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Out of Nowhere

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Everyone deserves a second chance at happiness

In an instant, Emerson’s life implodes.

To cope, she sets off on an adventure and along the way, she finds herself in the sights of arrogant, obnoxious, and oh so sexy Chase.

He wasn’t in the plan.

Chase knows the sting of loss. For years, the pain of his regret and guilt have led him into the beds of countless women.
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published March 24th 2018 by DL Gallie
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Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! What a rollercoaster this book was. It is the first time I have been a blubbering fool with D. L. Gallie's books. She has surprised me with how much she has grown as an author. Amazing, that's what this book is. Totally amazing!. It has sass, spunk Fantastic storyline. More tears (happy) This is not your usual boy meets girl they fall in love type book. This book is so much more. Absolutely loved it and would be so proud to recommend this book to anyone. Well done D. L. Gallie. ...more
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Must Read!!

DL Gallie is a new to me author and I must say this book surpassed everything I thought it was going to be. We first meet Emerson when she’s happy and in love with her fiancé. When Emerson gets fired from her job Brian decides to get their families together to cheer her up. All is working until a madman open fires on them in an attempt to kill his wife. In the blink of an eye Emerson loses her entire family, including a baby she didn’t yet know she was having. Waking up alone the gri
C. Erani Kole
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from Lady Amber's PR*

2.5 stars.

Yeah, this really wasn't for me lol. I thought the blurb sounded sweet and interesting, but I personally couldn't get with it because (and please remember this is just me) the whole thing felt overtly dramatic, which ruined the flow of some of the actual touching moments. The idea of Emerson seemed sweet but I clicked more with Chase, which says a lot, considering some things I'd rather not say here. Overall, it
Nova Reads
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really good read. The beginning was amazing and so emotional that it had me on the verge of tears. My heart broke for Emerson and all she went through. The whole tale was definitely intriguing. Chase had his own emotional past as well and it seemed to be fate that Emerson ended up in Nels Cove. This story was beautifully written in certain places. While I had issues following the flow and progression at times and in some spots, I felt a little more detail was necessary, I love Emerson ...more
Kelly Palmer
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This is the first book ivevread by this author and I loved it. It truly is a heartbreaking beautiful story. It mskes you cry and laugh out loud. A definite must read but mske sure you have a box of tissues!
Kitty Moon
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I first began reading this book, I wasn’t sure I was going to like the story. I had a hard time grasping the story in the very beginning. However, being one who always finishes a book from beginning to end, I pushed through. I was glad that I did because really in the end it was a good story. It was very emotionally challenging to follow Emerson on the rollercoaster of upheavals in her life, to cry with her and ache for her, hope for her to find her way back to herself.
The story begins on
Rebecca Austin
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Emerson James is engaged to Brian Scott and is the happiest she has ever been when tragedy strikes 3 weeks later and her life is drastically altered. She pushes everyone away until she decides to travel the world and escape everything that is bringing her down.

Eventually Emerson ends up in Nels Cove in Colorado and there she meets Chase Archibald. Chase is an arrogant and self centered guy who grates on every one of Emerson's nerves but gradually the two form a friendship.

But is Emerson willing
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
2.5 Cranky stars

I wanted to love this book, I really did but it really fell flat for me.

Emerson has been dealt a horrific hand in life. One that has her shutting down and running away from life. She end up finding herself in Nels Cove Colorado and on the radar of Chase.

Running his families business and being a self proclaimed manwhore is everything Chase wants out of life until he meets the sassy Emerson. She denies him at every turn which only intrigues him more. Now he has a new challenge to
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Emerson's life was going perfectly. A fiance that cherished her. Family and friends. Then one day her life changed forever. In the wrong place at the wrong time Emerson and her family end up in the crossfire of an enraged husband. Emerson looses everyone that day. Only she survives the shooting.

