Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Hot Witness (Hostile Operations Team #9.5)

Hot Witness: A MacKenzie Family Novella(Hostile Operations Team #9.5)

by Lynn Raye Harris

New York Times bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris adds her unique twist to Liliana Hart’s MacKenzie family with HOT WITNESS…
Eva Gray has a secret. Eight years ago, her sister entered the Brothers of Sin Motorcycle Club and never came back. Seven years ago, she vowed revenge, even if she had to change everything about her life to do it—her look, her name, her face.
Now she’s stalking the Brothers and looking for weakness. She’s close to achieving her goal, so close she can taste it. But a prominent federal judge is now in ICU, and Eva’s the only one who can prove the club hired the hit.
Jake Ryan was once a Brother, but he got his life together when a judge gave him a choice: prison or the military. He took the military and he’s never looked back. Now, as a member of the lethal Hostile Operations Team, he’s accustomed to working on the side of justice.
So when Declan MacKenzie comes to Washington DC and asks him to infiltrate his old gang to protect a witness and get evidence, he doesn’t hesitate to do his duty. But little does he suspect that Eva Gray is a girl he once knew or that she’s on a mission of her own. A mission that could see them both dead before they’re through.
When the warrior meets the vengeful virgin, nothing and no one is safe…
Themes: novella, contemporary
Rating: 3.75 stars
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 So this was a very interesting short story, one that I would have loved to see be a more fully fleshed out novel, but I enjoyed having this to read on a cold night in a hot bath. This story serves as a cross-over between two well-developed series by two very accomplished authors. I have followed the HOT series from the very beginning and love every new installment no matter the length or the subject. I was a little lost in reference to the Mackenzie series portion of this tale, but I am very interested now and might just start a little research into getting this series for myself as well. This is the story of a former bad-boy returning to his hometown in an attempt to save the life of a woman that has decided she is willing to risk her life in order to see justice for the criminal death of her sister.  The bad-boy in this case is the sexy HOT operator Jake “Harley” Ryan and Ms. Eva Gray has captured his mind and heart in a very short time and is willing to put his life on the line in order to keep her safe. While the story moves quickly, Jake and Eva understand their connection from the very beginning and are willing to put their hearts out there and decide to embrace the chemistry and romance between them. I enjoyed reading this story and getting to know Eva and Jake in the little bit we got to read about them.  I am looking forward to seeing more of them in the future.  The HOT series continues to capture my attention and keep readers on their toes, and while I’m not familiar with the Mackenzie series, HOT Witness stands alone as a wonderful short read with heart, passion, sweetness, and action.  Keep the fun coming Lynn, this reader personally cannot WAIT for what is coming next for Colonel Mendez’s boys (and girls).
*eARC provided by author for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided.

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