• The Hot Box

  • A Novel
  • By: Zane
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe, Krystal King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (838 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Hot Box" is a baseball drill that can be played with three or more players and two to four bases. The players take turns being fielders and runners, ultimately trying to tag the rest of the players out. In The Hot Box, best friends Milena and Lydia are playing the game with Jacour, Yosef, Glenn, and Phil. The only problem: the men do not realize that they are playing.

Milena lives a sheltered and dismal existence and has not allowed a man to touch her body in eight years...until now. Lydia dreams of getting away from small-town America but, until she can make that happen, she is prepared to do whatever it takes to continue to have her bills paid...on time. Good sex always does the trick.

Two women. Four men. Two love triangles. Listening has never been this hot because, once again, Zane is taking you outside the box.

©2010 Zane. All rights reserved. (P)2010 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Erotica

Critic Reviews

"Arguably not since the emergence of Nancy Friday has American letters produced a purveyor of erotica with such mass-market appeal". ( The New York Times)

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    5 out of 5 stars

Hott

I love all of Zane's books there needs to be more of her books on this site.

13 people found this helpful

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"Very Good Read"

I loved this audio book. I have read her new book The Total Eclipse of the Heart. Also a really good book. I'm differently a Zane fan 4 life. Need 2 add all her books 2 this site soon. PLEASE!!!!!!!!! Love you girl.

12 people found this helpful

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Sizzling Hot

This one of those books you have to go back.... because you can't believe you heard what was just said. I've never been a Zane fan...but I am now. Loved it.

11 people found this helpful

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Great Book

This book is for open minded people who are familar with Erotica or her work. This is not the traditional Harlequin Romance, this is straight up Erotica done in a refreshing and comical way.

Finally, I am introduced to Zane by audible.com. I have for years, years wanted to read her books, but I could never find the time. The writer's story in itself is amazing, i.e. becoming a best selling author later in her life.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story is raw, honest and "realtalk" for adults. The candor and exspite language of the book is shocking but so over the top
is comedical at times, which is what I think the author wants. You can't help but to be laugh at Lydia's complete inhibition in all areas of life. Lydia looks at life and her sexuality
which resembles "traditional male sexuality. I would call Lydia a Rakehell or Libertine. I loved Malena and empathized with her on several levels.

6 people found this helpful

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Loved the Hot Box!

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were all very interesting, particularly Lydia. She is raw and doesn't care who knows it. Lydia's narrator has the perfect voice for her character. I laughed so much. This was even better than A Total Eclipse of the Heart! I have always enjoyed Zane's books. A reading must for Zane fans!!

5 people found this helpful

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A MUST LISTEN

I loved this book. Like the listener reviewed before me, I had to go back too because I could not believe what I'd just heard. Zane is a great author. Please please please add more of her books to this site please.

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WOW!

This was an AWESOME listen! The characters were very interesting and Zane's explaintion of the characters was also great! Great read!

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Unrealistically Real!!!!

Anyone who has read Zane knows that her work is full of explicit sex. This read is no different. This read took me on an up and down roller coaster ride that almost made me jump off the coaster toward the end.

Lydia... Lydia... Lydia... (smh)!!!! Her ways are very questionable but maybe reasoned (by some) by her small town upbringing. Small towns have a limited supply of men so why not creep with her live in man's best friend. But, the better question is who is he creeping with?

Milena often annoyed me. She put her love life on hold for 8 years due to the decisions of her ex. Then he reappears with the assumption that Milena is his. Now her way of dodging him threw me for a loop and kind of seemed unrealistic, but I get where Zane was going. The author was attempting to shine a light on those in Yosef's situation, and show how some of us have a misconception for certain people in certain situations.


"He left the car and walked off down the road, never to be seen or heard from again."
~ Milena

Now this is where Zane lost me. I was tempted to just throw the whole book away. What kept me going is the fact that I was literally 30 minutes from the end. Milena's character went from annoying me because she was being reserved for a man that hurt her to annoying because she was being lose with the same man that hurt her. Let's just say I am happy with the ending and happy I stuck with it.

Now to be honest I do recommend this read to others, but I would not read it again. Oh and, the narration was great.

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HOT!!!!!

Would you listen to The Hot Box again? Why?

YES NEVER BORING THIS IS THE FIRST AUDIO BOOK I HAVE LISTEN TO BY ZANE LOOKING FOREWARD TO MORE.SIMI HOWE AND KRYSTAL KING VERY GOOD.

Who was your favorite character and why?

ALL WERE GOOD

What about Simi Howe and Krystal King ’s performance did you like?

GOOD PERFORMANCES BY BOTH

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

VERY AMUSEING

Any additional comments?

NO

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  • KC
  • 12-20-18

It was a good read...the cussing was irritating.

It was a good read...the cussing was irritating and too frequent. Loved the twists toward the end.

2 people found this helpful