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Hot Stuff

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  1,699 ratings  ·  340 reviews
Have you ever seen a fireman who’s so insanely sexy you’d actually consider DIY-ing a little at-home arson just so he’d show up at your front door?

Dramatic, I know, but hear me out.

Chiseled hot body, bright blue eyes, and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen—the first time I saw Garrett Alexander in my exam room, it took everything inside me not to do something crazy like moun
Paperback, 330 pages
Published February 18th 2021
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Florence ❁
Feb 22, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021

this was okay? Idk, I feel generous for giving it 3 stars.
It wasn't memorable, but was entertainig.

𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏'𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕:

-I hated that they met in a medical appointment (she's his doctor) Some people will find this funny, for me was weird.

- avoiding that beginning, the story got a lot better, but after the 60% was boring and simple, in an annoying way.

- the sex scenes made me roll my eyes. Is it too much to ask for realistic scenes?

- the drama / conflict was silly, predictable? I unders
Max Monroe
Feb 20, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

★Amazon Worldwide:
(Audio currently in production, date TBA soon!)

Well, in order to tell you this, we feel like we have to tell you a little story. Because, see, Hot Stuff is about a lot of things, including a hot single dad firefighter, his hilarious kids, a strong, kick*ss heroine with best friend vibes, and the sexy secret rom
Lucia Robles
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was ok
This book didn’t do it for me and normally all of Max Monroe’s books are more than a 4 stars.

It had the perfect elements for a rom/com but the topic of Garrett leaving Lauren for big chunks of time because of his work, dragged through the whole entire book.
It made it repetitive and sometimes hard to continue reading.
Apart from that, nothing else grand happened...
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


Lauren + Garrett.
We already met sexy divorced dad Garrett as Jake's best buddy in the first book.
He's busy being a firefighter and keeping his 12-year-old twins happy.
Enter Lauren. She used to live in New York, but now she's back in San Diego. She's a doctor. And she's also a somewhat forbidden fruit ... she's the daughter of Garrett's captain. LOL!





I loved this!
Such a sweet and funny romance!
I just adore daddy Garrett. He's so sweet with
Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.75 funny stars

What a fun ride of a book! Whenever I am in the mood for funny rom-coms, I turn to Max Monroe. This duo's books are always fresh.
If you're on the lookout for a really funny, somewhat steamy, romantic and relaxing novel, Hot Stuff would be a good fit for you.
The book follows the story of Garrett and Lauren. He is a single dad of twins, hot firefighter and good guy all around. She is a beautiful doctor, the youngest daughter of Garrett's boss. They have great chemistry, the drama i
Jenifer Briggs
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really, really loved this book!! I've been wanting more of Garrett ever since we were first introduced to him in Single Dad Seeks Juliet, and he did not disappoint!! This was a truly refreshing, hilarious, adorable romance that kept a smile on my face the entire time!

Garrett is a single dad to two amazing children, whom he loves more than life itself. He feels guilty about not seeing them as much as he would like since divorcing their mother, but between always making sure his kids have everyt
Keri Loves Books
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fate and A Handful of Balls
One sexy, single fireman...YES PLEASE! Banter and humor will be in abundance as this single dad gets a shot at a second chance at love.

Garrett is a recently divorced, single dad. It’s been a year, but he hasn’t put himself out there to date. When fate keeps throwing the same woman into his path and he can’t get her out of his head, he takes it as a sign.

Lauren has spent her adult life in school and honing her craft as a doctor. She moved back to her home town, but she
On Thanksgiving, the last person Lauren expects to show up to her dad’s house is the super hot firefighter patient, Garrett, she made a fool of herself in front of. The same guy who shamelessly flirted with her while she was man-handling his jewels. And it just so happens that Garrett works for her dad at the local firehouse.

Despite their awkward encounters, there’s definite chemistry between Garrett and Lauren. And even though Garrett works for her dad, he asks Lauren out. The two of them star
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Amazon / Amazon Worldwide

Hot, single dad, firefighter. Yeah, Dr. Lauren did not stand a chance keeping herself away from Garrett with all those delicious things staring her in the face. Plus he's sweet to boot. The only problem? Her dad is his fire captain...Ooooops!

