Hot Courage by Lynn Raye Harris

POV: Dual 1st person
PoP: 53% 
Tropes: Close Proximity; Nanny; Guardian; Heroine on the Run
Series: Hostile Operations Team- Strike Team 2 book 5
Type of Series: Series of Standalones 
Rate: 3 /5 Stars
Release Date: June 21, 2022

Jenna is down on her luck.  Noah has found out he has a niece that he never knew about.  Their worlds collide in the best way.  Noah is floundering after finding out his foster sister has passed away and left him in charge of a niece he never knew, and hires Jenna to be a live-in nanny. These two met because Noah frequents the diner that Jenna was working at and have flirted each time he is there.  They have an intense connection that they both try to fight, but eventually give in.  The little girl, Alice is a wonderful piece to this story because she needs to heal and come out of her shell, and during this, Noah begins to heal from past traumas as well.  Jenna’s past comes back to her in a way that you expect, but it makes sense and works.  Noah and the HOT team work to save her.  This is book 5 of this series, but you do not need to read the previous books to follow the storyline.