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Hot Mess

(Hostile Operations Team #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  2,283 ratings  ·  196 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 137 pages
Published September 26th 2013 by H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 HOT Stars

She thought he had trouble remembering she wasn't a kid anymore. No, what he had trouble remembering was that he was no good for her. Because damn if he didn't want her. He wanted her every possible way he could have her.

Wow! What a hot little read this was. I definitely didn't see that coming. After reading and enjoying Hot Pursuit, I was expecting more along the lines of that book. And it was...mostly. If you're looking for a nail biting romantic suspense, that's not quite what
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.25 Stars***

I loved this!!

What you've got here is unrequited love (older brother's best friend) and forbidden love (best friend's little sister) all wrapped up in a protective, badass Alpha hero and a strong and likable heroine.

Add in a generous helping of romance and steam, a touch of suspense to infuse some intrigue, stir together with an endearing backstory and effortless writing....and boom, you've got yourself quite the tasty dish!

Highly recommend for a quick and satisfying read.
Crystal~BIG book addict~
This was a nice, quick little read. The writing was really good. I will definitely be looking for the other books in this series.

Georgeanne and Sam have known each other since they were kids. Sam and her brother Rick have been best friends forever and Georgie was the annoying little sister who followed them around and had a huge crush on Sam. Sam joined the Army and Georgie went on to become a college professor. She has been married and divorced and Sam is sent by her brother to check on her.

Debra Johnson
Hot Mess by Lynn Raye Harris
Genres: Adult, Romance
2 Stars

🎶. Boring.
No real errors.
No real action.
No real suspense.
A lot of yacking.
Intimate scene was the best part and that was also filled with a lot of yacking.

2nd book in this series I have read and my Last.

When I read suspense I want SUSPENSE.
Not a lot of yacking about the danger they are in. I want the Action.
I have like 5 of Ms. Harris's books. I have read 2.
All the rest go into my
'Not For Me' shelf.

By the way, the adult action is o
This is a short story but an enjoyable one. There isn't really any suspense it was basically put in there as a reason for the H & h to spend time together in such close quarters. It was well written and easy to read and had more than a few 'hot' moments ;)....Can't wait for the next one.
Sep 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars, gr2016

A sweet second-chance romance novella.

I really enjoyed the suspense in this novella, and the romance was sweet and hot.

An enjoying short read.

Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

this was my introduction to this series and I have to say, I liked it. The main couple, Georgeanne and Sam, have known each other forever and are finally getting their chance to be together. I felt Georgie, and Sam, brought up her divorce and how crappy her ex treated her a bit too much; but I've never been divorced, so maybe that's how it goes. The suspense part of the story was next to nothing... a threat where they whisk her off to hide, a plan to draw the bad guy out, and then NOTHI
Diana Tan
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot Mess, indeed! I love Sam's and G's love story. A second chance at love, a secret hideout, a dangerous situation, a hunky bodyguard and 1 determined lady all make for a perfectly hot reunion. I love how their attraction and chemistry withstood the passage of time and the vast experiences they each had gone through. Another must read by Lynn Raye Harris. A winner!
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Novellas are difficult to review. Do you lower your expectations because it is a shorter story? I think this had lots of had good bones. However, there is just not enough development to be a really strong recommendation.
Caron Pescatore
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This review originally posted on Ani's Book Abyss | Duo Review: H.O.T. - Hot Mess & Hot Package.

These were two short, sweet novellas.  Both are second chance romances, with the main couples having separated under angry conditions, so both sides of both couples have unresolved conflicts to deal with.

And that's really all there is to these two novellas.

Hot Mess

I'm not as content as everyone else seems to be about this short story.  Granted, it was a bite-sized novella, with a good amount o
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

There is no person on earth that ever thinks they are good enough for everyone, you're good enough for someone but not always just anyone. It is either due to your past or lack thereof or even your future and a possible unpredictable life you lead.

For H.O.T member Sam "Knight Rider" McKnight this is the situation he finds himself trapped in for years, he has always wanted his best friend's sister Georgie in his arms, but he knows she deserves diamonds, silk and champagne things he can never giv
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
English professor Georgie works for the military, teaching military men about books when her favorite pupil goes missing, something that worries her to no end. It doesn’t ease her worries that she keeps thinking something really bad happened to him. Nor does it make her feel better that someone tried to push her in front of an incoming subway train.

