Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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A Little Too Hot by Lisa DeSrochers
A Little Too Much #3
Release Date: Jan 21st, 2014 by William Marrow Impulse
Genre: New Adult > Contemporary
Source: Blog Tour
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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.

It seems to be a trend of mine --- I read series/watch movie trilogies backwards. I read A Little Too Far then read A Little Too Hot, skipping over the second book. Which I will get around to, but now my reviews are out of order lol!

A Little Too Hot follows Sam, Lexi's best friend who ends up dating her step-brother Trent after she leaves for Rome and honestly, I wasn't excited to spend time with Sam. Mostly because I personally thought she was a bit of a douche to Lexi. I might had been a little biased though! But at the same time, I was quickly absorbed into Sam's life because honestly I didn't know anything about her.

So Sam gets kicked out and she ends up living with a friend named Jonathan who's in a rock band and dabbles into that sort of lifestyle. The grungy basement rock star type. He oh so kindly gets Sam a job at a club. A very very interesting club. It's not a strip club since they're not allowed to take off their clothes but they're dancers. So I guess, they're kinda like Go-Go dancers for tips. They have private rooms too, but again, no clothes come off. That's kinda hot.

Sam spots a man who reminds her of Trent but isn't. It's a guy named Harrison. And over the course of a few weeks (or was it a week, I don't even know) she and Harrison get pretty freakin close. There are extreme rules to this club and through out the short time that Sam is working at this club are clues. And that's all I'm saying. Harrison's big secret is revealed and from there things get very very interesting. And intense.

Despite Harrison's big secret, I immediately fell in love with him. He came off dripping in damaged boy swag and I'm a sucker for that (yes I did just use the word "swag" in my review. I'll try to not let it happen again). His persistence and understand towards Sam was... I don't know if the word I'm looking for exists! His fierce protectiveness towards her and how strongly he held on to his will power even though you could clearly see the epic battle within him was hawt. So very hawt. But here's a boy who lost it all and is fiercely trying to fix it in the best way he knows how. He broken but has the drive to make himself better and I admire that.

The thing I love about this series is that while the female is the main character, it's the men in the books that we see change through the most. Men who pick a line of duty and have the strength to realize it's not really what they want in their lives and the strength to walk away and find what they want and even if it's unclear, they still go out and find it. I always find it incredible when an author can take two characters and draw out the change in them and the moment it happens. That can't be an easy task!

I absolutely loved the story between Sam and Harrison, though I haven't read the second book in the series, I have no doubt that this one is my favorite!


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