Recommended Read, Review

Review: Going the Distance by Alexandra Alan (2021)

Heat Factor: Steamy STEAMY

Character Chemistry: It was going to happen from the moment she opened the door of that truck

Plot: Both are searching for answers on the open road, both end up finding a sexy, sexy roadtrip partner and DARE I SAY MORE

Overall: This was a fantastic and fun read

Well, well, well–Cara is hitting the road as a hitchhiker in an attempt to understand why her parents left her and when she’s picked up by Nate (a once wildly successful CEO who broke down and is now helping save his father’s trucking business), she ends up getting a ride ALL the way from Pennsylvania to her destination in LA. She also ends up finding out what’s in the back of those big trucker cabs (something I have ALWAYS wanted to know, so huzzah for that).

Sometimes I feel like romance novellas/short stories are just TOO short and they end up being either too light or too insta-intense for my taste. This one was just right. Enough time to really build the beginnings of a relationship I could root for, and then an intense wallop of chemistry that kind of knocks you off your feet.

Cara is open but she’s also cautious. Which makes sense for someone who hitchhikes but also takes three months of self-defense, has a GPS tracker, and tracks who she’s riding with. It’s still probably not the safest activity, but hey. A little daring, a little preparedness. 

Nate is quiet, thoughtful, and friendly. Even in such a short story, he seems meticulous and careful. You get the impression that the two of them would sort of balance each other out in a way.

And you know, it does not hurt that there’s a fairly intense build of tension almost immediately between the two of them, and that they don’t keep the reader waiting TOO long, if you know what I mean. It’s a fast read that doesn’t really keep you hanging on for too long. It’s juuuuuuussssst right.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We disclose this in accordance with 16 CFR §255.

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