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A Little Too Far

(A Little Too Far #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  8,726 ratings  ·  992 reviews
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 sh
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by HarperCollins
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Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Christy by: Kara
4 Forbidden Stars!!!!

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Lexie Banks hasn’t had a lot of luck in love. Lexie catches her long term boyfriend cheating on her on their college break. She goes back to school, tries to forget about him. Then, at the end of summer, she runs into him. He wants her back. Lexie can’t deal with that, so she goes to the one person she can always count on. Her very best friend in the world. Her step brother Trent.

While Trent is comforting Lexie... things escalate. As in, they have sex. Right before she
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
One Year Later...

Not kidding. I first heard about this book back in August, and now over a year later, on November 18, 2014, I have FINALLY read this book.

Thank you, Genie. You know, this was one of those books where you actually stop and think to yourself, "Can someone's life really be this screwed up?" Probably not as sexual-angsty like Lexi Banks' was--which was, in essence, people wanting to have sex with each, like everywhere you look. This whole book was everybody wanting to shag with
Aestas Book Blog
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it

First, here's my casting of the two hotties:

Have you ever gone just a little too far?

A Little Too Far was a really cute double taboo New Adult romance with just the right amount of angst, two swoony guys, and exactly the ending I'd hoped for. 

Okay, I have to admit, the moment I read the blurb for this book, I knew I wanted to read it. I mean seriously, a double taboo?! I'm not usually a love triangle fan but this one had my attention just because it seemed so... different! We're tal
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, reviewed

Amazingly wild and insanely bittersweet ride with addictive storyline and sweeping of feet romance, A Little Too Far is definitely a novel that has to be read.

It’s heartbreaking and mesmerizing in entirely new way, it made my heart race, my eyes teary and my girlie parts tingling. This is a story beyond every romance I’ve read – it’s captivating, beautiful journey of discovering what love really means and that in love there’s never too far. Yes, you can keep your toes on the invisible border an
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
*3.5 Stars*

Not as intense or dark as expected, but still a fairly sweet and fun read!

A Little Too Far is an entertaining, emotional read that steadily skims the surface of darker issues. Yes, there are forbidden elements that become morally questionable and boundary pushing, but the plot presents these controversial issues in a mostly lighthearted manner. After I adjusted my expectations for the tone of this story, I was able to appreciate its tenderness.

I'm going to skip a plot summation beca
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Sinfully Hot Stars!!


After a bad re-encounter with her asshole ex-boyfriend, Lexie finds console in the same place of always: with her best-friend and step-brother (her step-mother’s son), Trent.
But things got a little out of hand and they end up having sex. A little fact that will change everything between them.
Not because they don’t feel anything for each other, but because they are supposed to be… well, family. Even not being biologically related. And after that, things let a little awkw
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-release

3.5 STARS.

My first reaction after reading the blurb of this story:

Not one, but two "forbidden" romances in one novel??

Yep, that definitely had me intrigued! ;)

Let me clarify from the start though, that the story really wasn't as angsty or dark as the blurb made it out to be. Sure, there were a few "forbidden" romance elements and morally questionable situations but the way the author wrote it, the story had a very lighthearted feeling to it. So, even though it wasn't what I expected it to be

Wendy Darling
Some sexy scenes, but the story was...all over the place.

Also, if there are going to be a lot of sex scenes, it'd be nice if the guys varied up their moves a little. :P
Jun 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Well, I'll start off by saying this was a good book. It just fell short of my expectations. I can't go into too much detail without giving away spoilers. I'll break it down to how I felt while reading it and how I'd rate it.

At the beginning I was-
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It was hottt! Loved the friendship and sexual tension between (view spoiler) and Lexie. This part of the book: 5 stars!!

Then she went to Rome and I was kinda like-
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The story started to lose me. The beginning of the trip was boring.
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
3 Stars...This was a decent read but I found myself quite bored at times and skimming to get through it. The Art History and extra info that I didn't need turned me off in this book. Some people may love it, I did not.

