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Hot Valor

(Hostile Operations Team #11)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  686 ratings  ·  127 reviews
A new standalone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Lynn Raye Harris. Sexy, action-packed, and thrilling!

Colonel John "Viper" Mendez searches for a ghost from his past... and when he finds her, nothing will be the same!

They told him she was dead. They lied...

Colonel John "Viper" Mendez is having the second-worst day of his life. Accused of using the Hostile Op
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published July 18th 2017 by H.O.T. Publishing
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

She was an itch beneath his skin. A mosquito buzzing in his ear. A compulsion that threatened to tip across the line into addiction.

This. Book. GAH! It was worth every single second of the wait. Mendez was everything. EVERYTHING.
Harris can write a hot military hero like no one else. Is it any wonder why I'm addicted to this series. It's become my crack. Pure and simple.

Lies, scandals, secrets, and espionage. All of it explodes in this incredibly powerful second chance romance. It was
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC received from author

Mendez/Viper was so worth the wait and all the begging I did for his book. There was plenty of action, drama, angst, sexy times, and even some tears. And those weren't just from the characters...I shed some too. Kat was just so perfect for him. I so didn't see that person as the Phoenix...nor do I want them to get a HEA. I'm fine with Ms. Harris killing them off, but slowly and painfully.

So Cade is up next with I'm guessing Brooke (from Hot Ice). She deserves a HEA after
Nicole P
Ten books into the Hostile Operations Team series has led to this: Colonel John Mendez's chance at a HEA. His men were falling like flies to love while he was steadily steering the ship with the numerous operations around the world. There were a number of characters I had to jog my memory for and all of their significant others. There was the usual element of espionage, lies, secrets, chases and political drama underlying the love element. Mendez finds himself a rogue agent when he is falsely ac ...more
Patricia King
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This, the 11th novel of the Hostile Operations Team was about the commanding officer Colonel John Mendez, AKA, Viper.

Please allow me to praise, Ms. Harris for an outstanding job, of creating a dynamic and complex character line in the life of John Mendez. This tough, brilliant, alpha warrior's softer, more gentle side was revealed in this story. Like all her characters, each of the men on the H.O.T. team have a history that drives them, in their desire, to rescue Americans from the bowels of the
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Johnny, oh Johnny! I just loved getting a whole story on our HOT commander Mendez. He stole my heart books ago with the peeks we got of his character and I have been impatiently waiting for the history on what made him tick. This book is action from the beginning and in true HOT fashion you will see plenty more as the story goes, some truly steamy moments between the leads, a few tugs on the ole heart strings, and glimpses of our favorite former HOT more tantalizing tidbits on futur ...more
Shelly Reynolds
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Just Wow!! For 10 books we have watched Colonel John "Viper" Mendez lead the men of HOT on mission after mission. One by one he watched his men fall in love with their women and move on to happily married lives. Ever stoic and always all business, Mendez led with military precision. Now, we finally get Johnny's story. And what a story it is! Action and tension from page one!! He's in trouble and on the run. HOT has been called back and told to stand down. But can they stand idly by while V ...more
U.M. Hiram
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been patiently waiting for this story about the fearless leader of H.O.T. Colonel Mendez has always been a true blue alpha male and kick ass special operations leader. His no-holds-bar attitude and fearlessness are what made me fall in love with this character from the start. HOT Valor was action packed from the beginning to end and filled with a lot of twists and turns along the way.

It was refreshing to see the vulnerability and caring nature of Mendez especially when it came to the reve
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been eager to read Mendez's story since I first read the first few books in the HOT series. I was lucky enough to get an ARC for an honest review.

This story is everything I've been anticipating and then some. The story could technically be read as a standalone; however, the reader would be missing out on the subtle nuances the author weaves into the story. Starting with the first book and reading them ALL in order is very highly recommended. By reading the series in its (to date) entirety
Viktoria Hergovich
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hot Valor is book #11 in the HOT series. It can be read as standalone, but I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss the other guys.

First of all: Mendez was really worth the wait! John "Viper" Mendez is HOT's Colonel - experienced, cool and deadly calm. When he's accused of the murder of the Russian ambassador, Kat is the only one who can help him. Mendez is torn, because she's the twin of the love of his live, which died two decades ago.