Her grief engulfs her, cutting out all of her friends and pushing her best friend Bella away. When she revisits the crime scene she decides the only way t
Sharon Jones
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first few chapters in to this book, I had myself convinced I wasn’t going to like it. I am ever so thankful that I soldiered on as this book is simply wonderful.
Emerson has faced a tragedy that you pray never ever happens to anyone that you know. It was at this point that my feelings changed towards this book. I think the author did a magnificent job in handling this part and how realistic Emerson's emotions and reactions were portrayed. As time passed and Emerson was slowly finding herself
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Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"The first few chapters in to this book, I had myself convinced I wasn't going to like it. I am ever so thankful that I soldiered on as this story is simply wonderful. Emerson has faced a tragedy that you pray never ever happens to anyone you know. It was at this point that my feelings changed towards this book. I think the author did a magnificent job in handling this part and how realistic Emerson's emotions and reactions were portrayed. As time passed and Emerson was slowly finding herself ag ...more
Amy  Crull
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! It pulls at the heartstrings so much! This book will destroy from the beginning but don't worry, it gets better and then you will laugh and swoon. Emerson is put the ringer in this book and comes out so much stronger then she ever thought she could be. She is a remarkable young woman, who overcomes the ultimate tragedy and survives. She is given a second chance at life. I loved Emerson so much but man did my heart break for her. She had everything and then it was taken awa ...more
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
From the beginning to the end Out of Nowhere was an emotional story. The story opens up with a very sweet, loving scene and then bam all chaos breaks loose. A terrible tragedy leaves Emerson devastated and broken. Unable to cope with the constant reminders and the way people now treat her, Emerson decides to run. She follows a bucket list of sorts to different places. Her journey leads her to the lovely little town of Nels Cove, Colorado. The towns people welcome Emerson with open arms and an un ...more
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book has so many feels and it is set around such a tragic but relevant premise. I will say it was unique and really grabbed my attention. I started and couldn’t put it down until I read the last page. This author has talent and I look forward to reading more from her. She has a fantastic imagination, sometimes I feel like I read the same story over and over again with just a bit of a different twist here and there. So this story idea was refreshing. I don’t do spoiler, but without giving an ...more
Samantha Waldow
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was hard to read. Not because it was bad. This is a great book. It has so much emotion that just makes you have to take a breath. You are literally on the edge of your seat to see what is going to happen next. This book was so well written you could feel how Emerson and Chase were feeling. You could feel Emerson's pain. Her life is going great from what she thought and then it wasn't. I'm not lying it made me cry. In more than one spot but it also made me laugh and just shake my head. ...more
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Out of Nowhere follows the tragic story of Emerson who looses her fiancé and entire family when a gunman shoots them in a freak incident in Central Park. Embarking on a trip so to far off places is Emerson’s way of coping and seeing all the places her and Brian her fiancé wanted to visit. On her way back to New York Emerson stops at Nels Cove, Colorado. Something about the small town feels right to Emerson and she feels safe. Then the town heart throb, Chase, sets his sights on her. Chase has sl ...more
Cynthia Carpenter
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional read had me crying from the beginning. Emerson has the life she wants till its all taken from her by one single act. She loses everything. She needs some time away and leaves to travel to help her heal. Chase is just living his life but one tragic event from his child left him reeling. When these two meet the sparks fly but Emerson is holding back cause of her old love. Will she be able to open her heart back up for a new love and life. Will Chase be able to show what they can ...more
Mary Fazzi
Mar 28, 2018 added it
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Emerson James is on top of the world. She’s happy and healthy and has an amazing family and a great fiancé, who treats her right and as a princess. Everything comes crashing down in one day. That one day takes everything from her and she runs! She travels until her travels lands her in a small country town called Nels Cove. Where she meets a hot man named Chase Archibald. He’s a bit of a womanizer and happier to have a love them leave them attitude, but when he see Emerson everything changes in ...more
S.E. Rose
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This was the first book I've read from this Author. I cannot begin to say how well she nailed the "feels" in this book. I was drawn in by intense heartbreaking tragedy that could destroy just about anyone. Emerson's journey back to herself was long and hard, yet beautifully written. Chase had his own demons and tragedy that he had to grow from. I enjoyed the banter between these two, they were perfect smile maker moments. I loved how the town of Nels Cove just welcomed Emerson and gave
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a sad, happy, hopeful and endearing all in one story. A lovely story of second chances. Emerson is struggling to survive after losing it all, on whirlwind bucket list trip to find herself again an impulse decision leads her to Nels Cove a small town in Colorado. Living day to day Emerson meets Chase the town's golden boy-player, seeing her as his future Chase gives Emerson a run for her money and brings her back to life. Unable to ignore their feelings, they begin a slow dating frie ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emerson suffers an unspeakable tragedy, and she finds herself traveling and healing. She happens upon a small town that calls to her, one that doesn't have the painful memories. She meets Chase. Now Chase is a bit of a playboy, but the new girl in town, Emerson, doesn't want to have a thing to do with him..why? Because Chase brings out feelings she hasn't had in quite some time. And Chase doesn't let Emerson run...This book has great supporting characters and great banter and chemistry between t ...more
Oooh my god I finished Out of Nowhere last night loved it. Was beautifully written D.L. Gallie you have a excelled yourself I could see this as a movie. The emotions heartache and love the charcters went through so powerful. I had crying and laugh and love moments seriously this has to be my favorite book for 2018 loved it ❤❤❤❤.