Childhood friend, and the guy she’s been in love with since she was a kid, Sam, pops by to check in on her. Georgie confides in Sam about her missing
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, this book was a good surprise for me. I had it for a little while on my Kindle so I finally decided to pick it up and, boy I'm glad I did. I was scared that i wouldn't like the characters or the story but I admit that it was pretty good even if the idea wasn't that original. Also, it's a little tricky to find a good novella where you don't feel like it was rushed. Here, i felt like the ending was wrapped around nicely so the short length of the book didn't bother me. I really enjoyed the d ...more
FV Angela
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The friends to lovers trope is my very favorite. Doesn’t matter if it’s a historical, contemporary or romantic suspense, if the blurb even hints that there is history between the H/h, or he is her brother’s best friend, or there might be some unrequited love on either main character’s part I’m all in. It’s like my crack, I just have no willpower to resist. The blurb for this novella in the H.O.T. series had that AND the hero’s n
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I love you, Sam. I don’t care if that makes you uncomfortable. I love you and I won’t keep it a secret any longer. From anyone.” - Georgeanne Hayes

I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere with this series - see, I'm pretty easy to please. Not that the second book was absolutely perfect, but we're getting there.

Sam McKnight is one of the new members of HOT. And one of the toughest guys around. However, one look at Georgeanne Hayes, his best friend's little sister, after so many years of walking
Shirley Frances
A nice turn in telling the mighty popular 'second chance' story.

Lynn Raye Harris did a great job in drawing me into the story immediately. I liked Georgie right away and the story progressed and the author revealed more about her story with Sam I liked her even more. She was strong and independent and although she might still harbor emotions for the elusive Sam, she was determined to move on with him or without him.

Sam was great too. As stubborn as he was sexy, that man had me on the brink of sh
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the second novella installment of the HOT series, Lynn makes us fall in love with yet another hot, hot, hot military badass! Georgie has been in love with Sam for as long as she can remember, but she is his best friends baby sister. When Sam gets transferred to DC, he checks in on Georgie for her brother and the sparks fly...when Sam discovers that Georgie's missing student has dragged her into a huge mess involving a terrorist organization, he does the only thing he can do, he protects her w ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
WOW!! Loved this one!! I read a couple books this week that disappointed me, but this one was great! I am so adding LRH to my auto buy list!!

Short quick read!!

I am out of really good descriptive words, but I could tell you that I was totally in the mood for this book! Newbie to this team of special ops group, Sam checks in on his best friends little sister who is all grown & teaching college classes to military personnel… Not sure I'm using the right words?? Anyway, she's recently divorced
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a nice way to end you birthday, reading hot alpha and best friend little sister military romance!!

This one was a lot shorter than the first but Sam was totally yummy and Georgie knew how she felt and want she wanted Sam!!
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
I am so loving this series......Cannot wait to get my greedy little hands on the next HOT novel....
This one started out interesting and good but quickly turned repetitive and lacking the action like in the first book.
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. A great short read
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 threat
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot Mess by Lynn Raye Harris is a September 2013 release. I was provided a copy of this book by Victory Editing and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Georgeanne is Rick's younger sister, and Rick is Sam's best friend. Rick's family took Sam under their wing when his own parents were less than a loving family unit. Sam has put them up on a pedestal. When Georgie was a kid, she bugged Sam and Rick all the time. But, when Sam comes home on leave from the military, he finds Georgie is a sex
Nancy Crocker
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I first fell in love with Lynn Raye Harris’s writing style when I read Behind The Palace walls. As an author she is able to take the reader on a magical trip in our minds. Be it to foreign countries or right here in the United States, I always feel as if I am taking this journey with her.

English Professor Dr. Georgeanne “Georgie or G” Hayes fell in love with Sam “Knight Rider” McKnight when she was thirteen. But for Sam, Georgie was always off limits. Best friends with Georgie’s brother Rick, t
Renee Entress
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013
4.7 Star Review – Hostile Operations Team , #1.5 series
I recommend this book.

I enjoyed this book by Lynn Raye Harris. Look forward to the next book in this series. Lynn managed to stuff heartache, a missing person, murder, and hot sexy passion all in the same book!!

H.O.T Team member Sam “Knight Rider” McKnight was sent to check on his best friend’s sister Georgeanne Hayes. Little does her bother know but Sam has lusted after Georgie (or “G” as he calls her) for years but he knows that he is no
I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley!

Shel: This is a steamy little novella in the Hostile Operations Team series. As noted in the synopsis, Georgie and Sam have known each other for basically their entire lives and when they were old enough for romance to didn't. Happenstance throws them back together and gives them a chance to explore a possible second chance at something happening between them. Of course because it's been over a decade since the first attem
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed it – so much so that I immediately went out and bought book 1. This is a nice little second chance romance with lots of action. The hero and heroine knew each other ‘way back when’. She wanted him and he wanted her but she’s his best friend’s little sister and her father and mother provided him with the family stability his own parents didn’t so not much happened. Now he’s come back into her life just in time to save her from mega-bad-guy terrorists who think she knows something she do ...more
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