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"She was safe, even if she wasn't entirely certain she would remain that way." -Lynn Raye Harris, Hot Rebel
Victoria's been labelled a traitor. And it doesn't help that she screwed up HOT's mission. Nick is not happy that she messed up his shot and chance to take out a terrorist. But he's also not sure that he wants to find her again. After all, it's been three years since they've seen each other in their sniper course. However, when bullets start flying Nick can't seem to help himself. Will Nick be able to protect her? Or will everything be for nothing? Find the official description on Goodreads.
I'm going to get this out of the way and just mention that I'm really happy that Lynn Raye Harris includes bits and pieces about characters who've already had their books(so like saying about kids,etc) and also includes some things that point to a book in the future. It just always makes me happy to pick up on those little connections in books. This means they could be read as stand alones but it also doesn't feel right almost to ignore the chance to understand these connections more deeply.
I liked both Victoria and Nick's voices throughout the book and it also helped to create a space where we don't think Nick is a jerk or idiot and vice versa with Victoria. Although occasionally even with their thought processes you do think they're idiots. But that's some of the fun of Hot Rebel and just in general the Hostile Operations Series.
The basics of their shared past comes out quickly but I was more curious about the details(such as whether they had hooked up before) so watching that emerge throughout the book was great, and kept me interested when things might have been a bit slower. Not that that happened much in this book.
I also like how many of the characters, are portrayed as black or white, there were also characters that were grey and the reader had to try and discern what side they would come down on at any given time. It kept me engaged and again, it kept me reading, because I wanted to find out if my predictions were right or if someone was truly on which side.
There were lots of places in which you seriously doubted that they would make it through or make it through together. It got my heart pounding and my excitement going.
Overall Hot Rebel was an amazing read and a brilliant addition to the Hostile Operations Series. It was actually just released today so make sure that you go buy it!