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3.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  64 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Think
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Bluerose's  Heart
Jun 26, 2010 Bluerose's Heart rated it really liked it
While this book is fairly short and the ending is abrupt, it has so much useful information in it. I think that not only high school students, but also anyone that’s single could greatly benefit from this book. I even recommend it for parents, because it’s always nice to have a refresher course on what it’s like to be a teenager.
This book covers the difficultly of staying pure in a relationship. It’s hard for everyone, even Christians. Even if you’ve lost your virginity, you can still rededicate
Lori Henrich
Nov 11, 2012 Lori Henrich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe this is the second book in a series from Laura L. Smith. The series concentrates on a group of friends. Emma, Lindsey, Gracie, Melissa and Raven. This particular story focuses on Lindsey who is the best friend of Emma.

Lindsey has struggled with how she looks since forever. She is feeling kind of invisible around her house these days; her older sister Kristine has been causing problems with her sleeping around and her drug use. Lindsey feels bad for her parents, but doesn't like the wa
Jul 09, 2010 Val rated it it was amazing

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Hot… She Was Tempted To Give In. Right away this Navpress Novel grabs at you and calls for you to read it. Lindsey the main character of this book is a young sixteen year old girl. She dresses and looks like a model. With the money her dad has she is able to buy what she wants for the most part. Lindsey is on the dance team and has great friends, However her home life is not the best. Lindsey’s sister is constantly grabbing all of
Jill Williamson
May 29, 2013 Jill Williamson rated it really liked it
Lindsay would really like a boyfriend, but she is sick of boys who only want one thing. Then Lindsay meets Noah, a hockey player, who is handsome and kind and really seems to like her. But when she’s around Noah, she can hardly think, he's so cute. He’s unlike any other boy she’s ever known. And he’s a Christian too. While Lindsay had always planned to wait until she was married to have sex, she and Noah are so attracted to each other, that things are so much more complicated than she ever thoug ...more
Jun 05, 2010 Brenda rated it it was amazing
The story Hot captures perfectly the struggles and temptations teens face in battling purity.
Teens will easily identify with Lindsey Kraus. She has just started high school and has alot going on in her life. She is pretty and popular but on the inside she feels like she is alone. Her parents are so wrapped up in her older sister Kristine's problems that Lindsey sometimes feels like she is invisible at home. Her dad works out of town and Lindsey really misses him. The boys that have been asking
Melinda Freeland
Jan 31, 2013 Melinda Freeland rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Melinda by: post on 26 Dec 2012 @ free Kindle books; site founded by author Karen Baney whose novel Nickels I also enjoyed
Hot by Laura L. Smith is definitely an apt title for this contemporary young adult Christian novel, as this book is all about the HOT topic of teens getting HOT and bothered about S-E-X.

High school sophomore Lindsey was raised as a Christian who always believed you shouldn't have sex until you're married. Teenager hormones, popular friends, and junior hottie hockey player Noah all cause Lindsey to reevaluate the why and why not of waiting until she says, "I do" to do it.

The author does a fantast
Aug 11, 2010 Cafelilybookreviews rated it it was ok

Hot is the story of Lindsey Kraus, a high school sophomore who struggles like so many other girls her age, with self-esteem issues. Insecure about everything from her home life to her physical appearance, Lindsey faces the temptation of going too far when she falls in love for the very first time. Although Lindsey has a good heart and loves God, she also loves Noah and finds herself on the fence about her convictions and personal beliefs. Planning to wait until she’s married to have sex may prov
Apr 22, 2012 Sharon rated it really liked it
Ahhh, first love. Remember the joy, the struggles, the excitement, the pressures, the fun? Laura Smith pulls you into to this teen novel with vivid descriptions of the high school scene. Popularity, fashion, dating, peer pressure, insecurities--real life in high school--are told from Lindsey's point of view in true teenage style. I enjoyed this book. It helped me remember what it was like to be in high school. Wish I had had a book like this to read when I was 15. A good read for both moms and d ...more
Nov 12, 2012 Dee rated it it was amazing
This is a MUST read for any teen whether they are a Christian or not but especially by those who claim a relationship with Christ. I wish I had read this when I was younger. My daughter is reading it now and has already said thank you.
Nov 30, 2015 Stephanie rated it did not like it
A YA Christian novella about the power of sex and why God created it for marriage. The idea is good, the intended message is good, the execution is really lacking. The characters are stereotypes and superficial, the message is conflicting. Is it a lesson in heeding God's word and how to be strong in your faith? Is it a lesson about redemption and how God's forgiveness erases sin? It's a little bit of both but not really enough of either. There's not enough credit given to the teens this book is ...more
Susan B
Feb 19, 2013 Susan B rated it it was ok
Stereotyped characters and less than stellar writing make this a 'just okay' book. Although the main character, Lindsey, says she wants a guy to like her for more than just her looks, she and her friends are primarily interested in fashion, make-up, and boys. Similes, metaphors, and analogies invariably involve clothes, cosmetics, and hair.

15-year-old Lindsey and slightly older (16?) Noah, students who attend the same school and Christian youth group, fall for one another and are faced with sex
Adriana Gabrielle
Mar 15, 2015 Adriana Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
Once again, another amazingly thought provoking novella about the struggles of many these days.( This book deals with sexual purity.)

Lindsey’s family is far from perfect or even amazing. Most her parents time is spent on her older sister who is on a path of self destruction. That takes up so much of her parents time that Lindsey feels very alone, really only having her friends in replacement of her family. Seeing this relationship with her friends and seeing the damaged relationship with her fam
Dec 31, 2010 Sabrina rated it did not like it
The writing was great and the story line was well written as well. However, I gave it one star for the sole purpose of regretting allowing my 14 year old to read this book. Though this book may be good for a teenager who has experienced sex and the issues in this book, it is NOT a book for one who hasn't. My daughter doesn't need to read the steamy details to get a better understanding of things.
The moral was not in your face but more as a side note, in my opinion. I'm sure many loved this book
Jan 03, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it
I read this book with the mind-set of a 14-16yr old and thought the book was well done. I agree with others that this is a great discussion starter for teens & parents. It was realistic to issues teens face in everyday life, thus readers can relate. I too, wished the ending was a little different between Lindsay & Noah. I think some closure & discussion between the two is what I was seeking. I love that the story shows that christians struggle with their choices and aren't perfect. I ...more
Lindsey is a good girl who follows her parents rules but when she gets involved with Noah she begins to question what she has always believed. The book illustrates the struggle a teen girl experiences between her wants and desires and her religious upbringing. The book presents both sides of the argument but definitely takes the stand of the religious belief being correct.

To be honest, I only read this book because it was in the new book display. While there is a specific audience who would enj
Jan 04, 2013 Kwhelan rated it really liked it

I read this to preview for my daughter. I think in another year this will be a good book to bring up the topic of sex outside of marriage. The book was relevant, the characters relatable to teen girls, and the effects real.
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Laura L. Smith loves God, her husband, her four children, writing and speaking. She writes real stories for real girls. Her books include It's Over, It's Complicated, Skinny, Hot, and Angry. She is a featured columnist at Choose Now Ministries and speaks at schools, churches and campuses around the country. Smith lives in the college town of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
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