Book Review # 53 - Too Hot To Handle

Too Hot to Handle


Robin Kaye

Back Cover: "Dr.Mike Flynn sure would love to have a woman to take care of... To Dr. Mike, there's nothing like vacuuming or doing a few dishes to help a guy relax. Annabelle Ronaldi would never cook if she could order takeout. When they meet at her sister's wedding, Mike is sure this is the woman he wants to take care of forever. While Mike sets to work wooing Annabelle, she becomes determined to sniff out the truth of a convoluted family secret that's going to turn both their lives upside down..."

"Too Hot to Handle" is a romantic story that will have you laughing and crying from Annabelle's sense of humor, her protective family and friends, and Mike himself as they figure out their relationship and where it will take them. From page 1, Robin Kaye captures your attention.

"Ghosts don't have sex, do they? Annabelle Ronaldi wasn't one hundred percent sure of the answer. Floating between sleep and wakefulness after a night of way too much champagne, she figured she'd either had mind-blowing sex with the ghost of her dead boyfriend, Chip, or his double. She crossed her fingers for the latter." pg 1

Mike looks almost exactly like her dead boyfriend and she sets out to discover exactly why that is. Chip's sister, Annabelle's best friend, thinks so too and does some sleuthing of her own. Meanwhile, Mike wants to know what make Annabelle tick and why she refuses to paint anymore when she has so much talent. And just what is her relationship with her boss? Mix in Annabelle's Italian interfering, protective family and Mike's loving mother who seems to have a few secrets of her own and it makes for a interesting, humorous, emotional story.

I thoroughly enjoyed "Too Hot to Handle"by Robin Kaye and highly recommend it. I also look forward to reading Robin Kaye's debut novel in her Domestic Goddess series "Romeo, Romeo" which is a precursor to "Too Hot to Handle" and is about Annabelle's sister Rosalie.

Pages: 416
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablance
Released: May 1, 2009
Genre: Romance

A big thank you to Danielle at Sourcebooks for sending me the advanced reader copy of "Too Hot To Handle." Through a mix up in the mail, I received not just one copy but two advanced reader copies of the book and Danielle has given me permission to give the other copy away.

So, I am having a giveaway. Please leave me an email or let me know in comments if you are interested and on Saturday, May 15th, I will have a random drawing to choose one lucky person to receive one advanced reader copy of "Too Hot to Handle." Depending on how many folks are interested, I may just give away the other copy as well.

Other thoughts about the book:

Dar at Peeking Between the Pages:
"There is quite a bit of hanky panky within the pages of Too Hot to Handle to spice up anyone's life. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to get away from life for a while and be hugely entertained."

Jackie at Literary Escapism
"The story itself was really quick and threw a lot of obstacles in front of Annabelle and Mike. There were times where I thought I knew what was going to happen, but Mike or Annabelle surprised me and did something else."

Rachelle from Enchanted by Books:
"Overall, TOO HOT TO HANDLE is an outstanding contemporary romance that readers will fall in love with and want to read over and over again. "


  1. I've been wanting to read this book for a while now - I just love Sourcebooks - I have reviewed a couple of arcs for them also!!

    And wanted to let you know that I have really enjoyed your blog - I have gotten many great ideas for my own homeschooling!!

  2. Sounds like a fun summer read. Thanks for the great review.

  3. Just posted on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

  4. I would like to be entered. I like your review, and it makes we want to read the book for myself :)

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

  5. I'd like to be included!

  6. I liked the excerpts you used from other reviewer's posts!! very cool and your review was great!

  7. Please count me in! Sounds great.


  8. I've heard great things about this book! Please enter me :)

    wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

  9. I've been hoping to read this!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. This sounds like such a great book, I would love to be entered to win!!! Thanks so much!! :)

    Melsy626 AT gmail DOT com

  11. This sounds like an interesting read - please enter me in the giveaway.

  12. Now this really sounds like a book that I would love to read. I'd certainly be interested in finding out about the good doctors family secrets. And as for ghosts, well do they really exist??


  13. Please oh Please count me in!! :) I loved her first book of this series..Romeo, Romeo was wonderful. I'm sure this one will be great too!

    Thanks for including me: rachie2004 AT

  14. This book sounds like a good way to escape for a while.

  15. I've seen this around quite a bit and I'd definitely like a chance to win your extra copy.

    Thanks so much for the chance =D

    mishtakest AT gmail DOT com

  16. Oh yes, please! I would love to win your extra copy! Thank you so much!


  17. I read and loved book one so I would definitely love to win this one. Thanks for the chance to win. @

  18. Sounds like a good read,Please enter me in the giveaway

  19. I'd love to read this one - sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway

    msboatgal at

  20. i would like to enter, too. Thanks.

  21. wow! Sounds interesting. Please enter me.

  22. This sounds really good, I would love to read it!

  23. i would love to be entered

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  24. Please include me in the drawing. It sounds fantastic!

  25. I first heard about this book when Dar reviewed it. Sounds like fun, so please enter me!

    jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

  26. This is one I'd love to read.

  27. I love to read. This one sounds like a good quick book.

  28. I received my book yesterday!! Thank you so very much. I can't wait to read it.


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