A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers was not what I was expecting at all, but in a good way. I’m not gonna lie, when I first learned that this had a romantic relationship between family members (step-brother and step-sister), I had a flashback to Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews and had a bit of an ewww gross moment. That initially put me off reading A Little Too Far all together, but thankfully I got over that and I am so glad that I did.
Does A Little Too Far have a what could be considered a semi-incestuous relationship in it? Yes it does. Does it end up grossing you out as much as you thought it would? No it doesn’t. Is that the sole focus of the book? Not by a long-shot and there lies what the book is actually about. A Little Too Far is far more about self-expression and self exploration than anything else. The relationship/encounter between Lexie and her step-brother is the catalyst for not only Lexie’s self exploration, but for Alessandro and her step-brother Trent as well.
Don’t get me wrong, the physical connection between Lexie and Trent was pretty explosive, but it wasn’t solely about the physical aspect. Honestly, they were so close and connected in a variety of ways that it’s really not surprising that their relationship turned physical. It almost seemed inevitable for them. But the fact that it wasn’t solely about the physical aspect is part of what eases any kind of ick factor you may have had about their relationship and leaves you rooting for them in the end.
A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers is a welcome addition to the very hot right now New Adult genre. Not only is it a welcome addition, it’s one of the standouts and it should definitely be added to your TBR list!