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Hot Stuff (Hot Zone #1)

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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 all woman. She's naturally drawn to real men --- like her latest client, ex-football legend and busi
Paperback, 377 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by HQN
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I think I've finally figured out why I always feel like there is something missing in Carly Phillips books--there's just not much character development. She tends to tell us what the characters are like rather than show us. Plus, everything happens too fast--they meet and wham! next minute they're making out and on their way to bed. Now, I'm all for sexual attraction, but in her books these characters are already discerning the inner workings of each other with very few words even exchanged. The ...more
Katelyn Joy
I didn't realize what I was getting into when I picked this book up at WalMart. I don't like to shop there but it was the one shopping location available when I went on vacation with my friend's family. Usually I consider myself a very detail oriented person, but the little Harlequin logo went under the radar. Eventually, when slapped in the face by sexy-time writing, I realized it was a Romance Novel I was surprised. Anyhow, the story was pretty engaging and you routed for the main character to ...more

El libro estuvo bien, entretenido y sencillo de leer.
La historia quizas no aporta nada nuevo, puesto que la trama no es nada novedosa pero la lectura se te pasa muy rapido.
Los personajes son muy divertidos y me encantaron los protagonistas; Me encanta leer sagas que cuentan las historias de los doferentes miembros de una familia.
El unico pero que le pondria seria que al principio todala trama avanza muy lento. Por lo demas recomiendo el libro.

3.5 Estrellas!
This is the kind of book you read when you're stuck on a Greek isle and have absolutely no english reading material. As a person who can appreciate trashy romance novels, I would recommend against this one. It will take you about two hours to read, but better to try to figure out the Greek on the box of cookies you purchased.
Just - The romance reader
My first Carly Phillips read, not my last! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the family behind the Hot Zone, and look forward to getting to know them better through the rest of the Hot Zone series.

All three sisters - Annabelle the oldest, Sophie the middle girl, and Micki the youngest are great. Each with her own individual style and personality, but so dedicated and loving toward each other, as well as Lola their surrogate mother, and their cranky Uncle Yank.

The overall story was great, a fun read,

"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 all woman. She's naturally drawn to real men --- like her latest client, ex-football legend and businessman Brandon Vaughn.

The chemistry is potent, undeniable, irresistible. But Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon
Awesome book and I love the family dynamics that make you want to continue on with the series.

Ever since they were young Annabelle Jordan has lived with the fear of her sisters and her being separated. When there parents died in a plain crash Annabelle was 12 and the oldest of the three sisters, upon being placed with her uncle Yank Anna worked hard to keep her sisters from quarreling and all problems to a minimum so that Yank would have no reason to give them up. Now at age 29 she is still sub
This is a fun book to read. It would be perfect to read while sipping a margarita on the beach!
STEAMY!!!! Whoo! If you don't mind sex - take a gander. There is a cute story too...
What to say but HOT STUFF! I love her style of writing, it's simply delicious! The flow of the book is lovely and I adore the chemistry between Annabelle and Vaughn, the sizzling sexual tension, her modern-woman agressive style, his Alpha-male dominance and personality... it's every women's dream of modern-day romance. They are like the dream. An independent career-wise woman who can proudly uphold the feminist flag of independence yet still be able to find her Cinderella happily ever after. SIg ...more
Precious of The Flipping Bookworm
I love Uncle Yank. So clueless... Haha.
totally hilarious! i love this author!!
christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)
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Hot Stuff

Cover: 3
Plot: 5
Characters: 5

Overall Rating: 5 HOT ZONE STARS!

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This is the first book from Carly Phillips which I have read - and it certainly wouldn't be the last.

This is the first book from the series "Hot Zone".

Annabelle Jordan and her sisters Micki and Sophie were orphaned at a very young age and was left in the care of their uncle Yank, who owns Hot Zone. They all grew up and became publicists to their uncle's PR company. Anna
Noémi nykyriana Molnár
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Hot Stuff - a sports/law / publicist agency - headed by Yank Morgan - who adopted his 3 neices (@ ages 8, 10, & 12) when his sister & their parents died... Now the women all earned their MBAs and work for the office...

back story is Yank Morgan - gruff, womanizer, did his best by the girls, in love with his assitant Lola, but holding back, especially after he learns he is going blind.

Annabelle - the oldest - plagued by fear that she will lose those she loves - the fear that the system wil
Lois Tucker
By the numbers romance (with hot sex) novel. Nothing was particularly new or realistic. Since it's about a sports-rep company, and I'm the least interested person you could ever meet in re team sports, I have no idea if any of that is realistic or not. Wait. Actually, I do know. Handsome uncle takes custody of three little orphaned nieces who grow up to be the Charlie's Angels of team sports? Not realistic. On the plus side, it took about an hour to read.
Trang Nguyen
A cute and fun read by Phillips. This is a second book that I have read from Phillips and with the first book I was really disappointed. However, this was a light read and kept me turning the pages. What I particularly like about this story is the romance was hot and steamy right in the middle of the book! ha (I didnt have to wait until the end like some romance novels!!)

