A Little Too Far

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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 ...

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Overview

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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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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482996548
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Series: The A Little Too Far Series , #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Desrochers

Lisa Desrochers
lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and
Shini the tarantula. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.

Anadelle Waters is a seasoned narrator for erotica, romance, and books on human sexuality. Her distinctive intimate, keen, engaging narrative style makes her a much-favored voice in the genre.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

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    You should have seen my face the entire time I was reading this

    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. 

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2013

    Loved this book. Loved it. Lisa is a talented writer who had me

    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.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

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    I loved the sound of this book from the first time I read the sy

    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’s writing. Despite my high expectations, this book did <i>not</i>
    disappoint. I honestly haven’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’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’s Alessandro. He’s training to be a priest, and is months away from his vows. He's sweet, kind, intelligent, and also super gorgeous. Basically, he’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 ‘A Little Too Far’ 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’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.

    ‘A Little Too Far’ 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’s part of a series (with the next book coming in November!), but it tells a full romantic arc, so you’ll know who Lexie ends up with by the end of the book.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Definitely a new favorite!

    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!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Very juvenile

    Even with the taboos and sexual tension, I felt I was reading a teen book

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

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    I have been anticipating this read for such a long time!  And al

    I have been anticipating this read for such a long time!  And although the subject matter was something that I wasn’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…to pick her up when she’s feeling down…always her best friend and partner in crime.  But this time, when Trent goes to lift her spirits, something between changes, and Lexie’s life is turned upside down.

    Vowing to make things right again, and gain some much needed space, Lexie’s trip to Rome turns out to be more than just learning more about the arts.  Lexie learns some things about herself, and it’s eating her up inside.  Enter young, attractive, soon-to-be priest, Alessandro.  With a darkish past of his own, Lexie and Alessandro’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’t seem to resist.

    The characters in A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers are ones that readers everywhere won’t soon forget.  I’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’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’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…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…

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2013

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    Lexie Banks is home for the summer from college.  She has been a

    Lexie Banks is home for the summer from college.  She has been avoiding her ex-boyfriend of since they broke up after she found out he was cheating on her.   She thought she was past it all, that is until she sees him again, and now she has doubts. Her best friend and confidant is her stepbrother Trent.  Lexie's Dad married Trent's mom when they were younger, and Lexie and Trent just clicked and have gotten along ever since.  He has been there for her through ups and down, holds her when she cries, laughs with her, plays Warcraft with her, even sings to her.  This time, though, they went a little too far and wound up having the most amazing sex they ever imagined.  Confused, they don't know quite how to deal with what happened or their newly awakened feelings for each other.  Lexie leaves a couple of days later to spend the school semester in Rome Italy.  She can't get Trent out of her mind, and she has come to realize just how much she cares for him in a not so sisterly way at all.  Trent also has feelings for Lexie, but after a misunderstanding regarding some text messages and Lexies best friend Sam, they both decide they need to nip it in the blood - or as Lexie says, pray that she doesn't burn in hell.  Lexie winds up meeting the handsome young Alessandro Moretti, a deacon who is in the process of becoming a Catholic Priest.  She and Alessandro hit it off and end up working on a project together, spending a lot of time together, and well.....Alessandro begins to question his vow of celibacy.  One thing leads to another, and Lexie finds herself in the middle of a big mess.....again. Forced to come to terms with her feelings, Lexie must decide who she wants and what she is going to do about it.  




    A Little Too Far is a really fun story.  The stepbrother angle isn't awkward at all and is written really well.  I liked Lexie, though she could be a little immature at times, especially considering she is a junior in college.  I really liked both Trent and Alessandro, but I have to say she chooses the guy I was hoping she would.  The setting and the details about Rome and some of the art history there really added a lot to the book.  There were also several secondary characters that were interesting.  I especially liked Lexie's friend Abby.  The romance was hot, and there were some really steamy scenes.   The premise and the story line itself were both entertaining and fresh in my opinion, and I was really pleased with the way the story ended, but then again the guy I was rooting for won.  The series will continue with A Little Too Much, which is coming out in November.  I am looking forward to reading that, but I can't say too much about why, because it is a major spoiler for book one.  A Little Too Far is a fun new adult contemporary romance and if you enjoy that age group and genre, then this is a book you might want to check out.  

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Completely blew me away! Loved it!

