Out of Nowhere (Nowhere, #2)
Aidan Blackwood barely survived an unethical experiment by Quint Services. Researchers there robbed him of his ability to access the Nowhere, a void between worlds that allows him to teleport. Aidan plans to destroy the company and the man behind it, trillionaire Oswin Lewis Quint.The problem? Aidan’s childhood best friend Caleb is the one who rescued him. Aidan’s spent years distancing himself from Caleb. It’s the only way to protect him from the dangers of Aidan’s life as a Nowhere runner—and the only way for Aidan to protect his fragile heart from unrequited love. Now Caleb is inextricably involved in Aidan’s most dangerous plan yet. Aidan’s already lost his power. He can’t lose the person he cares about the most.Caleb lied his way into a secret Quint Services facility to rescue his best friend. He won’t be shut out of Aidan’s life now, even if it means risking his own life in Aidan’s wild scheme for revenge. As they pit themselves against a ruthless, corrupt trillionaire, Caleb worries that his unexplored feelings for Aidan might be love—and that he might not live long enough to find out.

Out of Nowhere (Nowhere, #2) Details

TitleOut of Nowhere (Nowhere, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 2nd, 2019
PublisherEtymon Press
Rating
GenreLGBT, Romance, Science Fiction

Out of Nowhere (Nowhere, #2) Review

  • Haden
    January 1, 1970
    never again have to choose between a+ fake dating and a+ fantasies about revenge on the filthy rich
  • Door Williams
    January 1, 1970
    i loved the first book in this series, but i think i love this even more! the universe davin has built is so INTERESTING but also TERRIFYING, from a near-future-dystopia point of view, but she does the best thing you can do with dystopias: puts a found family into it. i loved the romance at the center of this book: childhood friends, fake dating, a soft one and a spiky one! it’s lovely and real and beautiful. but i also really truly loved the fleshing out of the details about other runners who i loved the first book in this series, but i think i love this even more! the universe davin has built is so INTERESTING but also TERRIFYING, from a near-future-dystopia point of view, but she does the best thing you can do with dystopias: puts a found family into it. i loved the romance at the center of this book: childhood friends, fake dating, a soft one and a spiky one! it’s lovely and real and beautiful. but i also really truly loved the fleshing out of the details about other runners who we didn’t really see in the first book. seeing the union up close here, and the way runners were supporting each other despite the danger, was maybe my favourite aspect of this book.
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  • Alexis (TheSlothReader)
    January 1, 1970
    Fun!This series featires characters who are gay, bisexual, non-binary and questioning. It also features characters for as muslim and Jewish (though neither are very religious) and characters who are Indian, black, and white.This particular book features friends to lovers and a charcter discovering their sexuality in their 20's which is one of my favorite tropes since that's what I did.
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  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book free as an ARC reader for review. This novel started out a little convoluted, confusing, and odd. However, once you actually get into the story it’s pretty good. It’s about survival, and honesty, and faith in each other. It’s about being true to yourself and about taking chances. It’s about possibilities.
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  • Alex (HEABookNerd)
    January 1, 1970
    Series: Nowhere #2Rating: 3 stars - it was goodOne Sentence Summary: After being kidnapped and experimented on, Aidan is determined to take down Quint Services and his childhood friend, Caleb, is ready to do whatever it takes to help.Out of Nowhere jumps right in from where Edge of Nowhere left off and it took me a minute to reorient myself in this world. But once I did, I liked learning more about Aidan and the Runners Union. He's used to working under the radar because his status in the public Series: Nowhere #2Rating: 3 stars - it was goodOne Sentence Summary: After being kidnapped and experimented on, Aidan is determined to take down Quint Services and his childhood friend, Caleb, is ready to do whatever it takes to help.Out of Nowhere jumps right in from where Edge of Nowhere left off and it took me a minute to reorient myself in this world. But once I did, I liked learning more about Aidan and the Runners Union. He's used to working under the radar because his status in the public eye has made him a target, but this time he needs the media's attention to take down Quint. I liked Aidan but I really enjoyed Caleb who has a bit of a softer side.Caleb and Aidan have been friends forever and while Aidan has crushed on Caleb for many years, Caleb has always been straight. Or has he? This was where things get interesting as Caleb explores this new part of his identity. As a bonus, Out of Nowhere includes a fake relationship, which I didn't know going in and was really excited to see, and it was fun watching Aiden and Caleb squirm over playing a loving couple in public.I do wish this had included more science fiction elements since that's what I loved about the previous book. Most of the story takes place on Earth as Caleb and Aidan work to take down Quint and there isn't as much about the Nowhere. But overall, I liked this one and I'll be curious to see what comes next.ARC provided by the author for honest review**Reader Safety**-References to hero's imprisonment and torture