Annabelle is the niece of a high profile owner of a PR company. Her and her sisters have grown up in their uncle's world of hi
I'm big on backstory that makes sense, and this story of Annabelle and her two sisters that because of an accident they were left orphaned and in the care of a very warmhearted Uncle who had know idea how to raise a child let alone three little girls that had just lost so much. It was heart warming the care and love between the girls and Uncle Yank and for that matter Lola (my favorite side character). Even though this story is about Annabelle and Brandon who by the way have loads of HOT chemist ...more
Anita Fleming
Funny, hot sex and a dash of mystery mixed with the backstory of three little orphaned girls, a swinging bachelor uncle and you have a great blend for a really good book.

Annebelle is the oldest of the three sisters and has grown up around the jocks her uncle represents as a sports agent. She has also gotten up close and very personal with a few that have left her with a few barriers firmly in place. Enter Brandon Vaughn, an ex-football legend trying to rehab an old lodge in his hometown and has
Chelsi Baird
I love Carly Philips and her writing style.

You immediately fall in love with all three of the Jordan sisters in Hot Stuff - and there unique differences, and you can't forget about Uncle Yank and Lola. Throw in one sexy retired football player - Brandon Vaughn- who is trying to open a lodge for children with learning disabilites, you have yourself a 5 star book!

Hot Zone Agent/Publicist is filled with three hot sisters, and Anabelle Jordan is the oldest and barbie-ist of the sisters. When she i
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 all woman. She's naturally drawn to real men--like her latest client, businessman and former football legend Brandon Vaughn.
The chemistry is potent, undeniable, irresistible. Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon is much more
This book was another awesome read for me. I'm such a huge fan of Carly Phillips and her writing style. I'm a sucker for romance novels and the fact that she writes in series' and connects them all together by some sort of family or friend tie, it makes the plot even more interesting. Unfortuneatly, the one downside to reading every book by Carly Phillips (and I do mean EVERY book), comparing to her other series' made the book seem more predictable. Her books are always destined to have some sor ...more
Kristin Shill
ugh. read the whole series, all you had to do was change the character names and sports they played, and you've read them all. occupied me for vacation for a little while, but I don't think I'll be reading any more of her books.
Apoorva Srivastava
I liked the book. The story was surprisingly refreshing and I love the idea of a male fairy God-mother.

At first when I started reading it, I thought that it would be another plain story line with no hope, but I liked it!
hmm its a long time since am reading this type of adult romance:P..
Well the story is about three girls(Amanda, Sophie and Michelle) who end up orphans and in the arms of their uncle.
Now older the girls and their Uncle Yank is the owner of hot zone, there they manage the image of hot handsome athele.
Hot stuff is about the elder sister, who does not give her heart easily but is really frenk when she want someone.
And when she meet the Brandon Vaughn who was a famous sportman but now is trying to ma
Cute romance with a bit of suspense. Annabelle is the eldest of three sisters left at the care of their uncle Yank when her parents died. Now as adults, they all work with him at the family's sports and PR agency. Forced to represent a handsome retired football player, she battles with her heart and her everlasting fear of abandonment. Brandon battled with dislexia all his life. Sports had been the only thing he had been good at until his knee acident put an end to his career. Now his dream is t ...more
Aug 15, 2008 Collette rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any one looking for a quick, fun romance
Shelves: romance, phillips
I'm a lover of hot, fun little romance books and Carly Phillips is right up my alley. This is my second book of hers but I have several more and am looking forward to them. The Hot Zone books center around a middle-aged guy and his three nieces that help him run his sports agency, The Hot Zone. This was the story of Annebelle who has a knack for picking the wrong guys that keep breaking her heart and Brandon, an ex-football player turned retreat owner. He is having problems with vandalism at his ...more
Robyn Mantas
Typical mindless romance: they really love each other but had some trauma/drama in their life so they can't express their true feelings. Of course they end up together!! But I keep reading.....
Angela Bain
I think this was a great book Carly has a wonderful way of writing which pulls you in but isn't so detailed as to make the story boring
Another predictable romance novel. I usually like Carly Phillips, but this one kept going on. All the 'twists' were too predictable for me, I knew who was sabotaging things when the person was introduced. The relationship between Annabelle and Vaughan was too much for me. One minute he was pushing her away, the next they're in love. Like all other romance novels, the relationships happen too quickly for love with not enough to really build up to it. Although it's an enjoyable read, it's not some ...more
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