Review: Where We Left Off (Middle of Somewhere #3) by Roan Parrish
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 New York for college, he sweeps back into Will’s life, hopeful that they can pick up where they left off. What begins as a unique friendship soon burns with chemistry they can’t deny… though Will certainly tries.
But Leo longs for more than friendship and hot sex. A romantic to his core, Leo wants passion, love, commitment—everything Will isn’t interested in giving. Will thinks romance is a cheesy fairytale and love is overrated. He likes his space and he’s happy with things just the way they are, thank you very much. Or is he? Because as he and Leo get more and more tangled up in each other’s lives, Will begins to act like maybe love is something he could feel after all.
Well, I guess no one can be perfect. I knew it was bound to happen at some point that I would read a book by this author that I didn't absolutely love. And this was it. Not that I didn't enjoy it, just that I wasn't head over heels about it by the end. And definitely not as much as the other books in this series.
Now why didn't I love this book as much? Will. I didn't like Will. I hated how he treated Leo like dirt. I know Will doesn't always mean to do that, he is not very good with emotions, but still. I wish we would have gotten some chapters from his point of view as that would have helped me connect with him more. As it was by the end I don't know how Leo put up with him for as long as he did. And even at the end Will is not great. Leo still has to pull everything out of him and I wanted more for Leo. I loved Leo and my heart hurt so much for him. I felt so bad for him and everything he goes through with Will and I didn't get that oh everything is wonderful sunshine and roses ending that I wanted. For Leo it is as he is happy, but it is still difficult. More difficult than I would deal with so...I get Will. I understand where he is coming from and why he is the way he is, especially once you learn more about him, but that doesn't excuse how poorly he treats Leo. At least not for me.
Now Leo was so cute. He loves Will and is not willing to give up on him even when it hurts. He can't get Will out of his mind even if he tries. There is something there, and yes Leo is a lot younger than Will but that doesn't matter to him. Leo is a romantic and I loved reading him. I wanted nothing but the best for him and at least he was happy-ish by the end. I know things will probably get better and better the more they figure things out, but my heart still hurts for him. A good read, the author writes wonderful stories, for me it just wasn't as amazing as the other ones.
Rating: ★ ★ ★