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  • Series: Hollywood Nobody
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Think (May 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600066224
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600066221
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,725,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hot captures the struggles, temptations, trials and victories of a generation battling for purity. A great read for teens and parents! --National Director, Silver Ring Thing, Jason Burtt

Readers will easily identify as Lindsey navigates first love, social pressure, and church teaching to determine her own convictions about chastity. Smith writes with unlimited grace. --Bethany Pierce, author of Feeling for Bones

From the Author

Have you ever done anything you've regretted?

 

At the time it might have felt like a chance worth taking, it might have seemed like the only way out or maybe it was something you felt you deserved. But later, maybe years or the next week or the morning after your decision, you regretted your action, or your choice not to act, and its consequences.

 

In my new novel, Hot, Lindsey has always planned on saving herself, even wanted to wear a purity ring, but she is smitten with her boyfriend, Noah, who seems to understand her when no one else does. Everywhere she turns, the world tells her sex is not only okay, but it is romantic and thrilling. Well, everywhere seems to tell her that except for the Bible, but it was written thousands of years ago, right?

 

The problem is, with sex there are no do-overs. Once you've had it, you are no longer saving yourself for anyone or anything. The saving is over, or is it?

 

In Hot, you will follow Lindsey down her road of indecision and witness the consequences of her choices. You will also see God's amazing grace offered to her, if only she is willing to reach out to Him.

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I would recommend it to teens and adults.
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Laura Smith's new novel Hot deals with a hot topic in a language that teens will understand.
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Very realistic and gives the true nature of the feelings of the characters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on July 10, 2010
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from Goodreads: Lindsey feels alone, like no one truly understands her. That is, until she meets Noah, who possesses a calm self-assuredness that Lindsey craves. But what price will she pay to escape to the comfort of Noah's soft words and strong arms?

This novel uses the power of story to challenge teens to discover the relevance of faith. Young adults will identify with Lindsey's feelings of insecurity and uncertainty. Promoting a personal trust in God, this story awakens the imagination through personal discovery, dynamic characters, and unexpected plot twists.

My Take: I thought this was a good book to open up discussion between parents and teenage girls (and boys to a point) about finding your self worth inside your self and not on the outside or from someone else. Definitely a book needs to be read by the parents first then discussed when the teen is done reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MontanaShopper on January 20, 2013
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This was an enjoyable read that was honest about a Christian teenager dealing with the topic of sex. Kids are surrounded by it all the time, and the pressure is intense. This book would be a good choice for a parent and teen to discuss the choices the characters make, and hopefully give them some insight into the choices they will be faced with. It was current, mentioning things that are relevant to teenagers today, ipods, facebook, clothing, etc. There are other books in the series that tackle different issues such as divorce & eating disorders. Parents, take the maturity of your teen into consideration. You may want to read it first.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deborah VINE VOICE on August 16, 2010
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This book is probably the best Christian based novel that tackles the ever touchy (har har) topic of teen sex. I'm always wary of these types of books because they always end up the same way. Same story, same outcome, same message throughout. Half the problem is that the author doesn't seem to understand how teens think and act, so the characters come off either too adult, too naive or just not cool. However this book is totally different from all the rest of them and I was more than pleasantly surprised when I finished reading.

First off, it did not fall into the oh so predictable stereotype of having the girl get pregnant, especially after the first time. I am so tired of reading about the Christian girl who is so naive and does it once, and then immediately finds herself pregnant. While I am sure that it happens quite a bit, I don't think it happens EVERY SINGLE TIME. In fact, it was refreshing to read about a girl who had sex, and enjoyed it albeit with a slightly guilty conscience. Because, while parents don't want their kids to be having sex, there are teens, even Christian teens that are doing it because they enjoy it. Why not hear from that point of view?

Second, Lindsey is not some naive, dumb blond. She knows what's going on in her relationship. While she may question Noah's complete stance, she is completely aware of her situation. She made the decisions herself and knew the risks and complications that might happen from them. Even with her final decision, she made it on her own. Such a refresher from other books where the girl tells everyone her problems.

Third, for a Christian book, it's rather kinda "hot" in describing what Lindsey and Noah do and how they feel.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bluerose's Heart VINE VOICE on June 22, 2010
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While this book is fairly short and the ending is abrupt, it has so much useful information in it. I think that not only high school students, but also anyone that's single could greatly benefit from this book. I even recommend it for parents, because it's always nice to have a refresher course on what it's like to be a teenager.
This book covers the difficultly of staying pure in a relationship. It's hard for everyone, even Christians. Even if you've lost your virginity, you can still rededicate yourself. God forgives and loves you no matter what. It addresses the emotional aspects of before and after losing one's virginity.
This book shows the importance of keeping God in your life, and the importance of family and having your parents around.
It shows staying pure is a firm decision that needs to be made before dating is even thought about. If that decision is not made, there's no way a person will stay pure. It will be entirely too easy. With that decision made, a couple can make sure they are not in a situation that would even allow anything to happen.
This book also addresses the issue of dancing. Here is an excerpt from the book about this issue:
"Linds, you look so sexy, and you go dancing like that, and you expect me to keep me hands off you?" He ruffles his hair. "This isn't easy."
I think this is a great book for a family to read and discuss! There's so many underlying messages that can be taken away from reading it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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I believe in God. I believe in true love. I believe if I bang hard enough on the back of my wardrobe I'll get to Narnia someday. I believe eating chocolate is good for you. I believe part of my soul lives in France, part at the beach and the other part here in Oxford, Ohio, because when I go to those places I feel at home, as if I've always belonged. I believe heaven will feel much the same. I believe God created me to be the mother of my 4 kids, and to write stories He wanted to tell. My novels include It's Complicated, Skinny, It's Over, Hot, It's Addicting and Angry.