Title: In the Middle of Somewhere
DANIEL MULLIGAN is tough, snarky, and tattooed, hiding his self-consciousness behind sarcasm. Daniel has never fit in—not at home with his auto mechanic father and brothers, and not at school where his Ivy League classmates look down on him. Now, Daniel’s relieved to have a job at a small college in Northern Michigan, but, a city boy through and through, when Daniel arrives in Holiday, Michigan, it’s clear that this small town is one more place he just won’t fit in.
REX VALE clings to routine to keep loneliness at bay: honing his large, muscular body until it can handle anything, 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. Though he loves the quiet and solitude of his little cabin in the woods, Rex can’t help but want someone to share it with.
When Daniel arrives in Holiday, they are smitten with each other, but though the sex is intense and explosive, Rex fears that Daniel will be one more in a long line of people to leave him, and Daniel has learned that letting anyone in could be a fatal weakness. Just as they begin to break down the walls that have been keeping them apart, Daniel is called home to Philadelphia where a secret is revealed that changes the way he understands everything.
Author: Roan Parrish
Series: In the Middle of Somewhere
Published by Dreamspinner Press Source: Purchased for Self
Published: July 10, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
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I love my angsty reads. I love my guys to be a hot mess. In the Middle of Somewhere certainly fits that for me. Daniel has moved to the opposite of everything he has ever known Philly to a snowy rural Michigan. He’s alone which is really nothing new. He’s used to doing everything on his own. His childhood years taught him to always look out for himself. He has some major trust issues. In Holiday, Michigan he has work and he hopes that that will lead to better work in a place that has more. There is one thing that Holiday has that has Daniel’s full attention, Rex.
Big, strong, and silent, that’s Rex. His life hasn’t been perfect. He has however made the most it. He knows thighs could be better but he has also experienced that it could be worse. Rex is one of those characters that goes all in and doesn’t hold back. There were times I thought he overwhelmed Daniel more than anything. Rex having experienced some good in life sees the reasons that Daniel pulls and pushes as he does.
I truly enjoyed this book. It is however one of those books that I would have gotten more enjoyment out of it had I read some of it from Rex’s point of view. I believe that Rex had some stuff to share that never made it to the pages or his conversations with Daniel. Roan Parrish gave readers this amazing book from Daniel’s point of view only. There is a load of Daniel’s point of view that is rambling internal monologue. When he finally writes his book and gets it published it will be lengthy.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series. There are a couple of possibilities that were introduced here that could potentially get that book.