I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by HarperCollins on September 17th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, New Adult, Romance
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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.
Ah, forbidden love, how I adore thee! There’s just something about the UST between characters who are not supposed to love each other that really interests me and gets those pages turning! A Little Too Far was exactly that and so much more!
I finished this off within a day, which rarely ever happens, if that is a testament to how obsessed with the story I was. There’s obviously a bit of taboo going on in this one. Lexie finds herself feeling down after a confrontation with her ex which leads her into the arms of her best friend… who happens to be her step-brother. Yes, her step-brother, but he is so much more than that. They are everything to each other, total best-friends that tell each other anything and everything, and someone they are not afraid to be themselves around. Having parents who are married was almost like an after-thought between the two. And guys, their chemistry was HOT! I must say, Trent is a total package. He’s beautiful and built but also so damn sweet and nurturing of Lexie. He sings to her, he listens to her and I loved them together. Obviously it wasn’t all rainbows and sunshine afterwards. They have to think about what it means for their family and what it could mean for their relationship too. Luckily for Lexie, she had a whole semester to think things through in Italy where she meets the next maybe even more unattainable man, Deacon Alessandro.
I must admit I was dying when Lexie went away to Italy because I wanted more Trent! But I quickly fell into step with Lexie’s burgeoning friendship with the future priest. My Team Trent status wavered only a little as I felt Alessandro grow closer and closer to Lexie. He was someone to talk to and they found so much in each other that they needed. Whether or not anything further develops here I will leave for you to discover for yourself but talk about UST! And this man is so caring and selfless, guys. It was hard not to root for him in some way too.
Lexie was a pretty likable and relatable character, given the circumstances she’s in. I died laughing every time she’d take the Lord’s name in vain in Alessandro’s presence, which was actually quite frequent. She just couldn’t help herself! And even though there were moments I wanted to yell at her and tell her what to do, she finds her answers herself. How everything came together was just perfect for the story though I must admit my heart broke a little bit for a certain someone. Luckily, there is A Little Too Much coming out later this year to help with that!
If you are looking for something steamy, look no further! A Little Too Far has just the right amount of intrigue, sex and story! And boys worth drooling over. A definite favorite in the New Adult genre.
Since my birthday is tomorrow and I’m in a giving mood, and of course because I loved the book, I’d thought I’d give away a copy!