Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

by Janet Evanovich, Leanne Banks
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Hot Stuff by Janet Evanovich, Leanne Banks

Dear Reader,

If you like hot men, hot action and hot attraction you're going to love this HOT new series! HOT STUFF introduces Cate Madigan, a Boston native from a large and crazy Irish family. Cate has far too much going on to get involved in extracurricular activities, like men and marriage. She spends all day in school, earning her teaching degree, and all night working as a bartender in Boston's South End. Ex-cop Kellen McBride has decided to make Cate's bar his nightly haunt. He likes Cate's sassy Irish spirit and wild red hair. He also has an ulterior motive for getting close to her. Cate has sworn off all things romantic, but when she comes home to a ransacked apartment, a roommate who has flown the coop, and a sleeping bullmastiff named Beast, Cate has no choice but to ask Kellen for help. Can Kate resist the charming Kellen McBride while keeping herself out of danger? Or will Kellen turn up the heat on Cate and everything in her life?

We know you'll have a blast with HOT STUFF!

Janet Evanovich & Leanne Banks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602850156
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Series: Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print) Series
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn't have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, "When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency." But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After a dozen romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet's favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.

Leanne Banks is a bestselling author of fun, steamy romances. She was the winner of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards in Series Sensuality and Love and Laughter, among many other honors. She lived in Virginia with her family.


Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

South River, New Jersey


B.A., Douglass College, 1965

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Hot Stuff 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Cupcake247 More than 1 year ago
Sure, there were a lot of similarities between this book and the Plum series, but who cares? Janet is a great, creative author, and Hot Stuff is funny, cute, and an easy read. Irish bartender Cate Madigan gets tangled in her cross-dressing roommates problems. In the meantime, she meets the mysterious, sexy, and possibly good guy, Kellen McBride. Falling in love in a few days isn¿t the most believable, but it¿s still a good little book. Anyone looking for a quick, enjoyable book should read Hot Stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Janet Evanovich has the uncanny knack of making her characters so lovable that you are rooting for them from the beginning to the end of the story. Even their flaws are endearing. Evanovich can weave a story that is depicted so well that you feel as if you are there. And you are never ready for the story to end-I always turn all the pages looking for more.
lovetoreadAR More than 1 year ago
I just finished Hot Stuff by Janet Evanovich the other day and I loved it. So funny and sweet, with a mix of action, danger and bad dates who talk in the 3rd person. Poor Cate is having a hard time fielding oddballs from her family's misplaced but well meaning attempts to find her 'The One', but she's got a pretty good life. She's bartending and sharing a room with a popular singing drag queen ala Marylin named Marty. Rent is cheap, she can take her classes, what more can a girl want? Enter Kellan, dark, mysterious and he seems to be determined to win a date with her. Then Marty disappears, a puppy the size of a pony shows up along with a note that he's to be protection. Just what is going on? Kellan kicks up his efforts and in the fashion of all good stories, all heck breaks lose. Is anyone who they appear to be? Can Cate and Kellan live long enough to get to a real date? Couldn't put it down, a rollercoaster of fun. Great read.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Hot Stuff is the first book in the Cate Madigan series by popular American author Janet Evanovich, written with Leanne Banks (although, to date, some nine years later, no second book has appeared). Cate Madigan is working in a bar and renting a room in the luxurious condo that belongs to the bar’s entertainer, drag-queen Marty Longfellow. When ex-cop Kellen McBride walks into the Bar, the attraction on both sides is immediate, but both Cate and Kellen are wary of involvement. Then Marty disappears, sending a drooling bull mastiff named Beast to guard over Cate in his absence, perhaps something to do with the condo being ransacked on a regular basis. Socialite Kitty Bergman and her two large male sidekicks are insisting that Cate reveal Marty’s whereabouts, and a short, round, hairy tyre salesman named Patrick Pugg, who always talks in the third person, is insisting he wants to be her boyfriend. That this is the work of the author of the Stephanie Plum series is quite apparent: there are plenty of laughs and the action is almost slapstick at times. There’s a bit of romance, a bit of intrigue, a bit of cake, a mystery resident and even a budding novelist. A fun read. 3.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading and reading this book was a great way to spend my saturday!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical Janet Evanovich Book - Quick read and funny!
Ziggey More than 1 year ago
This book is a great little book, easy reading, funny very enjoyable. Couldn't put it down till I finished it.
BABS66 More than 1 year ago
This book was great reading. Love the mystery of it but most of all it had me laughing. I have been reading all of Janet's books and there is none that I didn not like. Some of the language is a little rough. Overall it was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was an easy read...a cute romance story and good mystery all in one! I would highly recommend it! Another great novel from Janet Evanovich.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, not as much as the Stephanie Plum books, but it was good. The family trying to fix her up all the time, with losers, was very funny. She works for a place bartending, lives with a cross dresser, and when "she" disappears, has to take care of Beast, who is at least 150 pound dog, all baby. It gets nasty when the police start looking for her roommate, then things start to pop. Good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first bookI have read from was great- funny and suspenseful, I read it in 3 hours, I couldnt put it down.i cant wait to read more!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. I found myself laughing out loud. Once again, Evanovich and Banks do not disappoint.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With some authors you start feeling like you are reading the same thing over and over again. Not so with Janet Evanovich. I buy all her books the minute they come out and every one is a delight. I like her writing so much because there is a little of everything in her books. This is a really fun story that any lover of mystery or romance will definitely enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the collaberation between Evanovich and Banks was inspiring! Terrific humor, a twisted plot and fabulous secondary characters - Go Beast!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts off slow, but it's really good! It was so good, that I read it in one day. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because I'm a fan of both Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books and Leanne Banks's romances. I'm glad I read the first two chapters in the bookstore and put it back on the shelf. It's a disappointment. Nowhere did I see any trace of Leanne Banks in the book and the plot and characters were boring and dull. Basically they've taken a Plum plot and re-worked it into something that well... doesn't work. Cate is TSTL. Pugg is annoying. And Kellen... I didn't get far enough into it to come to any conclusions about him. This one gets a thumbs down from me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ready for the next one!
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jgoss825 More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series for over a year now and picked this book up from a "Free" shelf at our local library.  It was a "light" read that I really enjoyed and was happy that I grabbed it.  It is a shame that it is a "stand-alone" book because I would have liked to have read more about the characters in the story.  If Evanovich and Banks write more about Cate's adventures, I would definitely purchase a copy!
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sunny46 More than 1 year ago
Ms E has always got a sense of humor in her characters which I like and always her books move right along and keep the action coming .
OrangePoppyCA More than 1 year ago
Quick and easy book with lots of laughs to get you through the weekend!
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