Blog Tour - Going The Distance (Down For The Count #2) by Christa Cervone ~ Derna's Review, Prologue, and Giveaway.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Going the Distance is the second book in the in 'Down for the count' series by Christa Cervone. Things had not ended well for Gabriel and Selma, Selma had left, and you are unsure about what was going to happen for these two. The story picks up 3 months after it ended, although both are trying to move it very clear that they can't, and things are far from over between theses two.
It's not plain sailing for Gabriel and Salem, as they realizes out how much they really mean to each other. They have some tough choices to make, go through heartache, and at times have to fight for what they really want, which when it comes down to it is each other. There were times that I wanted to shake them both, but for the most part I was rooting for them.
I really like what Christa did the characters. Gabriel and Salem are a good together, you see them grow, especially Salem. You can feel the passion and the chemistry that they have for each other, which results in some scorching sexy scenes between them.
I enjoyed this book. It was an emotional read at times. I liked the pace of the story, and I felt that the flow was good once I got use to having Salem's POV in 3rd person instead of 1st like Gabriel was. I love being inside a character's head, as I feel you connect more to them when the story is told in 1st. However, that being said, it didn’t take away my enjoyment of the story.
Loved, loved the epilogue that Christa wrote as it was years instead of a few months into the future, and they are always a firm favorite of mine.
If you enjoyed the first book On the Ropes then, I would read this one, as it's a great ending to Gabriel, and Salem's story.
"When I’m with him, nothing else matter, and when I’m not…..He’s all I think about”
“I’m not sure what to feel: there’s a connection between us that I’ve never felt before. He makes me feel alive and wanted”
“Salem is my drug, and I’m completely addicted”
“My heart beats for you, my body aches for you, and my soul would die without you. You are important to my survival as the next breath I take”
"Just keep loving me the way you do, Gabriel………..You’ll never have to worry about that, Say. I’ll never stop loving you.”
Now read the Prologue