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The Hot Box: A Novel Kindle Edition
"Zane's writing warms me, heats me up, satisfies me with a passion." --Eric Jerome Dickey
THE HOT BOX is an emotional thrill-ride that will send you hurtling from tears and raucous laughter to fiery titillation. In a league of her own, Zane fuses smoldering sex, snappy dialogue, and social consciousness into a well-crafted tale that is written in her sassy signature style. Zaniacs be warned...you will not be able to put this hot book down.
"--Allison Hobbs, Bestselling Author of Stealing Candy"
“Arguably not since the emergence of Nancy Friday has American letters produced a purveyor of erotica with such mass-market appeal.” —"The New York Times"
“Zane’s writing warms me, heats me up, satisfies me with a passion.” —Eric Jerome Dickey
"A legend among her fellow authors." --"Today's Black Woman"
"Sweaty, grab-the-back-of-his-head-and-make-him-scream-sex." --"Entertainment Weekly" --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- ASIN : B003L78600
- Publisher : Atria Books; Reprint edition (26 July 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 1041 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 264 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 2,103,515 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Milena's ex Jacour abruptly returns to town for good after eight years of playing for the Yankees. He is on a mission to reclaim his lost love and although she is still in love with him, she still refuses for forgive him for his only transgression. Immaturely she fabricates a love interest and decides to do anything within her power to keep the facts that she has been alone, pissed, and miserable all these years a secret from him. She is determined to search every inch of the state for a man that can pose as the fake "light of her life" as she puts it, Randolph. Disturbingly, Milena finds her fake Randolph in the form of a homeless man begging for change in the street. Once the man, whose actual name is Yosef, agrees to lie for her, not only does she clean him up and let him move in, but she actually develops feelings for him. Love and lies were already involved, but sex quickly follows as Milena finds herself stuck in a love triangle with a millionaire and a vagrant.
Lydia has a scandal of her own that she immerses herself in. Not only is she having sex with her boyfriend Glenn everyday, she is also doing it with his best friend Phil as much as she can. She feels as if her lady parts are lined in gold, and that she is irresistible to the opposite sex. She somehow feels that her beauty and bedroom skills can get her anything she wants, yet her reality is very bleak. She works a dead in job, lives off of her boyfriend because she cannot support herself, and has never done anything halfway decent with her life. She absolutely hates living in North Carolina and dreams of moving constantly, but never does anything but make empty plans. Lydia doesn't care a bit for the men in her life, and as repulsive as this character is, she is somehow endearing.
Although the roller coaster of ups and downs with Milena, Jacour, and Yosef/Randolph is frustrating, unnerving, and sure to make you cringe, you won't be able to put this book down. You will be flipping pages as fast as you can watching the story of Lydia, Glenn, and Phil unfold while holding your breath waiting for the other shoe to drop. The happily ever after ending is sure to shock. The Hot Box: A Novel was of course well written, like all of Zane's other novels. It has a flow unlike her older works and along with Total Eclipse of the Heart: A Novel , it is in a different class. Although the drama and the sex are still there, Zane now seems to be focusing more than ever on the meaning behind everything she writes. Noticeably trying to reach out to her readers and teach us lessons as she entertains. Although noble, I say it unfortunately does not make the material better, but takes from it. I will still buy the next novel if this new style of Zane is here to stay but, I doubt it will be a five star read.
Lydia is juggling two men: Glenn and his best friend Phil. Only Glenn has no clue, Lydia and Phil have been gettin' it on for years!! Lydia works at a grocery store and is totally disgusted with her life; she desires to get out of Kannapolis and find stardom. In the meantime, messing with two men and satisfying her huge sexual appetite will keep her busy. Hopefully, her secret affair with Phil will remain a secret!!
Milena is a veteranarian and has lived a sheltered life ever since breaking up with her one time fiancee Jacour, former superstar millionaire baseball player for the Yankees. Milena spends her time tending to sick pigs and cows yet her love life is as dead as it can be. Hoping to spice things up when Jacour returns to Kannapolis, Milena meets Yosef and convinces him to assist her in a plan to make Jacour jealous. The plan works, and soon Milena's boring life and frumpy clothes are gone. Milena finds herself in a love triangle with more drama than she could have ever imagined!
"The Hot Box" was a great read, and I love that it wasn't the typical setting or storyline I read in most books! 5 stars!! I'm looking forward to Zane's next book!