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A Little Too Far #3

A Little Too Hot

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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.

284 pages, ebook

First published January 21, 2014

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Lisa Desrochers

22 books1,549 followers
Lisa Desrochers is the USA Today bestselling author of the A LITTLE TOO FAR series, courtesy of HarperCollins. Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan). Look for her upcoming adult contemporary featuring hot Mafiosi, begining with OUTSIDE THE LINES , coming from Penguin in October 2015.

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.

For more info, find her on-line at https://www.facebook.com/LisaDesroche..., or visit www.lisadwrites.com

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Profile Image for Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾.
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December 30, 2013

Suddenly, this doesn't feel like a game anymore. It feels deeper. And scarier.

How is it possible that I am only now discovering this amazing author? I should be kicking myself. Or be spanked...preferably by Harrison...if he was into that sort of thing. What?

As in my usual fashion, I did things a whole lot backwards and read this book without reading 1 and 2. And while I plan on rectifying this immediately, it's also safe to say this is easily read as a standalone. The author does such a fantastic job with character development and explaining things from the previous books that I never once felt lost or confused. What I did feel, was completely engrossed in the characters and the story.

I wasn't sure how I would feel about Samantha at first. Her heavy partying and lack of interest in classes got her kicked out of not only college but also her parent's house. Her desperate circumstances force her to accept her friend Jonathan's offer to hook her up with a job. An exotic dancer at a club is not exactly her dream job, even if she doesn't have to take her clothes off. But hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. So she begins working at Benny's, which you can probably describe as

Sam is not exactly looking for love. She's still getting over her heart being broken by her boyfriend Trevor, who's now engaged to her best friend. The last thing she expects is to begin lusting after a client. But she can't help herself.

Harrison Yates is sexy, tattoed, and getting over his own heart break. But the chemistry between them is too hot to ignore. So what happens when lines start to get crossed and things get a little too hot?

The second Harrison entered the picture, I was sucked in. The sexual tension between these two was combustible. I love when an author can make you burn for it right along with the H/h. Lisa Desrochers did such an amazing job with this. You could practically taste it. And then when Sam and Harrison begin to give into the sexual pull between them?

But then right around 28% Lisa threw in the mother of all plot twists. I did not see that coming at all. I sat there like an idiot, staring at my kindle, trying to get my jaw off of the floor. If I was engrossed by that point, after it I simply could not put the book down. I just had to see what happens next.

While I typically like my books on the more steamier side, this book was still extremely satisfying for me. The sexual chemistry between Sam and Harrison was incredible. I'm not sure how else to best describe it but to say it was like a rubber band that kept stretching and stretching until it got to a point that you know once it finally breaks it will be HUGE. And boy was it.

If you're looking for an entertaining, sexy, and a wild ride of a read, this book is a must read.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to one-click the rest of the books in this series. And I thank you

**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**

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639 reviews3,803 followers
December 28, 2013

Title: A Little Too Hot
Series: A Little Too Far #3
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Release Date: January 21st, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger: No

Lisa Desrochers delivered another exciting, thrilling and incredibly sexy novel that kept me on my toes to the last page. A Little Too Hot is intense, passionate and unbelievably HOT, yet as much as I did enjoy it, it was certainly not my favorite book in a A Little Too Far series. Still, it’s definitely worth stellar recommendations!

This story is about Samantha, Lexi former best friend and the girl that was head over heels in love with Trent. After her heart was horribly destroyed by the closest people she ever had, Sam started to have serious problems with her bad girl attitude and constant partying. When her mother reached her hard limit she threw her out of the house, which left poor Sam without a place to sleep, money and… family. The only person she could count on was her friend,who helped her in finding job in a night club, where she became a dancer. Not exactly a stripper, as she didn’t take of her clothes, but she definitely danced for a horde of horny man, that looked at her dirty moves in skimpy outfit and fuck me pumps.

On her first dance, she locked eyes with intense, sexy and drool worthy man, that made her heart beat faster and her sexy moves even sexier. In that moment, Sam knew she was in trouble and after doing few private dances for him, as Harrison was more than fond of her too, Sam decided to do something against the club rules – she let Harrison touch her.

After about twenty percent into the story I started to worry, A Little Too Hot doesn’t have anything refreshing or new. I was skeptical when I learnt that Sam as a exotical dancer almost instantly fell in love/lust with one of the men that was watching her dancing. The man falling in love with a stripper wasn’t unique route, and not only was it a little bit nerve-wracking to see the plot going in that direction but started to get me bored easily too.

And then Lisa Desrochers amazed me by totally changing everything and I could let out a breath I have been holding in. My eyes almost literally fell out of my sockets when this, as I called in my head ‘Something Book Changing’ happened and from that point I was hooked. I was thrilled, excited, full of emotions and just so freaking satisfied with the story I wanted to purr. And I did, quite a lot.

I had to confess, Sam grabbed my attention with her ‘adventurous’ personality and the magnet for trouble that she truly was from the very first page. She made this book energetic, fast forward, full of surprises and quite funny. I have to say I loved her quirky attitude, and it’s one of the biggest advantages this book had . Of course, she had few not so bright moments and I was pissed at her then, but I couldn’t stop empathizing with her. She definitely was relatable character.

Harrison was very alpha, which I took as another benefit. I instantly fell in lust with his mysterious vibe that he had going on. And I was grinning like Cheshire Cat when I learnt what he was hiding. After the real action started, Harrison showed another delicious side of him and totally dug it.

A Little Too Hot was nicely done and well thought addition to Lisa Desrochers New Adult series. Everything was fast paced, exciting and very sexy. Maybe it’s not my favorite installment in A Little Too Far Series, as my heart is still with Alessandro and Hilary, but I really did enjoy this part of it.

*ARC, provided by publisher via Edelweiss, in exchange for honest review *

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1,851 reviews846 followers
February 6, 2014
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!

A copy was provided by William Morrow in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

*Quote taken from an uncorrected proof and may change in the final copy.

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632 reviews2,673 followers
January 16, 2014
4 stars!!


Lisa Desrochers has done it again!! She’s delivered an incredibly sexy, thrilling, and heart-racing third installment to this series, one that I’d recommend to any reader who’s a fan of the NA genre and/or looking for books with plot twists you’ll never see coming! Though it’s not my favorite in the series (as Lexi and Trent have a special place in my heart), it most definitely is worth the read.

Samantha is fresh out of ideas. She’s flunked out of college, lost her boyfriend to her best friend, and kicked out of her home. What’s a poor, destitute ex-college student to do?


She quickly becomes one of the top dancers at a night club and it’s there she meets Harrison. He’s intense, mysterious, not to mention drool-worthy!! She breaks a club rule for him - letting Harrison touch her.


Their connection is sizzling and though insta-love/insta-lust is normally a turn-off for me, it worked considerably well here.

Then I got a little...bored. I mean, I could totally connect with Sam when she was dancing but in the back of my mind I started to wonder where the the story was going to go. No worries though!! At around 28%, the book took a turn I NEVER saw coming!! I mean it was literally the last thing I could imagine happening, and the author went there. I was shocked speechless, but most of all, impressed and curious to see where the story would go.

“This is real. This is all real. What I hoped would be a mindblowing fling with a totally hot stranger has turned into this nightmare.”

