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Hot Stuff (Hot Zone #1)

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He’s about to find out … She’s not just one of the guys.

Annabelle Jordan and her two sisters were orphans in frilly dresses when they went to live with their sports-lawyer uncle in his world of locker rooms, bookies and gambling. Now the girls are publicists in their uncle's firm, The Hot Zone.

Despite her upbringing, Annabelle is all woman. She's naturally drawn to real m
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Paperback, 333 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by HQN
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Jill
Nov 20, 2011 Jill rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I think I've finally figured out why I always feel like there is something missing in Carly Phillips books--there's just not much character development. She tends to tell us what the characters are like rather than show us. Plus, everything happens too fast--they meet and wham! next minute they're making out and on their way to bed. Now, I'm all for sexual attraction, but in her books these characters are already discerning the inner workings of each other with very few words even exchanged. The ...more
Alba Molinas
Mar 03, 2017 Alba Molinas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En realidad un 3,5.

Me ha gustado la historia, no puedo negarlo pero mi fallo es... LA PROTAGONISTA. Sí, se lo que estáis pensado: "Cuando demonios tú no te quejas de la protagonista femenina de un libro?" Es que soy una chica exigente jajajaja
Mi queja de ella es que ha sido un tanto agresiva sexualmente, un poco depredadora con Brandon... me daba hasta repelús (que queréis para mí se le iba de las manos) y luego cuando se puso en plan "ay mi corazón me lo han roto" hasta me resultó subrealista,
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~Mindy Lynn~
KINDLE FREEBIE 6/17/17
Katelyn Joy
May 07, 2008 Katelyn Joy rated it really liked it
I didn't realize what I was getting into when I picked this book up at WalMart. I don't like to shop there but it was the one shopping location available when I went on vacation with my friend's family. Usually I consider myself a very detail oriented person, but the little Harlequin logo went under the radar. Eventually, when slapped in the face by sexy-time writing, I realized it was a Romance Novel I was surprised. Anyhow, the story was pretty engaging and you routed for the main character to ...more
Carly
Nov 02, 2007 Carly rated it did not like it
This is the kind of book you read when you're stuck on a Greek isle and have absolutely no english reading material. As a person who can appreciate trashy romance novels, I would recommend against this one. It will take you about two hours to read, but better to try to figure out the Greek on the box of cookies you purchased.
Kahea
***3.5 “Pulling Teeth” Stars***

Okay, maybe not the best way to describe a book that I’m giving 3.5 stars to, but it’s the truth and I promise to explain. Overall Hot Stuff was a fun and sexy read with characters that peaked my interest and secondary story lines running through it that I found just as interesting as that of Annie and Brandon’s bumpy road to their HEA.

I really liked Brandon, I did. The man had such a good, selfless heart, that it was hard not to fall for him, but damn is the man m
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Neus Gutiérrez
Jan 22, 2015 Neus Gutiérrez rated it really liked it
Es un 4.5 como una catedral.
Es bonito, dulce, coherente, con tiempo...
una novela romántica contemporánea de las buenas.
Shannon Ferguson
Mar 06, 2017 Shannon Ferguson rated it it was amazing
Loved this read!!!

Between a sexy sports hero, and a heroine who is all girl in a boys world, the chemistry between Vaughn and Annie was instant. They are just about complete opposites, but they have the same drive to succeed. My heart broke for Annie and her past, and how she is still a bit insecure about some things. Vaughn has his own struggles, both past and present, that he's trying to get through. There are twists and turns throughout, and I love how Carly handled the relationship between V
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Heather
Dec 29, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is the first book in the Hot Zone series and I was instantly drawn into this story of the family that makes up The Hot Zone, a sports focused firm.

Annabelle Jordan, the oldest of three sisters, along with her middle sister Sophie, and Micki, the baby of the group, did not have the most normal childhood. Following the death of their parents, the girls went to live with their Uncle Yank, who happened to be a sports lawyer. Thus they grew up around sports, including locker rooms, athletes and
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Just - The romance reader
Oct 20, 2009 Just - The romance reader rated it really liked it
Shelves: at-library
My first Carly Phillips read, not my last! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the family behind the Hot Zone, and look forward to getting to know them better through the rest of the Hot Zone series.

