A Little Too Far

A Little Too Far

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by Lisa Desrochers
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“More than a ridiculously sexy, HOT read, Desrochers takes you on a wild ride of self-discovery and bittersweet romance.”
Cora Carmack
“Sinfully sexy, but utterly unique. My favorite New Adult book of the year!”
Jay Crownover
“This is forbidden love and longing done absolutely right! Complicated and sexy doesn’t even begin to cover Lexi’s journey… a unique and sultry voice in the New Adult genre.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062299017
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
758,853
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Desrochers is the author of A Little Too Far, A Little Too Much, and the young adult Personal Demons trilogy. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula.

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A Little Too Far 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Jetches More than 1 year ago
You should have seen my face the entire time I was reading this novel. I was confused. Lexie has a thing for her step-brother and an up and coming priest, and both of those are short of a social Taboo. But, I really enjoyed these characters including Lexie. The story starts off on a pretty good note in my opinion, you see Lisa Desrochers starts the romance off early, and I was really ok with that because...it was hot. The entire novel is filled with hot romance, awkward situations, and sexual tension. I like, I like, I like. And, Lexie goes away out of the country and she has to deal with things in a foreign land. Even long distance her emotions can’t seem to calm down and figure themselves out. There are late night text messages and phone calls from people back home that make her think she should just move on, but the crazy sexy moments keep replaying in her head and she can’t escape. I don’t want to spoil it too much, but the book is filled with hot moments, hot step-brothers, hot priests, and crazy hormones and I just loved it. Good: Trent- He really cares about Lexie. I love the curl hair, the built bod from wrestling and...the guitar. Alessandro- A hot priest. What could be worse for the heart? He’s nice, and built from boxing. And he’s confused about whether or not his future lies with the church. *Sigh Bad:  It’s two pretty big social taboos in one book. I was confused and still am about how I feel  about the two situations. I want to say “hey if they love each other”, but part of me still finds it weird.  Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall I did enjoy the book quite a bit. I found myself forgetting about how these things were taboos and found myself falling in love with both Trent and Alessandro and completely understanding Lexie’s feelings. The writing was very well done and easy to follow. There was some humour and a lot of sexy sexy romance. I’ll say that Lisa Desrochers is pretty good at writing those scenes. 
Denovagirl More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Loved it. Lisa is a talented writer who had me one hundred percent immersed in this story. There was so much meat on the bones for these characters, and I felt completely connected to our main character, Lexie. Not to mention the storyline was so different from the same ones that, as a VERY avid romance reader, I am used to reading over and over and over. Of course I fell hard for the first love interest in this story right away, having read the book summary before purchase, I knew there would also be a second one. I normally hate when a main character is interested in two love interests, because rarely can an author make me fall for two of them in the span of one book. This was not the case here! It didn't take long and I was just as confused as Lexie over which guy was best for her. I loved them both. I ached and worried over the decision through much of the book, knowing she would have to decide. But it was so worth it!!! Loved the ride this story took my heart on! Besides the love plot I was completely enthralled by the other details of the story, the foreign countries, the art, the people. I've never traveled overseas and I could somehow picture these places and now I want to go! I know nothing about art but I found myself searching up pieces mentioned on the web. I don't remember the last time a book pulled me in this much and I really loved every second! Can't wait for the rest of this series. I highly recommend this book, it has it all for me: love, steaminess, foreign lands, and a whole storyline that I have never read before, which is extremely hard to come by! 226 pages on my nook.
BookLabyrinth More than 1 year ago
I loved the sound of this book from the first time I read the synopsis. It sounded different and interesting, and I had heard great things about Lisa&rsquo;s writing. Despite my high expectations, this book did <i>not</i> disappoint. I honestly haven&rsquo;t fell this much in love with a romance in forever! This book is seriously epic for the amount of feels it gave me. I started the book at night, planning to read a few chapters, and I ended up staying up into the wee hours of the morning because I <i>had</i> to know how things would turn out. What I love about this book is that there&rsquo;s a love triangle of sorts, but it is done amazingly well. Even though I was rooting for one couple I couldn't help but think at a few points that I didn't know which guy Lexie should end up with. I think love triangles, or at least the choice between two partners for the main character, are prevalent in literature for a reason. They tell us about the main character and what kinds of choices (s)he wants to make. The characters in this book are so vivid, and the choices they have to make are so emotionally present on the page. First off we have the relationship between Lexie and Trent. Their connection is so epic! They've been each other's confidante and BFF for years, and have probably been in love for a lot of that time, if they would let themselves acknowledge that. They know each other on a soulmate level, but the fact that they are step-siblings and are on different continents for a lot of the book kind of puts a damper on things. Their relationship is full of longing, but also so much guilt. On the other hand there&rsquo;s Alessandro. He&rsquo;s training to be a priest, and is months away from his vows. He's sweet, kind, intelligent, and also super gorgeous. Basically, he&rsquo;s a perfect distraction for Lexie. But Alessandro needs to figure out his own true path, especially once he figures out that the chemistry between he and Lexie is just begging to explode. Both these relationships are full of such high stakes, that it was intense but amazing to read