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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)

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    B. Inge FLORENCE USA 08-18-10
    B. Inge FLORENCE USA 08-18-10 Member Since 2009

    MZ CTS

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    "Sizzling Hot"

    This one of those books you have to go back.... because you can't believe you heard what was just said. I've never been a Zane fan...but I am now. Loved it.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Micah Hampton, VA, United States 09-17-10
    Micah Hampton, VA, United States 09-17-10
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    "Loved the Hot Box!"

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were all very interesting, particularly Lydia. She is raw and doesn't care who knows it. Lydia's narrator has the perfect voice for her character. I laughed so much. This was even better than A Total Eclipse of the Heart! I have always enjoyed Zane's books. A reading must for Zane fans!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sheldria college park, GA, United States 09-06-10
    Sheldria college park, GA, United States 09-06-10 Member Since 2009
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    "A MUST LISTEN"

    I loved this book. Like the listener reviewed before me, I had to go back too because I could not believe what I'd just heard. Zane is a great author. Please please please add more of her books to this site please.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya Harper woods, MI, United States 08-23-10
    Tanya Harper woods, MI, United States 08-23-10
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    ""Very Good Read""

    I loved this audio book. I have read her new book The Total Eclipse of the Heart. Also a really good book. I'm differently a Zane fan 4 life. Need 2 add all her books 2 this site soon. PLEASE!!!!!!!!! Love you girl.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    yuvonne Oak Park, IL, United States 08-15-10
    yuvonne Oak Park, IL, United States 08-15-10

    Not happy

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    "Hott"

    I love all of Zane's books there needs to be more of her books on this site.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Vikisha Milwaukee, WI, United States 01-06-11
    Vikisha Milwaukee, WI, United States 01-06-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Book"

    This book is for open minded people who are familar with Erotica or her work. This is not the traditional Harlequin Romance, this is straight up Erotica done in a refreshing and comical way.

    Finally, I am introduced to Zane by audible.com. I have for years, years wanted to read her books, but I could never find the time. The writer's story in itself is amazing, i.e. becoming a best selling author later in her life.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story is raw, honest and "realtalk" for adults. The candor and exspite language of the book is shocking but so over the top
    is comedical at times, which is what I think the author wants. You can't help but to be laugh at Lydia's complete inhibition in all areas of life. Lydia looks at life and her sexuality
    which resembles "traditional male sexuality. I would call Lydia a Rakehell or Libertine. I loved Malena and empathized with her on several levels.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shaunta FORT WORTH, TX, US 10-04-10
    Shaunta FORT WORTH, TX, US 10-04-10 Member Since 2010

    Fort Worth, texas native and I love to READ!!!!

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    "WOW!"

    This was an AWESOME listen! The characters were very interesting and Zane's explaintion of the characters was also great! Great read!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    mark SAN PABLO, CA, United States 05-28-12
    mark SAN PABLO, CA, United States 05-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "HOT!!!!!"
    Would you listen to The Hot Box again? Why?

    YES NEVER BORING THIS IS THE FIRST AUDIO BOOK I HAVE LISTEN TO BY ZANE LOOKING FOREWARD TO MORE.SIMI HOWE AND KRYSTAL KING VERY GOOD.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ALL WERE GOOD


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

    GOOD PERFORMANCES BY BOTH


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

    VERY AMUSEING


    Any additional comments?

    NO

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 05-02-12
    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 05-02-12 Member Since 2011

    book diva

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    "oh so good!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hot Box to be better than the print version?

    i like the audio better!


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

    not sure!


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

    two people bringing the book to life !


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

    the hot box !


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thebuzzfuzz Fort Lauderdale, FL 04-26-14
    Thebuzzfuzz Fort Lauderdale, FL 04-26-14

    thebuzzfuzz

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    "Great read!"
    What did you love best about The Hot Box?

    I loved the story and how it causes us to realize that what we may think is good for us may not be.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Lidia's character. She is funny and very real/


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

    Their performances were great. I would have preferred to have an actual male voice to do the male parts but they gave a great effort.


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

    Yes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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