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Distance Paperback – September 8, 2014
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With students in a mad rush she got plastered against the brick wall getting a run in her nylons. She decided to get out of them and go pee at the same time. The restrooms were over crowded due to the event so she went to the ones farthest away. She was almost to the door on her way out when she hears sexual moaning of male and a female. She is like “GROSS!” It was when the male spoke words that she knew who it was. YUP! You got it her own personal scumbag and now ex Jamieson.
Needless to say they broke up. After a month of tears and old memories filled with pain Elena couldn’t take it anymore. I was Henry’s annual summer bash and she was not going to let them miss it. She said she didn’t want to go but Elena said she would drag her if she had to. Since she always got what she wanted we went. All was going well after several songs that they danced their hearts out. Lexi needed some fresh air and who does she run into on the front porch making out? You got it again, Jamieson and Christy. When Jamieson called out to her it was just too damn much she just walked off down the street she would not give them the satisfaction to let them see her cry. She finds a nice dark front yard to sit at the curb and balls her eyes out.
She sends a text to Elena it was time to go because she just couldn’t go back to Henry’s. She closes her eyes and begins to realize how she was glad she broke up with Jamieson that he didn’t deserve her. She closes her eyes to let that sink in when she feels Elena walk up and sit next to her. But when she slumps into her she realizes it’s not her at all. They smelled male and was hard bodied. She was about to yell thinking it was Jamieson when it was the most gorgeous guy she ever saw when she opened her eyes. She started to freak when he spoke and asked if she was okay. His voice was so calming to her. Like being at home. For some reason she wasn’t afraid, she was completely drawn to him. He introduced himself as Mason, Henry’s friend since they were kids and their moms were kids.
From that moment on Lexi’s life changed. All that she knew would be altered by meeting Mason. She couldn’t get him off her mind but since she was going away at the end of summer to go to college it wouldn’t be wise to start a new relationship. So, friendship it was…or was it?
You will have to read and see for yourself. Lexi and Elena get into and do things as a parent I would not recommend. Yet as a youth I could see them happening. Poor Lexi is accident prone so it is always a comedy of errors with her.
I give this 5 stars. Provided by Net Galley.
But one night at a party, everything changed. Her boyfriend of the past three years was cheating on her: and the crushing blow left her crying outside, alone. Mason tries to comfort her, but the instant attraction he finds is buried beneath his desire to help her.
Now, as the story progresses, we see more of Melanie’s home life: her mother is supportive and a good model, her best friend Elena is a good match, and her plans for university are the hope that keeps her moving forward.
But then, the story stalls: I didn’t find a ton of development in the characters that gave an emotional connection. While Mason was sweet, and Lexi seemed to have much of her life together, we didn’t see a great solidity to their relationship either. Much of the plotting felt rushed and pulled together to give a sense of ‘impending change’ but there was little to no sense of the changes to come in an emotional sense.
While the story read quickly and the issues were relevant and possible, there was just a miss in the development of characters that would have provided the necessary elements that made them feel alive and real for me.
I received an eBook copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
When we first meet Lexi she is waiting for her boyfriend after her high school graduation but he is nowhere to be found. She goes to use the farthest restroom so she can avoid the crowd and what does she find in one of the stalls? Her boyfriend of three years Jameson having sex with Christy (the school slut). Lexi is heartbroken and has sworn off men. The summer before college is for having fun and not having a relationship with anyone.
Everything is going according to plan until one night when her best friend Elena and her hit up a summer party. She sees Jameson all over Christy ripping open the wounds that have been slowly healing. She goes outside to catch some fresh air and begins to cry because he could move on so quickly from a relationship but she can’t. That’s when a stranger comes and sits with her trying to comfort her and he’s extremely good looking. She finds out his name is Mason and he has a things for saving damsels in distress.
Mason and Lexi begin a friendship but things get awkward when Mason’s best friend and Lexi’s best friend start hooking up. Finally, Mason and Lexi begin “dating” and it’s really nice to see their relationship grow. She starts to realize that things with Jameson never felt the way they do with Mason.
Jameson keeps butting in realizing that he’s making a huge mistake letting Lexi go (duh you idiot). He keeps trying to win her back and so Christy becomes involved telling Lexi to leave him alone and to top it off we have Mason’s ex girlfriend bugging Lexi too! The poor girl can’t catch a break.
Summer is coming to an end but does that mean the end for Mason and Lexi? You’ll have to read and find out!
I liked the story. I thought it flowed well and in some parts I found a bit boring. Nothing was explicit when it came to sex. it was pretty much closed door sex not much detail. Lexi is a klutz so you will laugh at all her embarrassing moments. I would have liked to see a little more character development with Lexi and Elena. Sometimes I felt disconnected with them. I do plan on continuing the series just to see what happens next. I mostly enjoyed how the title connected with the story. I thought Andrea did an excellent job of incorporating the title throughout the story.