A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers

17786125Release Date: September 17, 2013
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Age Group: New Adult (18yrs+)
Shelfability: Acquire
Pages: 336
Format: eGalley
Source: Edelweiss/Publisher
Interest: Author
Buy the Book: Amazon ($2.99 ebook, SO WORTH IT!)

I was excited to read another book by Lisa because I really enjoyed her Personal Demons YA series (although I have yet to read all three books, so many books so little time), and I was especially excited when I read the synopsis. Well, maybe my first thought was more along the lines of “what the…” than excitement, but you get the gist.

Miss Lexie Banks is home from college and she just happens to run into her ex. As much as she wants to be she’s still not completely over the guy. I mean he was her first everything, so I totally get that. Still reeling with the emotions of that incident her step-brother/best friend Trent tries to console her. And oh, does he console her. I get that they aren’t “related” but I still had a hard time with the sex with the step brother thing. Lexie feels a bit guilty about the whole thing, but not that guilty because she seriously wants to do it again. She doesn’t get the chance to, however, because she is studying abroad and is headed to Rome!

Apparently the act with Trent has been weighing on poor Lex and she decided to confess her sins to a priest. She’s in Rome anyway, it’s not like the guy is going to understand her anyway. I’m not catholic and I don’t know much about the religion, so that aspect was sort of interesting. Well it turns out the priest does speak english and he refers Lexie to the super delicious Rev. Moretti, who happens to organize projects for the church and should have no problem keeping Lexie busy. Busy with a project of course.

I totally saw this story going one way and it went the other way, which I think that I liked… but I’m still a bit torn about it. I mean I loved that the story wasn’t totally predictable because I thought for sure this and this was going to happen and it didn’t so much.

I loved Lexie’s character even though I wanted to slap her so many times. I totally remember the feelings that she was experiencing and although my circumstances where not even close to what she was going through I couldn’t help but relate to her in that way. Just trying to figure out who the heck you are and what you want to do with the rest of your life. I think that is always something that you’ll question as a person, I know I still do.

The writing was great and the story was addicting, it didn’t take me any time at all to read this one, because I found myself reading it every free second that I had! Really looking forward to the next book!

And can someone please take me to Rome!