After an intense whirlwind romance, Karrie Parker thought she had it all: a sexy husband, a loving family, a great career and a beautiful home.
Together they lived a life fit for royalty.
But when tragedy strikes, Karrie is devastated and left to face the consequences of her husband’s deepest, darkest secrets. Discovering the strength to carry on while making important, life-changing decisions, she finds herself desperate for answers. And holding the key to the puzzle is the one man she loathes immensely.
For up and coming motorcycle drag racer Tyler Strong, keeping painful secrets was never part of the plan. Racing motorcycles and winning was all he ever wanted to do. But when his best friend’s lies begin to unravel, Tyler is sent into a tailspin when he’s forced to come face to face with the one woman he vowed to stay away from. The woman he refuses to speak to, the woman he avoids, the woman he watches…from a distance.
As the truth becomes clear, will destiny bring these two unlikely souls together or tear them apart forever?
From a Distance started off slow for me, I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this story. We meet Karrie and I wasn’t sure how I felt about her. She honestly seemed whiny and spoiled from the beginning. She loves her husband Alex and hates his best friend Tyler and let’s us know it. Tyler surprised me, I started off hating him because Karrie did, he just seemed rude (something Karrie says of him all the time). But then things changed.
“In that instant, one moment in time, something changes, something shifts. A bond is formed.”
Without saying too much because you really need to find out on your own, the way things unfold and come together was emotional. Watching Karrie and Tyler’s relationship bloom was actually my favorite part. They discover things about their lives and each other along the way, guiding each other through. It seemed like they were truly meant to be and I truly grew to love them both.
“Right there. Right in front of me. Loving me, from a distance.”
Learning about Tyler’s feelings and watching Karrie come to the realization that things weren’t as they seemed was enlightening. It was not what I expected, but I was left wanting more from it. Throughout the story I kept coming up on some timeline discrepancies and details that had been overlooked. At times this made it hard for me to keep up and it slowed down my reading. This is where I was torn with writing this review, I loved the characters but the other things kept bringing me down.
Overall this was a good story, one that I enjoyed reading. I think that with some more attention to detail and the timeline that it can be a great book. I do encourage you to pick this one up though because I have a feeling that you will love Tyler as much as I do.
About the Author
L.M. Carr, author of The Giving Trilogy, is a wife, a mom, an educator, a reader and a writer who lives in central Connecticut with her family and two dogs. When she’s not sitting at her computer writing, she loves to read or spend time with family and friends.
The idea for the trilogy formed in the summer of 2013 and wouldn’t leave her alone, until she picked up a pen and jotted the thoughts down. Before long, words flowed as the story began to unravel.
L.M. Carr is a lover of “Happily Ever Afters” because the world is filled with enough sadness. Reading is an escape in which anything is possible. But like in reality, stories sometimes take you on a journey through Hell before you can reach Heaven.
Follow along as we begin this journey together.
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