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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.
My god, this book was sexy and steamy!! If you thought Desrochers' YA trilogy was steamy, this is way more so. Both guys in the book are very hot, and Desrochers does a fantastic job with the sex scenes. They're just the right amount of titillating without it being too graphic. At least, for me, but I read and write much more graphic sex scenes, so maybe my judgment is a bit skewed, lol.
Lexie is a good main character, though perhaps a bit whiny and indecisive at times. I did really enjoy her knowledge and insights into the art world, and it made for a fun side plot that not only brought her and Alessandro closer together, but also really gave her character more depth.
Personally, I didn't find her having sex with her step-brother weird at all (I mean, he's hot and they're not really related), but I'm sure some people might find it icky or wrong so that may deter you from reading and enjoying. But I'm really excited to read more in this series and follow these characters along; they're great fun.
Overall, a great, promising start to what I'm sure will be a very steamy, fun series.
and I have an interview with Lisa:
The A Little Too Far series is steamier. New Adult is not just sexed up YA, as some people seem to think. It does, however, deal with some of the same self-discovery issues. But because it’s geared toward adults, there is no fade to black. Where sex is integral to the story or character arc, it’s pretty much spelled out. So, where it was often a struggle for me to work within the parameters of YA sensibilities, now I don’t have to worry about that.
2) What are you currently working on? Can you tell us anything about it? Will you be writing more YA in the future?
My deadline schedule for the A Little Too Far series has been pretty tight, so my focus has been there this year, but I will definitely write more YA. I actually wrote a YA I really love back in December, and in the two weeks it was out with my critique partner, I wrote A LITTLE TOO FAR. ALTF sold in March, so things got a little crazy and I haven’t had a chance to get back to the new YA. It’s a story that was inspired by some real life things that happened here in my little town. A LITTLE TOO MUCH (book two in the ALTF series), releases on Nov 12th. The protag in that one is probably the most complex character I’ve ever written, and it’s much darker than ALTF. And I just finished book three in the A Little Too Far series, which is titled A LITTLE TOO HOT and releases on Jan 21st. They are companion novels to A LITTLE TOO FAR, but they all stand alone.
3) Since I've already asked your favorite Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor, what's your favorite snack to have while writing, or as a reward for writing?
Albanese green apple gummi butterflies. (Confession: I bought 15 pounds of gummi butterflies for A LITTLE TOO MUCH promotional swag, and ate all of them while I was writing the book.) #truefax
4) What book(s) are you currently reading, or are about to start?
I have been in the middle of Easy by Tammara Webber for over a month because I was on deadline for A LITTLE TOO HOT and didn’t have time to finish it. I really like it so far and I’m hoping to finish soon =)
Lisa Desrochers lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. There is never a time that she can be found without a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.
Look for her New Adult novel, A LITTLE TOO FAR , courtesy of HarperCollins Sept 2013, and the first companion, A LITTLE TOO MUCH , in Nov 2013. Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan).
You can find Lisa on her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads!
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