Sam is a great female lead! I thought I knew her character and personality after reading about her in book 1, but it turns out I didn’t know a thing! She’s feisty, resilient, and street-smart. Harrison, on the other hand, was a bit of a turnoff after the 28% twist. I definitely understood his struggle between wanting Sam and his job, but his inconsistent attitude towards her drove me a little insane. Nevertheless, he’s responsible and loyal, two qualities hardly found in many male leads.


If you’re looking for a fast-paced and action-packed book, try this one! Better yet, try the entire series!

ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
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Author 22 books1,549 followers
December 19, 2013
You guys! This is too good not to share!

“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

Ahhhh!!! I love these authors and their books, and I'm THRILLED they loved A LITTLE TOO HOT! Only 5 weeks until release, and I hope you all love it too!

Here's my super hot hero =)

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762 reviews28 followers
January 15, 2014
This one has to be my favourite of the series!!

I think this comment when I first finished the book says it all. This is the third book in the A little too far series by Lisa Desrochers, although it can be read as a standalone novel as it doesn't link to book 1 and 2.

The story is about Sam, Lexie's best friend from book 1. Sam has fallen on hard times after being kicked out college, out of her home and also lost her job. Sam turns to her best friend Jonathan to help her out. Jonathan help Sam to get a job as a dancer at a night club. On the first night Sam locks eyes with a handsome stranger who makes her heart beat fast and makes her dance moves sexier like they are the only two in the room. Harrison books Sam for a few private dances where it is clear there is an electric chemistry between them. As Sam attraction for Harrison grows something happens that totally flipped the story around. It was a brilliant twist and I really didn't see it coming. It was a seriously good WTF/OMG moment.

I won't say anymore about the plot without spoiling it. Its fast, exciting and action packed story that kept me gripped through out. The chemistry between Sam and Harrison is off the charts. The book definitely lives up to the title of 'A Little too Hot'. The banter between Sam and Harrison great and funny at times.

Harrison is a hot alpha male. When we first meet him I knew something wasn't quite right but as I said I so didn't see the twist coming. As the book goes on I fell more in love with Harrison as he began to let his guard down around Sam.

I really didn't expect the book to take the direction it did and it was fantastic read. There are lots of twists and turns that keeps you on your toes as to what is going to happen. I liked that Lexie and Trent from book 1 also feature for a tiny part of the book. Now all I can think of is how good it would be to have all three couple from the books together.

Overall a beautifully written story which I really enjoyed reading.

ARC, provided by publisher via Edelweiss, in exchange for honest review
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619 reviews195 followers
January 18, 2014
A Little Too Hot (A Little Too Far #3) by Lisa Desrochers

A Little Too Hot is the 3rd book in A Little Too Far series by Lisa Desrochers, this book can be read as a standalone and you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything. The only thing is I will say once you read this story you will really want to go back and read book 1 & 2 if you haven’t read them already. Lisa Desrochers has written an extremely well written novel, lots of romance, so very funny moments and of course a hot alpha male. The plot and characters were well written this entire novel flows really well and it is one of those book that is very hard to put down until you reach the end.

We meet Sam whose parents have just kicked her out of the house and cut her off financially because her lifestyle has just gotten her kicked out of college. Now she is in need of a job to survive and pay her rent once she finds a place to live at this point she is pretty much homeless. Thank god for her friend Jonathan he lets Sam stay at his place (short term) and even helps her secure a job as a dancer in a night club.

One of the first evening Sam has to dance we meet Harrison, Sam is instantly attracted to him and seems to almost dance better when he is around. Harrison makes an appearance a few times at the club and even pays for a few private dances and you can feel the heat level rise. Sam cannot help herself and breaks a few of the rules the night club has for all their dancer and lets Harrison touch her. Once night things go a bit too far!

But all is not what it seems and Sam is shocked when she finds out Harrisons has a big secret.
I cannot say anymore at this point without having to include spoiler alerts. I will say that this novel is worth the read and if you like strong characters, hot alpha males filled with action, suspense, romance then this is the novel for you.

I have rated A Little Too Hot a 4.5 and Lisa Desrochers has become an author I will defiantly be following to see what she comes up with next. I highly recommend A Little Too Hot!
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255 reviews37 followers
February 11, 2014
Enjoyed this book, although not quite as much as book 1 with Trent and Lex. I didn't read book 2, cause wasn't very interested in preacher boy, but I like how each of these are standalones so you don't have to read what you don't want too.

I didn't really like Sam in the 1st book, but she grew on me right away in this book. I felt bad for her and some crazy bad circumstances that she had to deal with. I wasn't really sure where the story was going to go, because the hot stripper/hot bad boy angle has been done, beaten down, and done again. Then oh about 28% in, we got a BAM!! Bi-polar book, hell to the yes. Didn't see that one coming and really enjoyed the adventure. Hero was hot as hell, alpha type and man I really wanted to slap him upside the head at certain points but overall I dug him.

Solid 4 star for me, curious to see if there will be anymore books in this series. I kinda want more of Jonathan :)
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866 reviews1,245 followers
January 3, 2015
*ARC Given to Blog for Review*

4.5 “Jezebel” “dragonfly” “safe” Kisses

OMG…this book made me squeal. Like hard core…multiple times…uncontrollable noises were coming from my body. How does a book do that to me?!?! ARGH!!! It was amazing and awesome and I loved it and I love this series and I’m babbling and I don’t care! The angst…the chemistry…the characters…I. Loved. Everything. This was everything I loved about A Little Too Far and A Little Too Much but amped up, put on steroids mixed in a blender with this glorious sexual tension and laid out for my enjoyment. And ladies and gentlemen…I enjoyed immensely. Can you read A Little Too Hot without reading A Little Too Far and A Little Too Much? Absolutely…but…I think it means more if you read them in order. It’s not a deal breaker though.

Samantha Erin West…Sam Sam Sam…my little redheaded train wreck. And she really is…the poor girl just can’t seem to get anything right no matter how hard she tries…she’s screwed up in every avenue of her life – she flunked out of college, got fired from her last job, kicked out of her parents house and the one boy she’s loved for most of her teenage years is in love with her bestie, Lexie…who she’s not really best friends with anymore since the whole ‘I’m in love with my step-brother’ convo happened. See? Sounds like a great time to just give up, right? But God bless Sam, she somehow pulls it together and still manages to move forward. With the help of one of the only men that hasn’t abandoned her, her best friend Jonathan, Sam is going to change things…change the way her life is going – she’s full of possibility and promise. She's got a new job and she is going to show everyone that doubted her (including her mother!)...and there is a brief glimpse of hope….and then it all comes crashing down again. And all because of a certain tall, blonde and sexy man with ice blue eyes.

“Just put a big red stamp on my forehead. ‘Samantha West: Failure at life.’ Washed up at twenty-one.”
His tongue pokes at the labret through the corner of his lower lip as he fights a smile. “You’re not really a failure at life. Just most aspects of it.”

