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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 mHe’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 Brandon Vaughn. The chemistry is potent, undeniable, irresistible. Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon is much more than just another jock. And that she'd better hold on tight if she doesn't want to lose her heart....

Title : Hot Stuff
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ISBN : 9780373770014
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 333 Pages
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Hot Stuff Reviews

  • Jill
    2019-05-22 18:44

    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. There's great potential here, I usually like the story ideas, but I think I'm going to have to move on to another author.

  • Cheri
    2019-05-21 13:52

    I needed to take a break from intense suspense books for a bit, so I thought who better than CP to read. This book was witty, sexy, a lil mystery, but just plain LOL for me.

  • Coco.V
    2019-06-08 19:52

    FREE on Amazon today (10/23/2017)!

  • Alba M.
    2019-05-27 17:53

    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 jajajajaMi 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, no le pegaba ser tan frágil. En cuando a Brandon... OH BRANDON QUE TE ACHUCHO Y TE COMO A BESOS! Creo que después de la vida, más bien toda la vida pero sobre todo la infancia, de mierda que ha tenido, ha salido un pedacito de pan. Esa mierda de padres, no me jodas, la autora ha intentado darle la vuelta y hacerlos ver arrepentidos pero sabéis que: ¡que les den por culo! No hay manera de arrepentirse de abandonar (no literalmente pero casi) a tu hijo toda su vida. Me gustaba Nick, el amigo de Brandon y a ver si resuelven la historia del tío Yank y Lola que me están poniendo negra jajajajaja

  • Carly
    2019-05-18 14:28

    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.

  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    2019-05-24 13:53

    KINDLE FREEBIE 6/17/17

  • Shannon Ferguson
    2019-05-27 19:50

    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 Vaughn and his parents in the end. A perfect start to this series, that is definitely a must read!!

  • Katelyn Joy
    2019-05-18 15:25

    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 find love. It was a good, easy read on the beach.

  • Neus Gutiérrez
    2019-06-04 12:25

    Es un 4.5 como una catedral.Es bonito, dulce, coherente, con tiempo...una novela romántica contemporánea de las buenas.

  • Tsaki
    2019-05-21 15:34

    Ini novel Carly Phillips pertama yang gue baca!Dan ternyata cukup page turner. Seri pertama dari Hot Zone ini menceritakan tentang Annabelle (singkirkan image boneka!) yang merupakan si sulung dari tiga bersaudara yang mengurus agensi khusus para atlet. Di sini dia ketemu Vaughn. Yah, tipikal Harlequin. Mereka suka-sukaan, ah-oh-ah-oh, naksir, sok-sok nggak butuh, dan sebagainya. Tapi gue pikir mending baca Harlequin ketimbang baca kisah fiksi lokal tentang CEO ganteng kaya raya blahblahblah dari platform jingga yang kadang kausalitasnya dipertanyakan. Kalo HQ kan lo ngayal babu tapi masih ada logikanya.Kayaknya bakal baca novel-novel Carly Phillips yang lain. Seru! Untuk teknis, agak keganggu dengan "kaca(spasi)mata", diagnosa, analisa, dan sebagainya yang samar-samar manja.

  • Kahea
    2019-05-17 17:41

    ***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 more guarded than Fort Knox. I understood that he’d been burned by those who should have been protecting him, but I seriously wanted to Gibbs smack him a few times to get him to open up just a little, hence the “Pulling Teeth”. Thankfully he does start to let his guard down, slowly, but it happens and the man underneath is pretty amazing.I loved Annabelle’s fire and moxie. Her honesty and directness was refreshing and I loved how she could get what she wanted without appearing too pushy. Not that she couldn’t be when warranted, but she did it which such aplomb that it didn’t feel as if she was truly manipulating the situation, just letting it work it’s way out naturally. The fact that they both seemed to believe that they could have a “fling” cracked me up because there was no doubt they were attracted to each other and were about to combust every time they were within a hundred yards of each other. I simply waited to see who would crack first and actually admit that there could be more between them and though it took some time, having one of their butts kicked and a bit of neanderthal style groveling, they finally got their issues ironed out.The prologue was done well and had the perfect hook to get me wanting to know more about the major players. There is a bit of a mystery/suspense aspect of the story and I liked how it all played out in the end. Now it’s on to see if the tomboy of the family will get her HEA or not and see what will happen next with that one loose end.~ Copy provided by Rock Star PR/Authors Review Crew ~

  • Amy
    2019-06-13 13:38

    I liked this one but didn't love it. I wish there had been a bit more character development. But all in all, a solid read.

