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Hot Fun in the Summertime

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  72 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Romance author, Shontae Nichols is spending the summer with seven very friends – four women and three men. This year her housemates will be a drama instructor, an accountant, a hip-hop video dancer, a cosmetologist, a calculus professor and a film actor. For eight weeks sibling rivalry, girlfriend drama, and sexual attractions threaten to change every one of their relation ...more
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Published November 23rd 2010 by Chicki Brown (first published November 22nd 2010)
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Miz Love
May 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot Fun in the Summertime is a great read where each of the main characters have a chapter to themselves, giving me as the reader a chance to get to know everyone really well. First person has a way of showing me a deeper understanding of the characters, so I was doubly pleased to find a 1st-person book that was also well written with voices that sprang off the pages. Gotta love some deep and meaningful prose, people!

Each character has visited the beach house to spend the summer doing what they
Meredith Schorr
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this novel about a group of friends who rent a house at the Jersey Shore for the summer. The point of view rotates between the four main female characters, a somewhat jaded writer who is afraid to let her guard down with a man and be vulnerable to heartbreak (Shontae), a troubled hip-hop dancer whose priorities are out of wack (Kinnick), a voluptious makeup artist who struggles with independence from her much older but loving boyfriend (Jo) and a no-nonsense accountant/
Jessica Terry
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was an impulse purchase. I was actually promoting my own book in a few author pages on Facebook and came across Mrs. Brown's link for 'Hot Fun in the Summertime.' The synopsis intrigued me so I decided to go ahead and buy it. I had done this with another book recently and was severely disappointed so I was a tad skeptical, but all of my trepidation was was erased immediately after just a few pages. I can really say I loved this book. During the slow periods at work I was glued to my ph ...more
Author: Chicki Brown
Published By: C. B.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5


"Hot Fun in the Summertime" by Chicki Brown was another one of her good old romance ovels...showing relationships with family and friends. This novel was written in first person making it very easy to follow. Ms. Brown was able to bring out each character...Shontae, Linda, Devon, Doc, Kinnik, Walter, Jo, Kip and a few others with all of their interwoven unique personalities and strong bonds that
Tina Toler-Keel
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only thing negative I have to say about this book is I couldn't put it down and read until 5am when my eyes gave out.

Each character has a unique, intriguing personality and I would be hard pressed to say who my favorites were, although Devon and Doc are on the top. Linda is responsible and has it all-together, yet is afraid of love. Shonte is a writer (which I loved reading about) and has no interest in romance and love. Kip is a player who sounded like a lot of fun, Kinnik, whose name sound
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a born and bred Jersey girl, the description of this book got my attention when I saw that the story was about the Jersey shore. This is the first book that I read of Ms. Brown's, and I absolutely loved it! As a Jersey native, Ms. Brown took the reader through a story based on 4 girlfriends and their trial and tribulations during a shared summer vacation at the Jersey shore. Ms. Brown's accurate description of various Jersey shore towns and attractions was spot on, I could close my eyes and v ...more
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars
This is my first book by this author, and I really enjoyed it. I do have to say there was a lot going on because there were so many characters in the house, but the dynamic was really good. The book picked up for me following Kinnik's attack. This happens about 65%-70% into the book. The book was really just floating along until that point, with nothing really attention holding happening. Shontae and Devon's story was a good one. I loved how their relationship evolved slowly. You could
G.E. Johnson
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! I am a fan of Chicki's work and "Hot Fun" did not disappoint. The changing points of view among the characters flowed flawlessly and each perspective added something interesting and dramatic to the story line. I loved that the story covered some very serious issues in our society, but they were skillfully woven into the story and were not overly abrasive or jarring. The passion levels of the multiple love stories range from sweet to super hot and they were all execute ...more
I really enjoyed this book. What really got my attention was the rotation of the female characters' POV with each chapter. Overall, loved the story and was sad to see it end BUT then realized that there was a sequel, Hollywood Swinging, which I just purchased. I'm hoping to see if any of the other characters will pop up, especially since we were kind of left hanging what happened with their relationships and situations.
Penelope Marzec
I grew up along the Jersey shore but I never rented a house at the beach with a bunch of friends, which is one of the reasons I bought this book. The story is told through the point of view of each of the four women. While Kinnick lives dangerously, the other three woman are sensible but cynical. There's plenty of emotion and a lot of heart as the drama unfolds. A satisfying tale of summer at the beach and definitely recommended.
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Contemporary women’s fiction/romance author Chicki Brown has been featured in USAToday. She was the 2014 B.R.A.B. (Building Relationships Around Books) Inspirational Fiction Author and also the 2011 SORMAG (Shades of Romance Magazine) Author of the Year. Chicki was also a contributing author to the Gumbo for the Soul: Men of Honor (Special Cancer Awareness Edition).

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