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Publisher: Avon/Harper Collins
Release Date: March 30, 2004
ISBN: 0060517247
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre:   Romance/Contemporary
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Suzie Housley
Reviewer Notes:  Explicit content – Holiday: Valentine’s Day

Hot Stuff
By Elaine Fox

     Most of Journalist Laurel Kane’s life has been spent searching for "Mr. Right". Unfortunately, her Knight in Shining Armor has not found her and whisked her away to his faraway castle. Her editor assigns her to do a special Valentine Day feature on a book called "Love is not the Answer". After she reads it, she is more convinced than ever that love past thirty is a fleeting impossibility.

    Joe Squire owns a successful coffee business. He is scouting out the next location to build a coffee establishment and decides to sell coffee outside the Washington DC Dupont Circle to see if there is enough interest to warrant his idea. He is intrigued when he overhears Laurel and a friend talk about the injustice of ever finding true and everlasting love. He finds himself enjoying matching wits with her over the subject. Will he be able to convince her true love can be found at any age and even with an "Average Joe"?

      Cross out Laurel Kane’s name and pencil in Suzie Housley and you have my life in a nutshell. I found myself connecting with Laurel because we share so many similar traits and thoughts. Like the heroine, I am in search of my own "Mr. Right". This upbeat hit comedy will put a smile on your face and leave you rooting for the couple to finally come together. Laugh out loud humor is dealt out in generous proportions as the plot twists wrap their way around your heart.