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Lexie got on my nerves quite a few times. She's so unsure of herself and wishy washy....Get it together!

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Love Alessandro! He is awesome!
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And Trent....(view spoiler)
Dilek VT
This book claims to have sort-of-a taboo subject but I don’t get it much. The story only turns out to be something annoying for me :(

I am angry about how everything is handled so I have found it really impossible to write a review without spoilers. Thus, beware that there are spoilers everywhere from now on.

After her major break-up with her cheating boyfriend, our heroine Lexie finds the comfort in her dear step-brother’s arms (not blood-related) and on the spur of the moment, they sleep togethe
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Disclaimer: So this book boasts THE most unique love triangle I’ve ever seen and so before starting it, I took a quick sneak peek at the end, just to lower my blood pressure. Despite knowing the ending beforehand, my review will not be biased on the fact that I liked who Lexi ended up with. Just wanted to clear that up.

This was one of the books I HAD to buy when I read the blurb. Here’s part of it to refresh your memory:

“Have you ever gone just a little too far?

Lexie Banks has.

Yep. She just had
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5 Stars!

A love triangle between an almost priest and a step-brother....what's not to love about that?!?! Oh wait, sounds like a disaster waiting to happen right??

Sounds pretty
if you ask me!

So for those of you that aren't a fan of the love triangle, I will tell you that there wasn't a lot of back and forth. And rest assured there was no cheating or anything like that.

The story begins with Lexi home for summer break. She's a few days away from leaving for a year abroad in Rome. S
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Wow, I am so happy to give the book 5 ★, it was an awesome read!


❥I didn't have high expectations for the book, because last time everybody loved the story I hated it. Though this story sounded good and I thought I will give it a try, and I am happy I did, because the book turned out to be really good.

❥I loved the story, it was really original and unexpected in a lot of ways. ~Two days before leaving to Rome Lexie sleeps with her step-brother/ best-friend. Being Catholic, she goes to church to
Lisa Desrochers
Aug 23, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult
Here's a excerpt from A LITTLE TOO FAR. Hope you love reading Lexie's story as much as I loved writing it =)

"Tabooish" themes are my absolute favorite and I can't turn down opportunity to read something with that kind of storyline. When I saw that A Little Too Far, along with this oh so hot cover, is about pseudo-incest, I was all "Gimme now!" Did I get what I expected? That and then some more. Did I like it? Well, that is the problem...

Story & Characters. When I started reading this book, I was hooked - Lexie is back home, avoiding her idiotic ex-boyfriend, preparing for her trip to Italy and talki
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Sep 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Kara
A Little Too Far is 'sort of' a love triangle and 'sort of' forbidden romance. Lexi is a girl torn between what she thinks is acceptable according to society and what she feels is right in her heart.

Cute story line. My favorite quote is when Lexi tells Trent,
"You know damn well I have no virtue."

A Little Too Far (A Little Too Far, #1) by Lisa Desrochers A Little Too Much (A Little Too Far, #2) by Lisa Desrochers A Little Too Hot (A Little Too Far, #3) by Lisa Desrochers
No cliffhangers. Spinoff.
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I didn't read any spoilers in my friend's reviews. I didn't even read the next book's description. I was that good!

So when things didn't go my way in this story I was beyond disappointed.


Nevertheless, it was an extremely angsty well paced story. I even enjoyed the art history stuff, go figure.

"I am a sinner and I am weak, he says."

