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The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again

(Hot Flash Club #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,872 ratings  ·  121 reviews
The fabulous women from The Hot Flash Club are back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a witty, sexy, and heartwarming novel. The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again also introduces four new women, ready for massages and seaweed wraps, each struggling to reconcile her secret dreams, biggest ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Vanessa
Dec 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read the first book, but apparently it was too long ago, because I had a hard time keeping track of who the club members were. All the new characters were great, and this book focused far more on them then the club members. The story was well written though, enough to draw and keep my attention. She does a nice job wrapping the story up happily without making it too perfect and sappy. This happy ending lover was content.
Phair
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I loved book 1 maybe because I read it at "that certain age" where it really hit home. This was a let-down. I had a hard time reconnecting with who was who from the first book then she adds 4 new characters and their assorted children, in-laws, & boyfriends to keep track of. TOO MUCH! Seemed much less focused than the first. So while I still like the series and will continue to read (ending seemed to set us up for #3) this entry missed the mark.
Chris
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

Likes the first one better :-)

Listened to The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again (Hot Flash Club #2)by Nancy Thayer. The fabulous women from The Hot Flash Club are back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a witty, sexy, and
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Louise
Mar 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: women-s-fiction
This second novel was even better than the first! I'm definitely keeping this in my 'permanent collection' right alongside the first Hot Flash Club!!

From back cover:

When Polly, Beth, Carolyn, and Julia meet in a hot tub at the spa, they find a common thread of experience: toxic relatives. What's there to be done about undermining, meddling, scheming in-laws? These amazing women decide to fight fire with fire, and vow to help one another resolve their individual problems - no matter how much
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Sue Amell
May 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have read Nancy Thayer"s more recent books and thoroughly enjoyed them so I started with Book 1 in the Hot Flash Series and also enjoyed it, although it was a lighter read. Book 2 started off rather disjointed with the introduction of 4 new characters when I was still wondering what happened with the characters in the first book. I read half-way through and then abandoned the book which is extremely rare for me. Some of characters were very stereotypical, predictable and one dimensional such ...more
Teresa
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
As I listened to the audiobook of this book, I fell in love with the Hot Flash Club! In fact, I've bought a paper copy of this book and all of the books in this series. I can't wait to read the other books and share them with friends and family.

There were a lot of characters to keep track of and I'm hoping by reading the book, I will be able to remember who is who and how they are connected.

This book had me chuckling and I'm sure people who saw me laughing by myself in the car driving down the
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Kat Duncan
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So anxious to start book 3. These women are like a group of friends everyone would love to have. And the new group just adds to the different elements of relationships and life experiences on so many levels. Polly is probably my favorite. Can't wait to see what the future holds for her!!
Phyllis Wright
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I almost wish these women were real, live people so we could all become friends!
Debbie Tanguay
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
not great introduces new members from 1st book
Trudy
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I can relate!
Kim
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another lovely women's story

