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Friday, April 17, 2015

Book Review - Hot Flash by Kathy Carmichael plus $25 Amazon / Paypal Giveaway

hot flash What's the recipe for a happy marriage?

That's what chef Jill Morgan Storm wants to know, and according to responses to the "Marriage Satisfaction Surveys" she and her closest friends cooked up, the answer is to marry a traveling salesman who is rarely home.

And Jill certainly deserves some happiness, after everything she's been going through. Her teen-aged son, who only speaks to her in French, needs college tuition. Her crazy mother is determined to find her a man—and only brings her unsuitable ones. A pesky schoolteacher keeps annoyingly trying to fix her life. Her sous chef job is in jeopardy, and, most aggravating of all, her ex-boyfriend has absconded with her favorite skillet.

What's a single mom to do?

Faced with the answers to her surveys, she sets off to find the traveling salesman who can share her dreams. Along the way, can she find herself and a man who will claim her heart?

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"Witty dialogue and wickedly funny characterizations make Kathy Carmichael’s Hot Flash a jewel among romantic comedies. Great fun!"
~ Eve Gaddy, Harlequin Superromance author

"Hot Flash is a keeper! It has heart, and I’m going to read it again. And again. Wonderfully well done! 
~ Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart

"I have never laughed or cried so hard as I have with this truly wonderful book!" 
 —Kathy Boswell, managing editor, The Best Reviews

"I highly recommend Hot Flash to anyone who loves to read romance. You will not be disappointed." —Romance Junkies

Our Book Review
Sit down, relax and get ready to smile your way through this fun read.  Poor Jill, her life is basically in chaos, not only is her failed marriage unusual, her ex is now a woman, she's been recently dumped, her fathers in prison and she's working as a Sous Chef in a highly acclaimed restaurant alongside a drug/alcohol addict of a Head Chef who enjoys the odd grope or two.

As if that wasn't enough, now single, her one aim is to find a way to fund  her sons college.  What is she to do?  Well she sends a survey, of course, to happily married women on the secrets of marital success.  The only common factor is hubbie being away from home so there's the mission, to find Mr Right in the Travelling Salesman shopping mall!!

Join Jill and her crazy friends on her hunt, but could the answers be staring her in the face, or sorted out in time with patience?  The needed outcome to a problem isn't necessarily what you first thought it was.

Kathy Carmichael certainly knows how to make you laugh in her books, I've got to be honest and say that the charming read of Chasing Charlie is still my favorite, but not by much distance.

Our Rating

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Kathy Carmichael resides on the west coast of Florida with her Scottish husband, two not-so-wee sons, three cats, a part-time dog, and a huge collection of dust bunnies.

Kathy writes award-winning romantic comedies and humorous mysteries. Her Texas Two-Step romance series is a reader favorite. Kathy's romantic comedy, Hot Flash, was named by the American Library Association's BOOKLIST magazine as one of the Top 10 Romance Fiction titles for 2009.

In addition to her novels, she’s sold short stories and wrote a bi-monthly column on the business of writing for a national writing trade magazine. Kathy is also a contest judge for Writers Digest. She’s a member of the International Thriller Writers, an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters-in-Crime, Novelists Inc., the Florida chapter of MWA, is the published author liaison of the Tampa Area Romance Authors, and is an active member and past national board member of the Romance Writers of America.

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  1. Just the title alone got my attention! Sounds like a fun read!

  2. Not sure about ideal. Loads of respect for one.

  3. Thanks so much for the fabulous book review! So glad you still love Chasing Charlie and that Hot Flash made you laugh, too :)

  4. Daniel Craig as James Bond or Mr Darcy. Can't decide! I guess I'd better say my hubby Mat is my ideal man then x

  5. I really hope this book has a happy ending! Poor Jill can't get a break!! I have to say I would prefer a lovely man who stays at home and helps with the housework. ;)

  6. This sounds a really funny book. Will need to check it out x
    Laura | A Life With Frills 

  7. My idea; man would be just like my hubby - kind, considerate and a family man! x

  8. Ideal man? Is there one? I'm like Jill. He needs to travel. That way I get alone time as much as I want, and can go with him as much as I want. Win-win

  9. I would say someone like Justin Timberlake!

  10. Congrats to the winner and this sounds like a great book.


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