Out of Nowhere #2020

Out of Nowhere By Roan Parrish Out of Nowhere 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 d

  • Title: Out of Nowhere
  • Author: Roan Parrish
  • ISBN: 9781634769037
  • Page: 120
  • Format: ebook
  • Out of Nowhere By Roan Parrish 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 do running and lifting weights until he can hardly stand But none of it can change the fact that hThe 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 do 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.
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    1. Roan Parrish

      Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends hair, meandering through whatever city she s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self tattooing One time she may or may not have baked a six layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.She is represented by Courtney Miller Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency.Roan s NewsletterRoan s Facebook GroupRoan on TwitterRoan on InstagramRoan s website

    424 thoughts on “Out of Nowhere”

    1. See my review at Sinfully.5 Stars 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.Alright, Roan Parish You have me I am a complete and utter fangirl Our love affair started with your first book, In the Middle of Somewhere Er wait.let me rephrase that How about MY love affair with you started Better Anyways, I thou [...]


    2. First, some advice for those reading Out of Nowhere before release day Re read In the Middle of Somewhere now, if you can This book runs parallel to the first book and events overlap It confused me at first, so I want to make sure you guys aren t confused Spoiler below if for those that have already read In the Middle of Somewhere view spoiler Remember the scene in the shed during the funeral in book 1 We see this from Colin s POV in Out of Nowhere, along with many scenes with Daniel and Rex hid [...]


    3. 4.5 Stars Raw passion,Angst,Long hair.s I was in M M heavenI can t say enough how much I enjoyed this one.It s just the kind of book I love.Colin,oh Colins he was a total prick in the beginning but the I read and got into his mind,the I loved him.He s such a flawed,lonely character just going through the motions of his life.He s known from a young age he was gay but can t even admit it to himself never mind anyone else.I haven t read book one but got the gist of the way he behaved towards his [...]


    4. 4.25 Colin is a 36 year old self loathing, closeted gay man, still living to please his father, and so damn unhappy, he takes his anger out on everyone else, especially Daniel, his younger brother and one of the MCs from book 1 Colin is also the first person narrator of the story, and, wow, is that exhausting Colin hates his life He hates Daniel for having what he can t have He even resents Rafe Rafe, who saves Colin from a severe beating in the first chapter Rafe, who is AMAZING Much like Rex i [...]


    5. 4.25 Stars You were as much in prison as anyone I knew there, Colin Only you created it for yourself Your father paced out the cell and your brothers fit the bars and you turned the key in the lock and buried it somewhere only you know And you stared at Daniel through the bars and cursed him for being able to walk out the door But he s not the one who did something wrong All he did was save himself And you can too But you have to find the key and unlock the door First off, let me address one iss [...]


    6. 4.5 Stars A beautiful, poignant, emotional, sexy, passionate and a truly entertaining readColin works in the auto shop with his father and brothers The only thing that makes sense to him is his work He is weighed down by his secret that he is gay Rafael lives each day trying to forget his past He works with young teens and has dedicated his life to social justice causes A chance meeting in a bar puts them in each other s life Rafael and Colin find that they both have a wonderful chemistry and lo [...]


    7. HAPPY RELEASE DAY, ROAN EVERYONE READ THIS MAGNIFICENT BOOK BECAUSE I VE READ IT FOUR TIMES, NO LIE How do I even, y all HOW DO I EVEN I read this book while watching both my hockey teams playing, and one game even went into OT This should tell you how good this book is So I really loved In the Middle of Somewhere, the first book in this series Roan Parrish made me a fangirl for life with that book ah, the snarky and totally spot on observations about academia but this one slayed me in the best [...]


    8. 3,5 starsAs much as I loved the writing, I just couldn t get to like Colin Like at all This is the second book in the Middle of Somewhere series It can be read as a standalone, but I strongly advise you to read these books in order I really loved In the Middle of Somewhere I fell in love with Roan Parrish s writing I just couldn t put this book down I loved Daniel and Rex so much In Out of Nowhere we get Colin s story Daniel s brother who we already met in In the Middle of Somewhere.Colin is 36 [...]


    9. Warning What I m sure is an Unpopular opinion ahead Reasons why I didn t particularly like this book 65 Um s and a heck of a lot of IIbut s a plethora of sex scenes in which the author didn t seem to know how to properly describe what was going on, to the point where I had to skip some a super unlikeable main protagonist a super unlikeable main protagonist that was supposed to be 36 but came off as 18 a super unlikeable main protagonist that didn t seem to ever finish a sentence, or to explain h [...]