about. You can probably tell by the book's description, and from my thoughts so far, that romance is a big part of this novel, and it definitely is. But what I found so perfect and refreshing about &lsquo;A Little Too Far&rsquo; is that there was also something more. Yes, there were a couple of adult romance novel level sex scenes (the kind that most people are associating with NA), but the book wasn&rsquo;t all about that. There were so many great parts in the book about Lexie exploring Rome and about her passion for art history. Lexie herself is such an engaging main character. I fell in love with her voice, and I could connect so much with her emotions. I swear I was tense throughout the whole book because it made me feel so much. I had a stomachache at the heartbreaking parts, and butterflies at the romantic. I could feel what Lexie was feeling, and I think it takes a lot of talent for an author to do that. &lsquo;A Little Too Far&rsquo; is an incredible New Adult novel that gave me what I've been missing from other books. It focused on something outside of physical attraction with both of the men, and it presented a romance based on something far more than lust. This book was such a treat to read, and I highly recommend it to romance fans. It&rsquo;s part of a series (with the next book coming in November!), but it tells a full romantic arc, so you&rsquo;ll know who Lexie ends up with by the end of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! It was hot, intellectual, witty and romantic. And It had just the right amount of drama. I was worried it was going to be too much when I rrad the description, but it was really great and I could hardly put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even with the taboos and sexual tension, I felt I was reading a teen book
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
I have been anticipating this read for such a long time!  And although the subject matter was something that I wasn&rsquo;t quite sure how I was going to feel about it, A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers was a read that I was absolutely glad to have read.  It had me cheering on so many characters, it left my head spinning. After a horrible break up with her cheating long-time boyfriend, Lexie decides to put everything she has into scoring an educational leave to Rome.  But back home, and a day before she is scheduled to leave, Lexie has a run in with her ex, and old feelings come back to the surface.  Thank goodness for her totally hot stepbrother, Trent.  For as long as she can remember, he has always been there for her&hellip;to pick her up when she&rsquo;s feeling down&hellip;always her best friend and partner in crime.  But this time, when Trent goes to lift her spirits, something between changes, and Lexie&rsquo;s life is turned upside down. Vowing to make things right again, and gain some much needed space, Lexie&rsquo;s trip to Rome turns out to be more than just learning more about the arts.  Lexie learns some things about herself, and it&rsquo;s eating her up inside.  Enter young, attractive, soon-to-be priest, Alessandro.  With a darkish past of his own, Lexie and Alessandro&rsquo;s friendship soon becomes something that neither one expected. Now Lexie is torn between someone who feels so right but so wrong at the same time, and someone who she should stay away from, but can&rsquo;t seem to resist. The characters in A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers are ones that readers everywhere won&rsquo;t soon forget.  I&rsquo;m positive that there will be one that you will vie for over the other, and yet feel torn up inside with your decision. Although there was a little too much art talk and religion talk for my taste, it wouldn&rsquo;t be the same without it as the religion and art are a huge part of the book.  But I did find myself skipping and skimming through the art lectures.  Although it may have been truly fascinating to art lovers, it was making the pace of the story slow down for me.  I really enjoyed how funny the main character, Lexie Banks, was.  Even when she&rsquo;s in the confessional seeking absolution, her conversation with the priest is pretty hilarious.  Her mouth kind of ran like verbal diarrhea.  Alessandro was all sorts of sexy in my mind&hellip;even if he was a priest in training.  Just the little things he would say, or the tiniest gestures had me swooning.  Darn his calling to the church!  And Trent!!  Omg, he was all sorts of yum.  The way he talks and treats and reacts to Lexie had me sighing and wishing that I could hear his sweet singing voice. Fans of New Adult reads will really come to enjoy A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers.  Grab a copy and read it for yourself!  Decide whether or not Lexie Banks has gone a little too far with her decisions&hellip;
slnSN More than 1 year ago
Completely blew me away! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book just a few days ago, and I could not put it down! I was happy to read a book that had romance and a developed plot. It was easy to fall in love with each character. I will be looking for her next book, that is for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story and characters very much. Advising friemdd to buy it. I ordered the seqel. Such a fun time with those three people!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommended for adult reading; a real page turner. Can't wait for the sequel out next month. Not for book club discussions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great and gutsy love story..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't written a review in over a year. BUT I HAD TO POST HOW AWESOME THIS BOOK IS!! Such a refreshing NEW story line when it seems like so many other books copy on another. This story has some serious curveballs BUT you can't help but feel for Lexie! You seriously get sucked into this book and transported to beautiful Rome and swept in the romance of it all! YOU MUST ADD THIS TO YOUR MUST READ LIST! CANNOT WAIT UNTIL HER NEXT BOOK!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a sexual invirenment.
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Well written story, well paced & great character development. The only thing I would have added would have been more steamy scenes. Kinda difficult with a step-brother & a priest. Thank You!
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Step brother storyline remarkably made sense...not as keen as the deacon. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was starting to get interesting, but I hated how it ended.
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I even laughed my head off with the main character during some parts it was so engrossing! Will be looking for more from this aurhor