Blake Montgomery…or is it Harrison Yates? (for those of you who don’t know who Harrison Yates is…google him, it’s kinda funny). Alright so before I really get into the core of Blake…I have to first go over everything I loved – because there were things I did love about him…so many, I decided he deserves a list:

1. He’s from Texas (that’s worth like a million hotness points of me)
2. He’s got a super sexy tattoo
3. He’s gorgeous…blonde hair, blue eyes, tall, muscles, yummm
4. He’s very protective
5. He likes country music
6. He can cook – hello! Sexy…
7. He’s dedicated to his job
8. He’s intelligent – like…bordering on brilliant
9. He can say some of the sexiest, swooniest things but I am more drawn to his actions and what he says with his eyes than anything else.
10. He has a weakness for a certain redhead

So…I went through stages with Blake…at first I was so freakin’ into him it was ridiculous – everything that Sam was feeling for him, I was there, I was on the Blake bandwagon. Then…the shit hits the fan and I was so frustrated and angry and sad…I didn’t want to not like him, but I couldn’t help it! He made me so mad…irrationally mad – like to the point of tears because of what he was doing to Sam…or more like the effect his actions were having on Sam…either way – what was happening to Sam was his fault and he knew it and it was not having a positive reaction on anyone. But after the anger and frustration had subsided, we got to know him better…know some more truths about the situation and I guess if you want to call it justification for everything…I got it. I understood Blake…I felt for him and at his core there is one thing that never wavered throughout the course of the book and that’s his determination to keep Sam safe….and I loved that.

‘He shoves a hand through his hair and lowers his gaze. “You make me crazy. I can’t even think when I’m around you.”
“I don’t want you to think.”
His eyes life to mine as I stalk toward him. They burn with needs as I lay my hands on his chest, then smooth them up to his shoulders.
“What about the rules?” he asks, breathily.
“Screw the rules.” I push him backward until the sofa takes his legs out from under him, then climb astride his lap.
His hands glide over my curves, setting every nerve ending on fire. “I could almost forget the rest of the world exists when I’m in here with you.”’

Sam and Blake…oh boy…they’re interesting. Definitely far from your normal progression of a relationship…the way they meet is different, they way they get to know each other is a little unconventional, you have the normal push and pull but the context of the push and pull is far from the norm. They don���t want to want each other…they really can’t (especially Blake) but they can’t help their attraction and I can’t help but love that. They both had an equally huge weakness for each other. I mean even when Sam had every right to want to punch Blake in the balls…she couldn’t help her feelings for him…and just as much as Blake wanted to be with Sam, his strength and determination against taking it anywhere that it couldn’t go was firm…which while frustrating is admirable. But it’s the little things he did for her that just made me melt…he cooks for her, indulges her in any way he can…I loved that they had the whole karate thing in common…and yet I loved equally how much she couldn’t stand his country music.

‘He closes his eyes and his head drops back on the sofa. “Sam.” His voice is course with pure animal need, but I can’t miss the tinge of despair in it too.
“Forget her,” I whisper in his ear. “She’s gone. I’m here.”
His Adam’s apple bobs as he swallows hard. I run my lips and my tongue up his throat to the angle of his jaw and he groans. The next second he’s kissing me as if I were his beginning and his end.’

A Little Too Hot is so different and yet so similar to ALTF and ALTM….the build is still there…this is not a quick book where the couple just jumps into this fast love affair, while yes their initial reaction to each other is a little quick, it's still logical...plus their passion and chemistry is developed over weeks of getting to know each other, mixed with other…complications to their already complex scenario. Things are messy at best but I loved the fact that Sam and Blake could not deny what was between them…what had always been between them from the very beginning. But the difference is, this is the first book in the serious where the couple didn’t have any history. In both ALTF and ALTM the couples had known each other…they had shared history, and Sam and Blake didn’t have that…but magically, I felt their connection just as strong as I did the other two couples. Their sexual attraction was amazing but that is not what held them together in my eyes.

‘He shakes his head slowly. “It wasn’t like that. We never…it wasn’t like this,” he says with a wave of his hand between us. “I’ve never been on fire like this for any other woman.”
My heart skips. “You’re on fire for me?”
He hands his head, but his smoldering gaze stays locked on mine. “Burning alive.”’

Another thing that was different about ALTH was the angst ‘topic’ if you will…of course there was the angst between Sam and Blake…but there were other external factors. I can’t go into specific details because I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say that law enforcement was involved and there is a criminal element to the plot…normally this is where my brain checks out. Honestly…there are very few times that this kind of thing really does it for me – I don’t know why because when it comes to movies/tv shows/etc. I usually love that stuff – but for whatever crazy reason I don’t like it so much in my romance books. In a ALTH I loved it…I ate it up gladly with a big spoonful of more please – I’m not sure if it’s the way it was incorporated or the way Lisa wrote it but I couldn’t get enough and it totally worked for me.

‘There’s something beautiful and tagic in his soul that speaks to mine. I want to know him. I want to know every inch of him.’

Then again there is not a whole lot I can complain about when it comes to Lisa Desrochers’s writing. She grabs me by the metaphorical balls and just gets me in all the right ways. Her detail astounds me…it’s perfection, she always adds just enough description where I feel like I am actually in whatever location she is depicting. I mean…you can read the books if you just want to feel transported all around the world – we’ve gone to Rome, New York and now California…I love it! But I really feel with ALTH the descriptions were bumped up a level because…Sam dances. Describing a dance is…difficult, at least IMO – it’s not easy to give a clear depiction of how the human body can move but damn…I saw it all right in front of my very eyes. And it wasn’t just the detail…I already said she had me physically vocalizing my emotions…I was right there with Sam the entire way. When she was excited, I was excited…when she was scared, I was scared….whatever she was feeling, I was feeling…full on and then some. It was awesome…except for the screaming/squealing part…then I felt kinda crazy – but I’m still okay with it. Another thing…just like with ALTM there was this moment…at 27% actually…where I was just knocked upside the head. That’s twice she has completely blown me away with something I didn’t see coming. That has never happened…I mean, not that I’ve never not seen something coming but two times in a row. That’s just fabulous. Love it.

‘Too soon, he pulls back. There’s fire in his gaze. “Good night, Sam West. I’ll dream about you in that dress tonight.”
I kiss him again, just a peck on the lips. “Good night, Blake Montgomery. After a kiss like that, I’ll be dreaming about you too.”’

I am in full on denial that the A Little Too Far series is over…there is no way. Nope…I refuse to believe it. We still need Katie’s story…especially with the little development that happened at Lexie’s wedding…plus now I’m all into Jonathan (Sam’s BFF is a little man whoring rock star and I LOVE him!)…plus Ginger (Jonathan’s girlfriend)…she’s a little quirky, but I kinda like her. So…I’m going to beg for more and sit here in denial that it’s over…cause I don’t want it to be.

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January 16, 2014
*4.5 stars*

I didn't think I could love another book in this series as much as I did the first one, A Little Too Far, but it turns out, I was wrong! I absolutely loved A Little Too Hot just as much, and maybe even a little more.

To be honest, I had completely forgotten who Samantha was when I was going in to this book. I know she was mentioned in the first book, I just couldn't for the life of me remember where she was placed in the story. Luckily, it didn't even matter. I'd say you could easily read all of these books as a standalone, particularly this one, because although there are a few consistencies, they are largely based on their own story. This one didn't disappoint at all.

Samantha West hasn't had the best run of luck, so when she finds herself working as an exotic dancer and catching the eye of someone very special in the audience, she thinks her luck is about to change.. and it does.. just for the worse. The guy, Harrison, from the audience soon turns out to be a nightmare for Sam, and someone who she can't wait to get away from, despite their intense attraction. That is really all I can say about how Sam and Harrison meet, I was completely shocked by the whole thing so I don't want to spoil that for anyone else.
"What I ‘want’ is to never have met you. What I ‘want’ is my job and my life and my friend back. What I ‘want’ is for you to die a slow, painful death a thousand times over. But I guess I’ll have to settle for never seeing you again."