I'm looking forward to Book 2!
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Sep 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
So I was originally going to give this 2 stars because, while it was bad, it wasn't like, terrible. But then it got terrible and here we are. I was really hoping this was going to fulfill my craving for some smutty/cheesy/gr8 new adult but it so just did not. 1 star. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. ...more
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

A Little Too Far begins with Lexie Banks home on college break. While at dinner with her best friends, she runs into her cheating ex-boyfriend Rick—who didn’t just cheat on her, but cheated on her with three different girls. He hurt her badly. But seeing Rick again stirs up feelings in Lexie that confuse her, especially after he steals a kiss from her. She leaves the restaurant quickly and goes home to confide in her best friend, who is also her step-brother, Trent. When one thing leads to anoth
It’s not even the sexy silhouette on the cover that grabbed my interest; although that itself was attention-grabbing enough. This was one of those rare moments when I actually paid attention first to the summary. It was intriguing, oozes something between sensual and forbidden. I mean, she done some not so brotherly act with her stepbrother. Even though they are not blood related we all know it is frowned upon by our society. And when things didn’t work out, she find herself getting close to a s ...more
Lise *friends don't flag*
I really did enjoy this one and it started out fast, funny, furious and a first forbidden love scene that was frenzied and freaking HOT!

I might be going a bit “too far” with my f’s but I was so excited to read this and considering I read it in one sitting and am now a bit frazzled and slightly frustrated with the ending.

I liked Lexie, the heroine a lot. Sure she had some dense moments but she is only 20/21 and in love with her soul mate/step brother and was cheated on by her long time boyfrien
Monica Murphy
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. Taboo subject matter but handled deftly. Love the cover. The characters are relatable. Definitely recommend!
Stephanie • Ideally Inspired


I'm going to try my best to not make this an extremely rant-filled review. If anything, I just want this to be over with. Ironically, that's exactly how I felt when I was reading this.

I typically don't read reviews prior to picking up a book, because I like going in blind...

When I read the synopsis for this book, I got excited, because of the element of forbidden romance. I thought that as with most contemporary romance novels, there would be angst-y moments, there would be times of c
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been...well...a whole lot of days since my last confession. Probably a year or more. I accuse myself of the following sins...”

OMG I cannot describe how much I loved this book! I mean the whole taboo subject of falling for your step brother aaaannd a priest in the making just made this one of those books that I just couldn't say no too!

Lexie has recently dumped her boyfriend of three and a half years after finding out he is a lying cheating scum
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
GAH! I had such high hopes for this being my next 5 star read. It was soo close, but not quite. *4.5 stars*

Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers, I will warn beforehand though.

Before I go off on a rant, I want to start off talking about all the things I loved. I loved Lexie's character, her humour and her incredible passion for art, and eventually for teaching children. I loved Trent, the step-brother, in the beginning, I should have been grossed out, disgusted maybe. Trent and Lexie
Steph Moles Krayeski
While reading "A Little Too Far," I had the privilege of being a part of an online "Reading/Discussion Group" with a bunch of spicy gals who share a passion for reading. After 10% in, we were all chatting away and a little over eager to see were Lexie's emotional journey would take us.

This addictive storyline transported us into the heroine's world of Lexie Banks. A taboo tale where she battles her feelings between two leading men: her step-brother, Trent Sorenson and her confidant, the Reverend
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
HOLY AMAZEBALLS THIS BOOK WAS EXCELLENT!!! Review coming soon for book tour

When you are done reading A Little Too Far you might have to go to church and confess your sins because I can guarantee you that your thoughts while reading this book will be SINFUL!

Let me begin with saying that I knew when Lisa Desrochers would write a book that was outside the young adult level, it was going to be SAUCYLICIOUS to the max. In Lisa's young adult Personal Demons series, she never went over the limit but ev
Beverley Kendall
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stellar-nas
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”

That is what popped immediately into my head when I sat down to write the review for A LITTLE TOO FAR by—until recently—Lisa Desrochers, an unknown author to me. What’s really funny about this one, is I participated in the first cover reveal and I wasn’t blown over by it. In fact, I’d seen the old cover on several other books. The second cover—this one—not so much either. If I’m going to be honest neither cover does this book justice. The book is simply
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Step brother and a to-be priest? Hell yeah!
My twisted mind is ready.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Persona Demons books but I will give this one a try.

I read it last night. Review to come on Wednesday.
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