Publisher: William Morrow Impulse (Jan 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult/Adult
Format: eARC (284 pages)
Source: Free book from blog tour for honest review
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Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2 stars)
This book is a stand-alone A LITTLE TOO FAR novel.
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.
At A Glance
The beginning was awesome, then it all went down hill from there.
Note: Though A Little Too Hot is book 3 of a series, each book can be read as a standalone because they each have a different couple. This is my first read of the series.
The beginning was awesome. Sam was on her last leg and she needed a job bad. Stripping was not the best choice but it worked, especially since she got to keep her cloths on, mostly. Sam wasn’t the stripper sort but she did her best. But she never expected to fall for a client though. A client with a lot of secrets.
I have to admit, Sam and Harrison had some hot chemistry. I loved their flirting and long talks, even if they did occur in a strip club, no wait, a gentleman’s club. Then this HUGE twist happened and I was literally dumbfounded. I had an inkling it might happen but I was still shocked how and why this thing happened. And then I got pissed.
After this big twist, I was just mad. And I couldn’t get over it. I HATED Harrison and I wanted Sam to hate him but she was too weak. I can’t imagine still feeling anything for a man that ruined my life like Harrison did to Sam. I know in the end Harrison was put in a better light, but I never got over his assery.
Then because of this big happening, the romance went in the crapper. Sam and Harrison just kept their distance while longing for each other from afar. BORING. They were both so weak and insecure. I could barely stand it.
A lot of other stuff, including what could have been good action and firefights, turned out to be unrealistic. Or maybe these cops and professional criminals are too incompetent to live.
I couldn’t even enjoy the sex or romance with the twist that ruined everything. How can you like a couple where one has committed a huge betrayal and the other is still falling for the one who ruined her? Not I, said the cat!
There was sex and it leaned toward new adult to adult. Overall though, this felt more like an adult book. Not sure why it was labeled new adult.
If the twist was handled better, or if Harrison was made out to be a little less of an asshat, then I could have enjoyed this book. The beginning was so awesome, but every aspect of this book just went down hill with each page. Not my cup of tea. Not sure who I would recommend this book to.
He shakes his head slowly. “It wasn’t that. We just never…it wasn’t like this,” he says with a wave of his hand between us. “I’ve never been on fire like this for any other woman.”
My heart skips. “You’re on fire for me?”
He hangs his head, but his smoldering gaze stays locked on mine. “Burning alive.”
He leans in, his lips nearly touching my ear. The heat of his mouth, so close to me, ripples every muscle south of my wait. “Yes, I can touch you?” he purrs. “Or yes, you’re sure I can’t.”
“I’m sure you can’t.” My voice comes out rough, and he groans at the sex in it. His lips brush my ear as he leans closer. “I’m not sure I’m going to be able to stop myself.”*
“This is real. This is all real. What I hoped would be a mindblowing fling with a totally hot stranger has turned into this nightmare.”