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She changed her name. Her look. Her location. But what if running away isn’t enough to save her?

Physical therapist Scarlett Reed is looking for a fresh start when she takes a job in another state. Her rules are simple: Don’t get close to anyone, and flee at the first sign of danger.

Wounded soldier Malcolm McCoy plans to work hard in rehab so he can get back to saving the world. He isn’t looking for a relationship, but something about prickly Scarlett intrigues him more than it should.

When she needs a place to stay, Mal offers her the apartment over his garage—and finds it nearly impossible to keep his hands off his sassy, sexy neighbor. Scarlett knows she shouldn’t get involved, but a little friends with benefits action can’t hurt.

Or can it? Someone in Scarlett’s past circles closer, waiting for a chance to strike. Mal will do whatever it takes to protect her—but it might not be enough to survive what’s coming…

As soon as they think they’ve weathered the storm, they’ll discover it’s only beginning.

Start listening to the Hostile Operations Team Series - Strike Team 2 today and enjoy an action-packed, seriously romantic, and steamy-good-fun military romantic suspense. Each book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. No cliff-hangers or cheating and a guaranteed happily ever after ending!

©2021 Lynn Raye Harris (P)2022 Lynn Raye Harris

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Fantastic Romantic Suspense story!!!

HOT Storm is the newest book from Lynn Raye Harris in her Hostile Operations Team- Strike Team 2 series. I adore this series of books, especially getting to see favorite characters in each new book. HOT Storm is Malcolm "Mal" McCoy's book, and I have to say I totally fell in love with Mal in this book.

Mal totally believes he is in love with his teammate's fiance, yet has a pretty strong connection to Scarlett Reed, his physical therapist from the moment they meet. Scarlett has moved away from all she has known because of her abusive ex-boyfriend, and isn't even going by her legal name. As her ex was military and in a special forces division, I worried she wouldn't give Mal a real chance when they first connected. I loved Mal seemed to help Scarlett come out of her shell a bit, and they had the best banter. I love a smoking hot connection between the main characters, but I also love when they can pick and joke around as well. Mal and Scarlett had it all...seriously smoking hot chemistry and all the jokes and laughter too. They gave me all the happy feels as a couple.

Scarlett's ex Josh was pure evil, and yet I knew he would show back up. I have to say I always hate the bad guy, but her ex took it to the next level. There was seriously no way Josh could ever be redeemed, and I was really hoping someone would put a bullet through is brain pretty much from the moment he appeared on the page. I loved how hard Mal and his team worked to find Scarlett and get her out of a horrific situation. Scarlett showed over and over again she was such a strong woman by not only surviving, but thriving after the hell Josh had put her through.

Lynn Raye Harris continues to pull me into her Hostile Operations Team world and keeps me wanting more. While there were parts of HOT Storm that were really difficult to read, I still adored this story. Ms. Harris is a master with her romantic suspense stories, and I can't wait to visit with all my favorite characters soon.

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Narrators: Samantha Cook & Gregory Salinas
Length: 7 hrs 54 mins
Listening Speed: 1.4x

HOT Storm is such a fantastic story, with some pretty rough scenes. I knew the audiobook had to be done just right to feel the full effect. Both Samantha Cook and Gregory Salinas blew me away with their narration of this story. I was never pulled out of the story as both narrators moved seamlessly, and did an amazing job with all the different characters. Ms. Harris has a pretty large cast of characters. Im always happy to find narrators who can do such a great job differentiating the voices. I highly recommend this audiobook!

Rating: 4 Stars (B+)
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My favorite couple yet!

Malcolm and Scarlett's story was a real heart breaker for me. First, watching Mal who thought he was in love with his best friend's girl only to realize that Scarlett was it for him. It was hard to watch him love from afar when really he wasn't in love at all! Scarlett was sassy and fun and I loved her character. Hard to believe what she went through and could still be so spunky. Mal and Scar left an impression on me. They may be my favorite couple in this series! Great read in this series.

The narrators did a great job keeping me engaged in the story.

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Hot Storm

Malcom works for H.O.T.
Scarlett is physical therapist assistant.