You need to come on the beautiful, loving, heartaching, powerful, sweet story of Chase and Emerson such a beautiful book
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I had a difficult time rating this book. It does pertain to heavy issues and those parts I sympathize with and my heart broke for Emerson and Chase. But other than I felt this was an ok read. I get that past events in Emerson and Chase’s lives were traumatic but I couldn’t really connect with them as people. I realize people do extreme things while grieving, that part I get. I just didn’t care for either Emerson or Chase as individuals. This book was just not for me.
Tammy Deighan
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book started off with such a terrible accident and turned into re finding who you are. Sometime terrible things happen and to try to move on can be tough but sometimes things happen when you least expect them to and it changes everything. This author hit this story with a challenge to be able to reach everyone and make it believable and I believe this author did just that. You will enjoy this book. I couldn't stop reading. ...more
Deirdre Stokes
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was very sad at the beginning and it's just so hard to think about what Emerson was going through that time. I could sense the sadness in this book and it was hard at times to read but, it was well written and I am glad to have read it. I love how much love she had from her fiancé and family at the beginning before such a horrible event change everything and made her have to start over again for the pain for too much to stay. ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is everything! Emerson’s life falls apart and you feel all of the emotions with her. You just want to jump into the book and give her a huge hug. Chase is exactly what Emerson needs , right when she needs it- even if she won’t accept it. He’s such a good guy.
I won’t give anymore away except - You want to read this story! I highly recommend it.... Make sure you have tissues ♥️
Lori Caprio Tate
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, loss and despair describe Emerson James. When Emerson suffered the most inconceivable loss anyone can imagine my heart broke with her and when she found love again with Chase Archibald I cheered for them. What a beautiful story of a young woman overcoming her guilt and pain to move forward with an amazing man who understood her feelings better than most people could.
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a emotional read. Although I enjoyed the book it took me awhile to connect to the characters. I enjoyed the book however the different parts to get to know the characters took too long. I wished the characters would have gotten together sooner. The book does have some sexy, funny moments to go along with the drama. All in all I enjoyed the book!
Lisa Reynolds
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have never read a book from this author before. This book is about love, loss, finding yourself through all your grief and discovering to live and love again. My heart hurt for Emerson for all she went through. I love the connection she had with Chase. I fell in love with him too. I quite enjoyed reading this. What a beautiful story. I'll need to check out this author's other books... ...more
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~ Romance with a shot of suspense, and a dash of comedy ~

DL Gallie is from Queensland, Australia, but she’s lived in many different countries including the UK and Canada. She currently resides in Central Queensland with her husband and two munchkins. She and her husband have been together since she was sixteen, and although they drive each other crazy at times, she couldn’t imagine her life wi

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