Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the A Little Too Far Blog Tour, hosted by A Life Bound by Books. Find the complete tour schedule here. My stop includes a review and the tour giveaway.
Series: A Little Too Far #1
Category/Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: William Morrow/Harper Collins
Publication Date: 9/17/13
Source: Received from publisher for review
Rating: 5 stars
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 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 right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy on the eyes deacon…only eight months away from becoming a priest. As 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.
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.
I feel so empty. Can a person die of emptiness? ~eARC, 71%
"When we're apart, it's like a vital piece of me is missing. I can survive without you, but I can't live. I can't be fully alive." ~eARC, 85%
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