Hot Stuff - Carly Phillips

Hot Stuff

Artist Carly Phillips

  • Release Date: 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 123 Ratings


He’s about to find out …  She’s not just one of the guys.

Annabelle Jordan and her two sisters were orphans in frilly dresses when they went to live with their sports-lawyer uncle in his world of locker rooms, bookies and gambling. Now the girls are publicists in their uncle's firm, The Hot Zone. 

Despite her upbringing, Annabelle is all woman. She's naturally drawn to real men—like her latest client, businessman and former football legend Brandon Vaughn.

The chemistry is potent, undeniable, irresistible. Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon is much more than just another jock. And that she'd better hold on tight if she doesn't want to lose her heart.  *This book previously released in 2004. Updataed for content and modernized


  • Fun funny read!

    By Big Rocks Mktg Coop
    Strong women and alpha jocks with gooey hearts. What's not to love?

    By Lynn B888
    A great first book in the series gives us the background of how their parents died and the girls came to live with their uncle. He was a womanizing bachelor, but he took his sister’s kids in and raised them. Now they all work for his firm as publicists to a lot of hot sports guys! Great characters, a lot of fun family interaction and some hot chemistry between the main characters keep us interested and intrigued throughout. Annabelle Jordan has always been attracted to the hot, muscular guys they represent, so former football player Brandon Vaughn is no different. She sets out to help him manage some bad publicity that is coming up in regards to his new retreat that he’s building … but will she be able to keep her hands off of him? Vaughn used to be her uncle’s star client until his ex-wife got her hands into his business. Yank was always really good to him, and he’s glad he’s finally getting a chance to make up the underhandedness to him and feel like part of his family again. He just hopes his attraction to his niece isn’t his downfall again! Will they succeed in finding out who is setting his retreat up to fail before it’s too late?
  • Love this Hot Romance

    By Cali Jewel
    What a Crazy Fun and Beautiful Family with a very real and touching Opposites attract Romance twist. This story will take you through all the emotions as each person involved revel yet another facet of this journey. The secondary romance of a couple that once was and may have found a way to have a second chance at happy Every After is also very touching and interesting I look forward to seeing what happens next to them hopefully in the next adventure.. Annie is the oldest sister of three and is so strong, witty and flawed all that the same time. Her fear of losing those closet to her and the way she deals with this is endearing and sweet. Vaughn is the strong silent type with a hidden heart of gold that he sees a weakness and tries so desperately to hide everything that makes him unique and special. Loved the way these two just are amazing in their own rights but still make each other stronger and better at the same time. Looking forward to the next Hot Zone Story.
  • Love the Hot Zone Girls

    By tsmb02(Sue G.)
    Hot Stuff is book one in the Hot Zone series. The three Jordan sisters, Annabelle, Sophie and Micki all had to go live with their bachelor Uncle Yank after their parents are killed in a plane crash when they are 12, 10 and 8 years old. Flash forward and now the girls are all adults and are working with their uncle as PR Agents at his sports agency company, Hot Zone after they each graduated from college. Annabelle's life since losing her parents has been as the peace keeper. She didn't want her and her sisters taken away from Uncle Yank and split up so Annabelle always tries to make things right. She also fears that anything she loves is going to get taken away from her so she has a hard time dealing with that. Annabelle thought she found "the one" but it ended up Randy Dalton cheated on her and broke her heart. Now Annabelle is having a hard time wanting to give her heart away....but it seems Brandon Vaughn has at least caught her attention. To bad he is a player and only wants one thing from a female. When Annabelle is forced to take Brandon on as a client again, sparks ignite! Brandon used to be with The Hot Zone until he abruptly left to be with their rival agency and now he's back asking Yank for forgiveness. What he doesn't know is that Yank is going to play matchmaker between him and Annabelle! After Brandon's new lodge that is under construction keeps having problems and things being sabotaged, Annabelle has to go stay with Brandon for a few weeks to help out with PR until things can get back on track. What neither of them expected was for the sparks to fly! I just loved how Brandon was the one trying to keep his hands off and Annabelle was the one coming at him full steam ahead! I really enjoyed these two and the path that they had to take to get to their happy ending. There was a little suspense thrown in to the story along with meeting Brandon's parents that added some colorfulness to the book. I had read this book when it first came out and have re-read it since it was slightly updated and I still loved it. Great characters, great story!
  • Hot Stuff by Carly Phillips

    By Jen G F
    Carly Phillips know how to write hot, sexy romance books and this will make you want to read more of her books! ! ! The book is about three orphaned sisters, Annabelle, Sophie and Micki, (each gets their own book) and how they were raised by their uncle who owns a PR firm called The Hot Zone. Hot Stuff is about Annabelle Jordan (now grown and a Publicist at The Hot Zone) and Brandon Vaughn a former football player and businessman who turned on her uncle and left the firm. Now he wants the firm's help to open up a camp for kids but it seems there are roadblock around every corner. Can Annabelle help Brandon but keep her emotions locked up or will she fall for the man and all he stand for????
  • Love!

