A LITTLE TOO HOT by Lisa Desrochers
January 21st, 2014
William Morrow Impulse
New Adult Contemporary Romance
From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers comes the third book in her sizzling new adult series.
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.
"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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I admit to reading A Little Too Hot with a cynical eye in the beginning. A girl who falls down on her luck and resorts to "dancing" to pay her rent? That plot has a sad Lifetime movie waiting on standby. I should have had more faith in Desrochers. I fell in serious like with A Little Too Far, first book in the series, last year. A Little Too Hot solidified my jump onto the Lisa Desrochers fan bandwagon. I'm excited to dive into Alessandro's story, A Little Too Much, next. (So I skipped the middle book in the series to finish reading in time for the tour. No one is going to sue me, right?)
A Little Too Hot had an interesting set of characters. Sam was headstrong and determined, hitting close to home. I loved how confident Sam was in her body and her sexuality. She knew she was sexy and could drive men wild, so she used it to her advantage. I admire that kind of confidence and wish more book characters could be that comfortable with their sexuality. Harrison was a nice guy and certainly brought on the steamy scenes, but I didn't feel much for him beyond the libido raising moments in A Little Too Hot. The slow reveal of his back story felt more forced than intimate.
Johnathan was the character whom captured my heart. It was a mixture of his charisma, humor and downright sexy behavior that had me swooning for him. But, I would like the record to reflect I never wanted him with Sam. Their platonic relationship was perfect. I need more male and female friendships that don't result in a romantic relationship or the dreaded love triangle. Sabrina was another character who took me by surprise. I could tell there was a huge story to her and I desperately wanted to hear it, but it wasn't meant to be. I'm hoping she'll get her own book, maybe? (Yes, the series is officially over, but a girl can always dream!)
There were only two things I marked A Little Too Hot down for. First, I was not a fan of all the FBI procedural drama. I get enough of that from my dad's TV shows. It also didn't feel like the "villain" of the story deserved such suspicion and malice. He seemed like a genuinely nice man the entire time Sam interacted with him. I felt a bit of whiplash from having to shuffle him into the bad-guy-box so quickly without evidence. Second, I could not get over Sam's bitterness towards Trent and Lexie. Yes, she was going through some issues and felt betrayed. One of my biggest sources of sadness and frustration with sequels is when a point-of-view character in the sequel disparages or dislikes a point-of-view character in the first book. It feels like a huge let down. I loved the characters in the first book and I knew all of the reasons behind the choices they made. Therefore, when the new character in the sequel hates the old character it makes me dislike the new one and lose a little bit of admiration from the character I originally liked. It just gets too emotionally confusing.
Overall, A Little Too Hot was a sexy and thrilling ride I'd recommend to fans of romance with an edge, as well as established Lisa Desrochers fans. A Little Too Hot is the best of her books I've read. I look forward to whatever new releases will come from her next. Until then, we'll have to content ourselves with this steamy read and try not to drool over law enforcement officers too much.
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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.