by Dianne Castell

April 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7582-2359-3
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Hot and Bothered by Dianne Castell takes us to Savannah, a city with lots of olden times and ghosts. You will also have the opportunity to meet some people who have lots of wealth and many who are hoping the next job will give them a name in town.

Charlotte deShawn was adopted as well as her best friends BrieAnn, Bebe and Prissy. They have always felt like outsiders. These four friends have a bond that cannot be broken and they consider each other sisters.

Griff Parish wants to hire Charlotte to find an heir. She is a P.I. in her fathers business. Griff is a wealthy hotel owner and he needs to find a missing heir. Since the death of his motherís husband the hotel has also been left to someone who was put up for adoption after her parentís death. This was done for her own protection. Griff wants to do the right thing and find this person so that they could both run the hotel. The business is to be both of theirs.

There are many warnings for Charlotte to give up the search. The more looks and whispers only make her want to find the heir, which is female. Like her they may want to know their past. Why was she given up for adoption? Doe the heir have these same questions? Is Charlotte in danger and if so, why? What if Charlotte is the heir?

What about the chemistry that Griff and Charlotte have for each other? Will it get in the way? What will his mother and her father say? What about her friends? Could one of them be the missing heir?

This is a must read to find out the mystery behind all the questions. I enjoyed the book but it is not one of my favorites by Mrs. Castell.

Reviewed in March 2008 by Theresa.

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