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Hot and Bothered

2.69  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Running away to an isolated Baja village, heiress Judith Collier dreams of disappearing from the outside world, until she meets handsome ex-cop Paul Murphy, whom she must convince that they are meant for each other.
Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Loveswept
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Hot and Bothered was a fun, entertaining story about two people that ran away from life issues only to find each other on a remote cove on the Baja peninsula in Mexico.

Paul Murphy is living in his uncle’s home in Mexico. He left the LAPD after a tragedy involving a child, leaving his ex-wife and daughter behind. When another American shows up in his cove, he doesn’t know what to make of this woman who is obviously out of her element.

Judith Collier is one of the heirs to a chocolate dynasty. Rec
Nov 11, 2016 Nancy rated it it was ok
Setting: Mexico. Baja
Two N Americans meet one lives there and one on vacation. Slightly interesting, improbable plot.
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May 13, 2013 Carver's Book Cravings rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars

This is a fun read. I loved the mystery thrown in with the romance.

Judith is a rich girl who lets everyone decide her life for her. When her aunt dies and unexpectedly leaves her shares for the family business to Judith, Judith knows she needs to make this decision alone. So she runs to Mexico to get away from her overbearing family. She needed the quiet to make the decision without letting her family try to persuade her into doing what t
Jennifer Whitehead
Apr 17, 2013 Jennifer Whitehead rated it it was ok
Vacation Getaway Book

Thank you NetGalley and Loveswept for the A.R.C. that I was allowed to view in exchange for my honest opinion! Typical romance novel falling fast is what you'll find in this book. The misleading cover of the newly released edition makes the reader believe in a beach retreat book, but what she instead is a delightful tale about Judith Collier and Paul Murphy. She, a naive and guileless heiress, finds she is in danger after inheriting a large holding in the family company, Col
Michela Walters
May 26, 2013 Michela Walters rated it it was ok
Thanks to NetGalley and Loveswept for this book in exchange for an honest review.

This story could have been extremely interesting. An heiress hiding out in a small beach town in the Baja Peninsula meets a cop hiding out from his own past. Sounds intriguing right? Yeah, unfortunately that wasn't the case.

People are hot on Judith's tail, and through much of the book you think she's in serious trouble. That is until she finally tells her reluctant lover, Paul, the truth about why she left. Needless
May 06, 2013 Kimberly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 Stars This is a re-release of a book from 1995 and unlike a number of other of Cajio’s books I have read that have been re-released this one actually does stand the test of time. There is no real mention of long ago and long dead people, etc. There is a bit about Mexico and to be honest I would not know if any of the laws have changed in this 18 years.

I was unsure about the characters at first. Paul seemed so distant and unfriendly and Judith seemed s
Jun 13, 2013 Yazmin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot and Bothered by Linda Cajio is a sweet, fun and intriguing romance that will keep you wondering what comes next.

Judith Collier is running away from her life and hiding from her family until she makes up her mind. She just inherited her great aunt’s shares of the family company, something she never wanted to get involved in, and now she must decide if she wants to sell the company or keep it. A decision she wants to make on her own and not be pressured by her family to either give them full a
I was so bored and disappointed in this book that I stopped reading it. To me, both characters were cowards who ran away from life issues. I don't like those kinds of characters so I had a hard time adjusting to the plot and the characters' journeys. I'm sorry.
Apr 16, 2013 Tessa marked it as to-read
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This ARC copy of Hot and Bothered was given to me by Random House Publishing Group-Loveswept via Net Galley
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Linda Cajio was born on 3 August 1953. She started writing contemporary romances in 1986 for Loveswept, and she also wrote historical romances for Kensington and Zebra. She was a Career Achievement Award nominee from Romantic Times Magazine.
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