Title: Going The Distance
Series: No Excuses #1
Author: Mila Rossi
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Published: September 9, 2016
My Rating: 3 stars
Once you slap the hell out of the light heavyweight champion of the world on the night of his first loss, how do you convince him to give you an interview? That’s the dilemma Samantha Wellington finds herself in after turning down the most desirable yet foul-mouthed athlete she’s come across. Unfortunately for her, her job depends on getting his interview and this boxer’s not talking.
When Trent “The Punisher” Page is humiliated by the spunky reporter, then cornered for an interview, he does what he does best: he plays dirty. He didn’t earn his nickname for being nice, after all. If the little minx wants to know more about him, she’ll have to pay with the one thing she’s not willing to give – herself.
Her elements of surprise meet their match in his determination to succeed. With vastly different motivations, can they break down the enemy without jeopardizing themselves?
Titles in this series include: Going The Distance –
I’ll be honest in saying that I struggled with this story. Arrogant, foul mouthed, entitled hero… okay, maybe I can deal with that. But Trent never changed throughout this story. He was the same at the ending as he was at the start. Nothing about Samantha had touched or influenced him in any way that I could see.
I don’t need my heroes to be perfect. I do need the love of that right for them woman to make a difference in their lives in some fashion. I simply did not get that from this story.
It was a 3 star rating for me because the premise was entertaining, the chemistry was definitely there between Sam and Trent… but I felt no connection to them as a couple. And I have no idea why Sam made the decision she did at the ending. She’s a better woman than I would have been for sure.
There is an audience, I’m sure, that will enjoy this story. It simply wasn’t a story that I enjoyed or connected with so I’ll just say it wasn’t for me and leave it at that. As always the decision about any story is yours, the reader – and you may enjoy Going The Distance.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*
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