    Completely blew me away! Loved it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Impressed

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2013

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    Rating: 4.5 Stars In A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers, Relat

    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    In A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers, Relationships are tough enough to deal with, but for college student Lexi Banks, they just keep growing more complicated by the moment. Fresh on the heels of a recent breakup, she shares her sorrows with her step-brother Trent like she always does. But then the unthinkable happens--they sleep together. Lexi has always had feelings for Trent but has obviously never acted on them because, well, they're step-siblings for one, and because she is determined not to lose the closest friend she's ever had.

    Things become awkward between them so Lexi hopes the time she will spend in Rome at art school will allow them to get back to the way they were. She embraces her new freedom in Italy and meets some interesting people, one of them being a soon-to-be-ordained priest, Alessandro. Lexi works with him on an art project for children and they grow to be close friends. She would have to be blind to not be attracted to Alessandro and she soon has mixed feelings. Is he flirting with her or is she just over-thinking things? Lexi is even more confused as her year abroad comes to a close and it's up to her to make some tough life decisions.

    A Little Too Far is a deeply emotional and brutally honest New Adult novel written as a narrative. It's fraught with sexual tension and moments of self-revelation with just a touch of angst (but not too much). I really enjoyed Lisa's writing style as she incorporated a sense of self-deprecating humor into the story. I found it made the subject matter, which may seem a bit taboo to some, much easier to handle.

    Our protagonist Lexi is not only struggling with the specific direction her life should take as she nears the last half of her college career, but she is also dealing with her feelings for two equally wonderful guys. Trent, her step-brother, has become her best friend, and they have always been extremely close. I loved how he could calm her down by singing to her and playing his guitar. Lexi alone knows how important his music is to him and it becomes a great communicator between them.

    The situation with Alessandro is just as complex. The idea of man who is just weeks from becoming an ordained priest and who has taken a vow of celibacy rethinking his path to pursue his feelings for a young woman is a bit extreme. However, given the situation both Alessandro and Lexi find themselves in, it felt plausible.

    A Little Too Far is an intriguing, sexy New Adult novel that pushes the boundaries. The love scenes are hot, Hot, HOT and the setting in Italy couldn't be more perfect for a young woman finding her way in the world. Highly recommended!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    love it

    Great

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Plot spoilers

    Most of the reviews are plot spoilees giving away every detail. Please bn, do something about these rude ppl. Now about the bbo. I simple cannot understand why every is saying this is such a great book. An incestuous relationship then a blasphemous relationship with a priest? This so called author is too nasty. This book should be burned.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Very Good Book

    Enjoyed the story and characters very much. Advising friemdd to buy it. I ordered the seqel. Such a fun time with those three people!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Loved this book!

    Recommended for adult reading; a real page turner. Can't wait for the sequel out next month.
    Not for book club discussions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    a great and gutsy love story..

    a great and gutsy love story..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    What a page turner!!!

    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!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    How many pgs

    I don't want to purchase a book if it's just a short story.

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2013

    A Little Too Far has been one of my most highly anticipated book

    A Little Too Far has been one of my most highly anticipated books of the year. I put a lot of pressure on this book, perhaps a little too much.... But rest assured, because A Little Too Far delivered in a huge way. It was FAB-U-LOUS.

    I think stories are best left to be read, not summarized in a review. And trust me, even a world-class summarization could do justice to the characters (OMG Trent!), or just how beautifully Desrochers depicted this story of love and guilt and duty and fate. Lexie's story, that of a young woman drawn to two seemingly out-of-reach men, Trent and Alessandro, was about so much more than physical attraction and the allure of forbidden love. It was a tender and thoughtful look at love and the choices it sometimes leads you to. Of finally finding your forever love and deciding if that leap of faith is worth the risk. (The answer is always YES.)

    A Little Too Far is the first of Desrochers books I've had the joy of reading, though I do own her Personal Demons series. I have to say, I'm a new fan. Through her words, I experienced the beautiful city of Rome, and the historical works of art that fill it. I also experience the wonders of Corsica, and the natural beauty that makes it a treasure. I also experienced the high of realizing joy and the fulfillment that can only be found in the arms of love. I experienced angst, not the kind of angst that makes you ill with fury at the characters, but the sort of angst that has you flying through the pages, leading me to breeze through A Little Too Far in record time.

    A Little Too Far is more than a story of sex and temptation. It is a beautiful love story, and without a doubt, one of my favorite books of 2013. And I can also say the second book in the series, A Little Too Much, is now my newest most highly anticipated book of 2013.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014

    Really enjoyed!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Good read

    Step brother storyline remarkably made sense...not as keen as the deacon. Good read.

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