HOT Valor (Hostile Operations Team #11)

HOT Valor (Hostile Operations Team #11)

by Lynn Raye Harris


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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 Operations Team to assassinate a foreign official, he's gone from being a respected military black-ops commander to a fugitive in the space of an hour. On the run, hunted, and stripped of his honor, Mendez has nowhere to go-and few people he can trust.

Russian spy Ekaterina "Kat" Kasharin is a carbon copy of the woman Mendez once loved. Twenty-one years ago, Valentina vanished from his life. Kat claims to be her twin-but Kat's lying. Ordered by her superiors in Russian Intelligence to abandon the man she loved-or watch him die-Kat had no choice but to obey.

But twenty-one years is a long time to love a man from afar, and Kat won't stand by as a traitor plans his death-even if it means risking her heart and her life to save him. She can never reveal her true identity-or the secrets she keeps locked away. Secrets he would hate her for. Working with him is strictly business, and she won't let emotions get in the way. But the attraction between them is smoking hot-and it's not long before they're burning up the sheets.

When the truth comes out, the mission implodes. Everything Mendez thought he knew was a lie. He'll have to pull it together though before a deadly foe succeeds in taking away all he loves. By the time he realizes Kat might be most important of all? It could be too late to save her...

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ISBN-13: 9781941002285
Publisher: H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/15/2017
Series: Hostile Operations Team Series , #11
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 779,114
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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HOT Valor (Hostile Operations Team #11) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Fantastic book. Well written and very interesting characters. This is my first book by this author. I noticed the cover while browsing. Dang, this guy is hot. He looks like a combination of George Clooney and Sean Connery. Nice. Attn authors: covers matter
Anonymous 8 months ago
This whole series has kept me on the edge of my seat! A heart thumper!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this one..was hoping for his story..did not disappoint.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
Hot Valor is the eleventh book in the Hostile Operations Team series, and I am in the minority here, not only is this the first book that I have read in this series, it is also the first book that I have read by Lynn Raye Harris. I also must admit that the cover is what drew me to this one, but I really enjoyed everything in between the covers too. This is the story of John "Viper" Mendez and Valentina Rostov, now known as Ekaterina "Kat" Kasharin, and their story seems to be twenty one years in the making. When Mendez suddenly finds himself on the run, there is only one person that can help him, and she reminds him of his lost love Valentina, but it can't be her can it, she is dead after all. This book is loaded with suspense, mystery, intrigue, romance, passion, murder and mayhem. I love this kind of book, it kept me turning pages way into the night. I wasn't lost reading this as a standalone, I just wasn't able to connect names to characters, if that makes sense. So now I will start this series from the beginning and get to know all the men and women of the Hostile Operations Team, after all they are the best of the best! Five H.O.T. stars for this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for Mendez's story and Lynn Raye Harris did not disappoint. 2 strong characters with a past who need look pass the hurt and learn to trust one another again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mendez and Kat's story is heartbreaking. Yet their love is stronger than their trials. A must-read.
charlligirl More than 1 year ago
Hot, super hot, mega hot. How else do you describe a buff Army colonel on a mission to clear his name and find the truth behind what happened 21 years ago? This book had a lot of history for Viper that we had been missing. Why he didn't do one-night stands, why he didn't do relationships, why HOT was under so much scrutiny. This book was the culmination of several stories that started in Hot Ice. The fact that all of the stories were tied together in this book as to why things were done and by whom was a bonus. I loved seeing the interaction between Viper and Ghost. We haven't had much dealings with Ghost and it was good to see him play a dominant role in this book. And, of course, how can you forget Ian Black. Always on the spot when needed. So what can you expect in this book? A presumed death, a missing black-ops team, a former Russian spy working with an American to shut down a Russian bad guy, a corrupt politician, a wedding and a baby. That's not enough? Well you also have plenty of hand to hand combat and emotional revelations and let's not forget the bullets whizzing past. It was so nice to see an older character who's been around throughout the series finally get his happily ever after. Usually these characters are forgotten over time but Ms. Harris did Mendez justice. Well done!!!!
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
Colonel John Mendez is in charge of the Hostile Operations Teams. When he finds out that the Vice President is blaming HOT for the death of a Russian ambassador, he goes out to find the real murderer. In order to clear his name and HOT, he has to find out who is doing this. He has the skills but does he have the time? John is to meet someone in New Orleans who is going to help him. He is stunned to find out it is Kat. She is the twin sister of Valentina, whom John had loved deeply but had died over 20 years ago. Even though it was hard for him to work with Kat because she reminded him so much of Valentina, they made a good team. Kat is John's equal in her training. She is a strong, experienced, brave woman who can be counted on to have his back. This is an action-packed adventure that will have you on the edge of your seats. It is suspenseful with Russian spies and mafia, along with corrupt U.S. officials and even some romance. This is a complex story with lots of characters so make sure you have a lot of time for it. I received an ARC of Hot Valor in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Staying up late to finish Johnny and Kat's story was SO WORTH IT!!! This story has intrigue and suspense from start to finish. Col. Mendez was totally awesome when he was forced to go rogue. I knew his H.O.T. teams (Alpha, Delta and Seals) would not be able to just sit back and not get involved, putting their lives and careers on the line without a second thought. This story is filled with betrayal, anger, love, courage, heartbreak and yes a HUGE HEA!!! Can't wait to read about the next team member that will meet his match - LOVE MY H.O.T. GUYS (AND GIRLS)!!! Wonderful job Lynn - thanks so much!
