The Hot Spot

  • by Niobia Bryant
  • Narrated by Shari Peele
  • 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Niobia Bryant draws enthusiastic praise from fans and critics alike for her unique brand of contemporary urban fiction. In The Hot Spot, 40-something Zaria Ali is diving back into the dating pool following the meltdown of her 21-year marriage. She’s got her eyes and her heart set on Kaleb Strong, but at 26, is he too young for her? Kaleb is looking to settle down with the right woman - and he’s about to show Zaria that age is nothing but a number.


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This was a short book but I found it quite entertaining. This book was about life, and family. I was also surprised to find this book was part of a series "the Strong Family". The main two characters were believable, the older woman and younger man. The only things that could have been unbelievable is that a man as young as Kaleb had such strong family values and knew what he wanted out of life. This made the book very refreshing for me. The book stand on its own. You will want to read the others as I did after reading this one to find out about the other wives and what transpired before this story.

The characters could have been more developed but you get the jest of what is going on. The book goes far beyond a woman not allowing a new man in her life after being hurt by her husband after he walks out on her for a younger women.

The book thoroughly entertained me. When I find myself, laughing, worried about what's going to happen next, then the book has served it's purpose. After I finished this book I looked for other books about the Strong family as well as by this author. I found "Give Me Fever" which is the book before this one and the Strong sister story will be out soon. I can't wait. I hope it's on audible. I found the story of the Strong family and the dynamics of family values and moral standards refreshing. This book is not a boring book, just short. It has Sex, and lots of drama. If you are looking to slow down from the hustle of the day this will fit the bill for you.
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- MaxineSap "Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week."

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number!

Would you listen to The Hot Spot again? Why?

No, at least not right away.... maybe in a couple of years when I have forgotten a lot of the story.

Would you recommend The Hot Spot to your friends? Why or why not?

This story line supported May-December relationships. It particularly showed strong support for the man to follow his heart. An older woman can be just as hot and attractive as a younger woman.

Which character – as performed by Shari Peele – was your favorite?

I did not have one favorite... I liked both main characters, Zaria and Kaleb.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I could not listen to it in one sitting... I take breaks regularly and think about what I've listened to so far.

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- R. Pontiflet "retired writer"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-28-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books