Well, for me this novel is far from Hot Stuff. There is little character development and the pace of action is glacial. I've read several other books since I started this one and I just have to force myself to keep reading this one.
I really wanted to like this book. It is set in a restaurant in Miami (good so far as I'm a former chef). It's a mystery - that's good, too, as I love my mysteries. That's where it all ended. There's just no action and I can't get into the characters. Try as I might, I just can't recommend this one.