Release Day Review: Out of Nowhere by Roan Parrish
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.
This was a powerful and emotional story. I honestly wasn't sure about this book when I first started. The first couple of chapters I kept thinking "man, I really don't like Colin. He's a complete jerk.", but the author drew me in and immersed me into Colin and Rafe's story. She kept me hanging onto every word. I couldn't put this book down. She made me fall in love with Colin. Watching him learn to accept himself and learn to accept the love he felt for Rafe was a beautiful thing. Colin and Rafe had chemistry that was off the charts. You could feel it coming off the pages at you. I loved watching him grow and I adored how patient and caring Rafe was. I loved the secondary characters of the kids in the youth alliance, and I think some of them have a story to tell, so I'm hoping this isn't the last we have seen of them.
This was an extremely well written and heartbreakingly beautiful story. I loved it, and can't recommend it enough!!