Review: HOT SEAL Hero by Lynn Raye Harris

hot seal heroTitle: HOT SEAL Hero

Author: Lynn Raye Harris

Year of publication: New release! I was kindly given a copy to read and review

The heroine: Hairdresser Chloe Cooper

The hero: SEAL/HOT member Ryan Callaghan

The blurb: She fears for her life. He’ll risk his to protect her. Falling in love? Not part of the plan…

Chloe Cooper is on the run from an abusive ex. Living in a new state, with a new name, she’s ready to focus on rebuilding her life. She’s got a job she loves, a new home—and a sexy Navy SEAL neighbor who makes her pulse flutter in spite of her determination not to get involved. But when a threatening message arrives, her dread about what her ex will do if he finds her forces her to make a choice.

Ryan “Dirty Harry” Callahan is protective by nature. When he meets Chloe, it’s clear she’s skittish about something. When he learns why she ran from her old life, his first objective is to keep her safe. His second is to make sure she knows she can trust him—and that she’ll have a posse of Navy SEALs at her back if she ever needs them.

When the attraction between Ryan and Chloe explodes, they’re helpless to resist its seductive heat. Everything is finally going right for Chloe—until her worst fears come true. With Chloe missing and her life on the line, Ryan will stop at nothing to get her back. Before he loses the woman he loves forever.

Standalone or series: This is book seven of the HOT SEAL team series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: I have been on a Lynn Raye Harris binge as of late, and HOT SEAL Hero doesn’t disappoint. When Chloe Cooper moves into a new house, she has to ask her neighbor to move his truck so her furniture can be delivered. When Ryan answers the door, he’s hungover and very naked. When he hears one of the removalists being sleazy with Chloe, he and his roommate Zach intervene, and then when the guy quits on the spot, they offer to help move all her stuff in.

Ryan can tell Chloe is hiding something from him, although he’s not sure what. She’s frightened of something, and he can’t help but want to protect her. When someone starts threatening her, he can’t walk away, not when he knows he can help and she needs it. As they start to spend more time together, Chloe slowly opens up and admits she’s on the run from an abusive ex. Chloe finally lets down her guard with Ryan, even though she’d sworn off relationships, and the chemistry between them burns hot.

Ryan comes to realise that what he feels for Chloe runs deep and he’s not going to let anyone hurt her. When the worst happens, Ryan will do everything he can to fight for the woman he loves. Lynn’s heroes are sexy, loyal and hot AF, and her heroines are fiesty and courageous, but not afraid to admit it when they need help. The love scenes are so smoking hot you’ll need to keep a fan nearby! Another great installment in a fantastic series.




Review: HOT SEAL Target by Lynn Raye Harris

hot seal targetTitle: HOT SEAL Target

Author: Lynn Raye Harris

Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Quinn Evans Halliday

The hero: SEAL Adam Garrison

The blurb: Navy SEAL Adam “Blade” Garrison’s assignment to infiltrate a tech billionaire’s criminal operations just got complicated. His cover: bodyguard for the man’s wife. His problem: Blade knows Quinn Halliday far too well. A sophisticated version of the chubby, shy girl Blade once knew, Quinn brings out all his protective instincts—as well as a few carnal ones that surprise him.

Quinn’s pride in having improved herself has turned bitter. She’s trapped in a relationship with a brutal man who views her as nothing more than a possession. Blade’s unexpected arrival makes her hope for more than a barren existence in a gilded prison. Until tragedy strikes, and Quinn realizes she’s next on the hit list.

Blade will do anything to shield Quinn from danger and keep her safe. But as they draw closer, an enemy works to flush them out. If he succeeds, he’ll put an end to Blade and Quinn’s budding happiness.

Unless Blade and his SEAL Team strike first…

Standalone or series: Book six n the HOT SEAL team series, but can be read as a standalone

The review: This is the first book by Lynn Raye Harris that I have read, but it won’t be the last! I enjoyed this book very much. It was action packed with incredibly well written protagonists and a love story set amongst the background of several cities, primarily Hong Kong.

Adam and Quinn went to school in Hong Kong together; they both had parents working for an international bank. Quinn was a chubby redhead, and was therefore bullied. Adam stepped in to stop it happening, and then Quinn followed him around. They eventually became friends, although he was oblivious to her crush on him.

They kept in touch for a while, but he went into the navy and they drifted apart. When Adam is tasked with going to Hong Kong to go undercover as a bodyguard for a rich American’s trophy wife because the husband is suspected of some very shady dealings, Adam baulks at first, even though he knows he’s been chosen because he speaks Cantonese. But when he finds out the trophy wife is none other than Quinn Evans, he can’t resist the temptation to see her again.

Quinn has worked hard to transform her appearance over the years. She lost all the weight she had when she was younger and her self confidence soared. She married Hunter Halliday because he swept her off her feet, but after the ring was on her finger she discovered – the hard way – that she really didn’t know the man she’d married after all. He sees her as one of his most precious possessions, not a partner. She’s stuck in a marriage she wants out of desperately, but there seems to be no way out.

Until her new bodyguard turns up. Quinn can’t believe Adam is standing right in front of her, but she doesn’t let on she knows him, fearful Hunter will send him away. Once Adam learns about the state of the marriage, he’s determined to do whatever it takes to get her out of it.

What follows is a story that will keep you up long into the night. If you love SEALs, mysteries, and an amazing hero and heroine you’ll be cheering for, read this book. Now, I need to read the rest of Lynn’s books 😀