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.
It's rough dating a man with a teenage daughter!
This is book 3 in the Hot Zone series and it features middle Jordan sister, Sophie and star quarterback, Riley Nash. Even though these two are the main characters in this story, there's so much more going on. Problems with Riley's 13-year-old daughter, his long-lost biological father, Spencer Atkins and his mighty scandalous stepfather, Harlan Nash, just to name a few. With all that going on, I think it took Sophie a little longer to come to her senses regarding her on or off relationship with Riley. Especially knowing that you can't compete with a man's teenage daughter that is spoiled rotten!
I am loving this entire series and the amazing characters. I can't wait for book 4.
Enjoyed Riley and Sophie’s story.
Fun read with lots of twists and unexpected turns.
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.