Sep 5, 2013

Blog Tour: A Little Too Far


I am so very, very excited to share with you guys a hot, new book from Lisa Desrochers, which is the first in a hot, new series. 

About the Book:
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.


Publisher: William Morrow
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013
Pages: 371

Review:
I thought I had a fairly good idea of what to expect when I started this book. I was expecting a novel where a girl has a momentary brain-fart and sleeps with her step-brother and then is disgusted by her actions and runs away.

Yes, OK. I was totally pushing off what happened to Boone and Shannon from Lost here, but that was my only reference point!

What I did not expect was Trent (AKA the step-brother). The relationship he has with Lexie isn't some begrudging, we=were-forced-to-share-a-home type thing. From the start the connection between these two is electric. Maybe because Lexie gives you glimpses into their past and you see these two are more than step-siblings; they're best friends. Their being together was a natural as breathing and I loved them insantly as a couple.

Then Lexie had to go and run off to Italy for her semester abroad and meet the hot Alessandro.

I'm not going to tell you how this ends, but suffice to say, Lisa Desrochers writes ones heck of a compelling novel about a girl becoming a woman. I loved watching Lexie grow and mature as an adult. This, to me, is what the new adult genre is about: bridging that all-consuming gap where you stop being a kid and grow up.

Definitely on of my favorites. Any fan of contemporaries, new adult books, or books in general need to read this.

Rating: A

About the Author:

Lisa Desrochers lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. If you'd told her five years ago she'd write a book, she'd have laughed in your face. As it turns out, she'd owe you an apology. Writing has become an addiction for Lisa and A Little Too Far, courtesy of HarperCollins, is her first novel for adults. She is also the author of the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan.
When she's not writing, she's reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise. Connect with her online at www.lisadwrites.com, on her blog at lisadesrochers.blogspot.com, on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor

Giveaway:



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Sept. 4th - Fade Into Fantasy - Interview
Sept. 5th - The Irish Banana - Review
Sept. 5th - Emilie's Book World - Guest Post
Sept. 6th - Fic Fare - Interview
Sept. 6th - Narratively Speaking - Review & Guest Post
Sept. 7th - BookHounds YA - Review
Sept. 7th - Nocturne Romance Reads - Interview
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Sept. 9th - Books Complete Me - Review
Sept. 9th - Always YA at Heart - Review
Sept. 10th - A Glass of Wine - Interview
Sept. 10th - In the Best Worlds - Review
Sept. 11th - Once Upon a Twilight - Review
Sept. 11th - Readers Live A Thousand Lives - Interview
Sept. 12th - The Book Cellar - Review
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Sept. 14th - A Bookish Escape - Review & Guest Post
Sept. 14th - Ramblings From This Chick - Guest Post
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Sept. 17th - Me, My Shelf and I - Review

11 comments:

  1. i honestly cant think of anything that ive done that would've been to far. thank you for a chance to win.

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  2. I haven't really gotten a little too far in my life! Thank you for the giveaway! I'm so excited to read this. :)

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  3. It sounds like there's a awful *lot* going on in this story -- a lot of taboos bent and broken. However, it sounds like Lisa pulls it off with style and panache and a lot of heat! Woo-hoo!

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  4. I can't think of a time right now, but I'm pretty sure there's been instances where I've gone a little too far.

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  5. Oh this sounds really good and different! Lexie sounds like she has a lot of character growth which is awesome. I have another series by this author - a paranormal if I recall, it's been a while since I got it >.< but I've heard she was great! Anyways this sounds right up my alley for sure! Great review!

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  6. No i have not went to far ever on anything at as far as i no.

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  7. Wasn't this book fabbbbulous?! I just love how the situation was handled, and loved the characters so much.

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  8. I thought this book was really refreshing in a sea of similar NA, great review!

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  9. Not that far, that's for sure! Maybe a little too far in the sense that I took a diet too far and got really, really sick - ten years later it was something else trying to crawl out of it. Anyway, here's to recovery and not doing THAT ever again!

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