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Out of Nowhere (Middle of Somewhere Book 2)

Out of Nowhere (Middle of Somewhere Book 2) - Roan Parrish



If you ever wonder if an audiobook can make a great book even greater then look no further. This narration is heartbreakingly perfect. The tone, the pauses, the emotion, the struggle...gaaah just everything is absolutely breathtaking. I fell in love with these characters even more. Spencer Goss is definitely a narrator to keep your ears out for. ❤️❤️❤️

 

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Original Review:

 

Well nearly 3 months into 2016 and my list of favorite books of the year continues to grow. But this one lands near the top of the stack for me. This is absolutely my kind of book and as I've said I think better than the first.

There is no doubt that Rex and Daniel's story was explosive but this for me dove deeper into the painful pasts of these characters and their connection both emotionally and physically were some of the most passionate I've read. Rafe could SEE Colin for the man he truly is.

“Armor,” he goes on. “Armor’s not dangerous. That’s for survival. It’s weapons you have to watch out for. And you—” He strokes my lips with his thumb. “It’s mostly armor, Colin. And when you’re with me, the armor falls away. Who you are without it… it’s beautiful.”

In addition to them is the ability to see Colin in a completely different way. To get his perspective on Daniel...On the reasons he was a bastard to his brother and while you want to hate Colin, I just couldn't. The scenes from book 1 retold here are some of the most amazingly written scenes and add to this an emotional discussion held between these two, I was just overwhelmed.

I wanted to hate the father...I did and yet I couldn't. This man emotionally died when his wife died and he was never the same. The death of their mother stole the heart and soul from this family and for any of these boys to find love and accept the love of another has been such a beautiful journey to see unfold. Brian, for me, was shattered in so many ways. I'd love his story as well.

I eagerly await more from Roan Parrish. She has a gift, there is no doubt.

*Highly Recommended*


Status Updates (1st read):

4%
I adore Rafael already.

20%
The dead are just dead and you never see them again. Hell, at least people remember Maximus. I’ve never done anything more memorable than fixing someone’s damn transmission. If I died tomorrow, no one would remember me and no one would care except Pop, Brian, and Sam.

38%
Nothing could have prepared me for this: feeling like I’m in the right place, with the right person. Like a weight I didn’t even realize had always been pressing down on my chest has suddenly vaporized, leaving me ungrounded but free.

42%
Rafe steps close to me and leans in until his mouth is close to mine. “I couldn’t help myself,” he murmurs. “I saw you sitting at the bar earlier.” He kisses my throat and I lean into him. “You looked so nervous. Miserable. And—fuck, I don’t know what it was.” He kisses my shoulder. “But I’ve never wanted anything so much in my life.”
I adore him. ❤️❤️

52%
Now that's a sex scene!!! Gaah the emotions!!!

63%
“I think sometimes the people we get angriest with are the ones who have the things we want the most.”

72%
“Armor,” he goes on. “Armor’s not dangerous. That’s for survival. It’s weapons you have to watch out for. And you—” He strokes my lips with his thumb. “It’s mostly armor, Colin. And when you’re with me, the armor falls away. Who you are without it… it’s beautiful.”
This book. ❤️❤️❤️

90%
This book is almost over.


93%
There should be a word for living a life so different from anything you ever thought was possible that you don’t even recognize yourself in it.