Reviewed by Susan65
Title: In the Middle of Somewhere
Author: Roan Parrish
Narrator: Robert Nieman
Series: Middle of Somewhere #1
Heroes: Daniel Mulligan/Rex Vale
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 13 Hours, 31 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 25, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
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.
Review: Read Jen’s review.
Review – Audio: This was such an extraordinary audio book. The narrator, Robert Neiman, nailed it. He has this amazingly soothing voice that caught me by surprise and just wrapped me up in his stunning performance. His sultry voice wrapped around me like the softest cloak and carried me on a remarkable journey through this long, but hopelessly romantic story. I had not read this book in advance, so I really didn’t know what to expect, but Daniel and Rex are such incredible characters that a part of me was glad I hadn’t read it as it left me excited to see what would happen next.
I found myself checking out Audible to see if the sequel was out yet; and even chatted with Jen about the book while I was listening. Hopefully that sequel is in the works, with the same narrator, because I am itching to get my greedy hands on that book and figure out what the heck was going on with Collin.
I find that I am such a snob when it comes to audio books and am always bummed when the performance doesn’t live up to my hopes and expectations…but never fear, Robert Neiman gave the performance of a lifetime. This was my first audio by him, but definitely not the last (even though his voice will forever be Daniel, to me).
This is not a new book, and I am very late to the party, but trust me, read Jen’s review, and then grab this audio book. I cannot recommend it enough. It’s romantic, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and did I say romantic? Honestly one of the most romantic stories, yet still very sexy (I would not classify it as erotica). Don’t get me wrong, I love erotica, but this one didn’t need it and it lost nothing in the translation, lost absolutely nothing in the sexy arena. So now I wait…and wait…and wait……
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*