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Where We Left Off

(Middle of Somewhere #3)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  2,934 ratings  ·  527 reviews
Leo Ware may be young, but he knows what he wants. And what he wants is Will Highland. Snarky, sophisticated, fiercely opinionated Will Highland, who burst into Leo’s unremarkable life like a supernova… and then was gone just as quickly.

For the past miserable year, Leo hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the powerful connection he and Will shared. So, when Leo moves to
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published September 26th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
~~BR with Jewel~~

You guys, I want to include some disclaimers. Here they are:

- I'm going to try really hard not to be ranty. And I'll probably fail because this book made me crazy.

- I'm not discouraging anyone from reading this book. I admit I hated one of the MCs from the get go, and that colored my perception of the story.

- The comments are full of spoilers!

Moving on:

I really liked book 2, but we don't see Colin and Rafe here at all. Leo is friends with Daniel though, so we get some face-
3.5 Stars.

I've really struggled with my rating here.I did have a few issues with it and it's not a 3 Star so I'm going with 4 Stars overall.



I haven't read book one but absolutely loved book two.I think I'm right in saying Leo and Will feature in book one and I don't know but maybe if I'd read that I would have understood their characters more?

Leo is 19 and has been crushing on Will for years ever since they kissed.He's just started college at NYU and it's maybe no coincidence that's whe
Aug 02, 2016 marked it as dnr-dnf-not-4-me  ·  review of another edition
I've decided not to read this book. I stayed off Goodreads for almost 48 hours (that was hard!) so I wouldn't be inadvertently spoiled but asked a friend who has read it one question: How old is Leo at the end of the book? She said 20. Frankly, that is too young for me in a May/December romance. Two 20 year old's? Not my first preference, but I would read it.

We all have our favorite authors and genres. We also have books that we know won't work for us, or rarely work for us. My list is historica
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

"In Zeno's paradox, halving the distance between you and what you sought meant that you would go on forever, always moving closer but never actually reaching it. But maybe if you set your sights on a thing beyond what you sought then you would eventually find yourself smack in the middle of it, having tricked the universe into rendering up exactly what you wanted."

Roan Parrish is easily one of my new favorite authors that I discovered this year. Her writing is spectacular and she
Katrina Passick Lumsden

I really wanted to begin this review with a gif. I wanted to convey to you all how upset I am by this...this...literary abortion. This war crime of a book. I want....

Gah. I can't decide what gif to use. Do I go with a table flip? Someone crying? Screaming at the injustice of it all? My feels are all tangled, and not in a good way. Not in a nice, philosophical, "that's so beautiful and profound I'm going to curl up in a sock drawer and sleep for days" kind of way.