Malcom was hurt on a mission saving one of his teammate.
He meets Scarlett during his rehab and the sparks fly.
Scarlett is hesitant due to her past experience.

Someone is out to get Scarlett, can she story under the wire,
and is Malcolm up for the job to help her.

Great read has action, suspense, romance, drama and emotions.

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first time author for me, and I’m a fan! Story held my attention for sure, nice suspense and heat. Narration was really well done which is also a plus

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Amazing

Another great story! I enjoyed the unique twist to Mal & Scarlet's story. I found this to be an engaging action-packed whirlwind of a good time. Even though I knew they were going to fall in love, I was so excited when they finally admitted it. Love the narrators, they bring the whole book to life.

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Mal and Scarlett are great together!

Mal and Scarlett have great witty banter and the narrators do an Amazon with this. They also give great voice and personality to all of the other characters. Another great romantic suspense.

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Way different but still HOT!

This book was so different for me to listen to than the other HOT Team 2 books. It didn't have the insta love that I have to come to expect, and I have to say I loved that! I thought that Scarlett did a great job of teaching Mal what love is. Not to have any spoilers, but I hate Josh!! Samantha Cook and Gregory Salinas were perfect narrators for me. I am looking forward to listening to this one again.

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Steamy, mysterious and thrilling

HOT Storm
Hostile Operations Team, Strike Team 2
Book 4
Lynn Raye Harris, author

This story! Oh my goodness, Harris just keeps getting better with each story she creates!!

The story brings the reader not only, her intense steamy sexy nuances; but secrets are unveiled as well. Meanwhile, a psychopathic man is lurking, and waiting for the right moment to make his attack. This novel definitely lends itself to a thriller in the making.

This Sgt. Malcolm McCoy and Scarlett Reed's story.

Returning home as a injured soldier which required both surgery and physical therapy, Malcolm (aka. Mal) meets Scarlett Reed during his rehabilitation. She is the spunky and very sassy physical therapy assistant that will help him return to his previous self following his ordeal.

Scarlett needs help. She needs a place to live and fast. Only that's not all she needs. Although, she's not aware of needing more. She's also holding secrets and is too fearful to share her deep seeded secrets with anyone.

Bizarre things begin to happen, yet she continues to hold the deepest rooted secret from Mal, even though he vowed, he and his teammates would help her. Taking matters into his hands, Mal has his teammates look into her past. Only Scarlett Reed didn't exist beyond two months prior. Just as both Mal and Scarlett think their troubles were over, they are really just beginning. Will they weather this next storm? Will it be together or alone, if they come out alive?

I loved this well written and wonderfully narrated novel. I will definitely listen over and over again. I highly recommend this novel.

I was gifted an audio version of the book from the author and leave this review voluntarily. I'm so happy to do so.

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Getting out of the friend zone…

HOT team member, Mal, is in love…unfortunately, with his teammate’s fiancée. He will do anything for Haylee, even take a bullet to protect Wolf so she will not lose him. During recovery, Mal meets Scarlett and starts a cute friendship with the physical therapy assistant. Scarlett is running from a psycho ex…who just happens to be a special ops military guy. She has zero intention of letting anyone close, but she is drawn to her patient, Mal. Can one overcome and survive past demons…and still find love? One just might if the future includes a HOT…and hawt…team member who will always have your back! Really enjoying this series!!! A must read/listen if you enjoy military romantic suspense.
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review

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Amazing!

This story about Mal & Scarlett started out intense from the beginning and stayed that way through till the end. This was truly a friends with benefits turns love story. Narrators Samantha Cook & Gregory Salinas really brought this amazing story to life.

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Such a great series!

Another HOT hit!! I've been desperate to get my hands on Mal's story and discover who his perfect match is, and Scarlet definitely fits the bill. Mal and Scarlet meet when he is recovering from an injury he sustained during his last mission. They become friends and this develops into more, obviously, because who could resist Mal?! I love the banter between Scarlet and Mal, and how their relationship develops into so much more. The threat of Scarlet's abusive ex adds the all important action element to the story. A must read addition to the HOT series.