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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  39 reviews
One night. One hookup. One text that changed everything.

Jeffrey Maddox prefers books to people. The one person he loves without reservation? His sister, Daisy. Who has an older, married lover. And he just happened to leave his phone behind, so Jeff can text the guy’s wife and tell her to do the responsible thing—take back the trash that’s poisoning his baby sister’s life
Published November 2nd 2011 by Ellora's Cave
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With Hot Text, Cari Quinn once again proves to me the reason why she is my go to author when it comes to quality erotica that delivers on all fronts. For some Hot Text might be “offensive” in the sense that sexual relations takes place between a married woman who is on the verge of divorce and the hero. But hey, lets face it; in real life things do not exactly go according to our well laid plans. If it did we would all be married to men who wouldn’t let us out of our bedrooms because they cannot ...more
Laura Kaye
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from the author! Woot, thanks Cari!

I'm giving this book 5 stars because I so loved the chemistry between the hero and heroine. From the moment they meet in a coffee shop until the time he leaves her house the next day, I was enthralled. And all hot and bothered, too! *winks* This couple was very sexy, very believable, and the writing made you feel how intense and surprising their encounter was for each of them. I would've liked for the ending to feel less rushed and to see some o
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
Known for being a surly, unapproachable guy, Jeff needs to lighten up. Unfortunately finding out his baby sister is sleeping with a married man doesn’t help his attitude. The guy claims to be separated but still…that equals marriage in Jeff’s mind. When he finds the guys cell phone he decides to take action. Whether or not the guys wife knowns about his affiars, he’s about to inform her of what kind of man she is married to.

Karyn knows all about her husbands illicit affairs, she is just past the
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, smut, read-in-2011
Review originally posted here:

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: eARC from author

Jeff’s younger sister is dating a married man and Jeff does not approve. When Lonny’s wife calls the phone that was left behind, Jeff texts her to meet up. Hoping to convince Karyn to go back to her loser husband so his sister can move on, Jeff meets Karyn for coffee. Only after a few hours with her, Jeff is no longer sure that he wants her to g
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review also posted at link: Under the Covers

My first read of Cari Quinn's books and I am very happy I took the opportunity to do so. I truly enjoyed her writing and boy, can she write smexy, hot scenes.

Jeff Maddox, twice divorced, is a book editor and big brother to Daisy who is dating a recently separated man (Lon). As a big brother, he steps in to interfere in his sister affair hoping to end it. After Jeff found Lon's phone, he thought to call his wife to inform her of his activities. Ee
Mandi Schreiner
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, erotic
Technical book editor Jeff Maddox doesn’t approve of his sister’s new boyfriend. This boyfriend is technically still married, although very close to a divorce and he doesn’t want his sister getting anymore serious with this guy. Staying with his sister for the weekend, he notices the boyfriend leaves his cell phone at her house. When the boyfriend’s wife calls the cell phone, Jeff decides to make a move and contact her to return the phone, and at the same time, convince the wife to get her husba ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Cari Quinn’s, Hot Text, is most certainly that, a very hot read. This is a story of two average, everyday normal people who meet under some unusual circumstances and then proceed to light the sheets on fire.

Jeff Maddox, the hero of this story, is a technical book editor, but also a meddlesome older brother with a bad attitude and a bit of a recluse. When Ms. Quinn first introduced this character, I wasn't sure this guy was my idea of
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Jeff really hates his sister new loser boyfriend. For a start the man is a jerk but his opinion isn’t improved by the fact the man is still married. When he sees that said loser has left his phone at his baby sister’s house, he takes the chance to text the man’s wife to try to convince her to get him to keep his hands to himself. Upon meeting her, he finds himself in an interesting dilemma. Does he get the creep away from his precious sister? Or does he give into the temptation to try to get the ...more
Christi Snow
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
Simple overview: One incredibly hot, sexy night after a chance encounter where two soul mates meet, but the timing is just not where it needs to be.

Whoa, this book was good and so powerful. There was something about these two characters that I simply connected with...both of them. Jeff & Karyn are two people that have that instant connection that everyone dreams about. They just mesh perfectly.

The majority of this book is about the 10 hours after Jeff & Karyn meet. Their chem
Heather in FL
I have loved some of Cari Quinn's stories, and while I liked this one, I didn't love it. I liked the premise, but it seemed to move too fast for me. It would have been more realistic if they'd met, talked for hours, he texted her (non sexual) later that night... maybe texted her the next morning, maybe they'd meet again, maybe the texts turn sexual... But the fact that the texts were immediately sexual and he's at her house that first night were just off-putting for me. I'm not against sex on a ...more
Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
First let me say that I love the cover! It is so freaking hot! Second, I love that Jeff isn't your typical hero. He doesn't have smooth moves, he has a potty mouth (and is downright crude at times) and he'd rather be surrounded by books than be around a bunch of people.

Author Cari Quinn knows how to write hot, erotic stories with well-developed characters and plot. Even though Hot Text is a novella, I felt like I read a full-length novel. Even though Jeff and Karyn hit the sheets hours after jus
Taryn Elliott
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot, fangirl, snarky
Hot for teacher takes on a whole new meaning in this book.
Take one editor, add a dash of paint, a bottle of cheap wine, a gorgeous studio and mix liberally with a preschool teacher trying to get a handle on sexting and you get Hot Text.

