Friday, April 10, 2015

BOOK TOUR: Hot Flash, by Kathy Carmichael


hot flash What's the recipe for a happy marriage?

That's what chef Jill Morgan Storm wants to know, and according to responses to the "Marriage Satisfaction Surveys" she and her closest friends cooked up, the answer is to marry a traveling salesman who is rarely home.

And Jill certainly deserves some happiness, after everything she's been going through. Her teen-aged son, who only speaks to her in French, needs college tuition. Her crazy mother is determined to find her a man—and only brings her unsuitable ones. A pesky schoolteacher keeps annoyingly trying to fix her life. Her sous chef job is in jeopardy, and, most aggravating of all, her ex-boyfriend has absconded with her favorite skillet.

What's a single mom to do?

Faced with the answers to her surveys, she sets off to find the traveling salesman who can share her dreams. Along the way, can she find herself and a man who will claim her heart?


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"Witty dialogue and wickedly funny characterizations make Kathy Carmichael’s Hot Flash a jewel among romantic comedies. Great fun!"
~ Eve Gaddy, Harlequin Superromance author

"Hot Flash is a keeper! It has heart, and I’m going to read it again. And again. Wonderfully well done! 
~ Kay James, Romance Reader at Heart

"I have never laughed or cried so hard as I have with this truly wonderful book!" 
 —Kathy Boswell, managing editor, The Best Reviews

"I highly recommend Hot Flash to anyone who loves to read romance. You will not be disappointed." —Romance Junkies


My review: This book had me laughing from the beginning, and I don't think I stopped for very long at any point. The dialogue has a lot of humor, and the characters are engaging on every level. 

The main character, Jill, has reached her 40th birthday with an ex-husband who is now a woman, and a teenage son who is soon going to be in need of art school tuition. Jill comes up with an idea for finding the perfect husband, which leads to several dating disasters. Then she meets Davin Wesley, who doesn't fit into her plans at ALL. Will she let him slip through her fingers or realize that life doesn't always have to be perfect to work out?

The story gives the reader a deep insight into Jill's fears, concerns, and issues as her life goes from one disaster to another. It is well written, and a perfect read to brighten a gloomy day.

**I received this book through Beck Valley Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.**

My rating: Five stars

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Kathy Carmichael resides on the west coast of Florida with her Scottish husband, two not-so-wee sons, three cats, a part-time dog, and a huge collection of dust bunnies.

Kathy writes award-winning romantic comedies and humorous mysteries. Her Texas Two-Step romance series is a reader favorite. Kathy's romantic comedy, Hot Flash, was named by the American Library Association's BOOKLIST magazine as one of the Top 10 Romance Fiction titles for 2009.

In addition to her novels, she’s sold short stories and wrote a bi-monthly column on the business of writing for a national writing trade magazine. Kathy is also a contest judge for Writers Digest. She’s a member of the International Thriller Writers, an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters-in-Crime, Novelists Inc., the Florida chapter of MWA, is the published author liaison of the Tampa Area Romance Authors, and is an active member and past national board member of the Romance Writers of America.

Kathy loves hearing from readers.


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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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2 comments:

Sharon Martin said...

Really enjoyed this one too, nice fun read.

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for the delightful review! I'm so glad Hot Flash made you laugh :)

Best,
Kathy