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Friday, January 24, 2014


Author: Lisa Desrochers
Series: A Little Too Far #3
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.
If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.

Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.

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"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

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.

Website: http://www.lisadwrites.com/
Blog: http://lisadesrochers.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaDez
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3342174.Lisa_Desrochers


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.

Title: A LITTLE TOO FAR (A Little Too Far #1)
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013/October 1, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 336
Formats: Paperback, eBook

Lexie Banks has.

Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother. In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it’s more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he’s been her best friend and confidant for the better part of the last few years … and is so off limits. It’s a good thing she’s leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome.

But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can’t seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt … and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional and right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy-on-the-eyes deacon … only eight months away from becoming a priest. Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro’s signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn’t know what to think. She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way.
To read an excerpt on the author’s website, CLICK HERE.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17786125-a-little-too-far

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Too-Far-Lisa-Desrochers/dp/0062299018/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-little-too-far-lisa-desrochers/1115122846?ean=9780062299017

Title: A LITTLE TOO MUCH (A Little Too Far #2)
Pub. Date: November 12, 2013/December 10, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 416
Formats: Paperback, eBook

In the follow-up to Lisa Desrochers’ explosive New Adult novel A Little too Far, Alessandro Moretti must face the life he escaped and the girl he loved and left behind.

Twenty-two year old Hilary McIntyre would like nothing more than to forget her past. As a teenager abandoned to the system, she faced some pretty dark times. But now that’s all behind her. Hilary has her life on track, and there’s no way she’ll head back down that road again.

Until Alessandro Moretti—the one person who can make her remember—shows up on her doorstep. He’s even more devastatingly gorgeous than before, and he’s much too close for comfort. Worse, he sees right through the walls she’s built over these last eight years, right into her heart and the secrets she’s guarding.

As Hilary finds herself falling back into love with the man who, as a boy both saved and destroyed her, she must decide. Past or future? Truth or lies?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17824633-a-little-too-much

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Too-Much-Lisa-Desrochers/dp/0062299034/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-little-too-much-lisa-desrochers/1115290734?ean=9780062299024
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