Friday, September 13, 2013

A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers (Blog Tour)

Title: A Little Too Far (A Little Too Far #1) 
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Pages: 371
Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins
Release Date: September 17, 2013
*ARC copy was provided by Edelweiss for honest review/Blog Tour*

Praise: 
“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

Summary: (Goodreads

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.

 Review:

This book was definitely a favorite in the romance/New Adult category since it had everything that I would want to read in this genre. A Little Too Far is definitely a unique kind of book because you fall in love with both of the male leads and wonder who is she going to pick! I was on the edge of my seat wondering between Trent (Hot step-brother or Alessandro (priest)). It was heartbreaking, teary eye and beautiful. It was an addictive read because I sped through it in 2 days. This story has romance and it opens up your mind to what it means to discovering true love. A Little Too Far is about self-discovery and becoming who you want to be. Each character goes through this journey. 

It first starts off with Lexi Banks discovering that her ex cheated on her, and while she considers getting back together with him she also has new feelings resurfacing with and entirely new person, Trent. Lexi definitely goes a little too far by sleeping with him. But Lexi has already had feelings for him since she was fifteen. Trent is her best friend. I loved Trent, he is a musician and has tattoos and owns his own bike. She is one hot man! Two nights before her exchange to Rome for school things get heated up and intense between them. Lexi also mentions that this was the most mind-blowing passion in her life. After everything they both feel guilt and shame. The mixed feelings between them all throughout the book make you want to hope they make it in the end. As the reader I felt the chemistry between them. 

Lexi does got to Italy where she meets the intelligent and handsome Alessandro who is also a new and upcoming priest. Alessandro really got underneath my skin because of his personality and how he treated Lexi with the utmost respect. But with Lexi's track record she is already having thoughts about him too. Torn between both men Lexi must confess and discover herself. A Little Too Far will leave you hanging for more and it will either cause your heart to break or leave you breathless. Lisa Desrochers writing left me hooked! From the very first page to the last I enjoyed every minute of reading this novel. It was an explosive read! 

5/5 

Other books in the series

A LITTLE TOO MUCH (A companion novel coming November 12, 2013) - on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17824633-a-little-too-much

A LITTLE TOO HOT (coming January 21, 2014)

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About Lisa Desrochers

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.

The Giveaway Prizes:

- An iPad Mini - one winner
-  A knowledge pendant, tote bag, and tattoos (Trent’s tattoo!) - one winner
-  A signed copy of HarperCollins’ BETWEEN THE COVERS sampler with the 1st two chapters of A LITTLE TOO FAR annotated, knowledge tote, and tattoos - one winner
-  A signed copy of BETWEEN THE COVERS with the 1st two chapters of A LITTLE TOO FAR annotated, and tattoos - two winners

The Giveaway Details:

-  Giveaway is US/Canada ONLY.
-  There will be FIVE winners total.

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Week One

Sept. 3rd - Katie's Book Blog - Review
Sept. 3rd - Book Briefs - Guest Post
Sept. 4th - The Busy Bibliophile - Review
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
Sept. 8th - Burning Impossibly Bright - Guest Post
Sept. 8th - Lovin' los libros - Review

Week Two

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
Sept. 12th - Book Labyrinth - Review
Sept. 13th - Lili's Reflections - Review
Sept. 13th - Stuck in YA Books - Review
Sept. 14th - A Bookish Escape - Review & Guest Post
Sept. 14th - Ramblings From This Chick - Guest Post
Sept. 15th - In Bed With Books - Review
Sept. 15th - Coffee and Characters - Guest Post

Week Three

Sept. 16th - Waiting For Wentworth - Review
Sept. 16th - Michelle & Leslie's Book Pics - Review
Sept. 17th - Good Choice Reading - Review

Sept. 17th - Me, My Shelf and I - Review

6 comments:

  1. I always go a little too far with books, sweets, soda, and always definitely with opening my big mouth...lol

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  2. I go overboard on books,food and chocolate. Thanks for the review and the giveaway .

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  3. My mom is really strict when it comes to curfew and dating. During that time, I was dating this guy who's a cop and my mom never knew about it. He wanted me to stay the night with him. I said yes, but I chickened out around 3AM. I told him, I made up an excuse that I have a test tomorrow and I need to study. I don't think he bought it though but he drove me back to our house. That's the last time I ever saw him. LOL! That's my 'little too far'.

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  4. Too far with pastries and chips and salsa! lol Woe to my hips!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  5. I've probably stepped past the grey and into the 'too far' zone, but no instances come immediately to mind. I'm usually a by-the-book kinda gal :) Thanks for the giveaway! A Little Too Far sounds like a very enticing read!

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Thanks Amanda

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