended very badly. I really liked this suspenseful novel with all it's twists and turns in the story. Evie's ex-partner, David, turned out to be a really bad guy and brought dangerous people after Evie. On top of that, her sister, Sarah, was kidnapped. Even though Evie tries to stay clear of Matt, he was the only one that could help her with all her troubles. I appreciated the author's character development and details about Evie and Matt's lives - past and present. It is obvious that Matt was well respected by his team when they willingly risked being court martialed when they broke the law to help him when he asked. This was an action filled story with lots of drama and sexual tension, making me not want to put it down. I highly recommend this one.
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Eva Millien
February 21, 2016
Matt Girard’s future with the HOT team is in jeopardy and while awaiting the verdict, he’s return home to face the past only to put everything in further jeopardy to protect the woman he left behind in this spellbinding romance. Matt may still make her heart pound but Evie wants nothing to do with him and the reader can’t help but get pulled into this story as their pasts wreaks havoc with the present. There is no denying the chemistry that sizzles between these two but with their past relationship it will take a miracle for these two to work out their tangled emotional issues and these strong compelling characters grip readers by the heart as they face their burning desires along with all the turbulence that comes with it in this fast paced and smooth flowing plot full of suspense, excitement, turmoil and romance. There is lots of tension building expectation to be found throughout the story as Matt faces the ending of his career which of course also plays a part in the turmoil that he struggles with in regards to his relationship and then there is lots of adrenaline pumping excitement found during the course of the book as Evie’s past brings a dangerous enemy to town and places her and everyone she loves in danger. With the well written scenes full of vivid details making it easy for the reader to picture each and every scene, the intriguing events have no problem holding the readers hostage from the very beginning. Matt and Evie’s story had me on pins and needles, not only was the relations on very rocky ground but the action was full of some hair raising excitement with some unexpected turns that I didn’t see coming and I have to mention that I think the conclusion certainly fit this couple to a T.
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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.

You can learn more at her website,, or come and visit her at her Facebook page: Lynn loves hearing from her readers! To sign up for Lynn's newsletter--where you'll be kept up to date about all of Lynn's books--text the word HOTTIES to 66866 or go to

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