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free E-version in exchange for an honest review. I will preface my review with an admission that science /speculative fiction is more my interest than romance. I also have not read the first book in the series. All that said, this is a better romance than science fiction book. I had much less trouble believing the relationship elements of the story than I did the science fiction elements. Caleb’s surprise kiss, Aidan’s longings, the confusion, the interest, they move the romance I received a free E-version in exchange for an honest review. I will preface my review with an admission that science /speculative fiction is more my interest than romance. I also have not read the first book in the series. All that said, this is a better romance than science fiction book. I had much less trouble believing the relationship elements of the story than I did the science fiction elements. Caleb’s surprise kiss, Aidan’s longings, the confusion, the interest, they move the romance along as smoothly as these things usually go. Davin writes romance well. The sci-fi story surrounding the romance has holes that my disbelief falls through. The smart house pieces had plot holes that kept me from suspending disbelief. A lot of the story hangs together but I wasn’t able to ignore the various gaps I kept wondering about. If I hadn’t kept stubbing my toes on the plot-holes, the review might have been 4 stars (or better). Overall, I liked a lot of the book at a concept level. I liked that the book could stand alone. I liked that contact with the parallel reality had a positive influence on the “current”/book space reality. If you’re more of a romance reader and sci-fi is more like wallpaper for you, you will likely enjoy this book even more than I did. I appreciated the opportunity to read this genre. I rarely run into well crafted romance in the sci-fi field.
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  • Kiran R
    January 1, 1970
    I am more of a romance reader than a sci-fi one, but I was positively charmed by this book. Although it can be read as a standalone I would recommend reading the first in the series, as it makes the branching scientific concepts easier to follow. And because it's great.The first chapter contains the best moment of 'oh no, he's hot' I've ever read and the amount of times I shouted at certain characters was embarrassing. I won't spoil too much, but some of my favourite tropes like 'mistaken I am more of a romance reader than a sci-fi one, but I was positively charmed by this book. Although it can be read as a standalone I would recommend reading the first in the series, as it makes the branching scientific concepts easier to follow. And because it's great.The first chapter contains the best moment of 'oh no, he's hot' I've ever read and the amount of times I shouted at certain characters was embarrassing. I won't spoil too much, but some of my favourite tropes like 'mistaken identity' and 'accidental confession' make a feature and it's always fun to see how those resolve. Caleb and Adrian's relationship is full of love, and it's nice to see how they keep surprising each other. I'm not sure if nerd jock vs prickly runner is necessarily a theme in the series, but it's certainly a dynamic I'm enjoying.The narrative itself is well balanced between the growing relationship, the plot against Quint and the exploration of the life of runners as a whole. I'm excited to see what shenanigans the Nowhere gets into in the third book. And if poor Dr Lange ever gets a break.Just to note, although I did receive an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review, I purchased the first book with my own money and am excited to do so for the third.
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  • NoNo JoJo
    January 1, 1970
    Preface: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The blurb I received on the review site didn't make it entirely clear that this was a sequel, so it took me a little while to get used to the cast and figure out what had happened in the previous installment, but once I did, it was interesting enough. I will definitely say that there is little to no real "story" here - the "plot" exists solely to further the romance, and everything else is just window dressing. The Preface: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The blurb I received on the review site didn't make it entirely clear that this was a sequel, so it took me a little while to get used to the cast and figure out what had happened in the previous installment, but once I did, it was interesting enough. I will definitely say that there is little to no real "story" here - the "plot" exists solely to further the romance, and everything else is just window dressing. The circumstances behind the fake dating stuff make no sense, the whole concept of a multiverse is barely dwelt upon, and the romance itself is pretty quick to get off the ground - Caleb goes from questioning his sexuality to, well, bottoming reaaaally quick, like maybe 2-3 days all told.That being said, the characters are nice enough, there's lots of representation, there's nothing icky about the romance (aside from the fact that he wakes up to his sexuality via smooching his double, which...why?), and things tie up neatly. Just don't expect any real thought or reasoning behind the fluff.
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  • John-Torleif Harris
    January 1, 1970
    I haven’t read the first book in this series, so it was a bit disorienting at first, but I did not find it to be so bad that I wanted to give up on it (as happens fairly often). Aiden and Caleb were such a cute couple. I liked how they worked together to take Quint down while still trying to figure out what they meant to each other. It was also cool to see how passionate Caleb also was for Runners’ Union and their rights.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Fake dating, a queer collective teaming up to take down an evil billionaire, and kissing your double... she’s got it all, baby. (Yes I assume all runners are queer. No I will not be taking questions on this matter.)
  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I liked it! I’m happy there’s going to be a third one.
  • Valentine Wheeler
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series. Great characters, great worldbuilding, and the science is the perfect mix of hard-realistic and soft-nonsense that I want in my spec romance.
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