Hot Stuff - Carly Phillips I'm a lover of hot, fun little romance books and Carly Phillips is right up my alley. This is my second book of hers but I have several more and am looking forward to them. The Hot Zone books center around a middle-aged guy and his three nieces that help him run his sports agency, The Hot Zone. This was the story of Annebelle who has a knack for picking the wrong guys that keep breaking her heart and Brandon, an ex-football player turned retreat owner. He is having problems with vandalism at his newly constructed retreat and she is assigned to help him win back prospective lodgers with some good PR. They have a fun dynamic and it was great watching them try to avoid the chemistry between each other.