I'm excited to be part of the Blog Tour for A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers. I had heard wonderful things about this series and now I can see why! This tour is hosted by the lovely Inkslinger PR. As part of my tour stop I have my review for A Little Too Hot, an excerpt, and an awesome giveaway! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to enter for a chance to win.
A Little Too Hot (A Little Too Far #3) by Lisa Desrochers
Publication Date: January 21st 2014 by William Morrow Impulse
New Adult Contemporary Romance
About the book:
This book is a stand-alone A LITTLE TOO FAR novel.
"Every page is deliciously breathtaking, wickedly sexy and sensational. A LITTLE TOO HOT is wonderfully unique and a LOT HOT! I am a HUGE Lisa Desrochers fan." --KATY EVANS, New York Times bestselling author of REAL
If you play with fire…
Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.
Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.
Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.
This is my first book by Lisa Desrochers but I can see why she has such a large fan base. She has a writing style that immediately sucks you in. This is the third book in the series, but you don’t need to read the first two to enjoy the story. You do get glimpses of the past characters in A Little Too Hot and I found out quickly how Samantha fit into the mix.
Samantha West’s life has gone down the tubes since she was dumped by Trent, her boyfriend who was secretly in love with her best friend, Lexie. Since then Sam’s been kicked out of college and fired from her latest job. With no job and no money Sam agrees to take a job as a dancer at a gentleman’s club. She’s a hit right off the bat, dancing her heart out for a man that catches her eye: Harrison. When he pays for a private dance they talk instead and she starts to fall for him hard. The chemistry and attraction between them is intense! But there’s a no-touching rule at the club.
He leans in, his lips nearly touching my ear. The heat of his mouth, so close to me, ripples every muscle south of my wait. “Yes, I can touch you?” he purrs. “Or yes, you’re sure I can’t.”
“I’m sure you can’t.” My voice comes out rough, and he groans at the sex in it. His lips brush my ear as he leans closer. “I’m not sure I’m going to be able to stop myself.”*
They’d have to take things to the level outside the club, and Sam’s not sure she or Harrison are interested in that, when both of them are on the rebound.
It’s really hard to write a review for this story without spoiling the plot, but suffice it to say that all is not what it seems. Soon Sam is in over her head and in a lot of trouble thanks to the irresistible Harrison. I seriously wanted to smack Harrison! But like I said not all is as it seems. Can these two get past all the lies, danger and drama and find something worthwhile to fight for?
It took me a little while to warm up to Sam. It wasn’t that she was unlikable, it was because she seemed so directionless and pathetic at first. She got kicked out of college for partying and then missing classes the next day so it was a little hard to have sympathy when she acted so irresponsibly. I say that and yet, I do know how it feels to have my heart spectacularly broken and then not care if I acted like a complete moron. So I can see it both ways. Fortunately, Sam quickly realized what an idiot she had been and starts to change.
Once you figure the whole situation with Harrison it’s hard not to fall for him. He’s strong, protective and determined. I liked that he wasn’t judgmental with Sam; rather he encouraged her to be her best and also to see things from a different angle. I liked that even though there were some intense and steamy encounters between Sam and Harrison they took a step back and got to know each other all the while trying to fight their urges. This made for some smoking hot sexual tension!
The plot provided suspense and danger which added excitement, keeping me glued to the story. I have to say though, that the things lagged a little after the first third and through the middle, but then picked up again by the last third and I was eagerly turning the pages to find out what happened next.
Readers who have kept up with the series will no doubt appreciate the cameos from past characters. There is a momentous and happy event that put a smile on my face even if I didn’t even read the previous books.
Lisa Desrochers’ A Little Too Hot was a captivating and steamy read, but also one of character growth and positive change. I’ll be keeping my eye out for what she has in store next!
*Quote taken from an uncorrected proof and may change in the final copy.
Out of nowhere Jonathan nearly tackles me, hoisting me over his shoulder.
“You son of a bitch,” I screech, whaling my fists on his back. “Put me down!”
“Hey, Nora! Anyone in the VIP room?” he asks through my shrieks, hauling me that way. “Red and I need the couch and a thermometer for a science experiment. How hot is backstage sex between a rocker and an exotic dancer? Will spontaneous combustion occur? Inquiring minds want to know.”
“Put her down, you Neanderthal! She’s got work to do!” Nora yells up the hall behind us, but Jonathan has already turned the corner into the VIP room.
I freeze, mid-shriek, as Harrison’s warm honey drawl trickles over me, sending a shiver up my spine.
Jonathan unclamps a hand from my legs. “Sorry, man. Didn’t know anyone was in here.”
I break free from his loosened grip and slide off his shoulder, suddenly acutely aware that Harrison has a very unflattering view of my ass. “You moron,” I mutter, shoving Jonathan, once my boots are back on the floor.
Nora comes up behind us and grabs Jonathan by the scruff of the neck, dragging him out of the room.
“Inquiring minds want to know!” he calls, just as the door snaps shut.
Praise for Lisa Desrochers:
"Every page is deliciously breathtaking, wickedly sexy and sensational. A LITTLE TOO HOT is wonderfully unique and a LOT HOT! I am a HUGE Lisa Desrochers fan."
-- KATY EVANS, New York Times bestselling author of REAL
"Lisa is brilliant at creating sizzling sexual tension and impossible circumstances that make the reader hold their breath all the way to happy ever after. Sam and Harrison are more than A Little Too Hot, they are scorching!"
-- JAY CROWNOVER, New York Times bestselling author of RULE
"Lisa Desrochers' best yet! A LITTLE TOO HOT is hotter than hot with all the emotional punch to back it up!"
-- SOPHIE JORDAN, New York Times bestselling author
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LISA DESROCHERS is the USA Today bestselling author of the A Little Too Far series, courtesy of HarperCollins, and the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. Find her online at www.lisadwrites.com , on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor.
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As part of this tour we have this awesome giveaway provided: A LITTLE TOO HOT blurb pack: REAL, MINE, and REMY signed by Katy Evans; RULE, JET, and ROME signed by Jay Crownover; and FORPLAY signed by Sophie Jordan plus signed swag. Simply fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win. Good luck!