All three sisters - Annabelle the oldest, Sophie the middle girl, and Micki the youngest are great. Each with her own individual style and personality, but so dedicated and loving toward each other, as well as Lola their surrogate mother, and their cranky Uncle Yank.

The overall story was great, a fun read,
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Katerina
Jun 13, 2017 Katerina rated it it was ok
Free on iBooks. Both of them have histories. They've briefly met in the past, however were with other people. Her relationships have been sour, plastered over tabloids he's read. He's a love them, leave them type. The heroine was such a straight shooter. She was smart, and direct without pretences; she addressed their sexual attraction, but held control firmly within her grasp knowing what she wanted, especially since she's been played so many times by professional athletes. She's wary but wants ...more
books are love
Mar 21, 2017 books are love rated it really liked it
Love the passion of Brandon and how he felt about helping kids. I hated the discord that him and his family began the book with. Annabelle and Brandon are similar in many ways. Both want to have someone believe in them and support them. Both want to feel loved even if Brandon thinks he doesn’t. both at smart, kind and caring.

The story was sweet and I loved how Annabelle made Brandon feel he could achieve his dreams even when things were bad. The attraction was palpable and the intimacy steamy. T
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Jessica Alcazar
Hot Zone was one of the first series I read by Carly Phillips back in the day (2013). At the time, I was neither here nor there with Hot Stuff, Book 1, but I binge read the whole series because that's what I did. Truth be told, I still do that most times LOL and it was a fantastic ride. So much so, it started me on my quest to read all things Carly :)

Today, she's brought us the same story but with a little more edge to it and a lot more visual pleasure. I mean, LOOK AT THAT COVER ... am I right?
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
3.5 STARS

"Annabelle Jordan and her two sisters were orphans in frilly dresses when they went to live with their sports-lawyer uncle in his world of locker rooms, bookies and gambling.

Now the girls are publicists in their uncle's firm, The Hot Zone. Despite her upbringing Annabelle is all woman. She's naturally drawn to real men --- like her latest client, ex-football legend and businessman Brandon Vaughn.

The chemistry is potent, undeniable, irresistible. But Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon
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Heather andrews
Feb 27, 2017 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Annie sometimes likes to change the subject, especially if she thinks she's in trouble:
“I woke up with a cat staring me in the face.” Vaughn pushed himself back against the pillows and folded his arms across his chest.
“You did, huh?” She lowered her gaze and her stare landed on his chest. “Uh, Vaughn? Are you naked beneath that sheet?”
Vaughn's thoughtfulness when it comes to tear is...well different, "...she wiped her damp eyes with the back of her hands. “Here, use this.” He handed her the co
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Fanny
Jul 24, 2014 Fanny rated it liked it


El libro estuvo bien, entretenido y sencillo de leer.
La historia quizas no aporta nada nuevo, puesto que la trama no es nada novedosa pero la lectura se te pasa muy rapido.
Los personajes son muy divertidos y me encantaron los protagonistas; Me encanta leer sagas que cuentan las historias de los doferentes miembros de una familia.
El unico pero que le pondria seria que al principio todala trama avanza muy lento. Por lo demas recomiendo el libro.

3.5 Estrellas!
Haylie
Dec 20, 2008 Haylie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
totally hilarious! i love this author!!
Precious Mae
Nov 09, 2012 Precious Mae rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I love Uncle Yank. So clueless... Haha.
Dorothy Morawsky
Apr 30, 2016 Dorothy Morawsky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book.
Jen
Aug 17, 2007 Jen rated it liked it
STEAMY!!!! Whoo! If you don't mind sex - take a gander. There is a cute story too...
Marcia
Mar 23, 2009 Marcia rated it it was amazing
This is a fun book to read. It would be perfect to read while sipping a margarita on the beach!
Sandy S
Mar 19, 2017 Sandy S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars--

About the book: Re-Release Date March 7, 2017

He’s about to find out … She’s not just one of the guys.