    10. Audio review here.It takes real chutzpah to focus the sequel to a wildly popular story on the biggest antagonist from the first story It takes a really, really good writer to make that story engaging, believable, and engrossing I couldn t really believe it at first but Roan Parrish managed to do that for me.Colin Mulligan is full of self loathing, he self harms to feel something, he drinks too much, and he takes terrible chances to feed that inner monster within that craves the touch of other me [...]


    11. Colin Mulligan was first introduced in book 1 In the Middle of Somewhere as the verbal caustic tormenter of his younger brother Daniel Colin relentlessly voiced his contempt of his little brother s sexuality At the end of book 1, it was revealed that Colin was a closeted gay man.This sequel was full of angst as the reader was exposed to Colin s life, from his perspective and it was rough Colin was a man living in constant anguish and fear of exposure After losing his mother, Colin s yearned for [...]


    12. 4.5 Stars Sweet lord this one was hard to read I pretty much had that knot in my stomach the whole time On edge Anxious This one really brought out the emotions This was told entirely from Colin s POVwho frankly I did not like the majority of the book He made it so hard to like him He was such an asshole He was so bitter And mean To Rafe To his brothers It was really hard to read sometimes Rafe was awesome and there many times I wondered what he saw in Colin But there was also some growth Not a [...]


    13. 3.5 Like most, if not all readers I really disliked Colin in the previous book In the Middle of Somewhere but after reading several reviews I was confident this book would change my opinion of him Unfortunately it didn t and that was my problem, I just didn t like Colin.Now Rafe was fabulous like Rex in the previous book I loved him and yes this book was well written with great secondary characters the kids and while I read and appreciated the writing I can honestly say I just never really enjoy [...]


    14. Before started this book, I read a lot of the reviews So I knew I had to keep an open mind going in, because there were a lot of remarks about the hero Colin being an asshole Apparently he was a big asshole in book 1 too, but I haven t read that one yet However.ese two books overlap, so I have an idea about what happend in book 1.Colin is one out of four brothers He works as a mechanic at his dads garage, along with two of his brothers His other brother, Daniel book 1 , recently moved to another [...]


    15. Wow Just Wow Nothing I like than a damaged and screwed up MC who is strong enough to figure himself out or at least try his hardest to do his best, and that is what we get in this book Collin is one messed up guy Rafe is strong enough for both of themuntil he s not, then it s up to Collin Will he fail, will he run, will he just say F it and hit the bottle, or will he find himself teetering on the edge of too far and not be able to pull himself back You have to read this book so you can experien [...]


    16. I just love it when we meet a villain character in one book, to then find exactly the same guy an unlikely hero in the following book Colin was a horrible, homophobic sh in book 1 of the series and you couldn t help detesting him.As I found out in this book, I could have hardly hated Colin than he does himself.Saying that he is the most seriously f ed up character I ve come across in a while is probably the understatement of the year His self contempt is of epic proportions, calling himself all [...]


    17. 4.5 real stars rounded up to 5 really, real stars because still no 1 2 stars here on GR and just because I can.Sometimes the hardest books to read tell the best stories Out of Nowhere is the second book in Roan Parrish s Middle of Somewhere series and very possibly not only the best one yetbut the best oneriodend of sentence This is Colin s story and Rafe s But it s than that This is about family Something we all want and we all get but for each of us it s never the same The word family can mea [...]


    18. 4 I am so glad that I read the first book so I could appreciate Colin As much as I disliked Colin in the first book, I knew that there had to be so much with him The way that he treated Daniel wasn t out of hate but Colin wanted to be open with his sexuality but was so afraid I could not help but absolutely adore Colin I could feel his pain so much that my chest hurt He was not easy to like at times but at the same time I just loved him so much Rafe was such a beautiful soul that absolutely ado [...]


    19. 4.5 stars Although I had some issues with In the Middle of Somewhere, it was an impressive debut novel But I felt that with this second installment, the author really showed what she can do, and how skilled she is.Objectively, Colin is an asshole, a bully, a bad, bad man.But all I saw was fear and misery Instead of weakness I saw depression and confusion and self loathing Daniel managed to break free, but Colin is still under their father s thumb One thing that troubles me, though, is view spoil [...]


