Blog Tour and Review: A Little Too Far (A Little Too Far #1) by Lisa Desrochers


Expected publication: September 17th 2013 by HarperCollins
New Adult



Synopsis:

Have you ever gone just a little too far?

Lexie Banks has.

Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother. In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it’s more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he’s been her best friend and confidant for the better part of the last few years … and is so off limits. It’s a good thing she’s leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome.

But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can’t seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt … and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional and right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy-on-the-eyes deacon … only eight months away from becoming a priest. Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro’s signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn’t know what to think. She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way.

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A Little Too Far is so different than anything I have ever read. Not just for the step-brother angle, but mainly because the second love interest is a soon to be priest! Tell me THAT doesn't grab your attention! I opened this book up to read a few pages before bed one night and I ended up reading the whole thing in a few hours! It was so good that I just couldn't put it down.

I'm still not sure how I feel about Lexie. At times she seemed a bit immature, and I thought she based her decisions on sex too often. I also wondered at her ability to see beyond herself and what she wanted. She found herself not in one, but two, forbidden relationships at virtually the same time. Lexie felt a lot of guilt over her step-brother, and she believes that she needs to move on and away from him, but she is conflicted because she really loves him. I liked that Lexie spent time learning about herself and what she needs to be fulfilled in life. I did wonder about some of her choices at times, but by the end of the book she had redeemed herself in my eyes because of her desire to do the right thing for everyone involved.

I spent so much time with Alessandro that I ended up really loving him! I thought he was wonderful (and hot and swoony and ALL THAT!) I learned so much about him and his background from the conversations that he and Lexi had. I love how restrained he was around Lexie, at least at first. But as time went on and he and Lexie grew closer, you could see how hard he was fighting with himself over his feelings and doing the right thing. I found myself conflicted over whether or not I wanted him to end up with Lexie. I think they could make a relationship work, but at what cost?

My one and only complaint - and it's minor - is that I didn't feel like I knew Trent very well. I did like him, but mainly because Lexie liked him so much. He had this hot, tortured musician thing going on that I loved, and he did seem to really care about Lexie. But most of what we learn about him was only seen through flashbacks from Lexie's POV. I would have really liked more scenes, especially in the present, between the two of them. I would really have loved to know firsthand his thoughts, feeling, and actions while Lexie was in Rome, because you know he was heartbroken and going through an emotional time. I would have liked to experience how wonderful he was first hand, instead of having to rely on getting all of my information on him from Lexie. I really wanted to form my own opinion of him, and I wasn't able to do that.

I don't have a problem with love triangles - IF they are done right. It never truly felt like a triangle because the 2 guys weren't openly 'competing' with each other, and I liked that. Lexie had chemistry with both guys, and the complicated feelings that came with both relationships really confused her. I honestly had no preference as to who I wanted Lexie to ultimately end up with, and I could understand and sympathize with Lexie's conflicted feelings about the 2 men.

I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to read the next book in this series. A Little Too Far is a wonderful new adult contemporary that is quite entertaining, and I was left with a lot of good feelings after reading it.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Other books in the series:
A LITTLE TOO MUCH (coming November 12, 2013)
A LITTLE TOO HOT (coming January 21, 2014)


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. Connect with her online at www.lisadwrites.com , on her blog at lisadesrochers.blogspot.com, on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor.

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- An iPad Mini - one winner
A knowledge pendant, tote bag, and tattoos (Trent’s tattoo!) - one winner
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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this book, it was definitely a fun, fast read. I'm not a huge NA fan, but this one was pretty cute. I think it would have been interesting to get some chapters from Trent's POV so we would feel like we knew him better. ~Pam

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