Author: Lisa Desrochers
Series: (A Little Too Far #3)
Published: January 21st 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Categories: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
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Summary: 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: In the spirit of Christmas, I’m going to be very lenient and will round it up to four stars (also I realized I’m going to be the first one to review this hot little number, so yeah spell pressure). All these things aside, I did like what I read, it was enjoyable in the sense I wasn’t expecting a lot from it. And when I tamed my expectations down I always end up liking the book I read.
So this book is about Lexie’s friend, Sam. She was tossed out from her home and struggling to make ends meet. A friend told her about job at the club, as a dancer. She needed money so she decided to take the job. There she met a guy named Harrison. Drop dead gorgeous and seemed to be enamored of her (like she was to him). Although her workplace has rules on how they engaged on their customers but their undeniable chemistry doesn’t seem to care. And when things between them went a little too hot (pun intended!) Sam found out that Harrison wasn’t exactly the guy she thought she knew.
It’s hard for me to review this book without giving a bit of the story. But I’m going to refresh your minds y’all first. Sam was Lexie’s (A Little Too Far) best friend who dated her step brother, Trent. But since Lexie and Trent are madly in love with each other, Sam and Trent broke up. Trent wasn’t into the relationship as she was. She was in love with him for a long time, so she was devastated plus the fact that her mom didn’t like what she was doing with her life got her kicked out of their house. Double whammy!
Now out there and in need of cash, rather badly, she accepted the gig. The place at first wasn’t that bad since they implemented strict rules. But meeting Harrison made the rules flew right out of the window and she got herself in a very bad situation which required police custody. Her job was just an introduction to the whole situation. She was, as she perfectly described, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Harrison wasn’t just an ordinary customer and he was there because of a very important reason.
Harrison occupation was really surprising to me. I didn’t expect him to be that. Sadly, it wasn’t enough to leave a big impression on me. I wasn’t swooning over him. Honestly, I liked Jonathan better. The laid back, naughty and hot rocker has some personality and I kinda liked (although I do like Sam and Blake Harrison) their…potential. But I also liked their platonic relationship. Both way, he’s a good friend to her and at least she wasn’t all alone when things went down for her.
Though the first two books have a stronger story than this one, I did enjoy it. Sam wasn’t annoying to my relief. And Harrison wasn’t the brooding, all to himself kind of guy. Both had baggage but weren’t as heavy as I thought, though they have back story that forged these couple as to who they are. To Lexie, Trent and well, Alessandro’s fans (who was just there for freaking’ second, I’m sad), they had a short appearance here. So yeah, it’s enjoyable, that’s all I can say. Enjoy!
I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
Preview Quote: “You’re not really failure at life. Just most aspects of it.” – Jonthan