    20. Audio Version review includes audio sample I really liked this when I read it, but this audion this on audio This is not an easy story to read It s the story of a man who is so filled with self hate that he s tormented not only himself, but those around him He has little substance and few good qualities As the story starts Colin is in a place where he works, he drinks and he seeks out violent encounters with strangers One of these encounters goes really wrong and it brings Colin to the attention [...]


    21. 4.5 StarsUgh, this is so damned good I enjoyed the first in the series, but it suffered a bit from under editing This book was a lot tighter, and took bigger risks which almost wholly paid off Great stuff.Our protagonist is Colin, the brother of ItMoS Daniel And man, Colin was pretty uncomplicatedly an asshole in ItMoS The one complicating factor is that we found out towards the end that he was a tortured self hating gay guy And that didn t make him not an asshole, but it did make us interested [...]


    22. Ok, the writing was phenomenal, so there s that But, holy shit, that was a chore to read Depressing for every page except, maybe, the epilogue I don t mind gritty, but my MCs need to have a sense of humor to pull off some levity banter from time to time These two did NOT I am seriously exhausted.So all that combined with an MC that I didn t like No, not your average MC that you don t like One you really downright HATE Who s cruel, both intentionally, and in the most nonchalant of ways, because i [...]


    23. I remembered really hating Colin in the first book, but this book really explained the way Colin felt about himself and also why he treated Daniel so badly It doesn t justify it, but it does explain it.I loved this so much that I m going back and reading the first book again so I can reconnect with Rex and Daniel I thought Rafe was awesome and he really helped Colin accept himself without being ashamed of who he was.


    24. Audiobook ReviewFrom the beginning of Out of Nowhere, Roan Parrish s words and Spencer Goss s narration will grab a hold of your feels by the scruff and not let them go until the end It is one hell of an emotional ride and the payoff is worth every heartrending moment In general I m not a fan of angsty books I don t normally seek them out, as RL is hard enough, I read to escape and I don t need to make a trip to Anguish Island Which is really stupid, because some of my favorite all time reads ar [...]


    25. Can I just say I m emotionally exhausted Really, in all honesty, Colin is fucked up, and I mean that in the nicest way possible He s full of shame and guilt, and he s also so afraid of the truth that he s desperately buried a part of himself so deep as to avoid any confrontation Thing is, he can t truly hide or deny what is inherently him, and the self loathing takes center stage making him a miserable mess One day though, his imposed isolation is broken, as enigmatic Rafe saves him from a serio [...]


    26. In this book we get Colin s POV and the difference between his perception of his family life and his relationship with Daniel, and Daniel s perspective from book one, is totally, mindblowingly trippy I loved it Clever, clever author My sympathies with each of the 3 older brothers grew throughout the book Getting to know Sam and Brian even was a real highlight Colin and Rafe were great together Didn t quite reach the highs of Daniel and Rex but it was pretty close Rafe s background and character [...]


    27. I admit, I was curious as to how Colin, who was so awful to Daniel in In the Middle of Somewhere was going to become a likable character, but Roan Parish accomplished it in Out of Nowhere Also, the events in Out of Nowhere run concurrent to In the Middle of Somewhere, so if it s been awhile since you read book one, you might want to give it a reread, as some things will make sense if you recall the timing and context.We first meet Colin in In the Middle of Somewhere, and Colin is dismissive, at [...]



    28. 5 estrellas, no le doy m s porque no hay Leed el libro In the Middle of Somewhere fue uno de mis libros favoritos el a o pasado, y Daniel, su protagonista, uno de mis preferidos de todos mis a os de lectura Estaba esperando este libro como agua de mayo, con muchas expectativas, pero con mucho miedo de que estas no se cumplieran.Todas mis expectativas se han cumplido, y se han superado, es un libro maravilloso, con momentos de mucha ternura, con momentos de mucha desesperaci n, tristeza, valent a [...]


    29. 4.5 It was a good read so much better than the first There are still some flaws but again so much better Colin is overlay a stupid pal, so locked up and his brains cells really need some exercise Well he finds, no he is found by Rafe Colin is so self destructive, full of anger and hate Rafe on the other hand is patient and trying to unravel Colin He is clear about his feelings totally the opposite of Colin who is in denial.Colin s feelings are heartbreaking Very sad.Colin is a hard nut to crack [...]


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