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Welcome to today’s stop on the A Little Too Hot blog tour! We have an excerpt from chapter 7 of ALTH and a fantastic giveaway from Lisa Desrochers!
I’m a huge fan of the series, and ALTH is my favorite so far! I highly recommend reading this fun and awesome series.
A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers
Series: A Little Too Far #3 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: January 21st 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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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
Out of nowhere Jonathan nearly tackles me, hoisting me over his shoulder.
“You son of a bitch,” I screech, whaling my fists on his back. “Put me down!”
“Hey, Nora! Anyone in the VIP room?” he asks through my shrieks, hauling me that way. “Red and I need the couch and a thermometer for a science experiment. How hot is backstage sex between a rocker and an exotic dancer? Will spontaneous combustion occur? Inquiring minds want to know.”
“Put her down, you Neanderthal! She’s got work to do!” Nora yells up the hall behind us, but Jonathan has already turned the corner into the VIP room.
I freeze, mid-shriek, as Harrison’s warm honey drawl trickles over me, sending a shiver up my spine.
Jonathan unclamps a hand from my legs. “Sorry, man. Didn’t know anyone was in here.”
I break free from his loosened grip and slide off his shoulder, suddenly acutely aware that Harrison has a very unflattering view of my ass. “You moron,” I mutter, shoving Jonathan, once my boots are back on the floor.
Nora comes up behind us and grabs Jonathan by the scruff of the neck, dragging him out of the room.
“Inquiring minds want to know!” he calls, just as the door snaps shut.
“Your boyfriend?” Harrison asks with a flick of his eyes at the door.
“Hell, no!” I can’t read his expression. Does it bother him that I might have one?
He gestures at the sofa with a tip of his head. “So you were donating your body to science, so to speak.”
“He’s just a friend.” Goddamn Jonathan. I’m going to strangle him in his sleep. “A really stupid friend.”
He nods slowly, and whatever he was trying so hard to hide in his expression slips into something altogether different. Something he doesn’t hide at all as his glacial eyes rake over me. Something hot and hungry. Something possessive. The caress of his gaze raises goose bumps everywhere and tightens my nipples, and it’s everything I can do not to squirm under his scrutiny. He settles into the sofa and I just stand here for a long second while he continues his perusal of my body, then he tips his head at the sofa. “Have a seat.”
I sit and force my fingers to stop fidgeting with the clip of my garter belt.
“So, no boyfriend?” he asks, and there’s an intensity to the question that unnerves me a little.
“No boyfriend. I’ve really only ever had one.” Oh my God. Why did I just tell him that?
“Me too. That is … one girlfriend,” he clarifies.
He nods. “How long ago? Your boyfriend, I mean.”
“We broke up a year ago.”
“Were you together long?”
I shake my head. “We were dating for about eight months, but it was long distance.” I don’t tell him the whole time we were together, Trent was in love with someone else, because that just makes me sound pathetic.
“How did you meet?” he asks.
“He untangled his stepsister’s kite string from my braces,” I say, tapping my lips with my finger.
His gaze sticks for a second on my mouth before he lifts it to my eyes. “Braces … ” he says with a tip of his head. “How old where you when you met?”
“So, you knew him for a while before you dated.”
“You could say that.”
He looks at me curiously for a long beat. “There’s a story there.”
I blow out a sigh. “A long and extremely pathetic one.”
“I’m listening.” He settles deeper into the cushions and drapes an arm over the back of the sofa.
I just look at him for a second, trying to gauge if he’s messing with me or if he’s really interested. His liquid gaze is deep and his expression soft but intent. I tip my head back against the sofa and stare at the ceiling. “I was totally in love with him all through high school, and I held out for him for five years, even when he didn’t show any interest, because no one else measured up. So, yeah. I knew him for a while.”
“After all that time, you finally got your man. What happened?”
“He was in love with my best friend … who also happens to be his stepsister.”
There’s a long silence, and I lift my head, but I can’t bring myself to look at him as I tell him things I’ve never said out loud before. “He was practicing with his band in Lexie’s garage, and we were in the driveway flying her kite, but the wind gusted and it did this loop, and the string got caught in my braces. Lexie yanked, I screamed, and when the guys came out of the garage to see what was up, they all started laughing. But not Trent. He came over and got me untangled. And he told the guys to cut the shit when they started calling me Jaws and asking if I got good reception.”
I remember it so clearly.