  • Heather
    2019-06-05 13:52

    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 betting. Now that they are all grown up, they all work at The Hot Zone and while they are family, they all have their own styles and personalities.Annabelle has always had the goal of keeping her family together. Growing up the way that they did and going through the things they did at a young age, being surrounded by family has always been paramount. When Annabelle is assigned to work with former football star Brandon Vaughn on issues he's having at a lodge he's planning to open, her main priority is just to focus on the work since her weakness tends to be hot jocks and she just wants to do right by her family. And for Brandon, a reading issue also complicates not only his business dealings, but also the relationships that he has with his own family.Will Annabelle and Brandon be able to keep things completely platonic or will the chemistry that is building between them going to ignite fully? And, will the bad press and what seems to be mysterious sabotage attempts derail the lodge project before the opening?This was a great start to this new series and I'm so anxious to get my hands on the second book based on how quickly I devoured this one!

  • Anita
    2019-06-14 16:38

    Funny, hot sex and a dash of mystery mixed with the backstory of three little orphaned girls, a swinging bachelor uncle and you have a great blend for a really good book.Annebelle is the oldest of the three sisters and has grown up around the jocks her uncle represents as a sports agent. She has also gotten up close and very personal with a few that have left her with a few barriers firmly in place. Enter Brandon Vaughn, an ex-football legend trying to rehab an old lodge in his hometown and has run into the need of a PR representative. Vaughn and Uncle Yank had a falling out years ago, but Vaughn has decided he wants to mend the rift. Uncle Yank assigns Vaughn to Annebelle and the sparks start to fly. Both Annabelle and Vaughn have considerable baggage and a lot of unresolved issues which make the road to HEA very bumpy. But the sex is really hot.

  • Just - The romance reader
    2019-05-27 13:50

    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, as well as one that leaves you pulling for the good guys, and hoping the mystery of who the saboteur is will be solved. From the beginning I was totally interested in the relationship that was sparked at first meeting between publicist Annabelle, and her latest client, the challenging and intensely private Brandon Vaughn.

  • Katerina
    2019-05-17 20:50

    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 this to be physical. Vaughn bedded many and parts on good terms; she met a few of his past lovers but didn't feel jealous, because it's just fact. They're nice women, who love other people now (I still found it cringey and a turn off that he's in happy go lucky in contact with them and friends even) He's gone through a bad divorce, distrusts women and she is his PR rep. There was something so admirable in her persona, and maturity. I'd give her 4 stars, and Vaughn one. He wasn't forthcoming about his feelings at all and wasn't very nice to her for most of the book. Idc if they have good sex, there's a lack of development. Third person narrative wasn't my cuppa tea. But Lola was pathetic and totally should have moved on from Yank. "Let me spend years raising his nieces whilst he was a womaniser and then years after standing by his side whilst he doesn't even notice me and then let's me leave." Find your pride woman!

  • books are love
    2019-06-16 16:26

    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. These two belonged together and the way Annabelle helped Brandon see he was more and how Brandon made Annabelle feel loved was great. The story was filled with surprises and highly entertaining. Hot Number

  • Jessica Alcazar
    2019-05-18 14:48

    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?! lol I'm not sure what made me love it more today than 5 years ago, but I really really did.Annabelle Jordan is like a mini ball of fire/tornado. Her personality is bigger than life. She went after what she wanted, and I'll be damned if she didn't always get it. Brandon Vaughn is guarded. He has baggage. It takes a while for his guard to open so Annabelle can get it, but when it does ... **happy sigh** Their chemistry was off the charts. We as readers saw it before they did (i really liked that). It was really well presented in the story.I'm looking forward to going back in time and re-reading this awesome series for the second time. It's fun and flirty, romantic and full of heart :)Copy provided for review by Carly's Review Team

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    2019-05-22 16:29

    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 is much more than just another jock. And that she'd better hold on tight if she doesn't want to lose her heart." (From Amazon)A steamy fun contemporary romance with sports superstars as heroes.

