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by Elizabeth Hoyt writing as Julia Harper, Julia Harper
     
 

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For four years, play-by-the-rules bank teller Turner Hastings has brooded over her uncle's wrongful imprisonment. But when two bumbling crooks stumble into her branch (barely disguised in Yoda and Sponge Bob masks) and hold up the place, she sees a chance to do something she's never thought possible: get revenge. She takes advantage of the melee to pull a heist

Overview

For four years, play-by-the-rules bank teller Turner Hastings has brooded over her uncle's wrongful imprisonment. But when two bumbling crooks stumble into her branch (barely disguised in Yoda and Sponge Bob masks) and hold up the place, she sees a chance to do something she's never thought possible: get revenge. She takes advantage of the melee to pull a heist of her own, seizing info from a security box that will exonerate her uncle.

Sent to investigate a bank robbery in small town Wisconsin, Special Agent John MacKinnon discovers the robbers were two not-quite-so-bright thugs and one woman. Now, Turner is on the run. With SA MacKinnon on her trail, she's breaking into the bank president Calvin's house, kidnapping his Great Dane, and for the first time in her life, setting out to break a few rules. But when Calvin hires a hit-man, MacKinnon will have to decide between his career—and saving Turner.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Fast paced and funny, this novel reads like Janet Evanovich crossed with The Sopranos. It's full of zany characters in a book-long car chase. Though bullets fly, snow falls and babies cry, you will be giggling as you cruise through the plot twists. It's a fun way to pass a rainy afternoon."—RT Book Reviews on For the Love of Pete"

Harper offers one fast-paced, funny, and sexy little romance."—Booklist on For the Love of Pete"

Elizabeth Hoyt's historicals are hot, and her contemporaries deserve the same label. This is a great novel."—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author, on For the Love of Pete"

Yes, Hot is certainly the right word to describe this sizzling contemporary romance."—Fresh Fiction"

Hot covers all the must-have ingredients for an unforgettable story: great characters you enjoy, a story that grabs your interest, and the much needed chemistry between the couple that keeps us frantically turning the pages. Hot is a refreshing, funny, tug-your-heartstrings read that deserves a Perfect 10 from me!—Romance Reviews Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446619172
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
841,076
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

The winters in Minnesota have been known to be long and cold and Elizabeth is always thrilled to receive reader mail. You can write to her at: P.O. Box 19495, Minneapolis, MN 55419 or email her at: Elizabeth@ElizabethHoyt.com.

You can learn more at:
ElizabethHoyt.com
Twitter @elizabethhoyt
Facebook.com/ElizabethHoytBooks

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Hot 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced romance with a fun light humor throughout
bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
MMP/Romance: This is a cute book in the style of Jennifer Crusie with the comedy of errors mixed with a serious plot. This book has bumbling bank robbers, a lonely but hot hero, and funniness abound. The book starts off with a shot and slows down for a while to get t h e setting going. Then it picks up again. It's a quick read after you get started. I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book...i'm not the type who like to read but this book just made me wish there was a series!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great read and every page had you wanting more
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader, I have the enjoyed Stephanie Plum series, Lisa Scotoline's series. But HOT is so funny, it's definately a page turner. The characters are great, the story unique. It's a must read. You can't help but find the bank robbers funny.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When the First Wisconsin Bank of Winosha, Wisconsin is robbed by Yoda and SpongeBob SquarePants, part-time teller and librarian Turner Hastings sees the chaos as a chance to steal the items the bank president Calvin Hyman has locked away in his safety deposit box. She expects to find proof that odious ambitious Hyman is embezzling money from the bank. Under oath Hyman accused Turn¿s Uncle Rusty of committing the crimes that he was arrested and convicted for.------------- After capturing the two idiots in the masks, FBI Special Agent John MacKinnon pursues Turner who he assumes is a chip off her uncle¿s block. As she flees on the back roads of Wisconsin accompanied by Hyman¿s Great Dane that he says she kidnapped while she insists she saved, the cop follows her. As they talk by cell phone, an attraction begins to form. John, who never let anyone get away, soon finds himself protecting his beloved enemy from a professional hired by Hyman who wants her dead before she use what she found.---------- For most of this delightful crime caper, the story line is fast-paced and jocular as John begins to change his mind about the felon he pursues. Impish tantalizing Turner and stalwart jocular John have always adhered by the rules, but in their cat and mouse frolic across rural Wisconsin, all the regulations are broken. Filled with terrific twists, fans will appreciate Julia Harper¿s HOT thriller.------------ Harriet Klausner