Title: A HOT Christmas Miracle
A Hostile Operations Team Holiday Story
Series: Hostile Operations Team #15
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 1, 2020
Twenty years ago, badass military commander John “Viper” Mendez lost the love of his life. But fate brought them back together when he discovered she was still alive. Now they live a happily married life – and Kat’s pregnant. As Christmas approaches, they’re more in love than ever and looking forward to welcoming their new baby.
But old secrets begin to resurface and old enemies might be coming back to haunt them. The only way to know is to hire rogue mercenary Ian Black to do some dirty work while Mendez stays close to his wife and keeps her safe – and keeps the investigation a secret from her.
Christmas is a time of miracles. A season of snowy promises and gifts from the heart. When the holiday lights twinkle brightest, Mendez will either go on the offensive to save his family – or discover a truth that’ll change their lives forever.
**This story is a sequel to the events of HOT VALOR, Book 11 in the Hostile Operations Team Series. If you haven’t read that book, you’ll probably be lost. I highly recommend you read it before this Christmas story!
They finished dinner and Kat sat at the island while Johnny cleaned everything up. He put the leftovers in the fridge, did dishes—washing and drying and putting away—and cleaned the stove. Kat sipped the cranberry mocktail he’d made for her and enjoyed the sight of her big bad husband doing chores. It was sexy, and she found herself squirming on her seat as she imagined him doing it in the buff. There was nothing sexier than Johnny Mendez naked.
She looked up to find him frowning at her, but in an amused way. “Yes, my dear?”
“Dare I ask what you’re thinking about?”
She grinned. “What do you think it is?”
He leaned against the counter, dish towel in his hand—so hot—and lifted an eyebrow. “I’m thinking it has something to do with sex.”
“What makes you think that, Johnny?”
“Oh, I don’t know. Could be the glazed look in your eyes, the way you keep squirming on the chair, or maybe it’s the way you keep biting your bottom lip as you stare at me.”
“Nailed it in one,” she said happily. “Think you might want to nail me?”
He dropped the towel and came around the island. He put his hands on the granite, trapping her between his arms. She inhaled the scent of him—soap and steel, gun oil and determination—and shuddered with delight.
“I always want to nail you, baby.”
His mouth settled over hers and Kat was lost.
Lynn Raye Harris is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES of military romances as well as 20 books for Harlequin Presents. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former-military husband, two crazy cats, and one spoiled American Saddlebred horse. Lynn’s books have been called “exceptional and emotional,” “intense,” and “sizzling.” Lynn’s books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.