No. I'm
~~~~BR with Dani!!~~~~

3.5 Stars

So this series has taken a New Adult/Coming of Age turn. Where We Left Off isn't really what I would call a romance. It does have some romantic elements, but by and large, it just isn't. Now, that isn't at all a deal breaker for me, but I wasn't expecting it, so it took me a bit to settle into the rhythm of the story.

Leo Ware is nineteen (at the start of the story) and finally able to start college at NYU, after being set back a year in his plans because of fin
Anytime a book is set in New York City, I’m automatically a bit more interested. There’s just something captivating about the Big Apple. Seeing the city through Leo’s eyes was a treat.


It was easy to love Leo. It would be hard not to! He’s adorable - kind, caring, friendly, and just a tad awkward. He jumps headfirst into his new life in NYC, making friends and enjoying the experience of the massive bustling city.

Will, with his ice cold exterior and standoffishness, took a bit more getting used t
I've been waiting for a story featuring Will and Leo ever since I read In the Middle of Somewhere. I was surprised it ended up being one story featuring the two of them together. Not necessarily because of their age gap, but because they are in such obviously disparate emotional and psychological places in their lives.

anywhere is better than here

Where We Left Off is a New Adult drama that's mostly about Leo finding his way, his place and, ultimately, where he belongs. Along the way there's also the angst of Leo desperately
You guys....I just don't want to rate this book. I won't rate it, actually. It's definitely a divisive and unconventional story, but it's still romance. Just not my kind of romance, and I don't want to give a low rating to something that is very real to some people just because it doesn't agree with my rather traditional views of relationships.

The "coming of age" part of the story was done perfectly, the college students and college life in general was so very realistic, and the sex was smoking

BR, November 13th with Paul.

*2.5 stars*

I've never been that happy finishing a book. I'm so disappointed.

For the life of me I couldn't understand Leo's attraction to Will. I was begging for Leo to grow the fuck up and find someone else, anyone. I didn't like Will AT ALL. I thought he was an emotionally constipaded asshole that treated people like shit.

If you're wanting to read about a romance, I wouldn't recommend this. It's more of a coming-of-age kinda book. About an incredibly navive 19 year
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio 5 Stars I have no idea why there aren't more than 3 audiobooks narrated by Spencer Goss. The man is an amazing performer!

Story dnf at 71%

Almost all the dialogue and interaction between the characters in this book is like listening to a therapy session or a philosophical discussion. Even the internal musings are like the character is working out an issue that leads to enlightenment.

I couldn't take it anymore because...

3,5 stars

Again I have to mention I couldn't keep my ranting spoiler-free. So there are spoilers ahead:

This is the third book in the Middle of Somewhere series. I couldn't wait to read Will and Leo's story ever since I finished In the Middle of Somewhere. Sassy but romantic 19 years old Leo and beautiful model-looking Will shared a kiss that made Leo fall desperately in love and go all the way to NYU to chase Will. Leo was infatuated with Will even before they got the chance to get to know each o
I wish I even knew where to begin with this one. This is probably going to be a bit of a rambling rant because I'm honestly at a loss for how to explain this book and how I felt about it. So here goes nothing...or maybe everything...

Let's start at the beginning and by that I mean the cover. I've loved the covers on these books every last one of them without exception.

Ok, moving on to the real issue here...what's between the the story of Leo and Will. If you've read the first book you
Skye Kilaen
A painful but ultimately hopeful gay romance between college student Leo Ware and older graphic designer Will Highland. It breaks apart the romance novel trope where one character wants blissful monogamous love and the other insists they don't, but secretly they do, by making Leo the romantic and Will the guy who actually doesn't want the fairy tale. Leo is infinitely smitten with Will, and Will cares for Leo a great deal, but these two are in completely different headspaces about love and roman ...more
Ok, this settles it. Roan Parrish is one my favourite authors. Her writing just speaks to me. And the third book in the series is just as amazing as the first two.

This is Leo and Will’s story. Leo has the hugest crush on Will, Rex’s friend from book 1, and decides to go to college in New York in the hopes of becoming closer with him. Will is all about the one-night stands, serial non-monogamist, and weirdly endeared to Leo’s teenage ways.

This is a coming-of-age story. Or rather, it is not a
☆☆☆~Bev's World of Books~☆☆☆
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Well, my wish came true and Spencer Goss narrated the audio book. How did he do?? Read on.....

This is going to be a gushing review, so I make my apologies now [but am NOT sorry in the slightest 😋] in case you have need of tissues [or a bucket]. All the stars….and more, in fact even the one called ‘The Shire’….

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A really well-written story from Roan, and as seems to be the norm with her work, Spencer puts his heart and soul into the narration…just as he did with Out of Nowhere and Rhys Ford
Rafa Brewster
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars
Reviewed for Just Love: Romance
ARC received by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I flat-out adored Leo from the first book in this series, so to say I was excited about this release is an understatement. The first thing I noticed is that College Edition Leo is less sassy and a little less sure of himself than the kid from In the Middle Of Somewhere. But that’s to be expected; he’s a 19 year old from a small town who’s about to start school in New York City, where his crush (ha!)
