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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
*ARC provided by author for an honest review*
First, I have to say this book does not end on a cliffhanger!!! I know we are all a little scared when we see a book is part of a series. There is always the concern of there being no resolution at the end. Well, I am very happy to report that you get a complete book with A Little Too Far. The next book will be about a character you meet in this one.
One of the things I loved most about this book is the fact I got to visit Rome and never left the comfort of my chair. This author has a way with words that makes you feel like you are standing in the dome of St. Peter's Square or gazing at the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. It was an awe inspiring experience that had me finding myself looking up these wonderful sights just so I could have the visual Lexie did.
As you may have guessed, a portion of this book takes place in Rome. Lexie is there for her junior year of college. The timing of the trip could not have worked out better though. She needs an escape to process what has happened with Trent, her stepbrother. The feelings she's having for him are freaking her out and she needs a chance to reset and recover.
But distance doesn't seem to do the trick Lexie thought it would and she often finds her mind wandering back to Trent. But then she meets Alessandro. He is perfect in every way for Lexie. Problem is, he is only months away from taking his final vows to become a priest!
This book is all about the taboo! First, with the stepbrother and then the "almost" priest. But I have to say, it was all handled VERY well. I never really felt like any lines were crossed that shouldn't have been. Obviously, Trent and Lexie are not really related, so any involvement these two have in the book is okay. Awkward sure, but still alright. And the priest, well you just need to read to find out more about him!
This book is a perfect for those who love the NA genre and are looking for a storyline that is new and refreshing. Lexie is a character who you will love (her Inner thoughts were rather humorous at times). And I will admit, I found her annoying as well (the were a few moments where she did not act like a junior in college but more like one in high school). But it wasn't too bad and I was able to easily overlook it. Definitely a must read!
Directly in front of me is a statue. It’s mostly just a pair of torsos with legs, because the heads and arms have fallen off, but there’s no mistaking what they’re doing. The naked man’s torso is seated on a stump, and his huge erection, which has definitely not fallen off, is pressing into the half-dressed female torso from behind.
Something stirs between my legs, and I can’t look at Alessandro.
“Well, that’s something, isn’t it?” he says, and when I finally get up the nerve to glance at him, he’s lifting his eyebrows at me, half a smile on his lips.
“Um … yeah. Something.”
I turn my flaming face to the wall, and on it is a fresco of a man and woman going at it doggie style. “Oh my God!” I say, and turn away. “What the hell did that sign say, anyway?”
I walk back and look at it. In both Italian and English is a warning that the exhibit in this room contains erotic art. “No kidding,” I mutter. “Let’s go,” I say to Alessandro, but he’s moved deeper into the room. “Lexie, this is art. I’m interested to see it.”
“Really?” I say, stepping back into the room.
He turns to me and lifts an eyebrow. “People have sex. Does that embarrass you?”
If I were here on my own, I’d want to see this for sure. He’s right. These are authentic ancient pieces that I couldn’t see anywhere else. But I’m not here alone. I’m here with a very sexy man in a white collar who may or may not have put my drunken ass to bed on my birthday last week and kissed me.
“It’s just … I—”
He grasps my hand and pulls me to his side. “This is fascinating, Lexie. Read this,” he says, pointing to the plaque next to a picture.
The picture was taken in Pompeii, so apparently this fresco is still there, in the House of Vetti. It’s an image of Priapus, the Greek god of fertility. Jutting out from under his tunic is an erection that would hang to his knees if it weren’t resting on a scale in front of him, where he’s apparently weighing it.
“It says frescoes and statues of Priapus were common in the doorways of ancient Roman households,” Alessandro says, running his finger over the words on the plaque. “It was considered good luck to stroke the penis upon entry.”
Oh. My. God. How is it that I’m standing here with an almost-priest listening to him talking about “stroking the penis upon entry”?
“Yeah … wow,” I say, turning away and pressing my hands to my flaming cheeks. “That’s … um … fascinating.”
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 17, 2013, and companions, A LITTLE TOO MUCH(Nov 12, 2013), and A LITTLE TOO HOT(Jan 21, 2014). Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONStrilogy (Macmillan).