A new group of gal pals helping each other out. Bonding, growing & living life! Good ideas and resolutions along with new friendships
Amanda
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
a lot of characters, a little hard to follow at first on audibles
Lisa
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read
Diane
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Omg. This series is fabulous. I laughed and cried at the same time for easily five minutes or more. It's probably best for those of us 45+ years old because there are a bunch of relatable people and circumstances. So so funny!
Katie
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Wonderful and heartfelt book!
LaRhonda
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Took me awhile to get through it...but I made it
Teresa White
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Very hard for me to follow so many characters. The story line was good. Was just a lot of skipping about between the new women in this book and the original women in the previous book.
Marita
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good follow up to the first book. Now on to book 3
Wendy Faulkner
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was even better than the first one, I loved it!!
Gail Lewis
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, series
It's been a while since I read this book, but I enjoyed ALL The Hot Flash Club books, because of the humour. I would like to find more books like these and Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum" that not only have mystery but also Humour.
Monkeyface
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again (Hot Flash Club #2)by Nancy Thayer. The fabulous women from The Hot Flash Club are back in top form, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived through their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a witty, sexy, and heartwarming novel. The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again also introduces four new women, ready for massages and seaweed wraps, each struggling to reconcile her secret dreams, biggest fears, and deepest feelings as topsy-turvy ...more
Victoria Murata
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was prepared to not like this book. It looked and sounded "frilly", but my friend recommended it and said it's a good light read. I had just read a couple of heavy books so I dove in.
More de-LIGHT-ful than light, I enjoyed it very much. Thayer is a good writer, and I intend to read more from her. This book was written ten years ago and there are references that date it--for example, when all the women pull out their calendars to write something down. But for the most part it's current and fun.
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Cynthia
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have determined that I truly like this author for her 'on the money' depiction of friendships among women of a "certain age". This was my second meeting of the women of the Hot Flash Club and I was delighted to learn more about them. However four new women are introduced in this book, each with her own individual drama. They set out to help each other and in particular to figure out if the father of one has hooked up with a young gold-digger. This calls for a little espionage. The dialogue is ...more
Elizabeth
This is the first Hot Flash Club book that I listened to. I liked the reader and the storyline was good for driving--you didn't have to overly concentrate to keep up with what was going on. There are four women who are managing crises and the Hot Flash Club (also four women) are helping them out overtly and covertly. One of the scenarios was far fetched. A young woman named Beth is being harassed by her boyfriend's mother. I was disgruntled with how long Beth put up with abuse from this older, ...more
Ericka Johnson
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I give the biggest congrats to Nancy Thayer. This is the best chic book I have ever read. This book had me smiling, laughing and crying through out the whole book. I had a very hard time putting this book down. Bringing women together who are from different backgrounds and different things going on in their lives but in the end they are exactly what the book title states The Hot Flash Club friends who meet once a week for dinner. Nancy brought together different stories about four different ...more
Jeanie
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nancy_thayer
I think that because I was listening rather than reading, the beginning was a mish-mash of related characters and I had a hard time keeping them straight ... and because I was listening and driving, I had to endure. Glad I did. The lives of eight women were skillfully woven together and soon I was totally hooked. Even missed my exit during one driving/listening episode. I'd put this in the chick-lit category but it was far from mindless. I could identify with many of the situations and learned ...more
Pam
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
The second book in the HFC series. Very much like the first book in that it is light, funny and there are the original women. However, there are 4 new women that are introduced that all become friends as well. I really am enjoying this series and it is very believable in that all of the situations are things that can happen in life, and there probably is at least one that you can identify with.
Linda
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nice to reconnect with my friends, Faye, Marilyn, Shirley and Alice. I wanted a light, fun read and this fits the bill! After meeting at a retirement party this group of four women formed the "Hot Flash Club." In this book we are introuduced to four new women Carolyn, Beth, Julia and Polly. Interesting new characters whose lifes become intertwined with the others. Delightful read! Love this series and I hope Nancy Thayer will write some sequels...only two left to read.
Barb Heart
Apr 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
A fun read - keeps you laughing, crying, frustrated at some charachters, happy for others, and empathetic towards many. The four older (hot flash originals) connect with another group of four women but this time three are much younger with a whole new set of issues. All the individuals are so totally different making it a good read!!
Camy
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Totally enjoyed book 2 of this series and eager to move on to book 3 of fun, mindless but enjoyable reading!! Heart-warming to read about the trials , tribulations and friendship amongst older women . Giving myself a continued break from serious reading so will complete the whole set of Hot Flash books ! Why not??

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Nancy Thayer has a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Before settling down to write and have children she taught English at various colleges and traveled, living in Paris, Amsterdam and Helsinki. In 1981 she was a Fellow at the Breadloaf Writers Conference. She has lived on Nantucket Island year round for twenty-five years with her husband Charley ...more

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