Hot sex and lots of it, between two very attractive people. An afternoon fling starts beside the hotel pool, quickly moves upstairs, lasts until morning and then becomes a week-long affair. They enjoy each other in every position and place imaginable. When it’s time for them to leave they don’t want to part.
They continue the affair alternating between her home in Toronto and his in New York. The sex is, if anything, even hotter as their time is shorter and the relationship… (Oops. Don’t want to spoil the plot.)
Rating: 4.6 of 5. Minus one because these lovers are too perfect. (He’s handsome, successful, self-confident; she’s lean, curvy, just as confident and succeeding at two careers simultaneously. They fit their designer clothes perfectly.) Plus one half because they grow into real people, with real issues, as the relationship gets more serious. And plus a tenth in case we need to round to the nearest whole number.
Going the Distance is not just a sex fantasy, it’s a relationship fantasy. But don’t think that means the sex isn’t hot, hotter, hottest! The two protagonists Austin and Brett, hit it off after a chance meeting by a pool. From there, everything about them clicks wonderfully. It’s the kind of relationship we all crave in life that is so positive and without all the insecurity, drama, and emotional roller coaster ride on which so many relationships are based.Austin and Brett click in bed, in their tastes, and pastimes we all want. The sex scenes will make you hard or wet and longing the same experiences yourself. Escape to Austin and Brett’s world. You won’t regret it!
Austin is in marketing, but off hours, she writes erotica. Brett is in investment banking. They meet while on vacation. Within minutes, the are in bed together. When the vacation ends, they must decide if the distance between Toronto and New York is too much.This is a solid book with wonderful characters and a well-developed plot. However, it is the sex that makes this book! It is packed full of sex scenes, and they are HOT! I admit to rereading several of them.
April 10, 2014
By Bookaholic Mama
Review copy provided for an honest review
Austin Campbell works in marketing by day and is an author by night. She is in San Diego for a book signing convention. Brett Tanner is a banker at a prestigious New York company. He is in San Diego for vacation. Sitting by the pool, they meet. Brett starts the conversation with the wonderful line “You have beautiful breasts” to which she responds “I know” Before long Austin asks, “Are you hard?’. The words were out of her mouth before she realized she was speaking out loud.
‘Pardon?’ he asked, following her gaze to the ample package between his legs. ‘No. Should I be?” This of course leads to Austin sharing her newest release with Brett; did I mention it’s erotic? These two don’t play around; they head straight to the hotel room. The rest I will leave in the book.This is a wonderful story of the immediate connection made between two people. Both individual are strong, independent, driven and successful. Their commonalities provide a basis for their relationship but can also cause problems. The easiness of their time together is sweet and the banter between the two is hysterical at times. Let’s not forget the sex, OMG the sex is HOT!! Austin is a tigress between the sheets leading Brett to dub her “kitten”. Cara Addison does a wonderful job of bringing these two characters to life. I absolutely fell in love with Brett and Austin is someone I would want as a friend. Not everything is perfect with these two, as in life they both carry baggage from their past. You will need to read this book to find out if that baggage gets in the way. I really enjoyed this book and give it 4.5 stars and 4 hands down the pants.
Donna rated it 5 of 5 stars
By B. T. Southard
If you’re looking for a fun book with an HEA, pick this one up and enjoy! Well worth the time and effort.
By Serena Fairfax
I couldn’t get my head round why Brett, a wealthy senior staffer and a generous lover to Austin, is sharing an apartment with a buddy. Surely he doesn’t need to split the cost with anyone? And he’s not doing it for the company because his flatmate spends so much time abroad. Furthermore, that Brett, a Stanford graduate with a good job in the international sector, displays ignorance about Toronto and Canada, doesn’t seem credible.
The author rightly keeps a tight focus on the two main characters, both portrayed as decent and likeable, and they’re constantly on the page or, rather, in between the sheets.
My personal view is that this book could have done with an injection of a hefty dose of tension, incidents and episodes that challenged and tested Brett and Austin and threatened to undermine the burgeoning relationship. The path to happy ever after should not run smooth…