Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In the Middle of Nowhere by Brandi Evans

Title: In the Middle of Nowhere
Author: Brandi Evans
Publisher: LooseID
Pages: 128
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Homeless, plagued by nightmares from an abusive childhood, nineteen-year-old Tyler Bishop does whatever he can to escape his pain. Drugs, alcohol, everything’s game—at least until handsome Dean Henderson struts into his life and shows him a better way. For two years, Dean’s love and friendship give Tyler the strength to face his demons instead of running.

Then tragedy strikes.

When a drunk driver kills his parents and severely injures his eleven-year-old sister, Emily, Dean panics. With Emily facing years of extensive—not to mention expensive—rehabilitation, he needs health insurance fast. Forcing himself back into the closet, Dean drops out of college and enlists in the Army. For two years, he plays the perfect soldier, but the pressure of pretending to be someone he’s not is suffocating.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed.

Out on walkabout after a painful emotional setback, Tyler isn’t prepared for the backlash of seeing Dean again. Face to face for the first time in five years, sparks—and tempers!—fly. Before sanity catches up with them, they’re locked in a fierce kiss. But with Dean about to deploy and Tyler wrestling new demons is a reconciliation possible? Or is their reunion doomed before it even begins?

In the Middle of Nowhere by Brandi Evans really tugged at my heartstrings. I adored her men,  Tyler is a sweet man who has been hurt a lot in his life.  Dean he is a tough but sweet man who gives Tyler exactly what he needs. He also has a responsibility of his sister, he really has a heart and soul that jumps off the pages. 
I kept finding myself rereading this book just because I never wanted it to end. This book hits all the right notes with connection of character, believable story arc, and such a well rounded well done book.  I like angsty emotional reads and this one is just that.  There is plenty of hot sex in here, but for me the draw was the characters themselves. Finding their layers, peeling them back and seeing the wonderful men they are underneath all their armor.   This book will stay with me for a very long time, when I want to believe in true love this is the book I will pull out to read. 

                     Five Shooting Stars!

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