Review + Giveaway: A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers

September 16, 2013 Book Review, New Adult 31 ★★★★½

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.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
A Little Too FarA Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers
Published by HarperCollins on September 17th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Edelweiss
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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!

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1. Giveaway is International (as long as The Book Depository ships to you.)
2. Must be at least 13 years old to enter.
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About Lisa Desrochers

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 17, 2013, 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).

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

31 Responses to “Review + Giveaway: A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers”

  1. Meghan Stith

    I love contemporary romance and this looks like something right up my alley. Thanks for the giveaway as well!

  2. stephanie

    Wow, this book sounds scandalous and taboo. And you gave it a whole lotta stars:) I must have this!!

  3. Demitra

    Great story. The characters seem very very interesting and I love the cover.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Chanpreet

    Usually the opinions on a book are subjective with readers either loving it, liking it, or not hating it. When a book is loved and adored by people whom you like and trust, you know it’s going to be a great read. There have been times when I’ve read a highly rated book and just liked it, but usually I love it. Great minds do think alike!

  5. Aman

    I’m such a huge fan of forbidden romance and I wanted to read this book since I participated in the cover reveal, but to be honest the forbidden relationships do make a little nervous towards the romance. I guess I’m going to cross my finger and hope that I end up loving it as well. Great review, Sara! 🙂
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  6. Lyra @ Defiantly Deviant

    Oh Sara I feel the same way – I definitely felt sorry for a certain someone after reading this book!

    Desrochers impressed me with this novel, most especially the way she wrote about Lexie and Alessandro’s relationship. Heck, I almost forgot who Trent was halfway through the book! 😉

    Great review, and thanks for the giveaway!

    Lyra @ Defiantly Deviant
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  7. Lily

    I can’t lie the first time i read the synopsis i did a double take after i read the worst ‘priest’ LOL but i kept hearing about this book and everyone seems to love it that I just really want to give it a chance! I’m probably going to be all Team Trent in this book like you (I can already tell) and appearently this is the first in a series? I’m interested where it may go! Great review Sara! 🙂

  8. Lauren @ Love is not a triangle

    I’ve seen this one everywhere recently and I keep getting interested until I remember that it’s waving a huge LOVE TRIANGLE red flag at me. I love forbidden romance and the step-brother storyline is pretty intriguing. I also love travel in Italy. BUT I’m very hesitant about the priest part, especially if they get physical. IDK if this would be for me, but I’m really happy that so many people are loving it.
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  9. Christine

    I’m always glad to hear about good NA books–I love the category, but there are a lot of duds in there, in my experience. Definitely will check this one out! 🙂

  10. Jeanne

    Contemporary romance is one of my favorite genre. Very sexy cover!! I usually decide if I want to read a book by the cover and review. This is at the top of the list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Bube

    Synopsis sounds really good,the cover is amazing,looking forward to read this book 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  12. Viki S.

    The reviews are so good and I loved Lisa’s other books so I really want to read this one. Thank you.

  13. Jenny

    Saw the preview for this book and have been waiting to read it. I have it am going to be finishing it and posting my review shortly

  14. Say

    I read a review about this book and been hoping someone will giveaway it soon.really like the cover.Thanks for the chance.

  15. Kamla L.

    I’ve been following A Little Too Far around the blogosphere and enjoying all the excerpts and bits. It sounds like a great romantic read with lots of off centered humor. Trent does sound like a perfect hottie but, from the bits I pick up on Alessandro,he has some serious competition potential.

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