The story is full of heat, drama and suspense - another great boo
This is the penultimate book we've been waiting for and had no idea. I don't think I'm the only one who started this series and didn't really see Col. Mendez with his own book. Then it snuck up on me over the last few with brief scenes and teasers from his POV. He evolved with depth and his own mysterious backstory. Gah, he even took over my life's crusade for Ian to get his own story! What I've loved most about the series is how we still see previous characters with pivotal roles in the overall ...more
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mendez... your men are HOT but you are SMOKING HOT

The build up to Colonel John 'Viper' Mendez's book has been some ride and I wasn't dissapointed!

I've cried with him, I've cried for him, I've broke my heart for Kat -- who I loved the moment she hit the page! I freaking fell head over heels for Johnny. I love him angry, I love his as a lover, I love him as the head of HOT yes I just LOVE him.

Ian Black I'm well crushing on too and more of him is going to be needed. Question... will the Phoenix ri
Now then, just spank me silly. Who knew Mendez had it in him?

‘Hot Valor’ is one of the better HOT books I’ve read by Lynn Raye Harris in a long while.

John Mendez has been the grumpy, terse guy in charge since the beginning and I’ve never had any inclination to read his story (if he even had one) but Harris has made him grow as a compelling character as time went by. ‘Hot Valor’ is simply the culmination of all those glimpses that we’ve had of him throughout, unveiling the layers of Mendez and I
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
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This is the book I have waited for and it did not disappoint at all. I loved how we got a "older" hero and heroine and they were just as HOT or maybe for me even HOTTER than their younger counterparts......

Col John "Viper" Mendez's is being set up and in order to save his career and the HOT teams he needs to go on the run to clear his name. He teams up with Kat, who works for the infamous Ian Black. Kat is the "twin" sister of the women who he loved 21 years ago. He has never gotten over her de
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by The Next Step PR***

John and Val/Kat were together 21 years ago, and their relationship ended with what he thought was her death. Well, she is not dead and the reader learns this immediately, and honestly, so does John although he spends a lot of time in the book fighting not only the attraction he feels to her, but also the fact that deep down he knows exactly who she is.

I liked the push and pull that was created, the attraction, and the reason they both had to question it and
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finally, Mendez! The leader of HOT has had us squirming with questions about his personal life. Now we have answers. A couple decades ago, when Mendez was on a mission in Russia, he found love. Circumstances beyond their control separated them forever, or did it? Kat has many secrets, some easier to hide while others will leave more scars if told. She's a tough lady, been to hell and back, and pops up for more. If any woman out there could be Viper's equal it's Kat. You are in for a wild ride wh ...more
lily waheed
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
never thought one of hostile operations team book would make me cry !
Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, suspense, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Hot Pursuit (Hostile Operations Team, #1)
Hot Mess (Hostile Operations Team, #2)
Hot Package (Hostile Operations Team, #3)
Dangerously Hot (Hostile Operations Team, #4)
Hot Shot (Hostile Operations Team, #5)
Hot Rebel (Hostile Operations Team, #6)
Hot Ice (Hostile Operations Team, #7)
Hot & Bothered (Hostile Operation
Michelle the Romance Witch
HOT Valor is the story so many have been waiting for and with all the passion, suspense, and drama we have come to expect from a Harris novel, the core of this story is about two people that have been lonely and lost for two decades and finally find a way to share their hearts and lives fully. The messy details of their pasts certainly will continue to affect them, but the love and light they bring to one another shows that Mendez and Kat will find a way to move forward in their lives despite th ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You know you really love a book when you need to write a review and it takes you days and days and DAYS to unscramble the pleasure center of your brain and be able to do it. I always look forward to a new Lynn Raye Harris, “HOT” novel, but I’ll admit that like most fans of the series, I was more excited than usual for “HOT Valor”. COL Mendez is a character we’ve all been interested in for a really long time – if you haven’t read the other books, for goodness sake, you need to go do that, and the ...more
Helen (Blissfully Bookish Besties)
For fans of Lynn Raye Harris's Hostile Operation's Team, this is the book we have been waiting for!! Colonal John 'Viper' Mendez, the man - no the legend - behind H.O.T, finally has his story told, and holy hotness was it worth the wait!

