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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Giveaway Review A LITTLE TOO FAR by LISA DESROCHERS @LisaDez @HarperCollins #RockstarBookTourTour

Book Description

 September 17, 2013

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.

"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 (J. Lynn), 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

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)

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.



Lexie's life seems over when she catches her boyfriend-almost-fiancee sleeping around right when she is about to leave for college. She falls right into her step brother's arms and since the two have been extremely close, it just seems natural.  Full of angst about the relationship she heads off to Rome for a year of study abroad.  As an art history major, she is in the midst of all that she loves.  Raised a Catholic, her guilt of this relationship eats at her, so she goes to confession thinking that the priest only speaks Italian. Well, she got that wrong and wandered into the only English parish in Rome.  

The Father sends her off to help with a mission with a young-almost-priest, named Alessandro, and he inspires really impure thoughts.  As she gets settled in Rome and helping Alessandro inspire and teach youth art, the pair become extremely close.  Now torn between her step brother, Trent and Alessandro, poor Lexie is more confused than ever.   The story is brimming with conflict in this girl's brain. Between her love for Trent and her feelings for Alessandro, she really need to make a decision.  

Oh wow, this is one mixed up girl!  Lexie acts like a teen when she should really have grown up by now.  I am glad that she gets her act together by the end of the book and even though I can't imagine anyone having relationships this complicated, Desrochers manages to make the whole thing believable.  I am so grateful that Lexie wasn't an "oversharer" on social media.  She was at least mature enough to realize that could cause major problems for everyone concerned.  I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the next series installment.  This is recommended for mature teens since there is alcohol, sexual situations and language.  

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. 
- You must leave a comment and click on the rafflecopter form to be entered. 

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  1. I don't think I've ever gone too far. What can I say? I try to avoid situations that would be "uncomfortable."

  2. I have not gone a little too far unless you count reading books and eating chocolate.

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  3. when I was younger I a was a bit rebellious and I always had to push the envelope so I often went to far with many things. I can thing of anything specific but I was a little extreme lol oh well one can say was when I was 20 I went on waht was to be a 2 month trip to europe and it turned into a 5 yr around the world thing lol but at least that was a healthy one

  4. I really didn't try to go too far. I knew what I wanted and I wasn't going to do something stupid to get in the way of that.

  5. Going too far. Totally subjective. What may be too far for one person may be considered tame to another. As far as my limits go, I've never gone beyond what I felt was "comfortable" for me.

  6. I like to giggle and make other smile and sometimes it is not always appreciated ;) Is that going to far? I don't know.

  7. Too far, let's just say it involves ritualistic sacrifice and leave it at that.

  8. I am really pretty boring. Rarely go too far.

  9. I am really pretty boring. Rarely go too far.

  10. I am really pretty boring. Rarely go too far.

  11. Of course I've gone a little too far;)

    Great post!

  12. Went just a little too far with my friends boyfriend before :0

    Tammy Dalley

  13. I don't think I have gone too far...I tend to stop myself, my conscience gets the better of me all the time...hahaha!!!

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  15. Too far? When I was younger I did. I guess everyone has gone too far at least once in their lifetime.

  16. Yep as I teen I would say that I did go a little too far, glad that it didn't last long

  17. Only before I had children.

  18. I think everyone has gone too far at some point in their life... maybe they just don't want to admit it. Pushed a conversation too far, had to have the last word. Being reckless behind the wheel of a vehicle, or having one or more drinks too many. There are various types of "going too far"....Can't tell me people are perfect!!! I sure am not.

  19. Yes. When I was in high school, I went all Emma Woodhouse (from Jane Austen's novel EMMA) on my friends. I went A LITTLE TOO FAR in my match-making efforts.

  20. I don't think I should say on here! lol But yeah I've gone a little to far here and there throughout my life. I would think must of us have at some point in our lives. Thank you so much for having such a generous giveaway!!

  21. When I was a teen, I would say I was extreme and went too far on many occasions. There was that one occasion I really regret but it's all part of growing up.

  22. Yes, actually did so yesterday. Have been on a weight loss regiment since February - today lost 50 lbs. So happy to see that milestone reached. So last night I worked for 2 hours on the treadmill. Today, paying the price....muscles are very sore and I ache...ouch have to climb the stairs to make my son lunch. Lesson learned....*OW OW OW*

  23. Eva - your post made me laugh o.0 thank you!

  24. No, I think I have done ok on not going to far. I try to avoid situations that would take me too far.

  25. I try to stay away from problems and all that stuff...so I don't think I've ever gone too far ;)

  26. I try not to go too far, but I do like food, dessert, and chocolate. I used to be a shopaholic.

  27. I have not gone too far lately. ;)

  28. I haven't gone a little too far, unless staying up super late on the computer counts.


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