Hot Summer Nights

Hot Summer Nights

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by Jaci Burton, Carly Phillips, Erin McCarthy, Jessica Clare
     
 

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Passions ignite in these all-new stories from four bestselling masters of contemporary romance…
 
In Jaci Burton’s “Hope Smolders,” struggling divorcee Jane has put her personal life on hold to raise her kids—until she runs into Will, her ex’s former best friend, who convinces her it’s time to start having

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Passions ignite in these all-new stories from four bestselling masters of contemporary romance…
 
In Jaci Burton’s “Hope Smolders,” struggling divorcee Jane has put her personal life on hold to raise her kids—until she runs into Will, her ex’s former best friend, who convinces her it’s time to start having fun again.
 
Carly Phillips takes you back to the town of Serendipity, where overworked Alexa has an instant connection with a sinfully sexy football star on the dance floor. A one-night stand evolves into multiple nights when Luke decides to teach the good doctor about his own brand of fun. But when it’s time for him to leave town, will these “Perfect Strangers” be able to say goodbye for good?
 
In Jessica Clare’s “Legend of Jane,” an intrepid Bloggess catches the eye of local law enforcement when she gets caught trespassing. Luckily, Luanne wouldn’t mind getting handcuffed by Officer Hotness…
 
Single girl Chelsea is tired of feeling like the fifth wheel on her weekend jaunt to Lake Placid, until she gets stuck out in the cold and finds a muscular knight in shining armor to warm her up—in Erin McCarthy’s “Ice Princess.”

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Publishers Weekly
Four bestselling contemporary romance authors offer up a disjointed collection of racy novellas for summer reading. Burton (the Play by Play series) phones in “Hope Smolders,” a bland tale of betrayed single mother Jane Kline learning to trust and enjoy herself with the help of handsome highway patrolman Will Griffin. In “Perfect Stranger,” a workaday entry in Phillips’s Serendipity series, pro football player Luke Thompson, searching for meaning in his future, finds Alexa Collins, a doctor who’s tired of trying to live up to her father’s expectations and plans. The standout is Clare’s “The Legend of Jane,” a quirky charmer about video blogger Luanne Allard, who moves to Bluebonnet, Tex. (the setting for Clare’s Bluebonnet series) and immediately runs afoul of local police officer Hank Sharp. Luanne and Hank are atypical romantic leads, but they generate plenty of heat and their lighthearted encounters balance believably with their character issues. McCarthy’s “Ice Princess” is less successful, as Chelsea Carruthers’s juvenile sense of humor spoils the mood of passionate encounters with sexy ski instructor Brody Durbin. Readers looking for these authors’ best efforts should seek out their novels. (July)
From the Publisher
“Burton is a master at sexual tension!”—RT Book Reviews

“Carly Phillips has me addicted!”—Joyfully Reviewed

“Clare’s sizzling encounters...have definite forest-fire potential.”—RT Book Reviews

“[McCarthy is] of the romance-writing industry’s brightest stars.”—Romance Reviews Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425263396
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
235,849
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Burton is a master at sexual tension!"—RT Book Reviews"Carly Phillips has me addicted!"—Joyfully Reviewed"Clare’s sizzling encounters...have definite forest-fire potential."—RT Book Reviews"[McCarthy is] of the romance-writing industry’s brightest stars."—Romance Reviews Today

