On Jill Morgan Storm's fortieth birthday, she declares she is through with love. A conviction well justified, considering her first husband didn't leave her for another woman; he became one! More recently, her love affair came to a screeching halt when her lover dumped her for a young undergraduate. To make matters worse, the teeny-bopper stole Jill's "well-seasoned" fryin...more
Sous chef Jill Morgan Storm, hoping to discover the secret of successful relationships, gets the bright idea to send out a “Marriage Satisfaction Survey” to couples who have been together for a good while. Jill’s reeling from being dumped by her most recent lover, a college professor now dating one of his young students who won’t let loose of Jill’s favorite skillet. If that isn’t bad enough, Jill’s ready to hit panic mode. Her son will be entering college soon, and since his grades won’t qualif...more
I do remember being hesitant when I started. Kathy herself labeled the book as M...more
The entire story is told in first person from Jill’s point of view. It’s about her frustrations in her job and searching for a husband. Her son Stephen is a senior in high school. Jill has no money to pay Stephen’s college expenses, and she doesn’t want to saddle him with student loans. She wants to marry a traveling salesman who will be gone a lot and provide money for college....more
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My first book by author Kathy Carmichael and for me Hot Flash was a winner!
Jill Storm is a forty year old divorced mother of a 17 year old son who is just a little bit eccentric, he only speaks French (mostly) when he decides to speak at all and as a single mother holding down a full time job Jill has all she can do to make ends meet for her and Stephen.
To make matters worse her ex-husband is now their son's "other mother" due to a sex chang...more
Jill Morgen Storm is on the hunt for a man. Specifically a salesman so she can live by the adage that “absence makes the heart grow fonder” or some such folderol (think three weeks of travel and one week of Mind Blowing Sex ( Or MBS as Jill calls it)! True to the romance genre and its formula, Jill is down on men due to past relationships, is perky, cute, and funny and has lovely breasts and a teen-age son with issues but is brilliant in the arts. She has an interest...more
Hot Flash tells the story of Ji...more
The main character's determination to find a husband so that she could...more
This novel is essentially a romance novel but is very humorous and deals with middle age in an entertaining way I thouroughl...more
Jill has this ideal of the perfect man for her to marry and she goes looking for him. But, maybe the perfect man for her is the one who keeps stopping by her apartment unexpected. Her journey to find the perfect man is hilarious, her finds are adorable and her son is gonna be okay.
I found myself laughing out loud several times.
Loved the book.
The plot was absolutely ridiculous. In a desperate attempt to find MBS (mind-blowing sex) and college tuition for her son, the main character starts dating only traveling salesman so she'll only have to see them like one week a month if they are married.
I have little to say that is positive about this book. I di...more
The 'hot flashes' that the main character kept having and her way (or her friends way) of getting rid of them had me laughing out loud.
This was a very easy, funny and enjoyable read.
She lives on Florida's west coast, along with her hus...more