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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Hot Stuff by Carly Phillips

Hero: Brandon Vaughn
Heroine: Annabelle Jordan
Page Count: 377 pages
Grade: C

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips introduces a sizzling new trilogy — The Hot Zone — the three Jordan sisters are all grown up, and the sports world will never be the same!

Annabelle Jordan and her two sisters were orphans in frilly dresses when they went to live with their sports-lawyer uncle in his world of locker rooms, bookies and gambling.

Now the girls are publicists in their uncle's firm, the Hot Zone. Despite her upbringing Annabelle is allwoman. She's naturally drawn torealmen — like her latest client, ex-football legend and businessman Brandon Vaughn.

The chemistry is potent, undeniable,irresistible. But Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon is much more than just another jock. And that she'd better hold on tight if she doesn't want to lose her heart.


This book was your average romance novel with a really hot hero, a great heroine and witty secondary characters. The storyline was a real basic storyline and though I enjoyed it for what it was, this wasn't the best romance novel ever.

It was cute and it made me sigh and I'm not mad that I read it but it was very predictable and I knew who the villain of this book was right from the very beginning.

Brandon Vaughn is one of those hot hero's that has you drooling from page 1 to page 377, he's one of those hero's that you want to take the challenge on of showing him just how worthy he is for love because of course he doesn't think he is. I enjoyed getting to know him and I enjoyed seeing him get his happy ending in ALL things, not just with Annabelle. I was very happy with the way his story ended. It was good stuff.

Annabelle Jordan is the oldest Jordan sister and she has had issues with her parents death that has stayed with her into adulthood and though she was a good heroine, she wasn't by any stretch my favorite. I just couldn't really relate to her or her problems so because I didn't understand her or why her issues were still issues when she's a grown ass woman, I just didn't really feel much about her.

I enjoyed the secondary characters very much. Nick and Mara? Love them. Yank and Lola? LOVE THEM. Sophie and Mick? I love them too! I loved the relationship between the three Jordan sisters and thought that it was just great to see sisters so bonded together if that makes any sense. LOL.

Would I recommend this book? Sure, only if you're looking to read something very fluffy, funny and light. This was an enjoyable read but it wasn't as engrossing as other books that I've read.

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Blogger Lori said...

Dylan, I completely agree with your review. That's how I feel in general about CP's books. Light and fluffy, and easy afternoon read. They hardly ever really disappoint, but they usually aren't anything I remember the next day, either. I think the only exception to this was The Playboy. I really liked that one - liked that whole series.

December 14, 2006 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Dylan said...

Hey thanks Lori!

CP certainly is light and fluffy and that's just fine with me!

December 14, 2006 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

I agree with ya babe! It was light and fluffy, and a cute read. It was good to see that it wasn't just Annabelle who had insecurities with herself and what not. I loved how CP included the dyslexic angle, it made Vaughn that much more lovable. *sigh*

Between the three books in the Hot Zone series, Hot Number is definitely my fav! Can't wait to see your review on that. :)

December 16, 2006 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Dylan (aka Rowena) said...

I'm so glad you pimped this series to me, Grace..it's just our kind of cute books and I enjoyed them!

December 19, 2006 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

Not a problem babe! :)

I think every once in a while we need something cute and light, just like this.

December 22, 2006 at 12:25 AM  
Anonymous Marie said...

Dylan, I agree with your post, also. I wasn't all that hyped to read this one. I had never really read a Carly Phillips book tho, so I wanted to read this one to get me going on this series, i guess. But after this one, I HAD to dig into book #2. I had to see what happened with Uncle Yank. He's hilarious.

December 29, 2006 at 10:44 AM  

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