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Out of Hiding

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  252 ratings  ·  51 reviews
After graduating from high school early, twenty-year-old Philippe Bergeron spent the past several years lost among the stars while fishing off the New England coast. A shoulder injury ends his dream of living reclusively on the water, and he finds himself lost among the bright lights of New York City. His older brother, Henri, has asked Philippe to chaperone his seventeen- ...more
ebook, 180 pages
Published January 13th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
MNY....yup, this was probably a Me Not You connection or lack there of.
I had a really really hard time with Out of Hiding.
Mainly, everything felt off.

Both Phil and Dario felt off.
I had a hard time properly visualizing them in my head. At first we are unaware of Phil's age. I would have NEVER guessed he was only twenty years old. Not in a million years. I also pegged Dario as much older too.

Characters weren't clearly developed either. I counted at least three separate characters that said 'You
Trisha Harrington
4.5 awesome stars!

I am becoming a huge fan of this author. She is really talented and her characters always seem to worm their way into my heart. She can take some serious issues and deal with them properly and she always leaves me with a happy feeling in the end.

Out of Hiding is amazing! The characters Philippe and Dario were an awesome couple and they seemed perfect together. I think, personally, the timing really works for this couple. They have their issues to face, but they don't really sto
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh, like-a-virgin, biob
I call a mandatory moment of staring and silence for the cover of Out of Hiding. And can I get a slow clap?

Whew! Thanks for humoring me.

I've wanted to read something by Mia Kerick for a while now, and like I said: COVER. I love the plot here, too. Lonely young, gay (bearded, YES!) fisherman takes equally young niece to NYC for dance training and meets young, gay dance instructor. What's not to like? Well...lots.

To begin, we spend a lot of time in the head of Philippe. He's wrecked over a pret
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3.5 ***It's not you; it's me*** stars

Beautifully written and evocative with fully realized characters, Out of Hiding is a lovely book.

Philippe, chaperoning his niece Sophie in NYC for the summer, after running away and hiding on fishing boats so he wouldn't have to deal with the pain of his mother's death, finds himself falling for Sophie's private dance tutor, Dario, a poised and self-possessed but lonely young man trying to make it in the competitive dance world.

Because the book is narrated f
Jan 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-contemp, fr
Sweet, caring, and a bit mushy.

I loved the set up of story. Phillipe escorting and caring for his slightly junior niece while she shops around dance programs in NYC was refreshing. He's caring, sensitive and also emotionally retarded due to serious repercussions from a childhood event. Add in his natural introversion and submissiveness and it's not hard to see how Phil got lost in himself and hid.
So if you’re really looking at me, as in, closely, and you don’t like what you see, then I get b
Dec 16, 2013 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

It’s clear from the get-go that Philippe Bergeron is hiding from something. He tells us so right at the beginning of the story. His long hair and full beard don’t seem to go with his character, he’s not really a bearish kind of guy. In fact, he is a quiet introvert bordering on painfully shy. Which doesn’t mean that bearish men can’t be introverts, but Philippe is using it as a cover.

And just what he’s hiding from becomes the focal point in his story.

It’s all about a young man used to
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance

3,5 stars.

"You are my sun… and my moon… not a tiny star, lost in the heavens.”

Mia Kerick is a new author for me and after seeing the cover and reading the premise I wanted to know more…

Quiet, introvert Philippe tells us right at the beginning that he is hiding from something. Protecting himself from deep hurt and fear learned at a very young age, he uses his long hair and full beard as a cover. We get to know him when he escorts his niece Sophie on a tour of New York’s dance programs, where
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-read
I really loved this book at the beginning, but sadly the last 25 - 30% just didn't do it for me. Dario is a dancer hired by Sophie's father/Philippe's brother to coach her and choreograph her routine for her college admissions. Philippe has been convinced to spend the summer in New York with her since the demands of his brother's business doesn't allow for him to be away from his company for prolonged periods of time. This is how and why our MCs meet.

Philippe is damaged he's lost people he loves
Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love me a good tortured man. Seriously.

This book started out like a slow dance. A sonnet. It was written as poetry. Seriously. Mia Kerick wrote poetry.

