Sunday, November 10, 2013

Review: A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers

A Little Too Far (A Little Too Far #1) by Lisa Desrochers

Release Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
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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.

Lexie's story will suck you in from the start, full of laughs, blush-inducing steamy moments, and self-discovery. It's sexy, fun, and full of emotion. The feelings involved, ranging from lust to love, happiness to sadness, will leap off the page and make you feel them with the characters.

As a character, Lexie is fun, likable and relateable. She's trying to find herself, confused by all she's feeling and the particularly trying situation of falling for two unattainable guys. She's fun and loving, trying to figure out where she's heading in life. Cue Rome. A year abroad was supposed to give her the experience of a lifetime. Now it couldn't come at a better time, given her recent rebound lapse. Time away from home, from Trent to clear her mind is exactly what's needed.

Except it doesn't seem to be working. That is, until she meets the soon-to-be priest, Alessandro. He's kind, beautiful, and constantly trying to overcome his own demons. But what seems like a friendship that's exactly what she needs could be anything but.

I was rooting for Trent from the get-go. He and Lexie have the kind of relationship that blends friendship and love into something so beautiful, you just want one for for yourself. Despite that, it's impossible not to fall for Alessandro, at least a little bit, too. Which is when you start to really feel for Lexie, because she has a hard to choice to make.

A Little Too Far was without a doubt one of my favorite NA titles ever. I absolutely loved this book. I'm left wanting more, but also feeling like it ended on good note. Is there a better place to leave a reader? And there's more to look forward with Alessandro's story in A Little Too Much, out next week! I got an ARC (squeee!) and it's incredible!

So if you're a fan of NA and you haven't checked it out yet, put it on your list! You won't be disappointed.

About the Author

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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