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The Hot Spot | [Niobia Bryant]

The Hot Spot

Best-selling author Niobia Bryant draws enthusiastic praise from fans and critics alike for her unique brand of contemporary urban fiction. In The Hot Spot, 40-something Zaria Ali is diving back into the dating pool following the meltdown of her 21-year marriage. She’s got her eyes and her heart set on Kaleb Strong, but at 26, is he too young for her? Kaleb is looking to settle down with the right woman - and he’s about to show Zaria that age is nothing but a number.
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Niobia Bryant draws enthusiastic praise from fans and critics alike for her unique brand of contemporary urban fiction. In The Hot Spot, 40-something Zaria Ali is diving back into the dating pool following the meltdown of her 21-year marriage. She’s got her eyes and her heart set on Kaleb Strong, but at 26, is he too young for her? Kaleb is looking to settle down with the right woman - and he’s about to show Zaria that age is nothing but a number.

©2011 Niobia Bryant (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    MaxineSap Richmond Va 04-15-12
    MaxineSap Richmond Va 04-15-12 Member Since 2007

    Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.

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    "Surprised"

    This was a short book but I found it quite entertaining. This book was about life, and family. I was also surprised to find this book was part of a series "the Strong Family". The main two characters were believable, the older woman and younger man. The only things that could have been unbelievable is that a man as young as Kaleb had such strong family values and knew what he wanted out of life. This made the book very refreshing for me. The book stand on its own. You will want to read the others as I did after reading this one to find out about the other wives and what transpired before this story.

    The characters could have been more developed but you get the jest of what is going on. The book goes far beyond a woman not allowing a new man in her life after being hurt by her husband after he walks out on her for a younger women.


    The book thoroughly entertained me. When I find myself, laughing, worried about what's going to happen next, then the book has served it's purpose. After I finished this book I looked for other books about the Strong family as well as by this author. I found "Give Me Fever" which is the book before this one and the Strong sister story will be out soon. I can't wait. I hope it's on audible. I found the story of the Strong family and the dynamics of family values and moral standards refreshing. This book is not a boring book, just short. It has Sex, and lots of drama. If you are looking to slow down from the hustle of the day this will fit the bill for you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-01-14
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-01-14 Member Since 2013

    retired writer

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    "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number!"
    Would you listen to The Hot Spot again? Why?

    No, at least not right away.... maybe in a couple of years when I have forgotten a lot of the story.


    Would you recommend The Hot Spot to your friends? Why or why not?

    This story line supported May-December relationships. It particularly showed strong support for the man to follow his heart. An older woman can be just as hot and attractive as a younger woman.


    Which character – as performed by Shari Peele – was your favorite?

    I did not have one favorite... I liked both main characters, Zaria and Kaleb.


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

    No, I could not listen to it in one sitting... I take breaks regularly and think about what I've listened to so far.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kell Statesboro, GA, United States 07-21-13
    Kell Statesboro, GA, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2009

    It you don't like...change it!

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    "Another great story....Niobia"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hot Spot the most enjoyable?

    We all heard this story before yet this was not that picture perfect scene like in the movies...this is how it really goes down in really life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When she realize how much really loves him and excepts the fact that there is nothing wrong with trying it again.


    Any additional comments?

    It's no surprise how I feel about this author and as always I'm never disappointed with anything Niobia Bryant does. I'm a forever fan of here work, regardless the name she chooses to write under.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda Baltimore, MD, United States 05-10-13
    Wanda Baltimore, MD, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2013

    I am a 49 year old, mother of 2, grandmother of 4 who has just decided to peel back my good girl, and let me bad girl out to play. I've been married for 26 years. It time to explore my inner bad girl. I just hope my husband can handle it.

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    "I really like this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hot Spot to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the printed version of this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hot Spot?

    It was when the main women finally opened her eyes. She knew that she loved her younger man.


    What about Shari Peele’s performance did you like?

    She has a very nice voice. It was easy to listen to, could put you to sleep.


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

    Yes, if I could have. I just didn't have that much time to give at one time.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be looking forward to listening to her again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MeoshaLoper 06-21-14
    MeoshaLoper 06-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it,,,,,,,,,,,"
    Where does The Hot Spot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in my top ten


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

    I can't compare it to a book, but a can compare it to a movie,,,Of course, you know what that is How Stella got her groove back,,,,,,,,,


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was the wedding/labor scene...Oooops don't want to give away spoilers.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It I say what it was, I would definately give away spoilers,,,,Great read,,you want be disappointed.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Nobia Bryant books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 08-26-12
    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2011

    book diva

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    "aww shuckie duckie!"
    What did you love best about The Hot Spot?

    a fresh take on a love story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the boy friend


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i cant say because it will give away the story


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

    i did listen to it in one sitting :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 05-16-12
    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 05-16-12 Member Since 2007

    I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.

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    "Great Story"

    I really enjoyed this book. The Strong family values were very apparent and it was great to see this couple go through struggles and come out on top.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Oklahoma City, OK USA 04-24-12
    Amazon Customer Oklahoma City, OK USA 04-24-12 Member Since 2007

    Hawg 4 reading

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    "Beautiful Love Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It just was a good book to me and I have already told my friends to get it.


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

    Maybe pleasure seekers by rochelle alers. The reason why I said that was because it just ended pretty good and it had some positive things going on. This was more real life to me too. I could understand and feel the characters all had some issues but this was on the positive side of life.


    What about Shari Peele’s performance did you like?

    Shari Peele was very good and I like her characters. She made the characters come to life and they all had their own voice.


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

    I laughed more but most of all I smiled alot. I love the family bond in this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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