Cool, collected Sophie Jordan loves her daily routine running her family's top sports management agency, as long as she gets to stay behind the scenes. But with big sister on maternity leave and little sis on her honeymoon, she's forced to step up to the plate. And a recent media crisis surrounding the disappearance of superagent Spenser Atkins is not going to make the job any easier.
Enter star quarterback and notorious bad boy Riley Nash who, for reasons of his own, needs to track down Atkins. Up until now, Sophie has kept a strict no-dating-clients policy, but each day with Riley makes her rule near impossible to follow. With her job and her heart on the line, Sophie will need to make the toughest choice of her life!
*This book previously released in 2004. Updataed for content and modernized
Saving her best for last, Phillips wraps up her jocular Hot Zone trilogy with Sophie, middle sister of the Jordan clan and co-owner of the prestigious Manhattan-based sports management agency (and family business) the Hot Zone. After a gossip columnist reveals him as gay, big-time sports agent Spencer Atkins, whose PR firm recently merged with the Hot Zone, goes MIA just three weeks before the pro football draft. With her entire family on leave (big sister Annabelle on maternity, little sister Michelle on her honeymoon and Uncle Yank Morgan after eloping with his assistant Lola), Sophie must deal with the crisis on her own. Enter star quarterback Riley Nash, Uncle Yank's client and Spencer's son from a failed marriage. Riley wants his biological father to keep their familial ties under wraps, and Sophie wants to ensure they don't lose any of Spencer's clients. Together, they track Spencer to Florida, while Sophie tries to suppress her attraction to "jock nightmare" Riley and things go haywire back at the agency giving a Hot Zone adversary the upper hand. Followers of this smart series will slip right into this final book, but newbies might want to check out the earlier two first.
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I just loved Sophie and Riley!
This book is the 3rd book in this series and it is Sophie Jordan's story. Since losing her parents at a young age, Sophie has always dealt with things by trying to control the situation and she especially loves knowing all the facts. Being the middle child, Sophie tends to keep things to herself and thankfully Spencer has always looked out for her.
I just adored Sophie, probably because I have a daughter that tends to act just like her. Sophie doesn't like to take any chances because she cannot handle the pains that would come from losing. She has to over analyze EVERYTHING before she can make any decisions. Sophie likes everything in her life to be simple and orderly....she doesn't like anything spontaneous.
Sophie has always been attracted to Riley Nash but his carefree lifestyle has kept her from acting on that attraction. When the news that Spencer Atkins is gay is revealed, Sophie is the only owner in town at the offices of The Hot Zone and Athletes Only and has to handle the crisis. Spencer is avoiding her phone calls and she is lost on what to do. Imagine her surprise when Riley comes into the office looking for Spencer. When Riley reveals why, the two of them set out on a course to find him.
I really enjoyed how Riley was able to loosen Sophie up a little. Together he showed her that she can have some fun times in her life while being spontaneous. I really liked how he just understood Sophie and her crazy tendencies.
I also liked the story with Riley's daughter, Lizzie. It added to the story pretty well. I also LOVED Spencer's crazy sisters. I wish they'd get their own story! It was interesting seeing why Spencer kept all of his secrets and how Riley's family dealt with everything.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and it was fun to re-read it!
Worst in the series
I found all the books in this series to have moments were they were boring and slow. This book, especially, was difficult to get through.
4 1/2 STARS!
The third sister gets her chance to shine in Carly Phillips third book The Hot Zone series! I liked the sweet interaction between these two even before things turned steamy, They are an unlikely pair, but so good together when they finally let their guard down!
Publicist Sophie Jordan is at the top of her game when she has everything scheduled and running like clockwork, but in the current chaos that is erupting around her at The Hot Zone after the merger with Spencer Atkins’ company, she’s at her wits end. One sister is on out on maternity leave, the other is on her honeymoon … Uncle Yank is unavailable, and Spencer has all of a sudden vanished after a life-long secret has been exposed to the media!
Star Quarterback Riley Nash has his own reasons for needing to get in touch with Spencer, and he’s determined to stick close to Sophie until he does so. He knows Sophie has a little crush on him, and he can’t deny he feels a special kind of attraction when he’s near her too. Will they be able to overcome the family dynamics flying all around them, surpass all the scandal, and come out on the other side as a couple?