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The Hot Box Audiobook

The Hot Box: A Novel

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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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    Serona 05-14-12
    Serona 05-14-12

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    "Loved it!!"
    What did you love best about The Hot Box?

    I loved the narrators' unique voice. Simi Howe is my favorite. The story was very uncommon,


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

    Yes I would. It was really one of Zane's better story, though nothing can beat "Addicted", this book was great on it's own. I literally could not stop listening to this book until I saw the sun rays peeping through my window


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Milena met Yosef.


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

    Milena. I could relate to what she was going through.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm still shocked at the twists and turns in this book. . I rooted for the outcome which was unexpected until it actually was announced. It did get a bit stagnant in the middle of the book but once you get over it it's back to being a great read.

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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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kamala 03-16-12
    Kamala 03-16-12
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    "Zane never fails to deliver"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hot Box the most enjoyable?

    I am a Zane fan so getting into her books are not difficult.


    Have you listened to any of Simi Howe and Krystal King ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have. They both do an excellent job of narrating...


    If you could take any character from The Hot Box out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take them all lol... They are each unique in their own right.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. C DETROIT, MI, United States 03-10-12
    Mrs. C DETROIT, MI, United States 03-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I love it when the underdog wins the war!!!!"

    This was a wonderful story......... I thought it would be a typical Zane book. She had some steamy sex scenes it wouldn't be a Zane novel if there was none but it actually had a story line of something else instead of the foundation of every story being about sex. I love this narrator too, she always know how to convey how the characters would actually be. I think when you hear or read a book a picture is supposed to be painted in your mind so the reader/listener can enjoy the book more. I love how the underdog won in this story and it also teaches people not to judge a book by its cover!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rosalyn augusta, GA, United States 01-22-12
    Rosalyn augusta, GA, United States 01-22-12
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    "Excellent Storyline and Characters..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hot Box to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the printed version...but I loved the narrators!


    If you could take any character from The Hot Box out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would like to have dinner with Jocef


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    Markesa 11-22-11
    Markesa 11-22-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story but way to much sex"

    I over looked this book for a long time and finally decided to give it a try once i read what it was about. I loved Zane books years ago but was never excited about the ones that just seemed to be one sex story after another. I really liked this story but did she really need to make it so graphic. I found myself skipping those parts after awhile. Once you heard one you've pretty much heard them all. It really got annoying after awhile. I probably wont buy another Zane book for another few years because of this. Still good story though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Brooklyn, NY, United States 05-17-11
    Kindle Customer Brooklyn, NY, United States 05-17-11

    Marion Rada-Jones

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    This was an awsome book. Ending was a huge surprise. You will enjoy the charactors and the things that go on in their lives.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jean 04-21-11
    Jean 04-21-11 Member Since 2015
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    "HOT but also very funny"

    This women cracked me up and then got me all steamy again. Her stories were hot with an odd sense of humor attached.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Genevieve Memphis, TN, United States 11-21-10
    Genevieve Memphis, TN, United States 11-21-10
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    "ENJOYED!"

    Please list other Zane books. I enjoy listening to her books. She is a great writer.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kechia Harrisburg, PA, United States 12-15-10
    kechia Harrisburg, PA, United States 12-15-10 Member Since 2016
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    "what was the point"

    I'm still not sure what the purpose of this story was. It was way to predictable, and even the last minute twist was useless.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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