[Review Tour] A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers + Excerpt + Giveaway


A Little Too Hot (A Little Too Far #3)
by Lisa Desrochers
ebook, 284 pages
Expected publication: January 21st 2014 by William Morrow Impulse
Source: Publicist/InkSlinger PR
Purchase here: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Synopsis:
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.

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Review:

Honestly, this book should be called Way Too Hot instead of A Little Too Hot because it’s more fitting that way. Sam works as an exotic dancer so it’s only natural that the book is filled with sexy but the second setting doesn’t really showcase a lot of them deliberate steamy scenes. The second part is so much tamed compared to the first part. However, the interactions between Harrison and Sam are always effortlessly sexy, be it when they’re flirting, arguing or talking seriously. The tension is so palpable and I loved it! Although it’s also quite annoying sometimes because I was rooting for them so much and I want them to just kiss and make up already!

At first, the story comes off as clich├ęd: An exotic dancer falling in lust with an incredibly hot and mysterious guy who always gives the girl the special attention. I felt like I already knew where the story was heading, but then Lisa drops this plot twist that left me with my jaw hanging. Mind you I was at a coffee shop while reading this and I could barely contain myself from grinning and bouncing on my seat out of excitement for fear that others might mistake me as crazy.

I fell in love with Sam the instant I met her. I read this first before A Little Too Far so I had no idea who the characters are, but even with that, Sam already exuded a likable aura. Sam’s breakup with Trent broke her. She partied constantly and eventually got kicked out not only in school but from her home as well. I love Sam’s feisty attitude. She is confident and independent even though she’s clearly lost. She compliments Harrison very well. Harrison is very masculine (read: HOOOOT!!!) and he gives off the impression that’s trustworthy. The secondary characters are also fun! I enjoyed them really well. I was a bit skeptic about Jonathan at first. He’s a womanizer who comes off as a jerk and he has a girlfriend but still flirts with other girls, but his loyalty to Sam gradually warmed up to me and I ended up liking him in the end.

A Little Too Hot is filled with pleasant surprises and a mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. It has an interesting set of characters that you will immediately get attached to. Not to mention the romance is H-O-T! I really love that the hotness here is not overdone so it doesn’t feel forced. It’s done with the right amount of touching and teasing! Also, guns. There are guns here and people shooting! I know I shouldn’t get excited at the thought of people gunning down each other but it’s been a long time since I read a purely contemporary novel with this kind of action so thank you, Lisa!

A Little Too Hot is part of a series of companion of novels so it’s alright whichever book in the series you read first since it’s a standalone. However, you’ll get more inkling of Sam’s background if you read book one before this.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publicist via InkSlinger PR as part of the A Little Too Hot blog tour for free in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author

Lisa Desrochers is the USA Today bestselling author of A LITTLE TOO FAR, courtesy of A LITTLE TOO MUCH (Nov 12, 2013), and A LITTLE TOO HOT (Jan 21, 2014). Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan).
HarperCollins, and companions,

She lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. There is never a time that she can be found without a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad this one doesn't end up being cliched, Chel. I love it when a book surprises me and it's so cool that the author also incorporated a bit of action. I'm not sure if I'll read this one as I tend to avoid romance-centric books but I'm happy that you loved it. Great review!

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