HOT-BLOODED (4) by Karen Foley: Civilian Elena de la Vega leaves her boring life in the States for a job negotiating military contracts in Afghanistan. Special Ops Sergeant Chase McCormick believes women are too distracting to the men in the military. But Elena isn’t just any woman: she’s strong, independent and irresistible — and Chase is drawn to her. Afghanistan is not the most romantic location, especially when the mortars start landing. While the action may be too tense for some, the romance is equally as intense and sure to please.