Review: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

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Title: A Little Too Hot
Series: A Little Too Much #3
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 21 Jan 2014
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

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.

REVIEW 

I refuse to accept that this is the last book in the series REFUSE I TELL YOU. I am going to throw myself at Lisa’s feet and beg her to write novellas to tie all the pieces into a nice pretty posies for me 🙂

We first meet Sam in A Little Too Far as Trent’s alternative love interest and Lexie’s best friend. I’ve got to be honest and say that I didn’t like Sam at all in the first book, in fact I thought she was a calculating, callous, boy obsessed bitch. My opinion soon changed upon being able to see events from her point of view. It is quickly apparent that her behaviour in A Little Too Far is a direct result of being micro-managed by her over bearing mother and her obsession with all things Trent. The acting out was the only chance she has had to rebel against the constraints her mother placed on her. You can’t help but feel sorry for her and the situation she finds herself in.

Sam’s naivety and caring nature are sometimes at odds with the way she acts. I found myself screaming at her out loud to stop and think rather than just accept things at face value. Certain plot developments are obvious from an outside perspective so much so that you want to shake Sam for getting herself into these things. For all her faults, she genuinely looks for the best in people, she is a loyal and caring friend and her warm nature draws people to her.

I adored Harrison and the depth of his character, the background story leading him to his current position. The only thing that upset me was the hold his past relationship had on him. It always hurts me when one character believes themselves to be still in love with an Ex *sniffle*

The plot was an unexpected surprise weaving thriller, tension, action and romance. Not a direction I could have predicted at all. The action and the characterisations weave together brilliantly. Sam’s character development really stands out with the trials she has to face.

The inclusion of the previous characters made me extremely happy; HOWEVER, it was far, far, far too short and I NEED MORE.

I utterly love this series and I am positive you will too.

Author: Book Angel Emma

Book List Obsessed – Alliteration Addict – Secondary School Librarian – Mother of Girls – Zumba Freak

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