Hold still, he’d said. He grasped my chin gently and leaned in to examine my mouth. He was a little sweaty from jamming with the guys, and I remember thinking I should think that was gross. But I didn’t. It was the opposite of gross. I’d crushed on a few guys in junior high, but I never remember my heart racing the way it did with Trent so close. He’d unhooked me from the kite, and when he let me go, he smiled this incredible sideways smile and said, Good to go, and that was it.
I sigh and sink deeper onto the cushions. “I fell in love with him right that second. But even though I was under his nose all the time, he never thought of me as anything but his stepsister’s best friend, so, for five years, I pined.”
Reading Order: A Little Too Far series:
#1 ~ A Little Too Far: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ A Little Too Much: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ A Little Too Hot: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
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.
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Note: This giveaway is shared between both tours for A LITTLE TOO HOT and is not run by Rockstar Book Tours or Booklovers For Life. It is hosted by the author who will choose the winner.
The giveaway is international.
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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A Little Too Hot tour schedule
Week One: Day One
Jan. 20th – Page Turners Blog – Review + Excerpt
Jan. 20th – Lost in Literature – Review
Jan. 20th – The Reading Cafe – Review + Guest Post
Jan. 20th – City of Books – Review
Jan. 20th – Sun Mountain Reviews – Review
Week One: Day Two
Jan. 21st – Fiktshun – ALT Scene from Harrison’s POV
Jan. 21st – Step Into Fiction – Review + Deleted Scene
Jan. 21st – Lovin’ Los Libros – Review
Jan. 21st – The Autumn Review – Review
Jan. 21st – A Love Affair With Books – Review
Jan. 21st – Alii’s Book Jungle – Review
Jan. 21st – Book Labyrinth – Review + Character Interview
Week One: Day Three
Jan. 22nd – Books Complete Me – Review + Excerpt
Jan. 22nd – In the Best Worlds – Review
Jan. 22nd – Globug and Hootie Need A Book – Review
Jan. 22nd – My Favorite Things – Playlist Post
Jan. 22nd – Ginger-read Reviews – Review
Jan. 22nd – Book Angel Booktopia – Review
Week One: Day Four
Jan. 23rd – Ramblings From This Chick – Review
Jan. 23rd – The Demon Librarian – Review
Jan. 23rd – Books Over Boys – Excerpt or Deleted Scene
Jan. 23rd – Keepin’ It Real Book Blog – Review
Jan. 23rd – No Bent Spines – Author Interview
Week One: Day Five
Jan. 24th – Seeing Night Reviews – Guest Post
Jan. 24th – Bookhounds YA – Guest Post
Jan. 24th – The Book Swarm – Review
Jan. 24th – The Book Review – Review
Jan. 24th – bookaholics anonymousonline – Guest Post
Jan. 24th – Little Bookworm Reviews – Review
Week Two: Day Six
Jan. 27th – Owl Always Be Reading – Review + Guest Post
Jan. 27th – BookChic – Review
Jan. 27th – The Book Whore-der’s Delights – Review
Jan. 27th – Paranormal Book Club – Guest Post
Jan. 27th – Ticket to Anywhere – Deleted Scene
Jan. 27th – Nocturne Romance Reads – Review + Author Interview
Week Two: Day Seven
Jan. 28th – The Busy Bibliophile – Review
Jan. 28th – The Cover Contessa – Guest Post
Jan. 28th – Book Crushin – Review
Jan. 28th – Rumpled Sheets Blog – Review
Jan. 28th – Good Books & Good Coffee – Guest Post
Week Two: Day Eight
Jan. 29th – Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks – Review + Character Interview
Jan. 29th – Waiting For Wentworth – Review
Jan. 29th – Nestled in a Book – Review
Jan. 29th – The Scarlet Siren – Review
Jan. 29th – Nerd Alert Book Love – Review
Jan. 29th – Allodoxophobia: The Fear of Opinions – Review
Week Two: Day Nine
Jan. 30th – The Irish Banana Review – Review + Guest Post
Jan. 30th – Stuck In YA Books – Review + Excerpt
Jan. 30th – adventures-in-word – Review
Jan. 30th – The Bookmark Blog – Review
Jan. 30th – All in a Book – Review
Jan. 30th – Booklovers For Life – Excerpt
Week Two: Day Ten
Jan. 31st – Fade Into Fantasy – Guest Post
Jan. 31st – Hot Stuff Book Reviews – Review
Jan. 31st – Kimberlyfaye Reads – Review
Jan. 31st – Sugar and Spice Book Reviews – Excerpt
Jan. 31st – Polished Readers – Review
Jan. 31st – A Bookish Escape – Review