There is no way I could not love Hot Stuff. Sure, it's fun and witty, sweet and sexy, but that's just standard Max Monroe. Hot Stuff is even better than their usual excellent rom-com fare because Lauren and Garrett are so adorabl
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
When reading a Max Monroe book, it is a guarantee that I will be laughing out loud numerous times throughout the course of the book and Hot Stuff is no different. From page one and the first meeting between Garrett and Lauren I was dying and it only got better from there.

Garrett is a single father and has been divorced for the past year, he is a also a firefighter. He is loving, caring and hardworking in both his career and with his twin children. Lauren is a doctor, she has worked hard to get w
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
-Marie, ☆☆☆☆☆

I am the biggest Max Monroe fan ever! Why? Because every single one of their books makes me laugh, sometimes cry but I definitely fall in love with the characters. Even though it’s a story they keep it so real with the language and are in the now with the trends. Every time I finish one of their books, I of course want more and I’m in such a good mood.

Lauren and Garrett were perfect from the first ball grab. Although Frank the fish did seal the deal. She’s a doctor and he’s a firefi
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

You can never go wrong with a book by the writing duo Max Monroe. Trust me on that! In Hot Stuff we get a laugh out loud and totally fun read. Garrett and Lauren had such a delightfully entertaining meet-cute. I just loved Garrett. He loves his children and always puts them first. He is recently divorced, a firefighter, and he does not have time for love. Lauren is a doctor trying to find her new normal after returning home. Neither saw the other coming and yet they shared amazing chem
Flo Grugel
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved Hot Stuff, super sweet and classic Max Monroe.
Lauren was possibly the nicest, sweetest character I've read.
Anna Reads Here
For those who like:
» Quirky, funny, rambly, smart, sexy heroines
» Hot, charming, sexy, considerate heroes
» Single dad firefighters
» Fantastic steam right off the bat
» A meet-cute that involves balls
» A bachelors auction
» Two entertaining kids
» Did I mention firefighters?

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

“It’s a tough job, but I will be the Katniss Everdeen of his sexual warfare. I will nock his arrow in my bow, and I will shoot down any enemy who tries to defeat us.”

Look, I’m a Max Monroe
Jeeves Reads Romance
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-arcs
This hero has got to be one of the sweetest, swooniest guys I have ever read about - period. I've been looking forward to his love story since Single Dad Seeks Juliet, and Garrett did not disappoint. The pacing, however? Kinda did. I was a little thrown off by the pacing in this one (with its time jumps one minute then a rushed relationship the next), which took away from the reading experience. My standards for this writing duo's work are very high though, so this is still head and shoulders ab ...more
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One of the best things about reading a Max Monroe book is the certainty that you are going to love it. Hot Stuff features sexy fireman and real life hero Garrett Alexander and Dr. Lauren Carroll. Love that they met by chance as she was the physician doing his annual exam. So funny!

I love that they were older and he was a charming single dad of pre-teens who added so much humor and reality to the story. Love the very relatable situation with his ex-wife and how he handled the situation with matu
Ashley Hampton
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it

It’s always a good day when this duo of authors releases a new Rom-Com. Throw in a fire fighter, and the ante is definitely upped. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from Lauren and Garrett. All I basically knew was ‘Hot Stuff ‘ was a Rom-Com that featured a ridiculously hot/ single father firefighter, and now that I read this hilarious book in 5 hours I am glad to to report that Hot Stuff lived up to my expectations from Max Monroe.

Let me start off by saying I am a huge fan of the age g
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"This book had me laughing so much! Max Monroe really know how to deliver the comedic goodness along with an awesome story full of characters who come to life. Garrett and Lauren's love story is messy, but their chemistry is on fire. This is such a fun, hot read. I loved it!
" ~Andrea

"You know it’s going to be a good day when a Max Monroe book is ready to grace your kindle, I can’t get enough of these two fabulous ladies. Add a sexy firefighting single dad to the mix, I’m a goner.
Garrett, recent
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
Feb 20, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5-3.75 stars. This was a cute book! Hot Stuff is Lauren and Garrett's story. Lauren is a general practitioner doctor. Garrett was introduced in Single Dad Seeks Juliet as the best friend of the hero. He is a hot firefighter, recently divorced and a single dad with two tween kids. He meets Lauren when he comes into her medical practice for a checkup. They are attracted to each other but nothing happens. Later, Lauren's father, the fire chief, invites Garrett for Thanksgiving at their house, sin ...more
Melissa ~ Book Boyfriend and Husband Makes Three
Hot Stuff is my new favorite single dad romance.