  • Heather andrews
    2019-06-08 15:54

    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 corner of his comforter to use and she dabbed at the moisture." I loved this book, the characters were well developed.

  • Fanny
    2019-05-21 12:52

    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
    2019-06-11 14:29

    totally hilarious! i love this author!!

  • Precious Mae
    2019-06-09 20:25

    I love Uncle Yank. So clueless... Haha.

  • Dorothy Morawsky
    2019-06-08 20:46

    Really enjoyed this book.

  • Jen
    2019-06-02 13:25

    STEAMY!!!! Whoo! If you don't mind sex - take a gander. There is a cute story too...

  • Marcia
    2019-05-20 20:33

    This is a fun book to read. It would be perfect to read while sipping a margarita on the beach!

  • Sandy S
    2019-06-12 17:25

    3.75 stars--About the book: Re-Release Date March 7, 2017He’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 Brandon Vaughn. The chemistry is potent, undeniable, irresistible. Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon is much more than just another jock. And that she'd better hold on tight if she doesn't want to lose her heart.••••••••••REVIEW: 3.75 stars-- HOT STUFF is the first installment in Carly Phillips’s contemporary, adult HOT ZONE romance series focusing on the Jordan sisters(Annabelle, Michelle and Sophie) and their Uncle Yank Morgan-owner of the sports agency/PR firm known as The Hot Zone. This is sports PR agent and eldest sister Annabelle Jordan, and former football star Brandon Vaughn’s story line. NOTE: The Hot Zone series has been re-edited and re-release with all new covers.SOME BACKGROUND: Approximately 17 years earlier sports agent Yank Morgan became the guardian and parent to his late sister’s three orphaned daughters-Annabelle, Michelle aka Micki, and Sophie Jordan-and in the ensuing years Yank and the Jordan sisters became one of the most successful sports agency and PR firms in the world of sports-The Hot Zone. The Hot Zone series is their story as Yank Morgan struggles to find a happily ever after for the girls (now women) he loves like his own, as well as the fight to keep his own heart from breaking apart.Told from three third person perspectives (Annabelle, Brandon and Yank) HOT STUFF focuses on Heisman winner , Superbowl winner and former football player Brandon Vaughn, and his struggles to get a sports lodge open for affluent adults and a school/summer camp for kids. A series of disasters at the lodge have derailed his plans, and Brandon is looking for some positive PR to prevent the loss of his investment. Enter PR specialist Annabelle Jordan, the woman with whom Brandon will fall in love.The relationship between Brandon and Annabelle is a second chance meeting; a partnership ‘arranged’ by Uncle Yank; a professional business arrangement that turns into something more. Annabelle is the eldest, a peacekeeper by nature, a worrier about separation and loss. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate.We are introduced to Annabelle’s sisters: Michelle aka Micki, and Sophie, as well as Uncle Yank’s long suffering assistant Lola who has loved Uncle Yank from near and far. Lola has been Yank’s assistant for most of her adult life; one time lovers, and of course a surrogate mother to the Jordan sisters. Nick Gregory, Brandon’s lifelong friend and partner struggles with always coming in second to the man he calls best friend; and Brandon’s assistant Mara who may or may not be in love with Brandon’s best friend Nick.HOT STUFF is the introductory story line that reveals some of the background and circumstances surrounding the loss of the sister’s parents; their rise to fame within Uncle Yank’s HOT ZONE agency; and Uncle Yank’s stubborn and emotional attitude as it pertains to ALL of the women he loves. The premise is enjoyable; the characters are dynamic; the romance is emotional and captivating. HOT STUFF is a sweet, spicy and engaging look at three sisters and the grumpy old man who adores them like his own.Copy supplied for

  • Reg
    2019-06-08 13:42

    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 uncle Yank and his determined assistant Lola. Equally interesting were Annabelle's attractive and accomplished sisters Sophie and Micki and the busy lives they lead. Bring on the next book in this engaging series!

  • Jackie
    2019-05-23 19:47

    The cast of characters were easy to relate to, the pace was steady, the plot moved smoothly and all in all this was a nice intro to the series which left me feeling good about Annabelle and Brandon's romance.

  • stephanie
    2019-05-19 17:38

    This book was amazing! Definitely gonna read more in the series. I just really like the love and history connection between Annabelle and Brandon.