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Twenty years ago, badass military commander John "Viper" Mendez thought he had lost the love of his life. Turns out it was all a lie. Now he and Kat are happily married and waiting for the birth of their daughter. It was wonderful watching this tough guy show a softer side.
But Ian Black will bring Mendez some shocking news that will change their life forever. But in order to confirm whether this news is legitimate Mendez will hire Ian for real proof before sharing any information with Kat. Mendez is anxious about Kat giving birth. So when she actually goes into labor it will be a sweet reward when John helps deliver his daughter. The icing on the cake will be their second surprise miracle!!
As the blurb says it is definitely best to read HOT Valor before you read this one for maximum understanding.
What an incredible story, thank you Lynn. Who would have thought that General John Mendez’s got a soft heart? This was exactly what happens in this story, way too short, as I liked it so much.
I love the emotions in the story, heart warming to read. John realizes that he can’t control anything - especially a tiny unborn baby. Babies come when they want to, not when they are supposed to, what a hard way to find that out. Poor Kat, I loved how she keeps reassuring John that she is fine and in control with each contraction, only to realize that baby Elena is coming - in her own time frame and in a raging snowstorm.
Ian was a rock to them in this incredible story, and reading more of Ian Black makes him WOW. I loved that Ian was the one that changed John and Kat’s Christmas. He showed that he was a trustworthy friend to both Kat and John when they needed it most. So sweet that Roman becomes also a topic of the conversations. I loved the outcome of this most; what a surprise, Lynn that had me in tears, hope there will be a story there too. If you've followed the HOT team through the series, you won't want to miss this one. I haven't read a single story by Lynn that I didn't thoroughly enjoyed. 10/5 stars Purchased
I fell in love with these two in their story, HOT Valor, and this story just really shows the love that these two have for each other. They totally complement each other. John is so loving and devoted to Kat and Kat in return is just what John needs to complete his life. I think it’s wonderful to see John freak out a little knowing that soon he is going to have a new little baby in his household and he doesn’t know the first thing to do. We also get to see Ian Black in this story and I love how he comes through for John and Kat in this story. The ending will have you in tears. This story deserves more than 5 stars it’s that good.
"She didn't know what she'd done to deserve this kind of happiness, but she wasn't taking it for granted."
Well Joy to the World!! I loved this story and what a great way to usher in the Miracle of Christmas!
It was so good to catch up with Mendez and Kat, and wait until you see what miracles are in store for these two!! There is no way I can give you more details without being a big spoiler so, you'll just have to read it. But, if you've followed the HOT team through the series, you won't want to miss this one, for sure!
And, really, can we ever have enough Ian Black? I mean, c'mon, right? GAH!
Truly a HOT Christmas miracle. It is such a change of pace to read one of Lynn’s HOT books minus the action but it is no less addictive and captivating. This book focuses on John and Kat’s Christmas baby plus another miracle. I have enjoyed reading more into the private lives of the Viper and his llong lost lady love, Kat. Of course reading more of Ian Black makes him HOTTER!!!
What a little slice of awesome, just in time for Christmas! Mendez and Kat are characters I really love, and it seems like the poor woman's been pregnant for YEARS. It was so fun to finally find out what happens when she goes into Labor. In true HOT style, there's a hitch Mendez's carefully laid the plans, and excitement ensues. There's also a fantastic subplot that I guarantee will leave you with all the feels. (And yeah, being cryptic is required - because spoilers!)
This is a very sweet story. I wanted it to be longer, though. I liked seeing the man behind the General, the softer caring, loving side of him. A glimpse of the passion that Kat and Johnny have for each other, and their appreciation of each other and the time they now have together. The two miracles of their first Christmas together is so wonderful and happy, it made me tear up. I am looking forward to seeing more of Kaz in some future Black's Bandits stories. :)
A Hostile Operations Team Holiday Story. Mendez who is a General now is having a baby with Kat the love of his life. But it gets crazy as the time gets near. Nothing Mendez can't handle except there are some twists in here that will send you reeling. But of course Mendez has back up. It's great to see other characters from other books. And yes Ian B!back is my EVERYTHING! Ian Black makes every book better. FANFREAKINGTASTIC read!!
General Mendez is in the throes of becoming domesticated. He's married his true love Kat, they have a beautiful new home and they're expecting a sweet baby. All these things are way beyond anything John Mendez expected, but he's thrilled. When Ian Black drops a life changing situation on John the result can, again, make their life even more perfect, or miserable. A glorious, seasonal, loving novella. It is true to the sexy, humorous and engaging HOT novels and perfect for the Christmas season, or anytime you want to enjoy loving family times.
Lynn is a fabulous writer and story teller. There just so much to love about this book. I feel like I know all of these characters personally. I absolutely love that Kat likes the sappy Hallmark movies, it's something that she and I have in common! Lynn's books never disappoint! I can't say enough good things about this book and all of Lynn's other books. I proud to say that she is not only my favorite author but she and her hubby are friends, too.