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Today I am happy to share with you a deleted scene from A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers (my review). A Little Too Hot is the third book in Desrocher’s A Little Too Far and was released on 21 January 2014 by William Morrow. Even though this is the third book in a series the books are all like companions and you don’t need to read the first two before reading this one.
About A Little Too Hot
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.
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
Deleted scene set up: In an early draft, Jonathan’s band, Hell’s Gate, played a bigger role, as did his apartment mate and drummer, Kevin. Kevin and Sam don’t get along all that well, unfortunately. Here’s Kevin and the rest of Hell’s Gate before they got the editorial ax.
On stage, Topher whips his long blond hair in and out of his face, and his lead guitar is like an extension of his long, lean body as he cranks out a riff that has everyone is the place moving. Three quarters of everyone in the bar sings along as Jonathan wails about how girls are like pizza toppings, everyone different, but none of them bad. It’s one of the first songs he and Topher wrote together when they started the band two years ago, and it’s become their anthem. Any Astray regular knows it. Drew has is regular brood going, all dark and dangerous in the shadows at the back of the stage, grinding out the bass line. And Kevin flails away on the drums, nearly falling off his stool on more than one occasion.
Ginger, Izzy and I dance up front, near the stage, and while Jonathan seduces every woman in the room with his voice, I can’t help but notice where his eyes linger. As Ginger moves her body to his urging, like a snake to her charmer, his gaze stays locked on her, and what flashes in his eyes is more than just lust.
Maybe there’s hope for that boy yet.
The usual crowd plus Izzy heads back to Jonathan’s place after the gig. I settle onto the sofa with Ginger and Izzy on either side of me.
I didn’t miss the way Kevin was eyeing Izzy all night from behind his drums on stage, so when he plunks onto the arm of the couch next to her, I’m pissed, but not surprised.
Topher, Drew, and their respective groupies-du-jour sit in chairs opposite the couch and it takes Drew all of thirty seconds to roll a joint and light it. He hands it around the circle, and everyone takes a hit until it gets to Izzy.
She passes it directly to me. “That stuff’ll mess with your brain.”
Kevin coughs out his hit. “Yeah,” he scowls at Drew. “You guys should cut that shit out.”
Jonathan laughs from the kitchen. A second later, he’s back with a bag of Doritos. “It’s your stash we’re smoking, man,” he says to Kevin, squeezing onto the end of the sofa and pulling Ginger into his lap.
Kevin cuts him down with a glare, then he turns to Izzy, all righteous indignation. “I don’t usually partake.”
That gets another laugh from the band.
Kevin glares at Drew then stands. “You want to go for a walk or something?” he asks Izzy.
I grab her arm and give Kevin a “back the fuck off” glare. “No. She’s hanging out with me.”
But Izzy stands. “We’ll be right back, Sam.”
My stomach turns when she shoots me a “what the hell are you doing” glance. How is she into Kevin? He’s a tool.
Kevin gives me a triumphant smirk and opens the apartment door for her, then follows Izzy out. When I turn back to the room, Ginger and Jonathan are already going at it, and a minute later, they’re heading down the hall to Jonathan’s room without a word to any of us.
Topher shoves his groupie off his lap. “Anyone want a beverage?” he asks, heading to the kitchen.
Drew and his groupie move to Jonathan and Ginger’s spot on the sofa and he clicks on the TV and leaves the channel on VH1. “Two,” he says, his hand already up his groupie’s shirt.
“Sure,” I say when Topher nods my direction.
Before Topher’s back with the beers, Drew’s elbow deep in his groupie and clothes are already hitting the floor.
Topher hands me my beer and sets Drew’s and his groupie’s on the coffee table. “C’mon,” he says, tugging his groupie out of the chair by the hand and looping his elbow around her neck. He tows her down the hall to Kevin’s room, and I realize, just like that, the party’s over.
I don’t turn to look at what’s going on next to me when I hear Drew’s groupie gasp.
“This is my bed, you know,” I grumble as I stand and move to the front door. “I pay nine hundred dollars a month for it.”
The last thing I hear as the door closes behind me is a muffled, “Yeah, baby. Just like that,” from Drew.
I pop my beer as I cross the walkway and sit on the curb, and that’s when I see Izzy and Kevin just up the street, leaning against the side of Jonathan’s van. They’re about a foot apart, and Kevin’s waving his hands around in the air as he talks, but I’m too far away to hear what they’re saying.
I pull my eyes away from them and down half my beer in one swallow. What Izzy does is none of my business. But when I hear her laugh, I can’t help glancing over. Kevin has her hand and he’s doing something to it that’s making her giggle like a high school freshman. He pulls her to him, and the next second, they’re kissing.
“Gross,” I mutter under my breath. I finish my beer and stare up at the full moon. Maybe it’s because all the nookie I’ve witnessed in the last ten minutes, but all I can think about is Harrison. I close my eyes and remember his hands, the way they felt on my skin, strong and firm and confident. The memory makes me ache in places I shouldn’t.
I can’t sit here and pine forever over a guy I’m never going to see again. But even as I think it, I’m wondering if I can talk Izzy into a road trip to Santa Monica.
Reprinted by arrangement with William Morrow, a member of HarperCollins (USA) LLC, Lisa Desrochers and Rockstar Book Tours. Copyright © Lisa Desrochers, 2014.
About Lisa Desrochers
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.
Note: This giveaway is shared between both tours for A LITTLE TOO HOT and is not run by Rockstar Book Tours. 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.
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 LaceyCat – Deleted Scene or 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