“People and places, they come and go in your life like the wind through the laundry hanging on a line. Right now they are here…but soon enough all is still. You find yourself alone… and not by your choice.”

I loved Philippe. I loved his vulnerability, his fears, the way he hid. I loved every single solitary random thought that he had in his head.
Stephani Rozier
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the "About the Author" at the end of the book it reads:

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story.

She nails this. Emotional but not too angsty. The chemistry between the MCs was spot on. While the guy on the cover is very nice to look at, it isn't Phillipe at all. He's a little too nicely put together for Phillipe IMO. I loved all of the s
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, arc, on-my-kindle
"Feeling as minute as one single star in an infinite night sky had helped me feel lost, the thing I'd always wanted most. Being lost....I smiled as I delighted in the sound of those two sweet words. Being lost, completely buried in the chaos of life, had long been my truest goal. Because when I was 'lost' out there on the ocean, I'd fit in. And I'd fit in because I almost disappeared."

It has been a very long time since I connected so strongly, right off the bat, with a character written by an au
Riina Y.T.
Jan 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This one is quite difficult to review & rate. Overall I liked it, but not enough to really love it. I did have some issues with Phillip and his issues, as well as the lack of chemistry and connection between him and Dario.

There were a few very nice scenes and things I liked about this book, but also a lot of talk about dance, dance school and stuff I don't really associate with much. While personally some things kinda bored me, I didn't really feel the need to skip anything, it was well written
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for this book to come out by Mia Kerick. I love all of her books. This one is a book I can relate to as I am a student and I just went through the whole college exploration thing which is the reason that the main character is even in NYC at all. I even visited one of the colleges in this book. Plus I love The Big Apple so much- I visited there this summer, so I recognized some of the places mentioned. SO there also is a component to this book, where you are introduced to a lo ...more
I am a little on the fence about this book.
I think I wanted more. I know Phillippe was traumatized by his mothers death but it wore a little thin.
He had great suuport of friends and family and yet when the going got tough he ran. The friends and family were too easily forgiving for me.
Loved Sophie, Lauren and little Tommy. If I read MF, I woukdn't mind a story for Lauren and Henri.
Anu Vaarama
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nice to read, not very strong surprises or dramatics, but lots of love. Well written.
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Out of Hiding is a sweet romance that brings together several lonely people to the backdrop of big, bustling New York City. I'm not just talking of the disparate love birds who would otherwise never have met but for a tour of New York's dance schools and colleges: there were plenty of characters who were bravely soldiering on at the beginning of the story despite tragic events and losses in their lives. This is a touching tale of finding and accepting oneself, and how the concept of 'family' has ...more
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
3 Stars
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review

I thought I’d love this book base on other reviews but sadly I did not. I honestly didn’t enjoy the characters or the premise of the book. The blurb sounded great. I can see how some people might have enjoyed it but it just never clicked with me.

Philippe’s mother died when he was young. Leaving him an emotional wreck. All the attention he got but didn’t want after her death left him wanting to be invisible. So he takes off on a fishing boat as soon a
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mia Kerick’s perceptive romance novel for young adults, Out of Hiding, explores a profound paradox -- that to embrace both life and love is to risk its loss.There’s no way around it: If we live long enough, we will lose the ones we love; if we die first, they will lose us.

Philippe Bergeron, a former fisherman from the Massachusetts coast, knows only too well the weight of grief, having lost his mother to cancer when he was only 13. Now 20 years old, and hiding under a scruffy beard, baggy cloth
T.M. Smith
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Philippe Bergeron is quiet and withdrawn. In NYC with his niece for the summer as her guardian while she looks at dance schools and colleges, he meets the enigmatic dance instructor Dario Pereira. There is definitely a mutual attraction simmering underneath, but Philippe just wants to be invisible. After the death of his mother years ago, something inside him broke. He’s spent the last several years literally hiding out, until his brother talked him into chaperoning Sophie this summer.

Dario is
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay, you are here reading my review of Out of Hiding that is a good first step. Now I would like you to stop what you are doing, roll up, click on the buy link…. have you clicked yet? No? What are you waiting for?! Oh, my review… well let’s get this on then so you can pick up this book and read it immediately!

