• The Hot Spot

  • By: Niobia Bryant
  • Narrated by: Shari Peele
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (266 ratings)

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sensual

Another book in the Strong family series. I am loving this series by Bryant

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Definitely worth the listen.

A little explicit for my taste, but happy Zaria got her joy! What a good storyline!!!

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I just didn’t like it

I couldn’t even finish the book. It got off to a very slow start and just never picked up.

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.....This one was ok

I guess this one was ok....This one wasn’t as engaging to me as book 3...Nevertheless, I will continue on to the next installment of the Strong Family.

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Great Story!

This was my first time reading a book by this author, but I truly enjoyed it! The narration was wonderful as well! I will be looking for more books in thos series.

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