Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blog Tour: A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers - Review and Tour G!veaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Little Too Far. I am so excited to be taking part in this! I have my review and the tour giveaway on my blog today!! For the full tour schedule click on the banner above to be taken the the tour page on the host site, A Life Bound By Books.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/17/13 (ebook) 10/1/2013 (paperback)
  • Source: eARC provided by the publisher for review/blog tour
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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.

See what other authors are saying!

"Sinfully sexy, but utterly unique. My favorite New Adult book of the year!"
--CORA CARMACK, New York Times bestselling author of LOSING IT

“More than a ridiculously sexy, HOT read, Desrochers takes you on a wild ride of self-discovery and bittersweet romance.”
— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WAIT FOR YOU

“This is forbidden love and longing done absolutely right! Complicated and sexy doesn't even begin to cover Lexie's journey.”
--JAY CROWNOVER, New York Times bestselling author of RULE

My Thoughts

I'm a big fan of forbidden romance and New Adult books, but religion is something that I tend to stay away from. Despite that, I was still very curious about this book and knew I had to read it. What a great decision that was!! The religious aspects didn't bother me at all. It wasn't preachy, it's just part of the story. This was Sexy, fun, and slightly heartbreaking at times. It was a perfect mix of everything that makes up a good New Adult book. Oh, and there is relatively low drama considering the issues at hand. Friends, family, love, and sacrifice are all things we see in this book and I really, really enjoyed it!

Lexie was a fun character to get to know. She is hilariously funny at times and I found myself smiling and laughing through a lot of the book. She was a little obsessive at times too, but even though I couldn't understand her situation, I did understand her feelings. Love is tough thing. It totally consumes you. I get that she was completely wrapped up in her feelings no matter how much she tried to ignore them. I thought it was great to see her getting lost in other things while abroad in Rome. She really wanted to do good things. Right things. When she finds herself in another not so great situation, she needs to decide what she has to do. Even if it hurts her or others, she knows what is right and wrong, and what decision is being selfish on her part. She really grew a lot as a character. Rome was exactly what she needed. She found great friends, found herself, and found her direction.

The romance in this book is really tension filled, and really sexy!! Of course, you know from the synopsis that she gets all hot and heavy with her step brother, Trent. Totally forbidden, and totally mind blowing!! They know that it's wrong, but they can't seem to stop wanting the other. Even with a whole continent between them. They both try to get over it and move on, but it's harder than they think. They thing they are doing the other a favor, while really they are both hurting inside. But what about their family. They don't want to destroy that. The family aspect in this is fantastic. Loving and supportive parents who are happy to have children that love each other. Only they don't know how much or in what way they love each other.

Then there is the budding romance with the soon to be Priest. I thought that the chemistry between them was amazing. He was such an amazing friend and he was there for her when she needed someone. He keeps her busy with a museum tour which she finds she loves doing. He becomes a fantastic friend, but it's obvious that his feeling run deeper. He belongs to the Church though, and he is definitely forbidden. When things start to change between them, they both need to decide where their hearts really lie and if they will make decisions that they will regret.

This has not one, but two forbidden romances and it was done so well!! It's not a love triangle though, I promise. There is so much more to it than that though. It's not like they have a bad home life. In fact their parents are really great. Then, over in Rome, it isn't some one night stand or crazy fling. She gets to know Reverend Moretti well and they have a strong friendship. Both love interests are based on a friendship and that's what makes it so believable and also so hard. I can't tell you who I wanted her to pick or how it ends up, but I think that it was true to the story and who Lexie is as a person. This was everything that I love in a great New Adult book.

*An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.

About the author:

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 2013, and the first companion, A LITTLE TOO MUCH , in Nov 2013. Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan).

Author Links:

Goodreads author profile

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  1. I'm happy that you enjoyed this, Amy! It was so much fun and I completely agree about Lexie. I loved how funny she was.
    Alessandro was definitely my favorite out of the two boys, which took me by surprise.
    Fabulous review, Amy!

  2. Yay, Amy! I am so happy you loved ALTF as much as I did! I completely agree that Lexie had tons of character growth, and that this is not a love triangle.
    Awesome review, chickie!

  3. I have been hearing amazing things about this book. And I SO want to visit Rome. Plus this has a very unique romance which is a total win to me!

  4. GAH! I so want to read this book! Loved your review.

  5. I've been seeing so much about this novel and whoa that premise sounds all kind of dramatic. Lexie is definitely my kind of MC and I love it when you truly GET the character in an emotional way even if you don't always understand their actions. I think I would really enjoy this one anyways! Great review, love!

  6. Thinking I need to move this up the list, a bit. Or a lot. :)

  7. I am DYING to read this one, so I skimmed your review. I'm glad you loved it though. Makes me even more excited!


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