A Little Too Much (A Little Too Far #2) by Lisa Desrochers
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.GR
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?
Publishes in US: November 12th 2013 by William Morrow Impulse
Genre: NA contemp
Series? A Little Too Far #2
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I wanted to read this one because I fell hard for Alessandro in A Little Too Much, and though I knew that it wasn't his time and place to get a happy ending, I still wanted for him to face the ghosts of his past, and hopefully find a person who is in love with him as much as he was with Lexie. I also loved the hot romances that Lisa writes as far back as Personal Demons.
I got what I wanted and more in A Little Too Much. We get to meet Hilary, who we know had a past with Alessandro. I like that I got to know her away from Alessandro first. In her element. She is a singer looking for a job on Broadway and trying to forget her past. She is fiesty, knows how to protect herself, and seems to have it all together. But when Alessandro comes on the scene some of her insecurities and pain that she's tried to hide comes to the surface because it is obvious he's hurt her. I don't remember if Alessandro told Lexie the details, but if he did, I didn't remember, but that is okay, because they slowly unfold in this one. Between hot encounters where Lexie is trying to get the upperhand but ends up just feeling this explosive chemistry with him.
I like Hilary's background. I don't think that I have read anything with her particular talents. She was on American Idol and she is a great actor but not so much as a dancer. But her in is the American Idol, so she has been doing no so hot on auditions, but is hoping for a big break. I have never really been on the broadway or acting scene so its def fun to read about.
A Little Too Much surprised me in many ways, but I think that it all worked in my head. I like the chemistry between Hilary and Alessandro as well as watching them figure out life as a new adult and the balance between letting the past teach you and make you grow and letting it still rule over you even when you think that you have totally squashed and conquered.
The ending was good although I def wouldn't object to a novella or more time with Hilary and Alessandro to see what happens after, just because I want more of them and fell in love.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Could you date someone who left you but came back years later?