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Going the Distance
Going the Distance | Julianna Keyes
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Olivia Clarkes fall from pretty, perfect, and popular happened in an instant. With her life in tatters, she impulsively accepts a teaching job in the small city of Lazhou, China. Three months in, shes ready to admit she made a huge mistake. She doesn't speak Mandarin, the teachers at her school refuse to include her in anything, and she spends her nights watching counterfeit DVDs in her twin bed. Alone. Jarek McLean is a loner. Hes not looking for friends, and hes definitely not looking for love. The former army interrogator now works as a carpenter for a small construction company rebuilding a travel office in Lazhou. When he meets Olivia he knows immediately shes too wholesome to be his type, but when he discovers the pretty kindergarten teacher is hiding a secret, his inquisitive side rears its nosy head and demands answers. Olivia isn't interested in a one-sided interrogation, and makes her position clear: if Jarek wants to ask questions, hell have to answer some, too. Jareks never let anyone innot into his apartment, not into his life, certainly not into his heart. But the closer he gets to Olivia, the more he falls for her, and suddenly the man who doesn't do relationships finds himself in a most unexpected one. When he reluctantly admits that this could be love, hes faced with the most terrifying question of all: What the hell does he do now?
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Lizpixie
Going the Distance | Julianna Keyes
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And I‘ve done it! After another short nanna nap, I got in the last half hour, reading Meddling Kids (which has turned into one of the strangest & funniest books I‘ve read in awhile!) So that‘s 4books down so far but I‘m still going as far as I can until the official end in 7 & a bit hours. Good luck to everyone still working on their 24, You Can Do It! #24in48 #readathon #GoingTheDistance #NoSleepTillBookless

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MarriedtoMrT
Going the Distance | Julianna Keyes
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When I‘m looking for a guaranteed reading win, I hit up one of my old favorites. It‘s been some time since I visited with Olivia and Jarek. They were better than I remembered.

I always say I like low drama but most of my favorites have some doozy moments. I‘ve realized I love complex characters but I need the angst to be cut with humor and amazing dialogue/interactions. Julianna Keyes excels at this, imo. #romantsy

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MarriedtoMrT
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On a positive note, I really enjoyed this novella by one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. It wasn‘t her best but it was a fun afternoon‘s worth of escapist reading. I liked both of the characters and how they could be so different yet fit together, I just wish we could‘ve seen more of them interacting. (Tagged under one of my favorite of her books.) #romantsy