Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway + Interview with Samantha West from A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

Hello everyone,
If you've visited our blog enough, it's no secret that I have a huge love for Lisa Desrochers' A Little Too Far series. The third book in the series A Little Too Hot was released on Jan. 21st and to celebrate we are participating in a blog tour.

Click the banner above or HERE for links to the other stops in the tour.

Here's more info about A Little Too Hot.

Format: e-ARC
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Pages: 284 pages
Source of my copy: publisher via Edelweiss
Series: A Little Too Far #3 (can be read as a standalone)
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.

We first meet Sam in A Little Too Far (the first book in the series)--she's one of Lexie best friends, the girl who'd been in love with Trent forever but got dumped by him in the end. I admit I wasn't too fond of Sam's character in ALTF. She was one of the people who stood in the way of Lexie and Trent being together. But I grew to like her in A Little Too Hot and I'm glad that she got her own happily ever after.

Still trying to get over from what happened with Trent, Sam West started partying too much and eventually dropped out of college. Her parents kicked her out and for the first time in her life, she didn't have her mom telling how to run her life. Needing a job to pay part of the rent, her rocker best friend Jonathan hooked her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen's club and that's where she met sexy Harrison Yates.

Harrison sparked something in Sam that she hadn't felt before. Although the club had strict rules during private dance sessions, Harrison makes Sam want to break them all. But, unbeknownst to Sam, Harrison was no ordinary client and was part of something a lot bigger that might just put her life in danger.

A Little Too Hot wasn't as emotionally intense as A Little Too Much (my favorite novel in the series), which was fine with me. However, I had a harder time connecting with Sam's character than I did with Hilary and Lexie. Sam was making some really bad decisions, putting herself in harm's way and she frustrated me. She did get better and I grew to like her more but I was never able to become emotionally connected with her as I did with Hilary and Lexie in the previous books. 

As for Harrison, he had a stronger presence in A Little Too Hot compared to Trent and even Alessandro in the previous novels. I got to know and connect with his character a lot more. He was so dreamy, sexy and protective. And he cooks, you guys! **swoon** He might just be my favorite of the men in the series. Before the novel came out, Lisa Desrochers said his character's theme song was Brett Eldredge's "Don't Ya." I listened to the song a lot while I waited for A Little Too Hot to come out. When I finally started reading it, I pictured Harrison as less playful, more muscular, broodier Brett Eldredge. So cute!

The chemistry between Sam and Harrison was scorching, especially in the gentlemen's club scenes. **fans self** I haven't read a "falling in love with an exotic dancer" novel before and that added a bit of freshness in the story for me. Unlike the previous novels in the series, there was a mystery/suspense and a lot more unexpected twists in A Little Too Hot. The middle dragged a little bit, though, when there wasn't really anything going on to move the plot along. Then things picked up again in the last third of the book and all the excitement made up for the middle. It was also really fun trying to figure out who the "bad guy" was. I was able to figure out who it was way before the characters did, but there were still some surprises that I didn't not see coming in the end.

While A Little Too Hot wasn't my favorite in the series, it was still very, very good. I highly recommend you pick A Little Too Hot and the two previous books in the series, especially if you're a fan of new adult or contemporary romance novels. Read my enthusiastic reviews of A Little Too Far (book 1) and A Little Too Much (book 2), if you're so inclined. Bravo to Lisa Desrochers for penning such an excellent series. I cannot wait for more new adult titles by her. Seriously, NA cannot get better than this.

And if you don't believe me, here are what others are saying...
“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
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Leslie (a newbie to the series) got a chance to sit down with our leading lady, Samantha West! She got a chance to ask her some of her burning questions.

Leslie: Hi Sam! Welcome to the blog; we're so happy to have you here. We think a person's favorite movies say a lot about them. Tell us, what are your favorite movies and why?
Sam: Thanks for having me! Movies, huh? Well, my friend Katie is a classic movie buff, and she’s always dragging me to these really old movies. Some of them are actually pretty funny, like the original Frankenstein movie. I like some old movies too, but not that old. Like, The Princess Bride is a classic, right? I love that. I bust out laughing every time I watch Airplane. But if I had to pick a favorite, I guess it would be Moulin Rouge. I’m a sucker for a good tragedy. And I’ve never really thought of Ewan McGregor as hot, but holy cow…

L: If you can live off of 3 foods alone, what would those three foods be?
S: Did you know Harrison cooks? I’d eat anything he makes. =) But if I had to pick just three things (besides him ;p) I guess it would be rice crispy treats, lobster, and peppermint stick ice cream.

L: I'm about to graduate from high school in a few months and my friends and I want to make as many memories as we can. What is your favorite memory from high school?
S: Oh, man… I guess it would be when Lexie, Katie and I blew up so much stuff in chemistry lab that our teacher gave us a bill for all the beakers and test tubes we broke. We paid it in loose pennies on the last day of school.

L: What are you most grateful for?
S: Harrison. Or more accurately, that he helped me see that going through life as a total waste of space wasn’t my best choice. And great friends like Izzy, Lexie, Katie, and Jonathan, even though he’s a total goofball.

L: Inquiring minds want to know... can you please describe your ideal date?
S: Wow…that’s changed a lot in the last few months. Before, I would have said something like partying till dawn at one of Jonathan’s shows. Now, well, I told you Harrison cooks, right? I’d love to dive for Abalone with him, then have him prepare it the way he does, in some white wine sauce that is so good, and have a candlelit dinner under the stars with wine and something decadent for desert. Then we could dance, just the two of us, and afterward…well…that’s sort of private.

L: Thank you Sam for answering my questions! I wish you and Harrison all the happiness. I am currently getting acquainted with Lexie and Trent in A Little Too Far but can't wait to read your story in A Little Too Hot. We also want to say a big THANK YOU to Lisa Desrochers for making the interview with Sam possible.

About the Author
Lisa Desrochers lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. If you'd told her five years ago she'd write a book, she'd have laughed in your face. As it turns out, she'd owe you an apology. Writing has become an addiction for Lisa and A Little Too Far, courtesy of HarperCollins, is her first novel for adults. She is also the author of the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan. When she's not writing, she's reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.

Visit Lisa via her: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

The Giveaway
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Happy reading and good luck,
Michelle & Leslie


  1. Claire Brianna MacKanzieJanuary 29, 2014 at 2:11:00 PM PST

    Thank you very much for this amazing chance! :-)
    I simply love Maya Banks's novels and I can't wait to read Letting Go! And after reading your review I'm even more curious about it!
    I didn't know about a blog tour for Letting Go release. Can you tell the whole blog tour details, please? Thanks!

  2. i'm glad you're excited! :)

    the blog tour was set up by maya's publicist and i wasn't given the full schedule but i know 2 other blogs who are part of the tour

    Book Binge:

    Book Cellar:

  3. Claire Brianna MacKanzieJanuary 29, 2014 at 2:55:00 PM PST

    Thank you a lot!! :-)
    Is the giveaway hosted on your blog international?

  4. No, I've never read a Maya Banks book before, but it sounds great!

  5. I've read some of the Sweet series and loved it.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. I've read all of the Breathless Series. And I loved all three of them. Ash being my favorite (; I'm really excited for this series!


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