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White Hot

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  6,871 ratings  ·  311 reviews
#1 bestselling author Sandra Brown ignites crackling suspense and fiery emotion in an unforgettable novel of passion and vengeance.

When her younger brother, Danny, commits suicide, Sayre Lynch breaks her vow never to return to her Louisiana hometown, and gets drawn back into her tyrannical father's web. He and her older brother—who control the town's sole industr...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Pocket Books (first published 2004)
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My first Sandra Brown novel was a perfect experience. Thanks to Linda Howard, I started to read more suspense novels and it is slowly pushing down other genres on my favorite list.

White Hot is a story about small town people, mystery and corruption that will keep you wondering what happened and who is a bad guy until the very end. It is a bit longer novel, but every page would be worth your time. Other than the great story, main thing why I enjoyed it this much are characters. Adults who are a...more
One of my favorites by Sandra Brown. Both leads were intriguing and effortlessly pulled me into their complicated world on the verge of exploding. Sayre is a fantastic female lead, both strong and vulnerable, and it was great to watch her battle both her own and her family's demons. Huff, her father, filled the role of the tyrannical father perfectly, but as readers we were also invited deep enough to see how damaged he was and watch this mountain of a man fall apart as his world crumbled. And B...more
Rachel Kovacs
Sandra Brown holds true to the genre with main characters who tantalize the reader with their dangerous attraction. The two characters begin as enemies: Sayre, the estranged daughter who comes home only after her brother's death, and Beck, her father's lawyer and confidant. Sayre is on a mission to close the family business down because of the unscrupulous business deals that she does not want associated with her name. Beck is assigned to keep his eye on her and "handle" her if she causes proble...more
Sayre Lynch left Destiny, Louisiana, a small town where she grew up, vowing never to return. Sayre started a new life as far away as possible from her controlling father and older brother Chris. However, after ten years Sayre returns for the funeral of her younger brother, Danny, after being told he committed suicide. While at the funeral, Sayre meets her family's newest partner in crime, Beck Merchant, a shady lawyer. Sayre takes an immediate disliking to Beck, but she is forced to have close c...more
Excellent suspense/mystery! I couldn't wait to get to the end to find out if a certain person or persons got their just desserts!!

From the dust jacket:

"When she hears that her younger brother Danny has committed suicide, Sayre Lynch relents from her vow never to return to Destiny, the small Louisiana town in which she grew up. She plans to leave immediately after the funeral, but instead soon finds herself drawn into the web cast by Huff Hoyle, her controlling and tyrannical father, the man who...more
Jun 25, 2011 willaful rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of exciting audio books
Another awesome narration by Victor Slezak. The heroine's southern accent didn't always work for me, but otherwise it was perfect. The story is chock full of crazy: corrupt old Southern family doing all sorts of horrible things. Lots of fun twists and a hot romance. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it if I'd read it, but Slezak could make a pamphlet on savings bonds sound sexy.
Sep 17, 2007 Anna rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bored housewives
Yeah. So I got this book for free, and, as we know, I will read anything. This book got one star because I am not computer savvy enough to give it half a star. It may be trying to be a romance novel. It may be trying to be a mystery. It is failing on both levels. Hm. Poorly played, Sandra. Poorly played. You'd think I'd know better....
2.5 ดาว คือเรื่องนี้ไม่ช่ายไม่สนุกนะ เราก็ว่าเนื้อเรื่องมันโอเค แต่สิ่งที่ทำให้เราให้ดาวน้อยเพราะเราไม่ชอบนางเอก ไม่ชอบนิสัยนางเอกในเรื่องมาก อ่านไปเซ็งไป ถึงแม้ตอนท้ายๆมาจะเฉลยว่าทำไมนางเอกถึงเกลียดพ่อก็เถอะ ไม่รู้สึกสงสารเลยสักนิด รำคาญมาก แล้วก็เรื่องของพระเอกเราก็ไม่ค่อยชอบเท่าไร ตอนรู้ก็ไม่ได้แบบตื่นเต้น เรื่องพลิกหรืออะไรยังไง เฉยๆติดจะไม่ชอบด้วยซ้ำ อย่างนางเอกนี่จากบ้านไปเป็นสิบปีกลับมาเพราะน้องชายตาย เรียกว่าตัดขาดจากครอบครัว ที่อยู่เดสตินี่ต่อก็เพราะอยากรู้เรื่องน้องชาย เราพอเข้าใจ แต่ไ...more
Deemah Al-Otaibi
قصه أكشن , من أجمل ما قرأت في قصص الحركه ..
رائعه بتفاصيلها! وأحداثها ..

راقت لي نهايتها كثيرا ..!!

كتب من هذه قد تكون وجبه خفيفه لذيذة وقت الامتحانات ..!!
بالرغم من أنها

الرواية الأولى

التى أقرئها للكاتبة

ساندرا براون

إلا أنها أعجبتني فهي

رواية كلاسيكية مثالية

Salma Mousa
One of my favorite books EVER..
I highly recommend that u read it if haven't already ..^^
The written proof that even the genius authors have their bad days.
I met a woman at a book sale who recommended and searched out a copy of this book for me - said it was the best book she had ever read. Well...for me this was just another romance novel! Sayre Lynch returns to her hometown of Destiny, Louisiana (after being gone for ten years) for the funeral of her younger brother, Danny. It was thought that he had committed suicide, but it now looks like he was murdered. Her controlling and tyrannical father, Huff Hoyle, who owns the town's sole industry, an i...more
Robin Taylor
It never changes with Sandra Brown - you are hooked by the first chapter or or two of any novel she writes, then you can barely put then book down until completion. It's really impossible to guess who the bad guy is - ever, because when it comes to writing intrigue, Ms. Brown just about holds the patent.

