Jamaica Magazine

Book Review – Hot Summer


A Jamaican/African American Romance:

A hot-tempered spitfire and a strong-willed, arrogant man – put them together and sparks fly!

After her first embarrassing encounter, Summer Jones vows to stay away from cocky record producer, Lance Munroe. But then she ends up working for the man! Her quick temper and sharp tongue keep landing her in hot water with him but no matter how hard she tries she can’t deny her growing attraction for him. Then they go on a business trip to Jamaica – and that’s when things get really hot!

Lance is intrigued by the feisty woman who practically tells him off the first time they meet. When they begin working together he realizes how much he enjoys the challenge of taming the little tigress. But, before he knows it, he’s the one caught in the snare of passion. The tables are turned – the vixen has tamed the lion!

If you love a sizzling romance, follow Summer and Lance from Chicago to Jamaica and be swept away in the thrill of their Hot Summer.

BOOK REVIEW – by Beth Anderson, multi-award winning author , USA
“Once in a while a new writer comes along whom you just know is going to be big. Ms. Powell is one of those writers and Hot Summer is one of those books. Hot Summer grabbed me from the beginning and never let up, with one conflict after another as Lance and Summer’s romance heats up. Love the writing, love the characters. Ms. Powell is a natural born story teller, and tell it she does, with sizzling romance…in a multicultural setting as the two would-be lovers jet between Chicago and Jamaica.”

BOOK REVIEW – by by Sloane Taylor
Summer Jones is a spitfire who takes her goals seriously and has no time for a personal life, especially if includes a man. She’s working hard to complete her masters degree and tend to her critically ill mother while she suffers through an exhausting waitress job. When she loses her apartment and discovers mom needs immediate surgery, Summer is at her wits end and funds. Luck turns her way when a guest at the restaurant offers her the perfect job. Lance Munroe, the strong-willed owner of a music production company, wants feisty Summer to be the public relations director for his newest singers. What Lance never planned was that he’d want Summer in his life forever. She’s all about doing her best on the job. Not only is she dedicated but also innovative. Summer proves it when the five artists, with unsavory reputations, become stars. The only thing Summer can’t control is her desire to be in Lance’s life and bed. Powell is a new and upcoming author to keep your eye on. She’s off to a fast start with a sultry novel that is packed with sensuality and romance.

Judy Powell has always been an avid reader of romance, but felt that there was a need for romance stories that would appeal to readers from the Caribbean. Her love for people, world cultures and music led her to write Hot Summer. The novel is a celebration of the diversity and multiplicity of cultures, even among peoples of African descent. Judy is Jamaican, but has lived and worked in various countries including France, Puerto Rico and the USA. She presently resides in Canada. She holds a BA in Foreign Languages and International Business, an MA in Spanish and an MBA (Marketing). She is presently working on her third Master’s Degree in Humanities/ Literature.

For more information on books by Judy Powell, visit her website at www.judypowell.net.

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