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Books 1 - 5 of the Going the Distance Series

Jess Donovan wants a better life than the one she was born to, but how do you figure how what you want when life has never been anything but a series of hurdles? A sexy series about figuring out what you want by falling in love, trying life on, and uncovering the secrets that have held you back for a lifetime. 

19-year-old Jess knows better than most that life is random. Her mom is dead, and she’s on her own, patching together a living as a waitress when a car crashes through the restaurant where she works. In two seconds, she loses her job, watches her best friend hauled away in an ambulance…and meets ex-Olympic hopeful snowboarder Tyler Smith, one of the hottest, most fascinating—and mysterious—guys she’s ever met.  

Within days, Jess is swept up into the mesmerizing force that is Tyler. Their every touch sizzles, every kiss dissolves them both, and the sex is…fierce. But there’s more to Tyler than his hypnotic eyes. He’s adrift, too, and his body—and his soul—are covered with scars. How can she find herself with a guy who is lost himself? 

Unable to trust him or her feelings, when her long-lost father invites her to visit him a continent away, she leaps at the chance to get some perspective. 

In dazzling New Zealand, her fortunes seem to be turning way, way up. She lands a lucrative gig in a tourism commercial, cast opposite Kaleb Te Anga, a guy who's Tyler's opposite in every way. When things heat up between them on-set, fake kisses turning to hot real kisses, Jess finds herself torn. Is this just a holiday hook-up, or something deeper? How can she feel so much for two different people, and how will she ever choose between them? 

A powerful story about romance, making choices, and finding the life you were meant to live. 

September 22
Barbara Samuel
Barbara Samuel

Customer Reviews

Tiftapp ,


I could NOT put down this series! Such an amazing story, and you fall more in love eight the characters and their stories as you read! Can't wait for more !!

Tmarilyn ,

Lark O'Neal series

I can't begin to say how much I liked the series, it made me think after I would read and try to figure it out, of course I would have liked a better ending but it was very difficult. I cried and laughed!!

ShiayaDaniels ,

Loved these books

Loved these books, I enjoy reading & these books make it so easy to connect to the characters. I feel like I'm in the book & it has me wishing that Tyler was my boyfriend. The only thing bad I would have to say is I wish they were much longer. I'm a reader dude, I love to read and get lost in a book. I'm just like Jess. I needed these books to be much longer. But other than that? Great Books !

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