WHITE HOT is the story of one man's success in owning a manufacturing company that is the livelihood of a town called Destiny, Louisiana. All of the men in the story seem nefarious in one way or...more
Review Date: 10/28/2008

"OOOOH YESSS...WHITE HOT is Entertainment at it's BEST.....!
WHITE HOT wondrously written by none other than the legionary talents of a True trail blazer& Gifted prodigy ...SANDRA BROWN!
(((much)) props to the beautiful the eloquent....SANDRA BROWN...!

You'll notice specially while listening on AUDIO....
WHITE HOT flames sparkles ...Tenaciously & Teasingly and yummmm what a nice savory Intense Kick it has!
..Yes indeed...Most definitely some will find that the AUDIO...more
Linda Kilgren
Dysfuctional is a mild word to describe the family named Hoyle, led by the evil patriarch Huff Hoyle. Ms. Brown smoothly tkes us into Huff's past as a child, where he witnesses his father being murdered by a man not unlike his adult self. Although this even provides us with motivation for the things that Huff Hoyle does, one doesn't feel sorry for him, nor does it make us justify his behavior.

The heroine, Sayre Lynch, hates Huff so much that at times her decisions are not wise. For example, she...more
I was a bit disappointed in this outing by Sandra Brown. I found the characters in this book fell a little flat, and were too black and white. The good were too good, the bad were too bad. I figured out the ending less than half way through the story, and found the pages turned very slowly. Not one of her better efforts.
The storyline involves Sayre Hoyle, who returns to her home town of Destiny after the death of her brother. Sayre has been long estranged from her family and the book explores th...more
I could give this 3.5 or 3.75, great mystery and wow - were there some major shockers where I was thinking "oh my - what a mind Brown has, I want to be her when I grow up". Her story telling abilities are just over the top. We have a corrupt family who's only daughter left 10 years before and never looked back. Now, contacted because her younger brother apparently killed himself. She goes back for the funeral and gets sucked into her brother's death and the thought that it wasn't a suicide. She...more
mijn eerste boek die ik las van sandra brown...in nederl is de tittel DE CONFRONTATIE..
gaat over sayre linch die haar kleine dorp heeft verlaten om nooit meer teruge te keren,
ze loopt weg van haar overheersende vader en oudste broer,,todat haar jongere broer zelfmoord
pleegt en ze terug gaat voor de begravenis.
daar ontmoet ze Beck Merchant die het hulpje is van haar vader.
ze blijft in het grote huis van haar ouders om erachter te komen waarom haar broer zelfmoord heeft gepleegt en komt achter een...more
All I can really say is wow. There was a whole lot of family drama, murder, and webs of lies in this book. Huff was a poor twisted soul, a man made by the sorry life he lead and choices he made along the way in his life. Sayre was a woman who had her choices taken away from her by a man who had to have it his way and only his way. Chris was a spoiled, selfish a**hole who only thought from between his legs and wanted to always be #1 in the eyes of his father. Beck on the other hand was the best s...more
Dieser Thriller mit einem Schuss Erotik hat mir wieder sehr gut gefallen. In heißen Destiny/Louisiana treffen Sayre und Beck aufeinander, werden Mordfälle geklärt, geht es um eine Gießerei und deren unzureichende Sicherheitsmaßnahmen und so manches Geheimnis.

09/10 Punkte von mir. Mehr erfahrt ihr in meiner Rezension: http://sunsys-blog.blogspot.de/2013/0... .
This one is very forgettable, none of the characters are likable even the main hero/heroine. This one in particular for me seemed to hit all the stereotypes. Now that I am done with it, I am not really sure why I kept listening to it, maybe because with only 5 discs it went fast.
كثير رائعة , ممتعة وكلها تشويق

اخر الفصول كانت صادمة و مفاجآت
شلت حركتي البسيطة

الرواية فيها العبرة

حزنت على بيك بأن قضى عمره يحمل الكره والغضب ويتعطش للانتقام عشان تصير العدالة اخيرا

كمان حزنت على كريس اللي ظلمه ابوه بمحبة جعلت منه كتلة فساد
I love books that take place in the heat. This one takes place in Lousiana so it’s all sultry heat, the bayou and ceiling fans.

Sayre Linch is estranged form her family. Tem years ago she left the town of Destiny, changed her surname and never again spoke to her family. She’s back now to attend the funeral of her brother Danny, a brother whose calls she refused to answer in the week preceding his suicide.

Beck Merchant, lawyer and friend to the Hoyles ensures that she come to the family home for...more
This is one of Sandra Brown's finest romantic suspense thrillers, that it's one of my personal favorites about revenge and falling in love with your enemy. Lots of action and suspense and good family drama when Seely has the upper hand.
This is one I am going to have to stick in my didn't finished shelf. I couldn't finish listening to it. Not because of the narrator but because of the book itself. Sorry Ms. Brown this one was a miss for me. :D!!!
Reminds me of Slow Heat in Heaven (which I love). So many shockers.

Sayre is strong and stubborn (in a good way), while Beck is oh-so ruthless and clever. One of the better Sandra Browns, I think.
Even though she swore she would never return to Destiny, Sayre Lynch goes home to attend her brother's funeral. But she soon learns that his suicide may actually have been murder. She also finds that her father still runs the town's foundry with an iron fist. Sayre is horrified by the conditions at the foundry and it's history of accidents and fatalities. She wants to help bring change to the business, but her family's attorney, Beck Merchant, is standing in her way.

It took me almost a week to g...more
Mel W
Good solid read. Kept stumbling over the main female character's name though - just couldn't seem to get a pronunciation in my head that I was happy with :)
I remember this as one of the best contemporary romances from Sandra Brown. I may revisit this one sometime in the near future.
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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004),...more
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