Saturday, September 7, 2013

Book Review: Hot Mess

Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Title: Hot Mess
Publish Date: Sept 30, 2013
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: English professor Dr. Georgeanne Hayes has a problem. Her star pupil, an Army sergeant who works in a top-secret government program, is missing—and someone tried to push her in front of a train last night.

Sam “Knight Rider” McKnight is used to looking out for Georgie. When they were kids, she was just his best friend’s baby sister. But Georgie’s not a baby anymore and Sam is getting some very male—and very dirty—thoughts about the girl he knows he can never have.

When someone threatens Georgie’s life again, Sam will do anything necessary to keep her safe. Even if it means spending the next few days locked up in a remote house on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with her.

Sam might be used to denying himself what he wants, but he’s about to find out that being cooped up with Georgie will push him to the limit. And maybe beyond.

Review: I have to say, I'm not usually a fan of military related books, but Lynn Raye Harris is one of my favorite authors from Harlequin, so I wanted to give this novella a try. This is part of her "HOT" series. Hot standing for "Hostile Operations Team."

It really packed a punch for having only about 90 pages.

And when I say punch, I mean hot spicy sex!

I started to wonder how long it would take for Sam and Georgie to get together. These two have a history. Georgie's had a crush on Sam since her school days. They almost went all the way when she was 18, but Sam has a lot of control.  A whole lot of control.

He still does.

I have to admit, I loved that Georgie was the more..erm...forward one. I really liked that about her. It isn't often you get to see the woman initiate most of the sex. I loved how she taunted Sam.

I only wish there could have been more to the story with mission that involved her student, who was military and trying to sell government secrets. For me, I could have used more detail there, but all in all, Lynn tied up the relationship and the suspense parts of the story really well, especially in a novella.

I'm definitely going back to read Hot Pursuit, which is the first book in the series.

Rating: 4 flowers


Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh I'll so have to check this one out. I love military romances. And a heroine that goes for what she wants. lol

Great review Andrea! thanks for the heads up :)

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