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Man, I put reading this book off for what feels like forever. It had a lot going against it. Mostly my friends reviews; they weren’t all that great or well, all over the place. I was nervous and then I just kept putting it off and now it is years later.

I finally jumped in and I did everything I could to put aside any preconceived notions I may have had and just tried to fall into the story. It was not easy. Weekends are shit for reading time and I started and then didn’t pick it back up and hone
 ⚣ Marco ⚣
Honestly, this was a chore to finish. Leo and his inner monologues got on my last nerves at the end of the book.

I also needed a little more commitment from Will to consider this as a real HFN/HEA.

Throw in WAY too many unnecessary details (mostly revolving around Leo's life in college) and I was glad when I was done.

Maybe with some cuts and better editing I would have liked it better. But here we are and 3 stars it is.
h o l l i s
On the one hand, though we did not go out with a win, this book -- unlike the second -- did not give me any déjà vu feelings. So that's nice.

On the other hand, however, the author made an interesting choice with how this story shook out. In this series finale, we are reunited with secondary characters we met in book one. Leo, a young queer boy living in Holiday, and Will, an older man who has since relocated to New York, and, oh, is Rex's ex. They had a bit of a flirty dynamic in book one but it
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, loved books one and two....yet barely finished this one.

First off, this book is absolutely nothing like the first two, it felt almost as if a different author wrote it.
Secondly, it was so boring dealing with Leo and his classes, Leo and his friends, Leo growing up and learning to be an adult.

This truly was not a romance, in my opinion, just a kid who fell for a man who told him from jump street that he was not "love" or "relationship" material, but pushed the issue anyway. Leo g
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frustrating as all hell !!! I loved Leo and applauded his persistence, he was gold ❤️ Will took a while - his closed off vulnerability wore on me a bit but I guess that was the nature of his character. Certainly enjoyed it, but some parts were a bit harder to slog through
I'm pausing at 50%. I love Leo. I find Will confusing. I have a feeling I am going to end up crying on Leo's behalf and I can't deal with that right now. ...more
Honestly, this book was not for me. There was nothing wrong with it necessarily it just wasn't for me. I didn't hate either of the MC's they just didn't mesh well with me & the ending was cute, but I just didn't love it. I wanted more for Leo and Will just didn't quite measure up.

I am not going any further with this review because I don't want to discourage people from this book. You might love it, quite a few people did. It just didn't do it for me.
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
More! I want more!

I loved it! I held my breath waiting for it and it didn't disappoint. Incredible, original, beautiful, modern love story.

I'll review in a sec, when I catch my breath.,

I love coming of age stories. This is a coming of age story.
I love characters who stay true to themselves even when it hurts or worse, hurts other people. These characters are solid. There are no nice little bows with one of them doing an abrupt turnabout.

Leo is 19. Will is older. Maybe not that much older
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars


I wasn't sure if Roan Parrish could improve upon the previous two books in this series, but she really outdid herself here. I couldn't love Will and Leo more if I tried. I honestly think that if things went differently between the two of them, if things had been easier and tied up neatly at the end, I would have been disappointed. And I think anyone who reads this and is still upset that they didn't get the typical paint-by-numbers HEA, is completely missing the point. I l
I’ve been a little burned out on contemporary romance but took a chance on this series at the beginning of the year and was totally blown away because it just feels different to me than the same old, same old, and because I really dig Roan’s writing style and her use of language. All three books in the series are now 5 star reads for me and the first and this one are going on my favourite shelf for this year. Um, not many books make it there, so.

Basically, reading these books is like pure heaven
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥

First thing first: It's a little bit of Will & Leo in all of us.

I just had to get that out. Let's just be honest friends, Monogamy isn't for everyone. There I said it. Initially, I had a feeling that this was going to be the one people didn't connect to. I mean, everyone wants to read the grand love story. They want the magic of finding someone and falling in love. They want to read about love, need, wants, and passion. I'm one of those people as well. But I do live in the real world
There are 61 "um"s in this book. Yep. 61, all mostly spoken by the main character, Leo.

I DNF-ed this book primarily because first thing out of the main character's mouth is almost always “Um...”. This would bother me regardless, but it especially bothers me because every protagonist in this series speaks the Exact. Same. Way.

Because of the way my brain works, once I notice something like that, I cannot unsee or un-notice it, and it becomes AN ISSUE.

Please see my status updates for the other r

let's say hi to Leo, a 19 y/o with a case of puppy love so extreme, he chooses which college to attend based on its proximity to the man of his dreams, Will (first introduced in book 1 as Rex's ex). but GOD is he so absurdly naïve. he lives with blinders on, completely losing himself in romanticizing what he and Will could be in some alternate universe where everything is dandy after one kiss 😑

on the other hand, there's Will who has zero clue what he wants and behaves like an a**hole because of
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Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.

When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time sh

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