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Driving To You

Driving To You

3.9 18
by Marquita Valentine
A Holland Springs Novella (Book 1.5 in reading order)

Even Bad Girls deserve a Happily Ever After

Finn was supposed to be the rebound guy, the one that got April Billingsworth over her breakup with her fiancé. Only one night turned into two, two nights turned into a week, then months of pure happiness. Now this former bad girl's ready to settle down


A Holland Springs Novella (Book 1.5 in reading order)

Even Bad Girls deserve a Happily Ever After

Finn was supposed to be the rebound guy, the one that got April Billingsworth over her breakup with her fiancé. Only one night turned into two, two nights turned into a week, then months of pure happiness. Now this former bad girl's ready to settle down and go the distance with the man she loves, until the secret Finn's been keeping from her comes to light.

There was only one rule, Private Investigator, Finn Kennedy lived by: Do not, under any circumstances, get involved with a client. That is, until he met his latest assignment, April Billingsworth, the current governor's daughter and Charlotte's most notorious bad girl. Not only has he broken his rule, but April has discovered his secret-he's been keeping tabs on her and reporting back to her father.

Devastated by the truth, April leaves Finn and tries to go on with her life, without the lying bastard. But Finn has other plans, he's determined to win April back. And this time, nothing's going to stand in his way.

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Marquita Valentine
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Holland Springs , #15
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Meet the Author

New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She's the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man--and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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Driving To You (Going the Distance Series Novella) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
ScoutPF More than 1 year ago
This is a short but totally delightful novella by Ms. Valentine. If you read Driving Me Crazy, we met Carter the hunky race car driver with a wonderful heart, but a serious case of "foot in mouth" disease. April, his ex-fiancé was the girl we loved to hate! In this the next installment of the Going The Distance series, we actually find out the reason for April's irritating personality. Her controlling , obnoxious, self centered father. He would make anyone crazy. We come to understand April, and I actually learned to like her! April's redemption is helped by Finn Kennedy, the gorgeous Irishman with the sliver tongue. They started a whirlwind romance and she's falling in love, but wait ~sigh~ there is always a twist. The characters are strong, the banter between Finn and April is very entertaining, and we meet some new characters to look for in later stories. I recommend this sweet story to everyone! It can be read as a stand alone, but makes a little more sense if you have read Driving Me Crazy. As always, I am anxiously awaiting the next novel about the racing life in Charlotte, North Carolina. No compensation was offered or accepted for this review. Comment | Was this review helpful to you?Yes No 5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Novella March 22, 2013
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story! I love the characters, their personalities just popped right off the page. This book should/could be much longer. Totally love those security guys in black! Yummm. Highly recommend for a quick, fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was good firvwha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can you put out a book for 35 pages and cal it a book and yourself an author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could of been so much more to this story with Finn and April. Glad to see she wasnt such a rich spoiled B*** in this book. Hated her in the first book. Good read just to short
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
I really didn't think it was possible, but I like April now. I absolutely hated her in the first book, but she certainly redeemed herself here! Of course, sexy Finn helped make me like her a bit more too. He was so sweet with her and brought out her true character. This short read was fun and sexy! Definitely read it if you have started this series! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a first for me. I never give up on a series once I've started it...let alone a book.
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Luvmyhootie More than 1 year ago
Sexy Irishman and a feisty woman who brings him to his knees!  I love books as much as the next person but what really gets me going is a long drawn out series. I quickly fell in love with the Holland Springs series of books and couldn't put any of them down for even a second. every character is intriguing and unique and brings something to the table that enhances the story. One of the best parts of the Holland Springs series is the little novellas sprinkled in between. Sometimes while reading a book I will become fixated on a secondary character that catches my attention and makes me want to know more about them. I was so enamoured with these books that I didn't even take time to read the synopsis before starting the next one. Imagine my surprise when I found out Driving To You was about character I hated fro a previous book. April is one of those women you just want to strangle. When she is first introduced in Drive Me Crazy she's a stone cold, stuck up, hateful woman. The crazy ex of Carter Ambrose who tried her damnedest to get him back with a ridiculous request. I couldn't understand her motivation in that book and I was dead set to dislike her from the start. What I found in this book was a tough young woman with an underlying vulnerability that drew me in. She's the tough as nails daughter of the current Governor. The No nonsense type of woman most would consider a ball buster. Finn Kennedy is probably the only man who can handle April. Despite the fact that he works for her father the two get swept up in a once rebound fling turned serious relationship. Everything seems to be going fine between them until something Finn has been hiding from her comes to light causing April to second guess their entire relationship.  I have to say April and Finn were two of my favorites in this series. She was feisty and stubborn while Finn was headstrong and determined to do whatever he could to make April understand he wasn't going anywhere. I loved getting her side of the story because she came across as so nasty in Drive Me Crazy. After seeing how hurt she was by Finn's betrayal I could understand why she tried to con Carter into being the fall guy for her. Finn isn't the only one who had a secret though. April has to figure out how she is going to live her life once her father basically disowns her and cuts her off financially. The constant push and pull of emotions between Finn and April was exciting for me. These were two people who really cared about each other with one trying to prove his love and the other trying to push him away. Finn was a great guy and I loved that he had a bit of Irish fire in him that came in handy when dealing with April. She doesn't like to feel vulnerable and exposed so her feelings for Finn scare her a little bit. I didn't think she would ever let the poor guy off the hook for his mistake but as stubborn as she was, watching her give in was nice to see finally.  I respect and admire strong couples both in reality and in fiction, and Finn and April were one of those couples strong enough to overcome anything. I loved how Finn fought for and protected April even when she had no one left once her father turned his back. I was very pleased she let him win back her trust. It may have been a novella but Driving To You packed a lot of sexy goodness in the story in such a  short time. The chemistry between these two was on fire throughout the ups and downs of their romance. This little novella held it's own against some big contenders in the series and added more depth and color to this already vibrant canvas full of amazing characters. With just the first few books the Holland Springs series solidified itself as one of my favorite book series' I've had the pleasure of reading. Most book series have a lull in between stories and sometimes It's hard for me NOT to lose interest but with such sweet romance and interesting plots there is never a dull moment in Holland Springs. 
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Loced the story
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I really liked this story! It was good to read a story about a strong women who got what she deserved!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this very short book, only 54 pages, I gave it 4 stars because of some of the harsh languge & explicit sex, not a prude but was a little over the top, but not enough to not read more by this author. GJRA
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Cute novella