The Book of Hot

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 15 May 2019

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This is a very interesting and funny read. You’ll read about sex.....having it, talking about it, planning it, finding it.....what to do and say...Then the second part you read the actual interactions of people....doing online dating. It’s really interesting!!! Read it, you’ll see. :)
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A highly entertaining about getting your hotness mojo going on.  Loved it! i voluntarily read this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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The Book Of Hot: A Manifesto Health, mind, body; Romance

This book advocates lots of things, like finding out what your dream job is and going for it, instead of settling for a job you hate just to pay the bills if you’re like the author and of a certain age. She found herself at age 62, an empty nester, post-menopause, and feeling like she needed to stop wasting her time and life on the job she hated. The book is her sharing how she changed that, along with tips on how you can too. It’s pretty good, she quits her hated job and takes up writing, while living on savings. She also begins going to the gym again to lose a bunch of weight she’s gained in the meantime and gotten unhealthy. She starts changing to a healthier lifestyle, including eating habits and keeping active, explaining how. Now, she shares what she did, gym, exercise, changed eating, etc. which left her with loose skin. Then decides she’s unhappy with how that looks and decides to get some plastic surgery. Has a procedure on her upper lids. Then the next thing you know she’s getting the works! Boob job, upper arms trimmed, lower face, Botox and other fillers, lips done. She even had her whole lower body lifted, tummy tuck, butt lift. I’m a bit skeptical how someone living on their savings, a beginning writer manages this. Anyway, it’s a cute premise and I’m all for empowering women of this age, of which I could be included before long. So I’m fine with it as long as we keep it real. The “low interest” on Care Credit isn’t all that low, it was more like a regular credit card when I checked into it a few months ago.

I’m kind of split on this book. While there’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself, I think she takes it a bit to the extreme. I don’t think my focus is supposed to be all about getting laid and shelling out all kinds of money to keep myself glammed up 24/7 so I’ll be ready for it either. Most people have a life, a job, family and friends and don’t care to spend so much of their time getting their hair done, facials, going to the nail salon, and for Brazilian wax jobs. While some of that is doable for some, trying to do all of it sounds like it's for celebrities with the funds to support it and the time to get it done. There are some ideas for women who want to spice up their lives after 60, and it makes for entertaining reading for that reason. And to read how the author made the changes she did that worked for her, certainly. But for the average woman, I think not so much. Of course, that’s just my humble opinion. Your mileage may vary. My thanks for the advance electronic copy that was provided by NetGalley, author Mrs. Hot, and the publisher for my fair review.
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Could not even get into reading this book. Truly bizarre. I guess a manifesto style is not my cup of tea. It seemed to bounce around all over the place and just couldn't keep focused
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Thank you Net Galley for the ARC of The Book of Hot.  I found this to be an interesting read.  Not sure what really to think of this book as it had some repetitive parts and for some reason thought it was going to be of a sexual read and come to find out it was not that at all.  Again thank you and I am sure I will be able to recommend this to  one of my reading friends..
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Mrs. Hot: The Mae West of modern times?  If you're looking for guidance on how to throw a little sauce into your interactions, Mrs. Hot's gotcha covered.  Inspiring stuff for all adventurous women.  Valuable perspective and most importantly, plenty of backbone.  Be prepared to take notes.
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If Mrs Hot feels empowered by all that she does then good for her. Frankly I couldn’t be arsed with the hassle (and expense) of trying to maintain a pristine appearance 24/7. Perhaps when I hit my 60s I’ll feel differently but I very much doubt it. That said, the book is readable and better written than I expected, though I found it a bit repetitive in places. As empowered as Mrs Hot claims to be, one can’t help but observe that the menfolk aren’t pissing about with brandy snifters, corn muffin mix and an extra toothbrush “just in case”. I think I’d rather just stay up here on the shelf to be honest. As for Part Two, there’s only so much sex you can read about. Pretty soon I was just desperate for it to end.
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I really enjoyed this book. And I was surprised actually how much I liked it. To be honest when I request it I thought is going to be an erotic romance and didn't even read the blurb. So when I started it I read that is not a romance at all but more like a memoirs or even an autobiagraphy. And I don't usually read those kind of books and I thought oh I might leave it for some other time. But then I start reading a bit just to see what is about. And I was really surprised that it actually kept me reading. So later I found out that the books is more of a self help on how to live the live on full tilt without setting any boundaries even when you are a woman in your late 50s as the author said. I loved it to be honest. And I liked how the book was devide into two parts and I must say I liked the second part a bit better ;) and I also liked the writing. I think this book should be read by anyone. It  was really motivating.  I give it 4 starts.
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I like when she said every single moment is a birthday a new chance pregnant with unlimited possibility and to try something new everyday. This book was filled with hotness, self improvement and much wisdom.
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