I was struck from the first page with the writing. It’s first-person and deep first. First person is incredibly easy to write badly and extraordinarily hard to do well. And this author was
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
This is the first book I've read by Mia Kerick and my question is this. What took me so long? I wish I had an answer. All I can say is that in the future I'll be adding any new releases from her to the top of my TBR pile. I've already gone to her list of literary works and started adding them to my Kindle for near future reads.

There are many things I adored about this book. Ms Kenrick does a fantastic job with her character development. We fully understand where Philippe's pain comes from and ca
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: boring
I ended up skimming about 25% of the book. Why? Phil is so emo. Everything must be thought about in paragraphs of extraneous text that just went on and on and on. I've never known a guy (gay or not) who whines and carries on the way Phil does. Girls? Oh, yeah. In fact, this book probably would've been better had Phil's character been a girl.

I wanted to read about an introverted character, which was why I picked up this book, but by the end I almost hated the main character. There was no real sen
Jessie G.
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mia-kerick
Reading this book I realized I'm a total sucker for damaged characters and in every way each character in this book needed healing. I absolutely loved that it was the most damaged of them all that brought them together AND loved that it's pointed out at the end that he made them a family.

It's in the first person so only one POV...not my favorite, but I got past it. It works well because Philippe's revelations about each character come from a his own sudden understanding of that part of them. In
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yay!! Another Mia Kerick book! This one was different than the others because there was a lot of exploring New York City and learning about dance in it. I wasn’t sure at first if I was going to like all the dance information, but it turned out to be pretty interesting. The romance in Out of Hiding was a lot hotter than in her other books. But the sex was actually really important to the story because it showed that Philippe needed someone to guide him in and out of bed and that Dario was the per ...more
Joyfully Jay
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

Out of Hiding takes place in a very specific world — the world of dance. As Phillipe and Sophie tour the various dance programs, you learn a lot about them, as well as dance history in general. The author is well-researched in this area, and it shows. It does help set the stage for this story in a very in depth way, helping the reader visualize the feel of the environment and the dancers themselves. This is particularly helpful when trying to get into the mind of D
Lisa The Novel Approach
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Author Mia Kerick delves deeply into the idea of loss and its resulting effects on the mind of children when she takes on the character of Phillipe Bergeron. With his mother’s death at the age of ten, he withdraws inside himself, becoming suicidal and finally, simply shutting down all emotions that may lead him to love another person so completely ever again. His young mind will set the stage for a future that requires him to hide away, never engaging his heart in such a way that would allow him ...more
Crissy Smith
Very good book.

I was surprised, if you want me to be honest, at how much I enjoyed this book.

Now I have never read anything from this author. Out of Hiding was the firsts tory I've tried. And my surprise came from the characters and blurb I had a pre-conceived notion about.

I actually stay away from books that have one of the main characters as a dancer or in theatre.

But I wanted to try somethign different and came across this book.

I enjoyed it and read the entire story in 1 day.

The plot was

3.5 stars, rounded up

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"The book I just read is about two (or three) lovely people, written in beautiful language, by a very good and prolific author. I liked it very, very much.
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Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

all in all it was a great book, and i was really torn between giving it 3 or 4 stars but in the end there was something lacking. my problems was with dario's character, he was just flat, there wasn't enough background on him to fully understand his action in the book especially in the start of the relationship between him and phil. i couldn't understand where his interest in phil stemmed from, and how phil got from being a pesky visitor in dario's studio to a man that dario was very muc
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, read-2014
Sometimes books grab you from the cover; sometimes they grab you from the blurb, and some authors are auto-buys. For me, after only one book Mia Kerick was put on that list. In December I read my first Kerick novel, the beautifully written Not Broken, Just Bent and I fell in love with an author. I quickly pre-ordered her next release, Out of Hiding, on the day it was put up on the publisher’s coming soon page. I was then lucky enough to get an early copy of said book. Needless to say, after that ...more
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Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another at a dance conservatory, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son still in high school. She has published more than twenty books of LGBTQ romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and rev

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