Reviewer: Robyn Roberts
Title: Hot Stuff
Author: Flo Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: April 2005
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Overall rating: 4.25
Sexual content rating: Sensual
Flo's Website: www.flofitzpatrick.com
Flo describes herself a writer of Romance/Action/Comedy and she certainly delivers in Hot Stuff. I found myself transported to India where I joined our heroine Tempe as she avoided gun shots, knife throws and survives a brawl by hiding in an empty wine barrel. I loved the romance, the action and the comedy. Tempe describes her adventures as "Nancy Drew-like" a couple of times in the book. I thought this was the perfect book for grown up Nancy Drew fans. Here is a book offering romance with an Irishman (who can melt your heart with his words alone), action and intrigue like Nancy Drew and a few belly laughs thrown in to brighten your day.
I will warn all readers that the book is written in first person format. This means everything is from the "I" perspective. We are literally inside Tempe’s head as she tells us what is going on. Some people do not enjoy a first person book, but I would encourage you to try this one out. I only found two instances in the book where the first person perspective felt technical and interrupted the flow of the story. Other than that, I found it to be a fast read. I am looking forward to getting and reading more of Ms. Fitzpatrick’s books. If they are as lively as Hot Stuff, we’ll be in for a real treat.
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