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The Hot Box: A Novel | [Zane]

The Hot Box: A Novel

An erotic novel by New York Times best seller Zane, about two women's proclivity for love games and the drama that ensues.
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Publisher's Summary

"Hot Box" is a baseball drill that can be played with three or more players and two to four bases. The players take turns being fielders and runners, ultimately trying to tag the rest of the players out. In The Hot Box, best friends Milena and Lydia are playing the game with Jacour, Yosef, Glenn, and Phil. The only problem: the men do not realize that they are playing.

Milena lives a sheltered and dismal existence and has not allowed a man to touch her body in eight years...until now. Lydia dreams of getting away from small-town America but, until she can make that happen, she is prepared to do whatever it takes to continue to have her bills paid...on time. Good sex always does the trick.

Two women. Four men. Two love triangles. Listening has never been this hot because, once again, Zane is taking you outside the box.

©2010 Zane. All rights reserved. (P)2010 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

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    Stace 04-19-12
    Stace 04-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hotttt!!"
    What did you love best about The Hot Box?

    I love Zane! I really liked the story itself. I was able to follow the transformation of the main character and the complications made it very interesting. I also enjoyed the humor!


    What other book might you compare The Hot Box to and why?

    No other book comes to mind that I have read so far.


    What does Simi Howe and Krystal King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked the way they brought the characters to life.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Hot Box and why?

    Yoseph. I kept wondering why he was in his situation.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read (or listen)! I could not stop listening... I really enjoyed the book.
    PLEASE Add MORE Zane books to Audible.com!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tosha 03-19-12
    Tosha 03-19-12
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    "This is so NOT my style"
    Would you try another book from Zane and/or Simi Howe and Krystal King ?

    I have been on the fence for many years when it comes to Zane novels but this one has taken me over the negative edge of no return. I would have to say no, I will not buy another book by Zane anytime in the near future.


    What was most disappointing about Zane’s story?

    Lydia's entire character, both personality wise and narratively speaking, were a complete disappointment to me. REAL TALK. She has absolutely no self respect and only thinks of herself and what she can get from others. For her to be in her 30's, she is very immature and that is so sad. And the narrators voice just did not match the person. Simi Howe has a mature voice that does not fit Lydia's character at all.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO. It wasn't a very good book, so I wouldn't even considering wasting another 2 hours of my life seeing it as a movie.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 07-18-13
    Susan Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 07-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing"
    If you could sum up The Hot Box in three words, what would they be?

    The turn of events was great!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lydia because she is no hold bar.


    What does Simi Howe and Krystal King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators were exciting and peaked my interests.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Twisted Fate


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hot Dayum"
    If you could sum up The Hot Box in three words, what would they be?

    Tag you're it


    What did you like best about this story?

    I could relate, being that I am a woman from a small town in NC


    What does Simi Howe and Krystal King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    attitude and something else I can't think of right now.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It most definitely kept me laugh with some shock value.


    Any additional comments?

    i know exactly how Lidia felt. I always felt like i didn't belong to my small town and a broken heart and betrayal was the only thing that forced me to leave.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB 04-21-13
    BluBumbleB 04-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Meh"

    I've been a long time fan of Zane's printed books, so I was excited to learn that her books were offerred on Audible. Narration just brings a whole other delicious layer to books, so I couldn't wait to listen to the Hot Box, and then I was like, 'hmm, ok, this is super typical'. I'd listened to another Zane book and enjoyed it immensely. Maybe it was the storyline of this one, or perhaps the characters themselves that just didn't do it for me. After reading the reviews for this book before I bought it I was expecting to be blown away by the narrator and her portrayal of Lydia, but I wasn't sure what all the hype about this character was for. In fact, she was onen of the main reasons I was a little annoyed by the book and was ready for it to just be over. the biggest reason to purchase this book would be, it is quite funny in some areas--typical Zane style, and has an interesting but all too common plot twist; however, I would not use a credit for this one, just wait for a deeply discounted sale period.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luv2Read 03-15-13
    Luv2Read 03-15-13
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    "Terrible"

    I don't understand all the great reviews, this was the worst book I've ever listened to. It was my first and LAST Zane book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    denae HOLLIS, NY, United States 02-21-13
    denae HOLLIS, NY, United States 02-21-13
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    "Awesome"
    Would you listen to The Hot Box again? Why?

    I have always been a Zane fan, and this was my first audible book listening really brought the characters to life, looking for next Zane audible now


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    asidkisses euclid, Ohio, United States 02-10-13
    asidkisses euclid, Ohio, United States 02-10-13
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    "There was nothing 'Hot' about this book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If you just want a quick read/listen, it's okay.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The dry spots were just dry. A lot of the 'drama' in this story was more annoying than exciting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't give it away.


    Was The Hot Box worth the listening time?

    It was okay.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie 09-07-12
    Jamie 09-07-12
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    "Pretty Good"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hot Box the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did a great job switching between characters making the listening experience better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story was definitely a easy listen. I wanted to know what would happen next...


    Which character – as performed by Simi Howe and Krystal King – was your favorite?

    Definitely the main character


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I wish was different about the story was that it had a little more edge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    "This needs to be a freaking movie."
    What made the experience of listening to The Hot Box the most enjoyable?

    Two narrators. Made listening more enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Yosef, I always root for the underdog, he was the purest character in the book. I was team Milena until she cheated with Jacour.


    What about Simi Howe and Krystal King ’s performance did you like?

    I think they did a great job bringing the characters to life, especially Lydia's character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Interested, intrigued, shocked, then that Awww moment at the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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