Meet Me in the Middle
Title: Meet Me In The Middle (Distance Between Us, Book 3)
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Samhain Publishing August 2013
Rating: B List
Blurb: Fool me three times…
Dale Ramsey is looking forward to his twenty-year high school reunion except for one small problem. Adam O’Connor, his old friend—and old flame.
Twice before, Adam has disappeared from Dale’s life. Once after a graduation night fling, and again after a hot reunion years later. When Adam resurfaces this time, single and on the verge of retiring from the Navy, Dale wonders if he’ll want to mend fences…and maybe tear up some sheets.
The spark between them is alive and well, but Dale resists. After all, Adam only seems to come around when his life is in flux, and Dale is through being a placeholder until something better comes along. He wants his friend back, but not if he’ll be deserted a third time.
Inevitably, though, their attempts to rekindle their friendship wind up igniting something much hotter, and stirring up emotions too strong to ignore. Making Dale wonder if he should put his heart on the line…or if this time he should be the one to walk away.
Warning: Let’s face it, Dale’s been sitting quietly (well, kind of) on the sidelines since The Distance Between Us, and he waited patiently through The Closer You Get. Dude is seriously ready for some scorching-hot action, so keep a fire extinguisher and some ice handy. These boys are gonna need it…
Review: I started reading this book without having checked out the blurb first, that is always a risk, but it can also be a surprise… In this case a great surprise.
Chapter one was confusing, God! Did we really need to get introduced to all five characters at once? Too much information, not enough pages.
But, by chapter 4 I was reaching for my tissues… Bloody hell, Dale was hurting so much and I SO wanted to kick Adam’s ass!!!!
The angst here came out of nowhere, honestly, it was like all this background story gets dumped on you, and I didn’t know what to do with it.
It is a positive thing, because you are not dreading the moment, you are already reading it.
It always amazes me and pleases me greatly when a very well known M/M plot is developed by an author and turned into something of his/her own.
You can see LA Witt’s touch in it, with the little turns. Some things might be cliche, yes. But the author worked those in her favor.
This book was full of great moments, especially those that Dale spent going over his feelings in solitude.
There are several secondary characters here, and for me when they were all together it got too crowded. Too much dialogue that got us nowhere.
I really enjoyed the quiet times, those moments Dale and Adam shared, and got to reconnect with each other.
The deep talks between Dale and Alex, or Rhett…moments that were really powerful and full of meaning.
If there is something I would have liked to be different was that we didn’t get to see Adam’s POV at all, and his side of the story was told in bits and pieces, but I wanted more.
All in all I loved this book.
It was funny, fast phased, emotional and the sexy times were hot! LA Witt knows exactly how to deliver when it comes to good writing and easy to relate characters.
Hope you all give it a chance!
Reviewed by Connie
Posted on August 21, 2013, in Connie and tagged Angst, Connie, Contemporary, Forgiveness, Friends, Friends to Lovers, High School Reunion, Letting Go Of The Past, Life in Flux, M/M, men in uniform, Military, Navy, New Flame, Old Friends, Old Love, Place Holder, Putting Your Heart on the Line, romance, samhain, Second Chances, Waiting For Love. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.