My friends Janice and Dianne highly recommended the book In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish. Knowing these ladies tastes in books are very similar to my own, and they have never steered me wrong, I purchased the book. Once again they were correct. It is a wonderful book.
Author: Roan Parrish
Publication date: July 10, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 369 pages (per Amazon Kindle site)
Blurb: Daniel Mulligan is tough, snarky, and tattooed, hiding his self-consciousness behind sarcasm. Daniel has never fit in—not at home in Philadelphia with his auto mechanic father and brothers, and not at school where his Ivy League classmates looked down on him. Now, Daniel’s relieved to have a job at a small college in Holiday, Northern Michigan, but he’s a city boy through and through, and it’s clear that this small town is one more place he won’t fit in.
Rex Vale clings to routine to keep loneliness at bay: honing his muscular body, perfecting his recipes, and making custom furniture. Rex has lived in Holiday for years, but his shyness and imposing size have kept him from connecting with people.
When the two men meet, their chemistry is explosive, but Rex fears Daniel will be another in a long line of people to leave him, and Daniel has learned that letting anyone in can be a fatal weakness. Just as they begin to break down the walls keeping them apart, Daniel is called home to Philadelphia, where he discovers a secret that changes the way he understands everything.
Loved this book. The cover is beautiful. The Characters well defined. I enjoyed the pace of the story and the depth the author gives to the background of both characters. I am excited to find out when the next book will be available. The set up is there for two more. (yes!)
My friend Dianne (One of the friends that recommended this to me) wrote a wonderful review for this book on Goodreads. She sums it up much better than I would so I will leave this here (click below). Enjoy!
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