Dec 16, 2013

{Review} of A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers

A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

GENRE: New Adult
THEME: Romance, Contemporary

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.


Lisa Desrocher did such an incredible job in her young adult series Personal Demons, which I knew I had to get my hands on her new adult series. This story definitely had more kick in the romance section and had me questioning the lead protagonist quite a bit, but what the heart wants can’t be helped in some cases.

A Little Too Far follows Lexi who loves art and the history of it, but also has a surprising secret. After her ex-boyfriend breaks her heart she is devastated and goes to the one person she can tell anything to; her step brother Trent. After so many years and their close bond the unthinkable happens, after some hot and heavy moments she and Trent go a little too far. But there is no time to talk about it since Lexie has to leave for Rome to study and Trent will go off to college. Lexie has to think about a lot in Rome, to either let go of what she has done or move on with the possibility of a new romance.

Lexie goes through a lot of ups and downs; her character is constantly confused and trying to find out what makes her happy. She is hurt at the beginning and is trying to find that other half that makes her feel whole again. She finds it in Trent but its forbidden and even though it felt right, it confused both of them. This story is her journey, where she discovers love and loss; there are challenges thrown at her and mistakes made. I felt that Lexie shouldn’t have pursued the romance with Trent; even though they aren’t blood it just didn’t feel right. Again that just my thoughts, but overall I liked her character and her love for art.

Lexie has two-love interest, of course between Trent and the Deacon Alessandro. There is a lot of back and forth for her, trying to decide what she needs and wants. I enjoyed Alessandro’s character, which has an interesting and emotional background story. His character was the one who I wanted to get to know the most and enjoyed watching his growth, as he needed to discover the right path in his heart and religion.

Overall this story is all about discovery of the heart. The romance side may not be for everyone, I came into it with an open mind and I’m still partial to some of it. In the end I liked watching how each character grew, learned and developed.


This is a New Adult novel that is suited for a mature audience of 18 and over. Fans of Jennifer Echols Such a Rush and Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster will want to get their hands on Wait for You by J. Lynn.
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