What I can say about Sam and Harrison though, is that they made a BRILLIANT couple to read about. The sexual tension between the two of them was ridiculous, their attraction was undeniable, but neither of them would take it very far for a LONG time. I loved that! I'm so used to reading these books about insta-love and they are just so boring, but this one, there was none of us. The build up was so exciting to read about, so that by the time the two of them do eventually get to together, we appreciate it even more and it feels all the more real.
"I've never been on fire like this for any other woman."
"You're on fire for me?"
"Burning alive."

Once again, Lisa Desrochers writing is pretty much flawless. I enjoy the way she tells a story - she gets me interested right in the beginning and holds my interest throughout the whole book. This has been the case for all 3 books in this series and I imagine it will be for nay other work I read by her. Her stories aren't boring or predictable, they always keep me guessing and wondering what is around the corner. I just love the twists and turns she throws in.

I'm not sure if there is any more to this series, but by the looks if it this could be the end, and if so, I'll be honest, it makes me a little sad. I've really enjoyed all three books!

*Reviewing for The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog as part of the 'A Little Too Hot' blog tour.*
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July 26, 2014
A Little Too Hot is so very HOT!!!

I can not tell you how hot it is. From the very first I was hooked and it kept getting better and Better.

I never thought I would love it so much, but oh man, I do! If you have read the previous two books in this Hot series you know it can get really steamy in here quick. And in this latest, Gosh it was steamy from the first I read about that stranger Harrison!

Oh my Harrison! I'm not trying to swear but Oh My Gosh! He's so hot and I thought Alessandro from A Little Too Much was hot, Harrison is to die for~

Okay so we have Samantha whom we met in book one, A Little Too Far who was Trent's girlfriend and bestie to his step-sister, Lexie. If you've read the book you know what all came down. We also got a mixed feeling for Sam in that book, but now she has her own story.

So Sam has been kicked out of her home by her mother and has no job or a place to stay. Therefore she asked her friend Jonathan to stay with him and his roommate. He agrees but hooked her up at a gentlemen's bar (not to mistake it for a strip club) to pay for her share of the rent.

Sam obliges and gets the job dancing for the customers and so on.

But sparks starts to fly when she spots a Mysterious gentleman and once she got a called to dance privately for the Mysterious gentleman, she couldn't help herself but want to get under him and throw the rules over her head of no touching, close contact, and all those no nos with the customers.

So there are more private VIPs with Mr. Harrison Yates and some super sweaty hot scenes which, trust me, they were worth it!

But of course things aren't always what they seems and once Sam crossed that road of client and something more with Harrison, she threw herself into unknown territory with him.

Harrison as you may know has secrets and well, they are hug depending how you want to see it. They change the story dramatically which I love because it made the story even better! It's really hard not to love him.

I really love how Lisa once again got my mind and heart pounding! I couldn't put the book down and was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole read! And I also read it in One Whole Seating! Should I even say there was some suspense? I know I got that from the previous book but it really worked in this one! And the twists and turns!!! Oh man. I had to take a breather just to let everything settled in. Shall I say this was both before and after the turns of events?!

Every time I turned the pages I just get thrown in and out of feeling really tighten up with nervousness or holding my breath in....some kind of swooning senselessness! Harrison is just a God!! My goodness!

It actually got me thinking about working at a gentlemen's bar if I can find a man that Hot and Sexy! Wow!

And even though it was in the POV of Sam like all the other previous books with only the heroine's view, I didn't mind it but gosh how I would love to get into Harrison's head!

I also really loved the chemistry between Sam and Harrison. They have a really hot and great chemistry. Not just because they have a very different background but because their sex drive and hunger for each other was so strong and out of the world that I couldn't ignore it. Even from the very beginning it was there and not just because Sam was dressed skimpy in barely nothing or getting it down on the pole but man, I swear I could feel their sexiness oozing out of my Kindle!

I just got to say I didn't think Lisa can pull any thing up against Alessandro but man I was wrong.

Harrison is my sexy Hunk for this year's 'Gotta have that Hunky Hot Sex Abs'! I might even have to start that Meme after him.

Wow, I'm getting hot and giddy and you just have to pick this baby up when it releases! Thank you Lisa and the people at Harper Collins for giving me this opportunity to read this book!!! Phew.

But if you really want to know how this book made me feel, I suggest you watch Bruno Mars’ Gorilla music video. Hot~!!!

This eARC was provided by the Publishers via Edelweiss.

Rate: 5 / 5
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January 17, 2014
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A hot new adult romance with surprising plot twists, sexual tension, and great characters. All new adult contemporary fans should pick this one up.

Opening Sentence: A cool April drizzle pricks my face as I stand in the poorly lit parking lot of the Fremont Pharmacy with my roll-away suitcase.

The Review:

Sam’s life has been a downward spiral lately. She just recently lost her job, her parents kicked her out, and the boy she has been in love with forever is marrying her best friend. A job opportunity to dance at a club is presented to her, and even though its not ideal Sam really has no other choice but to take it. Plus, this particular club has rules: No taking your clothes off and no touching. But on her first night she see’s the most gorgeous man out in the crowd and she wouldn’t mind breaking all the rules with him.

Harrison Yates is beyond hot, but his heart is on the mend since he recently got dumped by his long time fiancée. Sam would love to help him forget all his troubles, but when she makes her move everything goes up in flames. Turns out breaking the rules will possibly lose her more than just her job. Now both her heart and life are in dire jeopardy of being destroyed.

Sam is a totally adorable character and I loved her. Obviously her life has not gone the way she planned, but instead of giving up she does what she has to make it through the tough times. While she’s not always the most positive about her situation, she never became nagging or annoying about it like a lot of characters can be. She was realistic about it, and that made her so much more relatable to me. She was strong when things got hard and I really admired her as a character. Being inside her head was very entertaining and I loved reading her story.

Harrison is total ”mind candy.” Just thinking about him makes me all hot and bothered. Not only does he have killer looks but he is sweet, driven, and full of secrets. Everything about Harrison was intriguing to me and he has become one of my favorite book boys. His relationship with Sam is perfection. It is full of sexual tension, steamy moments, and deep conversations. They have instant chemistry, but their situation makes a relationship very complicated. Everything was developed so well and I completely fell in love with them as a couple.

A Little too Hot was a fantastic read, the best one in the series. The story was interesting and very entertaining. The characters were relatable and so much fun to get to know. The plot had some twists that took me completely by surprise, which I loved. I read a lot a of books so when a author manages to surprise me it is really impressive. I pretty much loved everything about this book and I would highly recommend it. If you like new adult contemporary novels with lots of steam and intrigue this is a must read for you.

Notable Scene:

“So all I have to do is dance.”

“Absolutely,” she said with a sharp nod.

I breathe deep. “Yeah. Ready.”

She pushes the door open and I walk in. The room is dimly lit by a single torch lamp with a red shade in the corner. A fan whirring on the ceiling dries the sheen of sweat on my skin, sending goose bumps skittering over my exposed flesh. There’s music playing in the background, a slow Bruno Mars song, and along the back wall is a red velvet sofa.

There’s a guy on the sofa, and when I see who it is, my hammering heart stalls.

FTC Advisory: William Morrow Impulse/Harper Collins provided me with a copy of A Little Too Hot. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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January 13, 2014
A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers is a 2014 Avon publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

The last time we checked in on Sam, she was finding out the guy she was in love with was in love with someone else. If that weren't shocking enough, when she finds out who he is in love with, Sam is devastated. Since then, Sam has been having a few problems. She is still brokenhearted, she partied more than studied and has flunked out of college, she was kicked out of her parents home, and now she has found that finding a place to sleep free of charge is not going to happen. Crashing at her musician friend's place, she is told that if she wants to stay she has to pay rent. Jonathan tells her about a place that is looking for help. The catch? She would have to be an exotic dancer. At first Sam balks at his suggestion- until she finds out how much money she can make. So, she gives it a try.

After her first very successful dance, she finds she has caught the eye of a very hot guy. He is so taken with her, he pays for a private dance. His name is Harrison and Sam is finding it harder and harder to obey the rules of the private dance room, which means no touching.

But, Sam finds her crush on Harrison is the least of her worries. It doesn't take long for Harrison to turn Sam's life upside down for real- because Harrison is not who he claims to be. Not only that, he drags Sam into an extremely dangerous situation that could get them all killed.

I was happy to find this third novel in the series to be a bit more edgy. Things are going along at a pretty good clip for the first several chapters. I'm wondering where we are going with all this because I can't really see Sam making a career out of exotic dancing. However, I was sucker punched when we find out what Harrison has been up to all that time. What? Are you kidding me?
Then things just go from bad to worse. Sam and her friends are all in for the fight of their lives. Sam will have to put up with Harrison for a while and now she wishes she could escape from him and get her life back.

This book took me into a seedy world of crime and greed that pulled several innocent people down into it's depths. I would go so far as to say this novel would fit into the romantic suspense genre in some ways. While the author's style is still there, I can see this author's talent growing with each book I read by her.
This was a great read, very high octane and sexy, and emotional as well, especially when we see Sam getting a little closure in regards to relationships from the past, and the promise of a solid future. This one gets an A.
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887 reviews383 followers
November 28, 2014
5 stars - Scorching hot with some surprises

First Impression...I've been meaning to get to this series but haven't had time. Since this one is stand along, I was excited to jump in. Plus, that cover is smokin' hot.

The Story...This story captured my interest from the first page. I was totally drawn into Sam's mess. And she really has one. Failed out of college and given some tough love by her parents, she finds herself desperate enough to take a job dancing to make the rent. But what really surprised me was the fact that I didn't find myself judging her. Yeah, she's made some poor choices but she's growing up and that happens. Her mess is fixable...well at least at first. I was a little put out by her parents. I get why they cut her off but even if you stop throwing money at it they could have at least continued to call her. That kinda had my mama bear claws out.

The Characters...Okay, Sam spends 90 minutes alone with Harrison and she's fallen for him. I know, you're crying NO insta-love. No worries. The falling is chemistry. Some smokin' hot chemistry. And I think you have to count some of the time Sam was dancing and Harrison was watching her. His attention has a very strong affect on her. I never felt it was contrived. Instead, I loved Sam and her willingness to work hard to figure things out. When the mess becomes worse, I love that she grows up enough to realize she really hasn't made the best choices. Made me love the girl and I, so, have her back. No bad mouthing the dancer on my watch. As for Harrison, I will admit to figuring something out just before it went down. And, while I should be mad at the boy, I just can't be. His situation is tough. And he makes up for it in the end - I think. Love them both.

The Writing...I completely loved the writing. There's been some books lately that I've struggled with and I was so in need of a good one. When time went by in the story, I never felt like I'd missed a bunch and story flowed well. There was just the right amount of action and summary. Very enjoyable to read.

Could I put it down? Did I want to? NO. Did I have to? Yes. Read it over a couple of nights but I could have easily read it straight through if I had the time. I certainly didn't want the breaks. I found myself thinking about it at work and wondering about things.

In The End...Just what I needed after some less than great reads lately. I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it to anyone who loves a very HOT romance with a few surprises.
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206 reviews38 followers
January 24, 2014
A Little Too Hot is the third novel in Lisa Rocher’s sexy new adult romance series, A Little Too Far, and this story centers around Samantha West, or Sam, who is introduced in the first book, A Little Too Far as one of Lexie’s best friends. Although this book can stand alone without having read the previous two installments, I would encourage you to read A Little Too Far first because Sam plays a significant role in Lexie and Trent’s story, and you will have greater insight into her situation and state of mind when A Little Too Hot begins. Regardless, Rocher provides enough of Sam’s backstory for you to enjoy and follow this protagonist’s journey toward self-discovery and growth.

I have to admit I wasn’t too fond of Sam’s character when I started the book based on how she was depicted in A Little Too Far, and I didn’t expect to enjoy this novel as much as the other two based on my initial assessment of her, but Rocher has a great knack for taking seemingly flat characters who are easy to judge and perhaps dismiss, and really fleshing them out so they become dynamic and well-rounded. Sam is a prime example of the author’s ability to bring out the complexities of a flawed character and bring her to life on the page.

Sam is at a precipice when her story picks up in A Little Too Hot. She’s on a downward spiral and really floundering from all of the setbacks she’s recently experienced. The boy she’s had a crush on for the past five years has dumped her for her best friend; she’s partied too much instead of studying and has flunked out of college; her disappointed parents have decided to take the “tough love’ approach and made her move out; and to top everything off, she’s just gotten fired from her job. Although working at a gentleman’s club isn’t what Sam imagined doing with her life, she finds the easy money too hard to resist.

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It took me a while to warm up to Sam because of her attitude. I found her to be self-absorbed, apathetic, and unmotivated in general. Moreover, I didn’t like that Sam refuses to take responsibility for the choices she’s made. Instead, she blames everyone else for her problems and the unfortunate circumstances she finds herself in. In the first half of the book, I did a lot of eyeball rolling and head shaking as I watched Sam just seem to mindlessly float along instead of taking control of her life.
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Yet, readers are also given a glimpse into another side of Sam that seems incongruent with the other aspects of her life when we discover that she teaches self-defense classes at the local women’s shelter. In order to learn Karate, Sam has had to be focused, dedicated, and disciplined, so I know she has the potential for success. She just needs a push in the right direction.

However, instead of a “gentle nudge” she gets full-force “take my breath away” knock down in the form of a sexy Texan who unexpectedly turns Sam’s world upside down soon after they meet and things get just a little too hot!

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Then the real drama begins to unfold, which puts Sam’s life in danger and becomes the catalyst that forces her to take a good long, hard look at her life. Her ongoing self-reflection and her burgeoning relationship with Harrison are two primary forces driving her to change and rise above the mistakes she’s made.

The chemistry between Sam and Harrison ignites right from the start, and Rocher knows exactly how to tease and draw out the sexual tension between them until it becomes downright explosive!

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I wish I could go into more detail about the plot, but I cannot without revealing spoilers, and I don’t want to ruin any surprises for readers. Harrison is a drool-worthy hero who is easy to like but sometimes I think his desire for Sam overrides his best judgment causing him to make some mistakes that become problematic in the long run. Although Sam isn’t one of my favorite characters, her journey clearly shows that if we face our struggles head on, we can, indeed, change the course of our lives for the better.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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October 12, 2017
I didn't think I was going to like this book because I didn't like Sam in A Little Too Far but this book was exciting and emotional. not a dull moment. Glad I picked it up.
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January 14, 2023
Oh, man, this was yet another fantastic romance, I loved this couple and their story!
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841 reviews155 followers
January 23, 2014
I really had no idea how this story would play out. The blurb definitely doesn't give much away so to avoid any spoilers I won't be disclosing much in regards to the plot. Let me put it this way. At around 27% I think my mouth literally dropped open in shock. And I may or may not have used an expletive. Or two. With that being said, I definitely enjoyed the premise and direction of this book even if some aspects reminded me of another book I had read not too long ago. Desrochers made this plot her own and I really liked the direction she took it. Sure, some of it was on the predictable side, but as I said above, there were a few WTF moments.

I wasn't sure how I would like Sam's character in this book. In A Little Too Far, I didn't want to like her very much because she was interested in Trent as well and I wanted him and Lexie together from the very start. Sam has every right to be angry with the two of them, as she feels betrayed by her best friend and the guy she was really falling for. Since then her life has really spiraled out of control and I really felt for her. Not only has she lost her best friend and the guy she liked, but her family hasn't been overly supportive either and told her she needed to move out. Now, jobless and homeless, Sam turns to her friend Jonathan for help. Jonathan is a musician and knows how hard up Sam is. He ends up helping to get her a job at a gentleman's club, where she will dance and hopefully earn tips that way.

Sam is a fighter. I loved that the most about her. She seriously has some really crappy luck, but doesn't give up and wallow away in self pity. She does what she needs to do and while she isn't entirely comfortable dancing for men, she ends up making the most of it. And boy does she ever. Especially when she zones in on an extremely attractive guy out in the audience. Dancing for him is easy- she feels sexy and definitely works it up on stage when he's there. He also notices her and ends up paying for a private dance with her. You can tell right away Harrison is not one of those slimy, gross guys that usually frequent the club. Instead of dancing for him, the two end up talking. The sexual tension between them is definitely steamy but only can go so far. Clients and dancers are not allowed to interact, but Sam and Harrison find the lines blurring the more he comes back and spends time with her.

I liked Harrison's character. He was a good listener for Sam and was understanding of what she was going through. He didn't make her feel cheap, despite her current job status.

Sam and Harrison's relationship is anything but easy. It fact, it's incredibly complicated and only gets more so as the book progresses. Harrison has not been completely honest with Sam and things really start to spiral out of control. She is beyond pissed and hurt, as she thought the two shared a connection. As much as she wishes Harrison would just leave her alone, he can't, and the two find themselves stuck in a less than ideal situation. Tension is so high (and not just the sexual kind either) and it was fun watching to see who would crack under pressure first.

Again, Sam's life is thrown into chaos and yet she still manages to roll with the punches. I completely admire her for everything she's gone through and how she ends up handling everything. As hurt as she is by Harrison, she still is able to see him as the good guy he really is and eventually comes to an understanding regarding him. After having felt deceived by so many people she cares about, she feels Harrison's deception is the last straw and that is why she was so blind to the depth of his true feelings towards her.

I loved that Desrochers has created such strong, but vulnerable characters in Sam and Harrison. They are definitely a new favorite couple and their scenes together were so laced with tension and deliciousness I felt I would combust. I really liked that the plot was more action packed and filled with suspense than the other two and I just thought it felt fitting of Sam's crazy life. I definitely recommend picking this book up! While the other characters from A Little Too Far and A Little Too Much make a brief cameo, it's not necessary to read the other two first to understand this book.

*Received a copy of this book via Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
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363 reviews166 followers
March 24, 2015
Let me start off saying, I'm very excited to participate in the A Little Too Hot Blog Tour! This is my first blog tour, so please, bare with me. I had certain expectations for A Little Too Hot after reading A Little Too Far and A Little Too Much... And let me just say this now: Desrochers does NOT disappoint! A Little Too Far was one of my most highly anticipated novels of last year. Come on--hooking up with your stepbrother? That just screams sexy and trouble! After reading Lexie's story and loving Desrocher's writing, I knew I had to follow up with whatever she wrote next. In all honesty, it took me a couple of pages to realize who exactly Sam was. I'd read Lexie's story a while back, so at first it didn't click that the Sam I was reading about now was Lexie's best friend, Sam! Everything I'd previously read before made so much more sense once I realized that.

A Little Too Hot starts right in the middle of things. Sam's just been fired from her job and with the help of a friend, she lands another gig... this one dancing at a gentlemen's club. Sam's hesitant but she needs the money and even though she's dancing in scantily clad clothes, she's not taking anything off. Not realizing that this Sam was the one from A Little Too Far, I started her story without any previous prejudices. The side of Sam we got in A Little Too Far was the bratty, best friend side--which doesn't do Sam any justice at all. The Sam I got to know in this book was so much more--determined, feisty, sensual and sweet. Sam and Harrison meet her first night working at Benny's, and from that very first dance, you know their chemistry is going to be wickedly hot and explosive.

Harrison... He completely blew me away--and not only because of the turn of events. Harrison's much more complex than you'd originally think. He has his fare share of skeletons in his closet, but there's more to his past than he originally lets on. He's strong, sexy, infuriating, protective--everything I want in a hero. Just like the story's twists and turns take us by surprise, Sam takes him completely by surprise. Just getting out of a eight year relationship, Harrison isn't looking for anything serious. At all. But one look at Sam and he's hooked.

I was expecting a scorchingly hot and steamy romance between the two main characters. What I got instead was all this angst and built-up desire bubbling to the surface with each look, with each touch. Their situation is a complicated one and Desrochers wrote and handled it perfectly, with just the right amount of tease. Sam and Harrison are very, very, very attracted to each other, but they refuse to give in despite the sexual tension. And, yes, while that made it that much more explosive once they finally got together, I admired Sam's stance and refusal to so easily overlook Harrison's lies. Another thing I loved: Sam and Harrison don't change each other; one doesn't save the other from a troubled past. What they do is heal and complement each other. Sam isn't this broken girl, but she is a little bruised. Same thing with Harrison. Their relationship is a give and take, even from the beginning, even if it doesn't seem like it.

Lastly, I was so happy Desrochers decided to include Lexie's wedding reception scene! Sam and Lexie's reconciliation was one I was hoping for. The only thing I had a slight problem with was the mole revelation in the end. It wasn't that I saw it coming (because I kind of did), but the hasty manner in which it was revealed was sort of anticlimactic. Nevertheless, A Little Too Hot is a book I won't be forgetting anytime soon! Every once in a while you read books that completely take you by surprise. This is one of them.

If you're looking for a sexy read to keep you on your toes with just the right amount of kick, A Little Too Hot is just the book you're looking for.

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541 reviews29 followers
January 24, 2014
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Actual rating: 4.5

If you have NOT read A Little Too Far & A Little Too Much, please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .

While this technically can be read as a standalone, I don't recommend it. Not because you'll be completely lost, because you won't, but because you'll be missing out on a lot. Seriously, the first book, A Little Too Far, was absolutely amazing while A Little Too Much wasn't as good, it was entertaining enough. I was a little skeptical going in to this book because of my disappointment with the second book but I am here to tell you, this book was almost as good as the first one. Almost.

I hated Sam in the first book. She got on my nerves and on more than one occasion I wanted to hit her. So when I found out she was getting her own book I was devastated. This is the main reason why coming in to this book I was skeptical. How could I enjoy a book with a girl I couldn't stand two books ago? I didn't see it ending well . . .

Sam's life is a wreck. From the heartbreaking break up with her latest boyfriend, the betrayal of her best friend and to top all that off, she's been fired from her most current job. She was kicked out of her parents house after she was kicked out of school. Her life is falling a part, one thing at a time. When people are desperate, they end up doing things they regret. What's she probably regret? Dancing at a gentleman's club where her life took a new turn for the worst. If you think that's as bad as it gets, you haven't read anything yet . . .

Harrison, whose the love interest in this book, was introduced to us on Sam's first night dancing and every night she worked I looked forward to seeing him as much as she did. He was mysterious, he was broken, he was sexy and he got Sam's blood pumping. It's been awhile since a guy has had that effect on her and it was just so genuine.

This book is so hard to talk about without throwing any spoilers your way. If you were to find out some of the twists of this book, you'd be so disappointed while reading because the surprise would've been taken out for you. But oh my gosh, this book is full of everything I wanted . . . well mostly everything. I would've liked to seen more of a few past characters . . . if you know what I mean. But this book had so many moments where I was on the edge of my seat thanks to the suspense that came along with this story but also moments where I was holding my breath, hoping these two characters would have another 'moment' and maybe we'd get to see some sexy times between them.

If you're looking for a New Adult book (or something slightly more mature than Young Adult) that's contemporary but adds the mystery/thriller factor to it, I think this is a good book for you. It's not scary, so don't think it's that kind of thriller but there is a lot of action, back-stabbing, suspense and some violence. Not to mention some sex, kissing and all the other good stuff you want to in a New Adult book.

I believe this is the final book in this series and this makes me depressed. I need more. Not getting more is seriously going to make me weep. But who knows, maybe I'll go back to re-read these books, or at least the first one just to fall in love with these characters all over again. I may shock myself and look at Sam in a different light after having read this book. That would certainly be interesting.

Thank you so much to HarperCollins for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Rockstar Book Tours for allowing me to take part in this blog tour. As always, I am honored that you choose me in some of your tours. You both are amazing so thank you for what you do.
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1,167 reviews
January 17, 2014
4.5 stars!

There is no one more surprised and in awe of Lisa Desrochers writing right now more than me.

I'll be honest, I was really scared to read this, almost dreading it. I had such high expectations for the first book and I didn't end up enjoying as much as I wanted to and I was scared this would be a repetition of the same problem. Plus, I never really liked Samantha much in the first book so I wasn't really starting this one good foot. But I told myself to read this with an open mind and not compare it the first book and once I did that, I fell in love.

Samantha is nothing like I thought she was. From the synopsis, we learn that she's been going in a downward spiral and ends up getting kicked out of school and her families house. She sounded like everything I disliked about her. But upon reading the first few chapters I learned that while she may have gone wild a little bit, she's actually a smart girl that's just a little lost. It's funny because in the first book I looked at Samantha as hitch in the grand scheme to have Trent and Lexie together but I never really thought about how she was affected by that. Trent wasn't just some random fling for her. She had genuine feelings for him, he was the guy she'd been in love with for years. I feel bad for judging her so quickly and never giving her a chance before but I'm so happy that I got the opportunity to read this book and get to really know her.

Harrison Yates...there's not much I can say about him that won't spoil everything. From the moment he walks into the club, he has eyes for only her. But he's also nursing a broken heart. It always worries me when the hero has been in love before, especially when it's so fresh because I can't help but question his feelings for the heroine. At first I kept thinking that she would just be the rebound for him, largely due to the fact that while they did talk his main focus appeared to be in getting in her pants. A lot of crazy stuff happens, moments where I hate him, times when I don't but at the end of the day I just couldn't resist him.

I think the thing that really pulled my attention to this book was the twist. I did not see that coming at all! It literally came out of nowhere and left me just as confused as Samantha. Thinking back, there were probably a few hints but I didn't pay as much attention to them thinking it was just my imagination going wild again. Regardless, once the twist comes into effect, that's when the real story stars.

A Little Too Hot has put faith back into me with this author and I think I'm actually going to go back and read the second book as well. We get to see some characters from book one, as well as being introduced to new ones in this book and I've got to say I'm looking forward to who the next book will be about. I'm hoping it'll be about Katie and a certain rock star we met in this book ( I doubt it'll happen since he has a girlfriend but a I can dream)

*Received a copy as part of a blog tour/in exchange for a honest review
*You can read more of my reviews at Anna's Book Blog
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430 reviews140 followers
January 20, 2014
Originally posted at City of Books

I've been waiting for this book ever since I finished A Little Too Much, and I have to say this is my favourite by far! There's so much more to it than what's in the blurb, and it's definitely going to be hard to avoid spoilers. A Little Too Hot definitely isn't a fluffy romantic NA. It's got action and suspense and some huge twists that I never saw coming!

I remember Sam from A Little Too Far - Lexie's best friend, the one who dated Trent when Lexie was in Rome. Well, this is set after that, when Sam's still upset over Trent and Lexie. She flunked out of college and was thrown out by her parents, and ends up taking a job as a dancer in a club to pay rent. And then she meets Harrison, who is the most striking and gorgeous guy she's ever seen. They have an instant connection, but when Sam realizes he's not who she thinks he is, things get really messy.

Sam's been through a lot since the events in A Little Too Far, and I was surprised to see how screwed up her life had become. But Sam's really strong, and it was great to see how she soldiered through everything in this book. I mean yeah, she's overwhelmed quite a bit at some points, but who wouldn't be? The situation she's in.. I wish I could say more but that would be giving away too much.

Harrison... Okay, tiny spoiler warning! I'm sorry but I can't call him that, it's not his real name and I just don't like the name Harrison. His name is Blake, which is a lot better. And I loved Blake! Though he's hiding a lot of secrets and I did dislike him at first when we find out what they are, I slowly began loving him as the novel progressed. The fact that Lisa makes us love this guy even though you'd automatically dislike him for dragging Sam into a dangerous situation shows how well-written his character is. He's got his own personal demons too, but he's incredibly strong as well. And I loved how protective he is of Sam. It's his duty, but also his desire, and it's no surprise that Sam always feels safe with him. Plus, Blake can cook. Really well. And that's pretty damn awesome.

Again, there's so much I can't say without giving away anything, but this is definitely different from most NAs I've read. I loved the plot, and where Lisa took the novel. Also, we get to see a glimpse of Lexie, Trent, Alessandro and Hilary! I loved that - all six main characters in the same place. If you've read the previous books, you can guess what this circumstance is.

This book will keep your eyes glued to the pages until you're finished with it. There's just so much suspense throughout, and combined with the ever-present sexual tension between Sam and Blake, it's amazing. I loved every second of reading this novel, and it's something I can read over and over again without getting sick of it. A Little Too Hot is one 2014 NA you really can't miss!

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*
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233 reviews120 followers
January 20, 2014
I absolutely loved the first two books in this series, A Little Too Far and A Little Too Much, so I new I had to get the next book in the series!

Samantha has been kicked out by her mum, so she moves in with her rocker friend Jonathan. She needs to find a job so Jonathan introduces her to his friend Ben, a bar owner. Ben’s bar, Benny’s, usually hires exotic dancers and since Samantha has the look and the moves, she gets the gig. On her very first night, she sees a guy from across the room… Later on, she gets her first private client – Harrison, the same guy who was watching her. They automatically have chemistry, but Harrison is just out of a relationship. Besides, Ben has strict rules for his dancers, no touching and definitely nothing more than dancing. See, Ben doesn’t want his dancers to be confused with strippers, especially since the police are watching…

I really enjoyed the first half of this book. It has Desrocher’s signature writing style that flows so well… plus that slow seduction of when two people meet… the flirting, the subtle touching… combine that with a major shocker and the first half became a definite 5 star.

Unfortunately, the second half did not live up to the excitement of the first. I’m all for being teased by almost kisses and almost touches but at 60 percent this game had gotten old… I just got bored. I mean, the book is called A Little Too Hot! I would be forgiven for assuming that it would get hot at some point, right? Maybe reading so much erotica has spoilt me but I really needed the book to heat up a little bit…

I started thinking that the title was refering not to steam, but to the suspense… See a lot of unexpected drama happens and it became almost like romantic suspense… But even that wasn’t ‘too hot’… Somewhere around 85% things heated up… Finally! But I have to say that the second half was a 2 star for me :/

This is now the first book in this series that did not wow me. Such a pity because I was really looking forward to it. But I will place a disclaimer… If you love contemporary romance where the hero and heroine have sexual tension that doesnt materialize until the very last moment then this is your book..

The lack of steam was my only complaint… well, that and an unmemorable heroine. I went in it knowing that this is not erotica, but also having read the other two books in the series which were much hotter… That being said, I loved Harrison, I loved the shocker in the beginning and I enjoyed the end.

So all in all… 3 stars.

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463 reviews118 followers
January 29, 2014
First things first. Yes, this book is considered #3 in a series, but it DOES read as a standalone. You don’t have to read the first two books to follow along with this one. (Even though you totally should, they’re really, really good.)


Once again, Lisa Desrochers has made me one happy little bookworm. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into this read. I didn’t love Sam in A Little Too Far, and then I have the blurb talking about people getting killed, and I’m all, “Whoa! This is not what I have grown to expect from Lisa!”

I was pleasantly surprised.

Right off, I liked Sam more than I did before. I really felt for her, she’s young, struggling, and generally having a hard time. Granted, most of it is through her own doing, but she was like a little lost lamb to me, and even with all of her issues, she started to grow on me.

I LOVED her friend Jonathan. I want to be friends with this guy, even if he is a bit of a pig.

Finally, it seems like Sam might be getting a break. She finds a good paying job (even if it is a bit seedy), and is working to get a place of her own. She even meets a man at her workplace who makes her feel like she’s getting over Trent, the love she lost to her best friend. The chemistry between Sam and Harrison practically leaped off the page. Things are starting to feel promising for our Sam. Then…


Lisa Desrochers made my head SPIN. I had no idea what was happening, I was probably only slightly less confused than Sam. What in the blue hell was going on with Harrison? Or is it Blake?

This is where Lisa threw me. She took this amazing heat and chemistry between these characters and added in a crazy suspense twist. And this is where the story got gooooood. These two people were so drawn to each other, yet circumstances demanded they could not be together. I almost couldn’t stand it!

Each page after page is packed with sexual tension, drama, suspense, even some pretty heavy action, The reader literally cannot put this story down, as Lisa makes us desperate to know what is to come. She expertly keeps us on the edge of our seat (oh, who I am kidding, I was totally reading this in bed)

After many breathless moments, Lisa wraps up the story so well, leaving us anticipating a happy and hopeful future for Sam and Harrison. Or is it Blake? What the hell IS his name, anyway???
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1,728 reviews134 followers
January 12, 2014
LISA, I LOVE YOU!!!! This amazing author can create a story that even the most straight laced readers can envision and sympathize with the taboo and forbidden storylines. Then she can yank the rug from under your feet leaving you absorbed by a storyline that will test your patience and limits with every turn of the page. I have to say that I loved A Little Too Hot more than any other story thus far in the series. My feelings toward Sam have been less than friendly, since the conclusion of A Little to Far. I was torn in the first book between sympathy and revenge for not understanding, and needing her to be a better friend. Her wild nature, and oblivious personality was frustrating for the most part. So, here I was uncertain of how I felt about working with her character again, and starting this book devoted to her character. While I stress she secretly slips in, and makes me fall in love with her character. In reality she is far from the girl that I had though, and it is fun to pick her apart. Far worse than I had expected they step up the game in this novel with her choices, and more importantly the repercussions. Also, beware to never take anything for granted, but Desrochers is a ROCK YOUR WORLD kind of author, and nothing is EVER what it seems. Everything about this story is amazing, and I am at a lack for world that would truly do this story justice, so when all else fails READ IT NOW. Then, tell me I am wrong. Ultimately, this book is so wonderful, because of the wonderfully talented author that creates them. She is one to be watching. I look forward to the long future that this author is destined to have. BookWhisperer Favorite ~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~
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923 reviews
July 8, 2016
This is the first time I've ever read a book with a typo in the title. I assume the title is supposed to be "A Little Too... NOT." Right?

This is the 3rd book in a series and the heroine was a character who was extremely annoying in the first book. I don't know why I thought reading an entire book dedicated to her would be a good plan. It felt nothing like the other books in the series did. Very oddly different.

Also, I'm not going to get all judgmental on a character who gets fired from her job and then decides to become an exotic dancer to pay the bills. But, couple that with the fact that she openly admits she got kicked out of college because she NEVER went to class... I just had no respect for this person.

The story was extremely lackluster. It was mainly a "cops and bad guys" drama that mainly involved her being stuck in a safe-house and swimming in a pool and having conversations with a dragonfly. Yep.

I really liked the first two books in the series, so this was a major let down.
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569 reviews13 followers
January 14, 2014
Please forgive me if this review doesn't make any sense. Blame Lisa, the author of this book. I tried my best to finish this book last night. I just couldn't stop reading it. I wanted to know that everything worked out in the end. When the synopsis says that Harrison spins Sam's life into a spiral of chaos she isn't kidding. I definitely never saw the events coming.

The sexual tension between the two was palpable. How they were able to spend so much time in the same room together without giving into each other I'll never know. It would have taken a lot of self control. Then again, the situation would be enough to help my control.

This is just another amazing book by Lisa Desrocher. If you haven't read any of her other books, you should. This is the third I have read and I have found them all to be equally amazing.

I was provided a copy of this book as part of a review blog tour in return for an honest review.
January 22, 2014
Here is one of my favorite things about Lisa Desrocher's A Little Too Far series. Each book can be read as a standalone but they each are in some way connected.

In "A Little Too Hot," Samantha West is at a crossroads in her life. If you remember Samantha, she is one of Lexi's best friends and had a huge crush on Trent (our "A Little Too Far" main characters). With the heartache of losing Trent, her partying and reckless behavior takes on a whole new spin by being kicked out of her parents house, kicked out of two college programs for lack of attendance and now has no where really to sleep.

To read the rest of my review, please visit the blog at A Love Affair With Books.
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Author 3 books716 followers
January 15, 2014
Loved reading Sam's story. This was my favorite in the series. Would love to talk a LOT more about it, how the characters and plot kept me riveted, how HOT it was. But the entire novel is one giant spoiler. Writing a review without revealing anything shall be interesting.

Fantastic addition to the series. Can be read as a standalone but I do love reading things in the order in which they've been written.
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