A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers
Series: A Little Too Far #1
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: September 17th 2013
Source: Edelweiss (Provided by author for tour)
Tour Hosted By: A Life Bound By Books
Purchase Links: Amazon; Amazon UK; B&N; iTunes; Kobo; The Book Depository
A Little Too Far is a brilliant example of a New Adult novel. Judging it by it's cover, it kind of makes you think that this book is going to be full of sex scenes. There were like 3, and that was it. I was actually pretty happy about that because there's so much more to explore in this book and to see so it was a relief that there weren't that many sex scenes.
So Lexie is flying off to Rome for a year abroad and she's really happy about going. She's escaping from her ex-boyfriend and trying to forget that she had sex with her step-brother Trent. When she arrived in Rome, Lexie decided to confess to her sins hoping that it'll make her feel better. And then she meets the beautiful Reverend Moretti (aka Alessandro), a soon to be priest. Lexie and Alessandro become close and Lexie feels herself becoming attracted to him. Lexie has to decide between the two men in her life and make sure she'll be able to deal with the consequences of her decision.
I really liked Lexie. She had the guts to pack up and ship herself off to Rome to study for a year (which I totally wouldn't be able to do no matter how much I'd love to). She went out there to see the beautiful art in Rome and learn about the history. She did kind of annoy me sometimes, especially when she was thinking of taking Rick back. She was mainly just thinking of hot he was and hardly thinking of what he did to her, which led her to sleep with her step brother. She's an intelligent and interesting character, and I really enjoyed learning about her throughout the book.
Trent was a brilliant friend to Lexie. He was always there when she needed him and vice versa. He's a sweet and caring guy. I instantly liked him when he sat with Lexie when she was upset about Rick. I adored hearing about how their friendship blossomed and hearing about them when the were young. Their relationship was weird since they're step-siblings (no blood relation!).
Alessandro was perfection. I was in love with him the second that Lexie physically ran into him in the church. He's just so adorable and charming, polite and sexy. He helped Lexie a lot while she was in Rome. He helped her find out what she wanted to do with her life; He showed her around Rome and took her to all the galleries and he was such a brilliant friend. Lexie really opened up to Alessandro.
I'm not going to say too much about what happened relationship wise because it'll kind of ruin the ending/what the next book is going to be about. I will put my feelings about how it ended under a spoiler, so if you want to know highlight the next sentence and you can make your own assumptions of how it ended. SPOILER I wasn't too happy with how everything ended. I wanted it to go a different way. END SPOILER
This book made me really want to visit Rome! I was so awed reading about everything and I know that someday soon I'll have to get myself over there to see all those sights for myself. Rome seems like much more of a romantic city than Paris, and it's moved higher up on my places to visit when I have the time/money to do so.
Overall, I thought this was a brilliant New Adult book that addressed a slightly frowned upon subject and tough decisions. I really enjoyed it and it's one I definitely recommend to New Adult lovers!
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