Twenty one years ago, while on a mission in Russia, Mendez fell hard and fast for Valentina, but there was no HEA for the couple because Valentina was killed. For the passed two decades Mendez has carried around a locket belonging to Valentina and has never move
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a Wild, Rollicking Ride

This book is a full throttle, action packed adventure of impressive power. John "Viper" Mendez, Colonel in charge of the Hostile Operation Teams, is a man on the run from the first chapter. And Viper going rouge gives us full out testosterone driven excitement. John is the ultimate manly specimen, tall, handsome and intelligent. The consummate special forces black ops warrior, he has valor and integrity flowing through his veins. For years he has lived only for HOT. N
Emily Assmus
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"You could run from your past. You could put years and distance between you and the things that haunted you. But you never got over them. You never got free." Hot Valor, Lynn Raye Harris (HOT Book 11)

When "former" CIA-agent-turned-mercenary Ian Black calls, John "Viper" Mendez knows that the proverbial you-know-what is about to hit the fan.

Faced with a change in leadership at the White House (including the snake-like new VP DeWitt) and slapped with the false accusation he ordered the elite Delt
Jenn Avery
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I have enjoyed this whole series so far, but my favorite has always been the first book, Hot Pursuit. Something about that story always comes back to me and almost haunts me, making me want to come back to it. I know that will happen with this one. It already has. There is a lot going on in Hot Valor. To start off with, technically this can be read as a stand along. I'm sure you would be able to follow along and enjoy it just fine if you had never read any of the previous books in this series. H
Linda Carlson
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another Five Star Read!

Finally, Colonel Mendez gets his story! We have patiently waited and wondered what kind of man John Mendez is. Wow! Now this story is sharp. It is packed full of thrills, suspense, action and very steamy sex. John “Viper” is the highly respected Colonel in charge of the secret military team of HOT. He is always cool and controlled. He is always one step ahead of the enemy they are tracking. His completely loyal team will walk through fire for him and he is, without a doubt
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
You do not know how long I have waited for this book!  It seems like it has been forever since we met the enigmatic Colonel John Mendez and now he finally gets his HEA!  Mendez has watched the men he commands at HOT find strong women who are their soulmates.  Of course the woman he loved, Valentina, died more than 20 years ago, so a soulmate isn't in his cards.  When Ian Black calls him to let him know that the Vice President has evidence that a HOT team killed the Russian ambassador to the US, ...more
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HOT Valor is the book the fans of the Hostile Operations Team books have been waiting for. Colonel John Mendez finally got his book and it was absolute perfection. I loved every single minute of reading HOT Valor. I will be very vague in my review as I don't want to give away any important details to the story, so I'm just going with my feelings with this book.

First of all Mendez/Viper remains my absolute favorite character in this series. I love that even when he is set up to take the fall, he
Lynn Mccrea
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OK I have been waiting for this book since Colonel John "Viper" Mendez showed up in HOT Pursuit. He is the commander of HOT (Hostile Operations Team) a black OPS organization and their motto is "Where None Dare".
The Russian Ambassador to the US has been shot and killed in Russia. They are blaming it on HOT's Delta squad, saying the Colonel Mendez sent them to Russian to do the job. And they are missing in action, he gets a call from Ian Black warning him that the Vice President is coming after h
Michelle Hatton
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC copy received from author

HOT Valor is book 11 in the HOT series and the one that everyone has been waiting for. If you have not yet read this series then I would suggest starting from the beginning to get a real understanding of all the teams and the history behind them.

Colonel Mendez, that's the name everyone uses, well the ones who work for him. Viper is he name used you those who worked with him during his special op days and then there's Johnny which has only been used by one person, or
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finally, Mendez!!! I have loved every book in this series, and Mendez's story had been a long time coming. I actually had kind of always thought this would be the story of Mendez and Sam. She was always in the background, so it seemed logical. I'm a bit sad that she didn't get to show her redeeming qualities, but man, Kat is exactly what Mendez needs and what he always wanted.

This story starts off with immediate action as HOT, and Mendez specifically, comes under fire when they are framed for a
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Hostile Operations Team (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Hot Mess (Hostile Operations Team, #2)
  • Hot Package (Hostile Operations Team, #3)
  • Dangerously Hot (Hostile Operations Team, #4)
  • Hot Shot (Hostile Operations Team, #5)
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