Tuesday, July 6, 2010
“You’re hot”. He grins and leans down and kisses me for one split second smack on the check as if it were the most natural thing in the world to do. I blush all over. I don’t want to push him away. I’m actually wondering how I got so lucky for him to kiss me, and how I can make him do it again.

Book: Hot by Laura L. Smith, NavPress, 2010
Hot: A Novel
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 15-19
Subject: Sex, dating relationships
Summary: Lindsay has never felt this way before. She’s always made an excuse to break up with guys she dates because she can’t stand their groping hands all over her. But Noah, he makes me feel warm and pleasured. When he naturally offers more and more she lets her body, her feelings lead and winds up a long ways from where she thought she wanted to be. Is it too late? Is there any hope of redemption now?
Notes: This book is intense, but real in it’s portrayal of a young girl’s struggle to choose purity in the midst of conflicting emotions. Staying pure was truly something she thought she had chosen, but staying strong and standing by her decisions when feelings conflicted was not an easy thing to do. The spiritual element is definitely present. At the risk of ruining an ending, the best way to describe the spiritual element is to quote the last line of the book: “And I trust with all my soul that God will be here to hold me tomorrow, even if Noah can’t”. (And really it isn’t spoiling the ending because the story leaves you hanging, not knowing for sure what will happen!)
Recommendation Scale: 5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 31:30 - Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Thank you to NavPress for sending me a free copy of this to review!


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