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lovingangel1231 More than 1 year ago
This is the book I've been waiting for! Finally, we learn Mendez's story...and boy is this one a doozy! When the HOT team leader faces his greatest adversary, there's bound to be turmoil! But I never would have guessed the twists this story took! This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the word go! Definitely the best book of 2017 thusfar!
tsexygreeneyes1 More than 1 year ago
Let me just say that this book is awesome!!! Lynn Raye Harris books just keep getting better and better. She did her thing with Colonel John “Viper” Mendez and Valentina Alexandrovna Rostov aka Kat' story. They are now one of my new favorite couples. This book is full of suspense, mystery, action-packed gun toting bada... Viper and Kat was once in love, she did what ad to be done to save his life. He thought she was dead now 21 years later she's back to save him again. Shes back but she us pretend to ve her twin sster. Mendez is so confused, he knows what his body says but his mind is playing tricks, Together they take on the VP and the Russian mafia. The two of them in the middle of all the danger find out that the attraction is undeniable, When they get together they burn up the sheets. Old Colonel still got. The story took me on a emotional journey at rims I wanted to cry for them but I love the ending it was simply the vest. Kudo to the authur for a job well done!!!
wizkids32 More than 1 year ago
OMG this is an amazing book and amazing series best book ever and love that John got back his girl Kat/Val and got the bad guys in the end also glad that Kat didn't die and also happy that she got pregnant and wow Sam is Phoenix and is Ian's handler and I hope that Ian get together with Sam and can't wait for that book to come out loved this book Thanks for an amazing book and Lynn is a great author and thanks again for an amazing book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome! Can't wait for more books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a HOT fan you will love the Mendez story! Fabulous read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it. Kat/ Valentina is deserve the second chance to become a mother again, the man she love.
Cindy111 More than 1 year ago
What can I say? Mendez is HOT!!!! Hot Valor Book #11 in the Hostile Operations Team series is one of the stories I have been wanting to read since John Mendez, the commander of HOT, was introduced in the very first book of this series. Oh boy, I sure am not disappointed with his story!! This story has it all, information about the past, danger, mystery, secrets, loyalty, risks, heartbreaks and totally HOT passion to a HEA. Life is not over when a person reaches their late 40's as we find out in Hot Valor. Lynn Raye Harris hit it out of the park with Colonal John "Viper" Mendez(Johnny) and Ekaterina "Kat" Kasharin's story. Check it out, it's a winner!! I am looking forward to more HOT books, especially if we hear about the characters lives after their story ends. I received an ARC for an honest review.
Karina More than 1 year ago
i voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. Wow! I absolutely loved this book! I was so happy that Johnny Mendez finally got his story. And a wonderful story it was. I liked that he was the one who got to go on a mission regardless of how that came about. This story was packed with so much. From start to finish this book had it all. Full of action and adventure as well as a great love story that spanned the test of time. I think Valentina/Kat was a perfect match of Col Mendez. This story was also full of emotion and had me crying for both Kat and Johnny. Especially when it came to confronting the past and what Kat had to endure. I loved that the men and women of HOT were willing to do anything they could to help their beloved Colonel. Even if it meant going rogue. I liked how the mission was settled with the criminals involved and I especially loved how Mendez was able to get his own HEA. Loved the way it turned out! By far my favorite story of all the HOT stories to date! I am looking forward to the next ones in the series. I loved the hit we get as to who the next story may be about!
ejlehman More than 1 year ago
He's the hardass commander of the HOT team. He gets frustrated when his men (and women) lose it over love but will be the first one to let them know he/she is a dumbass if they miss the chance. Yet he has yet to let go of the one that got away, even in her death. The past is back to mess with Mendez's world, and he is on the run, but not alone. She looks like a ghost but says she isn't her. It's so fabulous to see that Mendez has a human side and a past, that he just wasn't always the hard-nose leader of HOT. So many things I could go into, but you need to read it for yourself. The men and women of HOT are all here, but it is John "Viper" Mendez's story. And it is one hell of a story!
mslizalou More than 1 year ago
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 will do everything within his powers to protect both is country and the men and women in his command. Seriously reading HOT Valor only made me fall more in love with Mendez. I found myself experiencing so many emotions along with the characters. Seriously time with Mendez and Kat about ripped my heart out at times. As the back cover copy says Kat is really Valentina, and she had to fake her death to protect Mendez, it killed me when they would talk about the past and she couldn't tell him everything. I was pleasantly surprised to actually enjoy the amount of time Ian Black was featured in HOT Valor. I've always thought there was more to him than we knew, and really loved seeing him in a bit of a different light. I really do want him to get his story at some point in the future now. I will say I expected to be more surprised by the reveal of Phoenix than I was, but honestly it made perfect sense for this person to be Phoenix all along. HOT Valor has all the action and adventure I've come to expect from the Hostile Operations Team series as well as a rip your heart out romance with a crying happy tears resolution. I've loved so many books in this series, but have to say HOT Valor is my absolute favorite. I highly recommend HOT Valor as well as the entire series. Rating: 5 Stars (A+) Review copy provided by publisher