Annabelle Jordan and her two sisters were orphans in frilly dresses when they went to live with their sports-lawyer uncle in his world of locker rooms, bookies and gambling. Now the girls are publicists in their uncle's firm, The Hot Zone.

Despite her upbringing, Annabelle is all woman. She's naturally drawn to real men—like her latest client, businessman and former football legend Br
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Reg
Feb 28, 2017 Reg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exciting and eventful! I liked that this book had a lot of things happening at the same time - unrequited love, a secret saboteur, a PR campaign, an unfinished lodge, mean/misunderstood parents, a money-seeking ex, etc. - but all these did not detract from the appeal and intensity of the lead couple's romance. Annabelle and Brandon's powerful attraction and deepening feelings for each other were enjoyable to read and discover, along with the comic relief that came in the form of Annabelle's uncl ...more
Nisey Crossin
Loved this book!!! I love Carly Phillips books and this is a new read for me.

Brandon Vaughn, famous football player, retired due to injury. Annabelle Jordan, niece of Yank Morgan who owns PR firm Hot Zone. Two souls who have abandonment issues for totally different reasons. Annabelle along with her two sisters were left with their Uncle after a tragic plane crash killing their parents when they were young. Even with the love and support of her Uncle thru the years Annabelle still felt those fea
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Isha Coleman
Mar 05, 2017 Isha Coleman rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
He wants acceptance. She craves love and security. What they find is more explosive than even they thought possible. Hot Stuff blends fiery attraction, the power of healing and strength of love. Carly Phillips is a class act when it comes to emotional stories and simmering attraction. A childhood tragedy has left Annie with insecurities that she hides from the people she loves most (sisters and Uncle) and the need to look after the vulnerable and weak (she collects animals in need of TLC). It ha ...more
Lesley
Mar 07, 2017 Lesley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Wow! How had I missed this series? Glad for the reissue because this is a great story start to finish. Annabelle and Vaughn each have insecurity issues for different reasons and are brought together when Vaughn needs PR help because of sabotage at a lodge he is building. Steamy romance and a mystery make this a great read. I highly recommend this for all contemporary romance fans!

Many thanks to the author for a review copy of the book.
Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
3 Stars

Read for the 2016 TBR Challenge -- April -- Contemporary. The challenge is hosted by Wendy the Super Librarian.

I originally bought Hot Stuff because I usually enjoy sports adjacent contemporary romances. I have heard about Carly Phillips for awhile and thought this would be a good example of her work. I actually bought this in 2012 and it just got lost on my e-reader.

The Hot Zone series focuses on the three Jordan sisters who were raised by their sports lawyer uncle after the death of the
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Angie Reed
Mar 01, 2017 Angie Reed rated it it was amazing
Having lost their parents the three sisters, Annabelle, Sophie and Micki, have no choice but to live with their grump Uncle Yank. I love the different personalities of these sisters and how they support each other constantly. Uncle Yank loves their girls and with the help of his assistant and their surrogate mother, Lola, their girls thrive!

This was a fun and fast read for me. I loved the sparks between Brandon and Annabella and how their find their happily ever after. Ready for next book!!
Nicki Holt
Mar 01, 2017 Nicki Holt rated it really liked it
Being the oldest of three sisters, Annabelle always made sure everyone was taken care of and never put herself first. Brandon, forced to retire from football due to a knee injury, never let people get close because he felt he was inferior due to his dyslexia. When these two come together sparks fly and they both find what they were missing in life with each other. This story had numerous twists and turns and was an enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Between My BookEndz
Mar 16, 2017 Between My BookEndz rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-books-read
What a fun, quick read! As much as I enjoyed it, though, I was a bit disappointed in the writing flow and style. This is an “updated” version of Hot Stuff, which first released in 2004. This book introduces the Jordan sister, Annabelle, Sophie and Michelle “Micki,” who were orphaned at a young age. Fortunately for the girls, their Uncle Yank Morgan, a big-time sports agent in New York City, becomes their guardian. With Lola, his ever-present assistant by his side, Yank raises the sisters in his ...more
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