Divorce is hard on anyone, but when you're living in a limbo of your own making and come face to face with all the wrongs of your past how can you mix falling in love into that equation? Jeff and Karyn ask themselves that same question and both come up with answe
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Hot Text by Cari Quinn as a selection on Kindle Unlimited. Hot Text is a sexy tale of a big brother, Jeffery Maddox, trying to look out for his baby sister, Daisy, who is dating and sleeping with a married man, Lon James, who says he is separated from his wife, Karyn. When Lon accidentally leaves his phone, an actual flip-phone, behind at Daisy's apartment. Jeff's apartment is being fumigated and he had spent the night at Daisy's; after finding the sleazebag's phone, Jeff texts Karyn thin ...more
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is what I initially Loved about Cari Quinn!

The very first book I ever read from Cari Quinn was Jingle Bells - and with that I was in love with this Author. A quick, hot, steamy read that was somehow a complete and gratifying story. This is exactly what you get here with Hot Text! A little over two hours to read, but so very satisfying!! Quinn is able to give you the set up to a wonderful story that is realistic and vivid in your mind. She is able to quickly loop you into the psyche of
Jean Marie
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick, HOT, steamy read. Jeff is mad that his sister Daisy is spending too much time with an older married man. When the guy gets a text from his "wife", Karyn, Jeff decides to respond and meet her. He wants her to know what kind of man she's married to. Karyn agrees to meet Jeff and the attraction is mutual. They talk for several hours before going their separate ways. But Jeff can't get her out of his mind and texts her when he gets home. The texts are steamy and Jeff goes to Karyn' ...more
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick, fun, STEAMY read!

Cari has given us real characters that most readers can empathize with. Karyn is soon-to-be-divorced, Jeff is a single guy; they meet by chance thanks to Jeff’s sister and her questionable taste in men. When they meet, the chemistry is instant and explosive. There are some personal issues on both sides of the bed, and I feel they could have been explored more, but maybe I just have a preference for novels over novellas :)

I liked the story, and I love the author. If you
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot Text is a rowdy romp of a read! Starting when his sister's married one night stand leaves behind his phone, Jeff calls the wife back after she calls. Little does he know, Karyn is going to become the love of his life. A little cheesy and a lot of emphasis on the sexy times, Hot Text is an interesting read. I was hoping for a bit more development from the story, as it seemed deemphasized at a number of moments.
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Jeff didn't like his little sister running around with a married man. When the opportunity came up to tell the little wife what her cheating husband was up to he leaped on it. The dirt-bag left his cell at his sisters and the wife was texting. Jeff set up a meet with her but got more than he bargained for in the process. This is a very HOT read with interesting characters. I would recommend this book. No cliffhangers and a HEA.
Hot Text was a fun, dirty, quick read from the queen of sexy reads. Cari Quinn delivers her usual steam factor in this fun, fantasy novella. What starts as a quick text quickly escalates into a night of erotic passion for 2 lonely people, one who is divorced and one who is in the process of getting divorced. There is an element of cheating in this novella so make note of that if that is a trigger. Otherwise, sit back, enjoy this fun, sexy romp!
Kelly at
Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
My thoughts:
I really enjoyed this short story. I love the idea of a big brother over stepping his bounds only to find himself in way over his head. A woman learning to move on and finding that with the right timing and the right guy anything is possible.
Thank you to Cari for sharing your wonderful story with me.
If you want a quick, hot read please give Hot Text a chance.
“Oh and don’t forget the wine”--- you will just have to read the story to understand
megan wykle
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot for the teacher! Jeff and Karyn meet after a chance text message. The chemistry between the two is combustible. The couple hits a few roadblocks. Jeff is somewhat of an introvert but comes out of his shell for her. Karen is inexperienced in the bedroom, but Jeff brings out her wild side in just one night. Great short read!

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One text meant to do harm to a married man ends up being his own HEA.

This is the story of Jeff and Karyn and how they both learn to overcome their past to find their own happiness.

It's a hot, sexy quick read!!!
Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved that Karyn, the heroine in this book, was a strong female character and she stood up to her soon-to-be ex-husband. She also took time to make sure she and Jeff had a future together after their quick, initial get together. This was a fun and sexy story and I would recommend it to readers.
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a fan of cheating in books so I started off not liking this one. However it's cleared up the couple is separated and I focused on the characters. Loved Jeff and Karyn together. Their relationship was really sweet but hot at the same time.
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jeff trying to save his sister from a married man, when he leaves behind his phone Jeff decides to shoot the wife a text. Best text of Jeff's life he ends up falling for Karyn the ex-wife. Jeff and Karyn hit it off right away. Good read.
Cindy Wiste
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sexy tale from beginning to end!! This short Novella grabs you and doesn't let go! Sharp, sexy writing with intriguing characters. Cari Quinn's story opens a door to those of us who have experienced a divorce and getting that second chance to find a rare and priceless love.
Doreen Barnes
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really Love Cari Quinn's books, this one was a very quick read, full of super sexiness, it was hot and steamy. If don't have a lot of time and want a book that's gonna steal your heart and steam up your ereader then I highly recommend this one! You will not be disappointed
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holy-hotness
A short, sweet and sexy little read!!!!
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Hot Text is right! I loved Jeff and Karyn's story. From Jeff in big brother mode to dirty texting Karyn and their sexy paint play.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Good book...interesting concept! Interesting use of text messaging. You will have to read it to understand my review :) it's a good read!

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“He inched in, slid out. Pumped deeper, pulled away. Just as her frustration swelled to a f#ckingly epic level, he hauled her hips up, dragging her higher before he sank all the way in, filling her so completely she gasped.
Her flesh stretched, unaccustomed to a man after so long. Each thrust stirred her unspeakably. More than just her p#ssy linked with him when he slid into her. A little part of her heart did as well.”
“Even when she’d fantasized, what she’d come up with hadn’t ever matched this reality. She’d never envisioned a sexy, borderline grouchy guy with a glint in his eye and an erection this tempting.” 2 likes
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