A Little Too Much
by Lisa Desrochers
Published by William Morrow Impulse
In the follow-up to Lisa Desrochers’ explosive New Adult novel A Little too Far, Alessandro Moretti must face the life he escaped and the girl he loved and left behind.
Twenty-two year old Hilary McIntyre would like nothing more than to forget her past. As a teenager abandoned to the system, she faced some pretty dark times. But now that’s all behind her. Hilary has her life on track, and there’s no way she’ll head back down that road again.
Until Alessandro Moretti—the one person who can make her remember—shows up on her doorstep. He’s even more devastatingly gorgeous than before, and he’s much too close for comfort. Worse, he sees right through the walls she’s built over these last eight years, right into her heart and the secrets she’s guarding.
As Hilary finds herself falling back into love with the man who, as a boy both saved and destroyed her, she must decide. Past or future? Truth or lies?
If you’re looking for something different in NA, then pick up the next book in Lisa Desrochers’ second novel in her A LITTLE TOO FAR series. This novel is filled with some very difficult and painful life experiences for Alessandro (a young man who was close to becoming a priest, but decided against it in A LITTLE TOO FAR) and Hilary, a woman who has spent most of her young adult life numbing herself from the horrible experiences she had during her childhood. Sex with her live-in pseudo boyfriend is one of those things she uses to keep a wall around herself. It’s not love; it’s purely physical. But Alessandro enters Hilary’s life, reigniting the pain Hilary’s tried so hard to keep buried in her past. His presence also starts to knock down her defenses. There are many twists and turns that will surprise readers. Given all that Alessandro and Hilary have gone through, readers will be sympathetic and root for these two to find some peace and happiness. It’s not easy. Their future will be shaky, because no matter what, they’ll still have the past creep up on them. Hopefully, together they can get through it. Painful. Powerful. Memorable. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.