Going The Distance
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by Anah Crow, Dianne Fox
Category: Erotica/Multicultural-Interracial Erotica/Gay Fiction
Description: The sequel to Amber Allure's Best Seller Driven To Distraction...
When Benaiah Day attends a conference in New York City, he asks Jess Leonard to break out of his comfortable rut and come along. After all, they are...well, something. Through the months, their mutual attraction has held strong across the distance between their races, classes, and cultures. Yet it stings when Jess says no, even if Ben was expecting it, and leaves him wondering if he's making a mistake investing himself in the relationship. Worse, being in New York means he'll spend days fending off Andrew, his ex. It seems no one but Ben thinks he's serious about Jess.
Jess thinks he's fine until Ben is actually gone, and then he's left with an empty spot in his life where Ben belongs. It's convenient to have Ben around, and just as convenient when Ben fades back into his own world, but Ben being hundreds of miles away is something else altogether. Jess's friends and family push him to face up to how he's been treating Ben as a temporary lover instead of the partner he could be.
When Jess makes the trip after all, he has his first moment of real peace in years. In his small home town, everyone knows his business, but in New York, he's just Jess, someone who might be good enough to be at Ben's side even in a room full of professors and scholars.
Ben is thrilled that his lover followed him to New York, but he also knows he's as much to blame as Jess for the uncertainty between them. Jess's life is due for a major overhaul, and Ben has to get up the nerve to rock the boat or risk their relationship ending up like the Titanic.
Soon, both men realize that getting to New York and back is easy; it's the distance between their lives that's keeping them apart.
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Interracial / Multicultural
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: October 2011
3 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [102 KB]
Reading time: 67-94 min.
"...I really enjoyed how Going The Distance centered on the development of an already existing relationship moving onto the next level, rather than on the beginning of a new relationship. The dynamics between the characters involved, and the subtle way in which the authors have addressed social status, have been well written. Somebody bring me some water, these two sizzle on the pages together. With descriptive prose, and real to life situations, Going The Distance is an enjoyable short novel written in a contemporary style. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys stories written in a current setting, drama and romance as well as stories addressing, or dealing with, social status."--Nerine Petros, Queer Magazine Online
"4 Nymphs!...The sequel to Driven To Distraction. I was hoping to see more of this couple and got my wish. Jess' children are still adorable and his mother is still full of wisdom, capable of lifting the blinders off her son's eyes. There is a touch of drama in the story to add spice, and the couple's sex is as electrifying as ever beforeā?¦ an enjoyable read and look forward to reading more stories from Anah Crow & Dianne Fox in the near future."--Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"I missed you."
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Those three words were the best thing Ben had ever heard. He felt like his heart was going to come right out of his chest. When he failed to get his keycard back in his pocket, he threw it toward the dresser instead, anything to get his hands free so he could get them on Jess. Jess. Everything about Jess was amazing, all that muscle and prettiness and sweetness and intelligence all in one place.
"I missed you, too." He kissed Jess again, fast and sweet, before a wave of guilt hit him and he pulled back to see Jess's face again. "About Andrew, Jess, I'm sorry, I didn't, I never." His words got all tangled up in his tongue. "I would never, Jess. There's only you."
"I know." There was a little tightness around Jess's eyes, but he grinned and said, "I figure Andrew wouldn't've been so hot to trot about getting into my pants if he'd just been getting into yours."
"My pants are private property." Ben pulled Jess into his arms and kissed him again, taking a moment to get rid of the bag Jess was carrying. He wanted to ease that tension and kiss Jess until neither of them could remember anyone else existed. "And so, I hope, are yours. Because I know I can't have all of you, but what I can have, I'd like to have to myself."
"That's not going to be a problem at all." The noise Jess made when Ben kissed him sounded like a cat purring. "Not a bit." His hands seemed to be everywhere at once, all over Ben's chest and then down to the fly of his pants and around to his ass and up his back.
God, Jess drove him crazy. Every minute of the day. Ben didn't have any questions about how Jess felt about them, not anymore. Which left him with one last, nagging question.