Friday, 20 January 2017
Book Review: More Than Distance [Chasing the Dream #5] by Elizabeth Briggs
I've been a fan of this series since the very first book, so going into More Than Distance I was excited but also sad. I couldn't wait to see what the next installment held but also didn't want this book to end, knowing that when I turned the final page it was all over.
Carla, is someone who we have previously met in More Than Fashion, where she is the model for Julie. Now that school is over Carla plans to move to NY for her new job, and to live near Julie and Gavin. However, unforeseen circumstances change her plans and Carla finds herself going on Road Trip Race, with someone who she didn't really want.
Ryan Evans is a blast from the past, and his arrival at the family dinner is a shock for Carla, but when things calm down and plans are changed Carla finds out she needs him more than she imagined she would. Together this duo go on a trip of a lifetime, and learn more about each other along the way.
More Than Distance was I book I enjoyed. I loved the road trip factor of this, even more with the time limit for the show. It really made me wasn't to make a lost of my own of things to see if I ever got to travel across America. This added a fun twist to the plot and is really what forced this pair to work together. The history between Carla and Ryan is explained in snippets throughout the story, and from both points of view, which lets us see all sides to the story, and also that they are both stubborn to a fault.
Both Carla and Ryan have thier own stories to deal with, for Carla it's escaping from her life, from being treated like glass, and to get over a shock from her parents. For Ryan it's to pass the time, to make a decision about his business and his father. I liked how the story played out, and that Carla and Ryan finally got thier friendship back on track. Especially as Ryan is considered part of the family and has been for years.
One thing I love about interconnection books in a series is catching up with the previous characters and seeing thier stories weave within one another. There were a few twists within the pages of More Than Distance that I didn't expect but do like how it all ended. This is a must read for anyone who has read these books.