Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BLOG TOUR: A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers

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.

Lisa Desrochers 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.

Look for her New Adult novel, A LITTLE TOO FAR , courtesy of HarperCollins Sept 2013, and the first companion, A LITTLE TOO MUCH , in Nov 2013. Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan).


Hmmmm, this book had me all over the place.  You start feeling emotionally distraught for Lexie right from the beginning.  I mean, after a three year relationship with her boyfriend, she finds out he has been cheating on her.  She's devastated, and of course she should be, but you are drawn in and this is how we start this tale.
Now, this is where I think I know exactly where this story is going to go.  Lexie is an art student in college and she jumps at the chance to study abroad in Rome to get away from everything she has been dealt.  An yep...me...I am thinking...YES...going to meet a hot Italian guy and he is going to sweep her off her feet...
Well, *shakes head* might as well just slap me silly because that thought was completely blown out of the water when she finds THAT GUY before she ever leaves for Rome...Yep...he is THE ONE...
BUT....BUT....here is the twisted part to this story....he turns out to be her step-brother.  Now, this does not bother me in the least.  I mean, they aren't blood relatives and I can see this happening easily.  They are very close too each other, forming a connection through the years that just keeps getting stronger and stronger.  So, in a low moment and Trent, her step-brother, consoling her, EVERYTHING comes out and the emotions fly!! 
Now that Lexie is leaving for Rome, upon discovering the epicness of her relationship with Trent, she struggles with whether this is right or wrong.  This indecision leads to turmoil and Lexie mentally chastises herself for being with Trent.  She decides that it is wrong and shouldn't be together.  
NOW, this is where it gets a little odd...We now meet a soon to be priest, Alessandro, that shows Lexie compassion, and caring for her through all her needs.  It also helps that he is totally HOT...which now leads to the struggles that Lexie will go through.
So, now the story gets pretty hard for me.  I don't like love triangles much.  Even though Lexie told Trent they couldn't be together she still loves him.  And while she knows she can't have Alessandro, she flirts and ends up having feelings for him.
This whole scenario is OFF THE CHARTS....
But no matter how torn you are, Lexie grows by leaps and bounds.  She steps up and owns the feelings she has.
I was utterly blown away with the situations of this book, but Lisa Desrochers did a fantastic job writing it. 
I finished A Little Too Far satisfied and happy with how it all turned out.  I am so glad that Lexie followed her heart and ended up with the love of her life.
A compelling, intriguing, unique read that will leave you reeling, A Little Too far is a MUST READ!

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