Hot Mail

Hot Mail

by Janice Maynard
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Hot Mail by Janice Maynard

HOT MAIL - Jane's feelings for her best friend, Ethan, go way beyond platonic. But she's never worked up the nerve to tell him, even after his engagement to another woman ended. With New Year's Eve rolling around-yet again-Jane decides it's now or never. She comes up with the idea of sending Ethan a series of anonymous erotic valentines leading up to February 14 when Jane will reveal herself. But things go awry when Ethan becomes obsessed with his mystery admirer, and Jane ends up jealous of her own alter ego.

"Janice Maynard delivers!" Erin McCarthy

"Readers will fall in love with the characters and their foibles. With its well-crafted story line and characters, this is a delightful read." Romantic Times (4 stars)

"A truly sensational story. Ms. Maynard is such a talented author and really knows how to bring characters to life... This is a Must Read. A true scorcher. I wasn't ready for this one to end." Romance Junkies (Rating 5)

"A sweet love story." Romance Novel TV

Hot Mail is highly entertaining and a tale readers won't want to put down for even a moment. Be sure to put Hot Mail at the top of your 'to be bought' list today." Romance Review Today

"A deliciously sexy, sweetly romantic tale of two friends who are meant to be much more than friends." The Erotic Reader
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451225832
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Janice Maynard knew she loved books and writing by the time she was eight years old. But it took multiple rejections and many years of trying before she sold her first three novels in 1996 and 1997. After teaching kindergarten and second grade for sixteen years, Janice turned to writing full-time in the fall of 2002. Since then she has written and sold over twenty-five books and novellas. Her publishers include Kensington, Penguin/NAL, Berkley, and Harlequin.

Janice lives in east Tennessee with her husband, Charles. They love hiking, traveling, and spending time with their daughters, Caroline and Anna, sons-in-law, Jamie and Chris, three granddaughters, Anastasia, Ainsley, and Allie, and the newest addition to the family, Levi.

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Hot Mail 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Bluebroom More than 1 year ago
What happens when life intrudes on best friends and they drift apart? Then one comes up with a plan to show the other person what they really could have if only he would pay attention to what was in front of him. This is what happened between Ethan Oldham and Jane Norman.

HOT MAIL is the next release for Janice Maynard. Just as the title implies it is a hot read, but so good at the same time.

Jane loves Ethan, always has, and wants more than the "good friend" relationship. Coming up with a plan to give it one more try to gain Ethan's interest in more than the platonic friendship they have had in the past. How better than to send him erotic valentines to gain his attention. But sometimes best laid plans can go astray.

Ethan feels badly about not having Jane in his life anymore, and after a heart to heart with his sister, Sherry, does some serious thinking. When Jane has problems at her store - Ethan as Assistant Chief of Police - rides to the rescue. But finds he is out of his element when finally realizing his true feelings toward Jane. Now on top of everything, how can he act on these feelings when he has a stalker? What a tangled web this has become.

The secondary romance between Ethan's sister Sherry and one of his men, Randy, enriches the story. Only there are problems and an age difference, making Sherry feel like a cougar, that have to be worked through. Both couples make this story a hot one, and you have to feel sorry for both Ethan and Randy who know what they want - but how to attain it is a puzzle.

I love how Janice has weaved this story and as sizzling as the couples are together, there is a lot that has to be worked through. You are pulling for them both, but at times, want to smack one or the other for not seeing what is in front of them. The journey that the reader is taken on is a roller coaster one, but at the same time is so feasible. From the first page to the last page, this is an steamy, exciting read, and I would recommend it. This author is an auto buy for me, and always delivers a well rounded story and a sigh worthy ending.
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CD120 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. In the beginning, there was constant sexual thoughts, dreams and day dreams from the characters. If they were not dreaming it, they were thinking it. You see incredible sexual chemistry with Jane and Ethan. Jane is ALL THAT and Ethan sounds too HOT. It was fun reading Hot MAIL.
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storm1974 More than 1 year ago
This was a nice romantic love story. Jane is a head strong woman who has always cared for Ethan. But they were friends and Ethan never noticed her affection. Then Jane drifts away and out of their friendship and Ethan doesn't do anything to rectify the situation. Then when she has an incident at her little shop they are thrown back into each other's lives and Ethan is determined to make it different.
Romance-Reader More than 1 year ago
Plenty of hot scenes. Weak plot.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Hot Mail by Janice Maynard is all out sexy and wonderfully romantic.

Jane Norman for years has had feelings beyond friendship for Chief of Police Ethan Oldham. Jane decides its now or never with Ethan. She comes up with the plan to seduce him via racy Valentine's, one a week until February 14th.

Ethan Oldham hasn't really dated since the breakup of his engagement over four years ago. Even his close friendship with Jane has fallen by the wayside. Suddenly he is receiving erotic Valentines and isn't sure what to make of them. They make him think of things he had long given up on.

When Jane's business and person are attacked, Ethan vows to protect her. Watching over Jane rekindles their friendship and takes it further then Ethan had even thought was possible.

Ethan and Jane embark on a hot and heavy romance. Jane avoids telling Ethan who is behind these Valentine's. Will this break up their newfound romance when he finds out its Jane?

Janice Maynard's Hot Mail is a perfect romance of friends to lovers. Ethan and Jane have a rekindled friendship that means the world to both of them. Their romance is a deeper extension of that friendship and is sexy as anything written. You should go buy this book and enjoy it.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
Fans of the 'friends to lovers' theme will absolutely love "Hot Mail" by Janice Maynard. It's a very spicy contemporary romance with a bit of mystery and a sweeter secondary romance added in to boot!

Jane and Ethan were best friends growing up and throughout their twenties...until Ethan got engaged. Even though his engagement didn't last long, their separation did. But Jane's New Year's resolution is to stop mooning over Ethan and make an effort to seduce him to her side.

Ethan isn't quite sure how or why he and Jane quit being friends. But recently every time he sees her, he's VERY attracted to her...sexually! His friend Jane! And while once he would have shared everything with her, his recent secret admirer is just a little too threatening for his renewed relationship with Jane to handle.

Jane loves Ethan, and Ethan loves Jane...he just has to figure that out on his own. Fabulous secondary romance with Ethan's sister is just like icing on the cake. VERY hot and very satisfying.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Statlerville, Tennessee Jane Norman has always wanted her former best friend Ethan Oldham, but he never displayed any inclination of caring for her that way. Their friendship forged as the two tallest kids in junior high school ended four years when Ethan became engaged to a gold-digging pariah. Although Jane sort of moved on, her love for Ethan remains strong.
Deciding he will never take the first step, thirty-two year old Jane decides on an anonymous inane HOT MAIL campaign to win his heart or at least intimate time with him in his bed. She begins sending him love letters so graphic he fears his hands will burn by touching them; once a week they arrive and he finds himself anxiously waiting for the next one even as he wonders who is sending them. When someone burglarizes Jane¿s stationary store, Assistant Chief of Police Ethan investigates. As they renew their friendship ironically the erotic letter writer causes a triangle that leaves Jane looking on with desire while her shadow self wins his heart.
HOT MAIL is an amusing contemporary romance that contains underlying issues which strengthens the story line. The lead couple is a terrific pairing even if Ethan is ignorant to the facts while the support cast especially his older sister facing empty nest syndrome with her ex in Florida and her daughter about to attend college at U of South Florida deepens the plot. The letter campaign proves too successful opening up more problems for the heroine whose New Year¿s Resolution looks dead with Valentine¿s Day approaching. Janice Maynard provides a delightful humorous charmer.
Harriet Klausner