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The last man she ever wanted to see…
Evie Baker’s luck just ran out. Thanks to an ex-partner with organized crime ties, she’s lost her restaurant, her money, and nearly all her self-respect. Forced to return to her hometown and work as a shampoo girl in her mother’s salon, she doesn’t think her luck can get any worse.But then someone starts shooting at her, her sullen baby sister is suddenly missing, and the high school heartthrob who stole her heart—and her virginity—is the only man big enough and bad enough to help.
Might be the only one who can save her…
Captain Matt “Richie Rich” Girard can’t afford to get involved. He’s already on the verge of a court-martial after a Top Secret op gone wrong, and he’s been ordered to stay out of trouble while he’s home for his sister’s wedding. But when Evie’s ex-partner turns up dead, staying out of trouble is the last thing on Matt’s mind. He failed Evie once before; he can’t fail her again. If he’s going to protect her from a killer and find her sister before time runs out, he’ll have to risk his entire future—and both their lives—to do it.
Hot Pursuit is a fast-paced joy ride with all the thrills and chills that you could hope for. Readers who love military-style action romances like Roxanne St Claire’s Bullet Catchers, Marliss Melton’s Navy SEALs, or Amy J Fetcher’s Dragon One will love having an intense new series to read. And who doesn’t love big, tough, alpha men (in uniform and out), who can take care of themselves, each other, and those that need their help.
Matt is just the kind of hero you’d expect – he’s tough, smart, and a natural leader. He takes his responsibilities seriously, even when it can get him killed, and feels his failures deeply. He’s the introduction we are given to Harris’s “Hostile Operations Team” series and he sets the bar pretty high. Evie is tough all on her own. She’s survived some serious set backs and handles it well when danger comes landing on her door. They’ve been friends for a long time but have lost touch so this combines some of my favorite romances – soldiers with guilt issues, action, suspense and childhood loves finding each other again. We aren’t given a lot of information about the rest of Matt’s team but the glimpses we do get set up some interesting possibilities for future stories.
The action portion of it is well-paced and well-developed, with just that right amount of romance to go with the intrigue and mystery. Throw in an angsty hero who is fighting his feelings and a spunky heroine who keeps him on his toes and Harris proves she knows how to keep her readers coming back for more. The characters are intriguing and the plot is fast and intense, so this is a must read for those looking for a new series to sink their teeth into.
As hot and steamy as the Louisiana bayou where it is set, Hot Pursuit will keep readers turning pages long after the sun goes down. Be prepared to commit time to reading this one because you’ll have trouble putting it down.