on February 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
“There’s a thin line, between love and hate” was the recurring song (by The Pretenders) going through my head, while reading From a Distance. I loved the story, but this is a hard review to write, simply because I hate spoilers. I can’t go into the story very much, without including them, so I’ll try my best to not spill the beans. Unfortunately it deals with a subject matter some readers hate reading about in their romance novels. Fortunately for me it doesn’t, otherwise I would’ve missed an incredible story!
As a young nursing student, Kerrie accompanies her then boyfriend, working as an EMT, to a bike race. While there, she catches the attention of not one, but two of the racers. Tyler Strong, is young, around her age, and just getting started as an up and coming racer. Alexander Parker is 15 years older than her, and has quite a reputation. He’s known as a D & D, a dick and a douchebag. Both men make quite an impression on Kerrie, and two weeks later, she’s back at the race track, where she meets them both. Alex catches more than Kerrie’s attention this time. He sweeps her off her feet, and less than a year later, she marries him.
Alex stops racing but becomes Tyler’s racing sponsor, accompanying him to all his races. Kerrie begins to resent Tyler, to the point that each and every time she sees him, she’s consumed with a burning hatred towards him. “I hate Tyler Strong” are the words that she whispers, each and every time Alex and Tyler leave. On the eve of their fifth year anniversary, a tragic event changes her whole world, and Kerrie finds out that things aren’t what she thought they were, including her marriage.
From a Distance is full of surprises, some good and some achingly painful. The saying hindsight is 20/20 is spot on. If someone has a reputation, it’s a pretty sure bet it’s because they’ve earned it. There were moments I felt such intense love and hate for some of the characters. It seemed I was along for a ride that was careening out of control, unable to stop or warn the other passengers of the danger ahead. There were moments I felt like crying, out of sympathy and pain, along with some of them. This is an angsty read, but it will give you that big **sigh** at the end we readers do love!