Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Book Review - Hot Stuff by Janet Evanovich

# 7
Title: Hot Stuff
Author: Janet Evanovich & Leanne Banks
Genre: Chick-lit/Romance
Challenges: 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, Chick Lit Challenge 2, Pages Read Challenge 2009, Books Around the States Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge

Rating: 5/5
No. of Pages: 352
Published: 2007
From the back:
Cate Madigan isn’t asking for trouble. Her wacky Irish family is constantly palying matchmaker for her with men who leave much to be desired. All she wants is peach and quiet and a nice place to live while she saves her money from tending bar in a lively Boston pub. Okay, so what if her roommate is a cross-dressing lounge singer named Marty Longfellow? In exchange for cheap rent, all she has to do is take care of his plants and collect his mail when he’s out of town. And then ….Marty disappears. At the same time, a bullmastiff named Beast shows up with instructions from Marty to take care of him. Can Cate handle this 120-pound bundle of joy who wants to devour everything in sight? Ex-cop Kellen McBride has decided to make Cate’s bar his nightly hang-out. But is he just there for the beer? Or does he have an ulterior motive for getting close to Cate? When Cate comes home to a ransacked apartment, she realized Kellen knows more htan he’s saying. Problem is, he’s turning up the heat in her life-in more ways than one. Soon Cate finds herself in deep trouble with mysterious stalkers, a lovesick would-be boyfried named Patrick Pugg, two friends who are looking for love, and the very sexy, possibley dangerous Kellen McBride. The south side of Boston has never been wilder…..
Cate Madigan is leaving in Boston renting a room, so she can live away from her Irish family who are trying to to set her up. The latest set up is Patrick Pugg. “Pugg” follows her around like a lost puppy and refers to himself as “Pugg”.

Her roommate Marty Longfellow, is a cross-dressing lounge singer who is in trouble. Little does Cate know that the trouble will follow her also. Marty disappears and when trouble come he send a dog “Beast” to help guard Cate. Beast is a big slobbering 120 bull mastiff “Puppy”.

Enter in Kellen McBride found at the bar the Cate works out. He is actually there to try to recover stolen items from Marty. Kellen quickly falls for Cate. Cate is unsure if Kellen is the right man for her when she finds out that she is there for Marty.

As always the love connections works and Cate and Kellen fall in love. Marty does have the stolen items, but does get off easy as he tells who was pushing him to do the jobs.

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