Lauren is as sassy, sweet, and if there was an award for “Most Awkward” heroine she would win it hands down. She was settled and happy with her career and her life but then she she met The Garrett Alexander and realized that he was the piece she hadn’t realized was missing,

Garrett is a blend of cocky, swoony, and his own brand of awkward in other words he words he’s PERFECTION. The hot fireman was a bonus to the man under the turnout gear because h
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, feb-2021
Whew...If you need someone to fan the flames, Garrett is the hot single firefighter dad for you! Hot Stuff by Max Monroe was a fun, hilarious, and oh so swoon-worthy! I loved everything about this Single Dad romcom! They are a one click author for me every time!

Garrett is recently divorced and has twins 12 year olds, Hayden and Sarah. He is a firefighter, and is finally ready to put himself back out there. He meets Dr. Lauren and a routine visit to the doctor, and there is instant attraction. Ho
3.5 star rating

This was a fun rom-com that had some passionate sexy times between two dedicated and caring characters...

And, how about that cover??
Karen's Utterly Unashamed
The author’s note says just about everything that needs to be said about this book:

“...due to the hilarious and addictive nature of this book’s content, the following things are not recommended: reading in public places, reading in bed next to a light-sleeping spouse and/or dog, reading while eating and/or drinking, reading while operating heavy machinery, and reading during your (or your children’s/spouse’s) Zoom meetings. Also, if suffering from bladder incontinence due to age/pregnancy/chi
Karen's Utterly Unashamed
The author’s note says just about everything that needs to be said about this book:

“...due to the hilarious and addictive nature of this book’s content, the following things are not recommended: reading in public places, reading in bed next to a light-sleeping spouse and/or dof, reading while eating and/or drinking, reading while operating heavy machinery, and reading dure your (or your children’s/spouse’s) Zoom meetings. Also, if suffering from bladder incontinence due to age/pregnancy/child
4.5 stars!

Sometimes I just want to read a fun, feel-good romance and Hot Stuff is just what I needed. It has fantastic forbidden romance vibes going on when a firefighter dates the boss’s daughter, and what follows is a heartwarming love story that effortlessly blends laughs, feels, and love.

Garrett and Lauren are a wonderful combination of sugar and spice with all the swoon thrown into the mix. Garrett is a sweet single father who can make you fall in love with him with a single interaction. He
***5 ‘Fat Frank’ Stars***

This book was ALL KINDS of snort laughing, smexy and sweet, twitterpating heart, awkward moments and cheeks hurting from all the grinning goodness from start to finish. It really was. Ok..there were a couple of “mmmhhhmmm” moments, but really, they only made the goodness that much better and I hate the fact that there are no more words because I didn’t want to say good-bye to Garrett, Lauren and the rest of the crew.

Truth: I ADORED Garrett before even diving into thi
This was a really cute and much needed light-hearted read to cleanse my palette after a dark romance haha.

Garrett is a newly divorced single dad to fraternal twins and happens to be a smoking hot firefighter due for his yearly physical... enter Dr. Lauren. I thought Lauren and Garrett's meet-cute was hilarious because I mean, come on... balls are funny. I was hopeful it wouldn't just be a funny first scene and then the rest of the book would be a let down as I've experienced a few times recently
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
HOT FIREMAN!!! Have I got your attention? I debated whether or not to even include a synopsis of of the book in my review because why would you even need one? You should be sold on the hot fireman premise alone! But I'll keep it simple. :)

When Dr. Lauren Carroll walks into her next patient's exam room, she is surprised to find a charming and hot fireman waiting for his physical. Their first encounter is very interesting, to say the least! They run into each other again months later and Garrett (
Ruthie Taylor
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

I am a huge fan of this talented duet of authors - and when they warn you not to read in public, or a place where laughing is an issue ... listen to them! This really is a very funny, sexy read and will surely bring some brightness into your life. We first met Garrett in Jake's book 'Single Dad Seeks Juliet' which I have to tell you is also an excellent read - but no need to read it first as it will not really affect th
Red Cheeks Reads
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I swear, I haven’t met a Max Monroe story that I haven’t enjoyed. Simply put, their stories are romcom gold – the trifecta of story, steam and the kind of humor that skims the edge of ridiculous – and I am here for every single word of them. Genuine and relatable main characters make these the kinds stories that a reader cannot help but get lost in, and the side characters are wonderfully amusing bonuses who round these stories into fully satisfying, richly entertaining reading experi
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