Author: Roan Parrish
Narrator: Spencer Goss
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 07/04/2016
Length: 10 hours 33 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
The only thing in Colin Mulligan’s life that makes sense is taking cars apart and putting them back together. In the auto shop where he works with his father and brothers, he tries to get through the day without having a panic attack or flying into a rage. Drinking helps. So does running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand. But none of it can change the fact that he’s gay, a secret he has kept from everyone.
Rafael Guerrera has found ways to live with the past he’s ashamed of. He’s dedicated his life to social justice work and to helping youth who, like him, had very little growing up. He has no time for love. Hell, he barely has time for himself. Somehow, everything about miserable, self-destructive Colin cries out to him. But down that path lie the troubles Rafe has worked so hard to leave behind. And as their relationship intensifies, Rafe and Colin are forced to dredge up secrets that both men would prefer stay buried.
I began this book not knowing if I would like it as I thought Collin was a dick in the first book. I was pleasantly surprised that Roan Parrish could make me love him despite him still being a dick.
Collin was mean to his little brother for being gay and yet we found out in book one that Collin shares those desires. Collin still hates himself for his attraction to guys and has a major rage issues. Yet we get to see inside of his head. We see his reasoning. We see how broken he is despite Daniel’s view of him.
He and Rafe don’t have much in common yet there is a bond that transcends that. They seem to get each other and Collin needs Rafe so badly.
I really liked the depth of emotions in this book. The themes of family, self-loathing, and forgiveness interweave. We also take a little journey into what it is like for an ex-con in the real world.
If you liked Middle of Somewhere, you’ll love Out of Nowhere.
Spencer Goss is a new narrator for me and he knocked Out of Nowhere out of the park! The emotion he evoked endeared Collin to me even more. I wanted his happily ever after. He had great characterizations and brought the book to life.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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