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Hot Summer Nights 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
13gpb28 More than 1 year ago
Nice summer reading and there is always a HEA!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Four fun quick reads!
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
I took this book with me on vacation to the beach. It was a great, fun, summer read. The book contains 4 short stories from Jaci Burton, Carly Phillips, Erin McCarthy and Jessica Clare. In Jaci Burton's Hope Smolders, Jane a divorced mother of two tries to cope with life after her ex just up and left. In walks in her ex's best friend, Will and sparks ignite. Will tries to get Jane to enjoy life for herself and has fun getting Jane to come out of her shell. This was a really sweet story. In Carly Phillips' Perfect Stranger, Dr. Alexa Collins spends all of her life working, being the perfect doctor and daughter her dad wants her to be. After a rare night out, Alexa meets Luke and has an unforgettable one-night stand. Luke is in town for only a few days and Alexa ends up spending a lot of time with him. Alexa has to decide what she really wants out of life, running the hospital like her dad wants or following her own dreams. Another great story from Carly! In Jessica Clare's The Legend of Jane, Luanne has a job where she video blogs The Legend of Jane and does all types of silly things. On one occasion she is caught by sexy, good boy cop Hank. Hank likes all the silly things she is willing to do because he would never do those types of things. Luanne just likes the sexy Hank. This story made me laugh out loud. In Erin McCarthy's Ice Princess, Chelsea is on a ski weekend away with her friends and their boyfriends right after she was dumped by her boyfriend. After Chelsea gets herself locked out of her hotel room on the balcony in the cold, she decides to jump down from the second story balcony and is caught by Brody, a sexy, lonely guy whom she'd love a one-night stand with. The funny things that happened between these two kept me reading. Get this book. You will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Expected a lot and only Carly Phillips delivered
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Carly Phillips and Jaci Burton and the other two authors are new to me... But the stories were short, cute and fun fast reads... I enjoyed all four.. These books are good when you have limited time and want a fast read... I loved Carly Phillips taking me back to Serendipity... I would recommend this book for a lot of laughs and some hot lovin to...
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog This story will definitely leave you wanting the first book in the Hope series!” ~Under the Covers Hope Smolders by Jaci Burton 4.5 stars I can already tell. This will be another favorite series of mine! I love small town romance, and all the town gossip that comes with it. Yes, everyone wants to be in your business. I actually LOVED this story. Not only is the perfect introduction to the series by giving us what could be considered side characters, but it’s also a second chance at love for Jane. And she deserved it! Jane Kline is basically a single mother. Her husband walked out on her and basically skipped town. This was after quite some time of him doing drugs and ruining their marriage. She’s left with her kid, a lot of bills and just low self esteem. But then she runs into Will, who used to be her husbands’ partner (yeah, a man in uniform!), and the sparks fly almost immediately! Will and Jane have a lot of chemistry. But in such a short story, Ms. Burton was able to not only make me believe in their sexual chemistry and attraction, but in their connection as a couple and how they could work going forward. Will has enjoyed his life as a player but when he sees what he could have with Jane, and the fact that he already cared about her kid, it just made it all work so much better! This story will definitely leave you wanting the first book in the Hope series! Perfect Stranger by Carly Phillips 4.5 Stars Another story that was a complete winner from Carly Phillips and the town of Serendipity! This one is about Alexa. She’s Cara’s friend, the doctor. The one who lives and breathes work. One night of letting go and dancing leads her to meet sexy football star, Luke. He’s in town visiting his friend and team mate. But the attraction is instant and in a big way. I loved how Luke was able to draw out Alexa from her work mentality, which was not even something she was enjoying up to now. And Alexa was a refreshing woman for Luke because she didn’t even know she was a football start. Not at all like all the women that are always hanging on to him trying to get with the football start instead of Luke the man. This story happens around the time of PERFECT FIT. Another favorite of mine in this anthology and it just leaves me anxious to get to read PERFECT FLING! The Legend of Jane by Jessica Clare 3 stars Here I confess that I haven’t read the Bluebonnet series. I’m sure if I had I would have an idea about these two characters. I personally wasn’t too crazy about Luanne aka Jane. I found her a bit immature in her reasoning of why she was doing the things she did. See she basically runs a blog where she does videos of crazy stunts. She’s successful at it and popular because of it. And her crazy stunts are sometimes illegal. And that lands her in the Sheriff’s radar. Hank is 100% straight laced, good guy. He’s a gentleman, he does everything by the book, he never pushes the envelope. I enjoyed the fact that he liked Luanne’s craziness because she was everything he wasn’t. However, I think unless she changes some of her ways, there’s going to be friction in that HFN. Ice Princess by Erin McCarthy 3.5 stars This was another cute story! It reminded me of SNOW BOUND by Larissa Ione a bit. Chelsea is in her 30s and she’s single. Her friends and her go away on a ski vacation, except they are all couples. Being the single girl on vacation is a bit depressing. That’s until she meets the hunky ski instructor. What they thought would be a vacation fling ends up being a deeper connection. This has Ms. McCarthy’s signature sweet and cute style. I can’t say it was as memorable for me as the first two stories, but I enjoyed it. *ARC provided by author
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Fun summer read filled with some very HOT stories by some very talented authors!! Highly recommend!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*lays on the bed*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sry
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
This is a review for "hope Smolders" by Jaci Burton only. I wanted to read this story before "Hope Flames" that is coming out in the very near future. "Hope Smolders " is a fun short story. Jane and Will are very like able characters. Will was sweet and sexy as hell and jane was strong and doing everything she can to keep a roof over her children's head. Janes children Ryan 8 yrs old and Tabitha 5 yrs old were so cute you could just eat TAbby up. I'm looking forward to reading "Hope Flames".
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey Britt its Adam. Which book do u want to go to?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ill be on tommorow;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds great! Im private schooled. I gtg but let me know if ur still intrested and maybe set a time and date so i can see if i can come:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 I know where it is  but never been there. I dont skate much but that sounds fun ( im 15)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh thats cool kitty! I live near clermont:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ahh britt i miss u too and thanks for the kiss. Oh and kitty isn' t the school u go to in winter garden,Fl?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey britt! Just wanted to let u know i can't talk right now but i may be on later tonight. Quick question: how do u change ur review on nook?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We make out well into the night, kissing each other all over until we're too tired to move. As u drift off to sleep i whisper we make an amazing couple as u drift off into sex..ual dreams..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I say there u go britt as i feel my co..ck get wet then i slow a little as i pull the sheets up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hold ur leg as i go in and out, faster and faster then i say yeah come on give me ur best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I star to moan as u lick me clean. Dont make me c..um just yet i say u should have some fun too..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago