(A Little Too Far, #3)
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow; 416 pages
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.
Praise for A LITTLE TOO HOT
“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, MINE, and REMY
“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, JET, and ROME
“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
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.
Deleted scene set up: In an early draft, Jonathan’s apartment mate, Kevin (who is also the drummer in his band), played a bigger role. Here is his first appearance before he got the editorial ax.
It’s noon when I wake up on Jonathan’s sofa to Dr. Who number nine saying, “Excuse me, do you mind not farting while I’m saving the world?”
I rake my eyes open and find the TV on. When I turn my head, Kevin’s standing at the foot of the sofa, glaring down at me, his black fauxhawk mushed over to the side. “Jonathan says you’re paying rent.”
I push the blanket Jonathan gave me when we got home last night to the side and sit up. Last I remember, he and Ginger were in his room, fighting. She was here waiting for him when we got home at sometime after three, and she was super pissed. Can’t say I blame her. They were screaming so loud when I finally turned off the light and went to…sofa, I can’t believe I actually fell asleep. But as I listen past Dr. Who, it becomes glaringly apparent Ginger didn’t make good on her threat to rip Jonathan’s dick off, because he’s quite clearly using it at the moment. Ginger grunts with every stroke, just like a tennis player. It’s a little hard to miss.
“Yeah. How much?”
My jaw drops. “Are you shitting me? Nine hundred to sleep on your sofa?”
“If you think you can get a better deal somewhere else, by all means…” he says, with a wave of his hand at the door.
Asshole. “But Jonathan says he’s paying nine hundred.”
“So if I pay nine hundred and Jonathan pays nine hundred, what are you paying?”
“Like I said,” he says with another wave at the door, “knock yourself out.”
I rub my eyes and try to think. “What does the nine hundred cover?”
“Just the rent,” he answers with a sneer, like I’m some kind of idiot.
“Do you need it all right now?”
Jonathan’s door clicks open, and when I look up, I wish I hadn’t, because the only thing he’s wearing is his extensive ink, and the condom he’s in the process of peeling off as he crosses to the bathroom.
And I’m suddenly feeling like I’ve made a huge mistake.
I’m supposed to pay nine hundred a month to live with a guy who hates me, and a guy who I’ve already seen naked more times than his mother ever did?
Ginger stumbles out of the room behind him in one of his band T-shirts. “Hey, Red,” she says with a wave at me as she staggers past the sofa to the kitchen. “One of you douchebags better have made coffee.”
At just the mention, I feel my morning withdrawal headache pulse to life behind my eyes. “I didn’t, but I’ll love you forever if you bring me a cup.”
Jonathan comes out of the bathroom in a pair of jeans that he probably left on the bathroom floor last night. He drops onto the sofa next to me and his hand finds my thigh and squeezes. “Morning, Red. You give anymore thought to my proposal.”
I roll my eyes as Ginger comes out of the kitchen and hands me a mug. “She’s smarter than me, dickwad. She’s not going to sleep with you again.” She pushes Jonathan aside and wedges her butt between us as I gulp half my cup. “If you guys are going to be hanging out,” she says, pressing her shoulder into mine. “Can you do me a favor and remind him to keep his dick in his pants?”
“I’ll do my best, but I can’t promise anything,” I tell her, breathing in the steam from my mug so no caffeine escapes.
“My dick was in my pants all night,” Jonathan protests from her other side. “Until you took it out.”
I don’t mention the blond, because, technically, I don’t think he’s lying.
“Not to break up the love fest,” Kevin says, “but if Ginger’s going to be staying here, she needs to pay rent too.”
Ginger glares flames at him and he pales a little and stalks up the hall to his room.
“I gotta get ready for work,” she says, pushing up from the sofa. She takes her coffee and disappears behind Jonathan’s door.
About Lisa Desrochers
Lisa Desrochers is the USA Today bestselling author of A LITTLE TOO FAR , courtesy of HarperCollins, and companions, 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).
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.
The GRAND PRIZE is a blurb pack of all three REAL series books signed by Katy Evans, all three Marked Men series books signed by Jay Crownover and FOREPLAY signed by Sophie Jordan, plus signed swag.
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