    By Crystal Singer
    This has got to be my favorite series by Carly Phillips. I adore every single character that makes up this set of books. Uncle Yank! He makes me laugh so hard at his antics to get his girls their happily ever after! I could read this series multiple times (and HAVE) and never get tired of it. Hot Stuff is Annabelle's story of finding love with former football player Brandon Vaughn. Annabelle is put to the task of spinning a story on Vaughn's new resort that is plagued with issues that is making opening it on time seem impossible. Vaughn doesn't need Yank's sexy niece to help him, he needs to keep her far away so he can focus on what's important.....opening his resort. Their chemistry becomes too much to handle and these two light the pages on fire. A quick, sexy, fun read with just the right amount of "who done it" that will keep you hooked til the last page! Happy reading!
  • Hot, Hot, Hot Stuff

    By Eileen A-W
    I truly enjoyed reading Hot Stuff, the introductory story in Carly Phillips’ Hot Zone series, once again. This is a reissue of the original 2004 edition with some updating and a new cover. The original sits on my keeper shelf, that’s how much I love this series. The Hot Zone features the three Jordan sisters, orphaned by a plane crash, leaving then in the custody of their Uncle Yank, a bachelor sports agent. As the girls age, Yank expands the Hot Zone adding the girls to assist with pr for their clients. I loved the give and take between Annabelle Jordan, the eldest sister, and Brandon Vaughn, former star football player. As these two spend time together, getting to know each other, walls come down insecurities come to light, and happiness in a relationship arises that neither expects. These two are perfect for each other. This book is not as sexy as Phillips’ more recent books, but still has those loveable characters that you want to cheer on, hoping for their happy ending. The characters were well written and authentic. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Adored this story!!!

    By Mslizalou
    The Hot Zone series is one of my favorite ever from Carly Phillips. I fell in love with this series when it was originally released and fell back in love with the Jordan sisters all over again with the release of the updated books from Ms. Phillips. I adore Annabelle Jordan and how she has always been the one to make sure her family stayed together. I absolutely loved how close Annabelle, Sophie, and Micki were to one another and how they always had each other's backs. Yes the girls had Uncle Yank and Lola on their sides since they came to live with their uncle, but the girls still had a super special relationship. I loved watching Annabelle and Vaughn fall for one another. There is just something about polar opposites fall for one another that gives me all the feels. Annabelle and Vaughn really seemed to complete each other with their differences. I also loved they both couldn't keep their eyes or their hands off each other, even with a surprise visit from Lola and Uncle Yank. I absolutely adored reading the Hot Zone series when it was originally released and have only fallen in love with it all over again as I read the updated versions of each story. I love when a series of stories focuses around a family and Ms. Phillips hit it out of the park with her Hot Zone series.
  • Great start to the series!

    By Christine Miller28
    I love the series where you know each of the siblings are going to find their true love. This story is Annabelle and Brandon's story. Brandon is a retired football pro who is opening a lodge and needs some damage control. He hires Annabelle and her family's firm to help him out. He knows from the start that he's in trouble though because Annabelle is someone he could fall for. Annabelle goes into it knowing she needs to guard her heart, but when all is said and done, will it be possible? I love the vulnerability that the author gives these characters. Annabelle and her sisters were orphaned when they were little and Annabelle constantly is scared of people leaving her. Brandon, even though he is a successful athlete, has never had any family support. He is damaged by the fact that he thinks he has nothing to give. I loved getting to know Annabelle's family and what a strong unit they are. I definitely had a tight throat at the end of the book as Brandon comes to terms with everything and that love is worth the risk. I thought this was a great read.
  • Hot hot hot

    By tree7404
    This is one of the first books I read of Carly Phillips, and this is a rerelease, this is an absolutely wonderful story with a great couple. Annabelle Jordan and Brandon Vaughn are great together. Carly Phillips keeps you wanting more and knowing that there are three more books in this series is great. I recommend to read this or reread this book because this series is great.