In From the Cold

In From the Cold

Alternate cover edition of ASIN #B0066T25E8. For eighteen years, Nathan Truman and Quinn Anders were best friends. One born of wealth and privilege, the other born to working people, Nathan and Quinn shared everything. Sports, music, first kiss, first love. For sixteen years, Nathan has tried to forget Quinn. Tried to forget the stolen moments they?d shared as kids. He joine Alternate cover edition of ASIN #B0066T25E8. For eighteen years, Nathan Truman and Quinn Anders were bes...

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Title:In From the Cold
Author:Mercy Celeste
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:In From the Cold
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English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

In From the Cold Reviews

  • Chris
    Sep 02, 2011
    Ok m/m romance about a sheriff's deputy and a country singer who were each others' firsts in high school, but who've taken different and equally self-destructive paths since then... and that doesn't end when tragedy brings the singer back to their hometown. This book had a lot of unrea...
  • Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    Oct 25, 2014
    Well, I have to say this was not at all predictable. This didn't go like I expected at all and I'm not sure it worked. I like stories that break formulas, but not when they're all over the place, and that's kind of what happens here. For that reason, the first half is about a five unti...
  • Sadonna
    Jan 15, 2012
    3.5 stars. Fair warning that there is a lot of brutality in this book. There is also a lot of disappointment and self-loathing and violence. It was sad to see how these men had wasted so much time in their lives either trying to forgot or trying to remember the past - and how they thou...
  • Calila
    Jul 17, 2017
    I was liking this just fine until the plot shift towards the end. It seemed VERY unnecessary and I can't figure out why something that extreme was thought a good idea. I liked the push/pull between Nathan and Quinn. My heart broke over Quinn's dad. I see there's a sequel that shifts th...
  • JR
    May 11, 2017
    Nathan and Quinn, best friends growing up, first love, together till Nathan could not admit to loving a man. Nathan joined the Marines, wound up in law enforcement. Quinn, became a singer and got lost in the world of addiction. Tragedy brings them back together in the little town wher...
  • Mandapanda
    Dec 08, 2011
    I couldn't keep reading after about 12%. One MC was called home to see his dying father and the other MC constantly abused him. Who would do that to someone who's just been told his father's been shot?? And at the dying father's bedside no less. Not for me. ...
  • HeatherTX
    Nov 19, 2012
    Another great read from Mercy Celeste! Love Nathan and Quinn, their story is full of life and all it's love, loss and misfortunes. I look forward to reading the sequel "Cold Shadow of Doubt" when released in early 2013. ...
  • Portia
    Nov 12, 2011
    This was so not what I was expecting from Mercy Celeste. All the other books of hers, that I?ve read, were nice angsty contemporary romances. Boy meets boy. Boy acts the fool. Boy forgives Boy. Boys live happily ever after. In From the Cold was that and so much more. The suspense ...
  • Joy
    May 06, 2012
    A newly-famous country singer sees his estranged first love--now a cop--for the first time in years over his father's deathbed. In the face of tragedy and new dangers, can these men find each other again? You know how sometimes a book isn't, objectively speaking, really great writin...
  • Angelmira
    Jul 13, 2012
    I couldn't decide between 2 stars and 3. In the end I gave it three just because there is HEA. Halfway through the book I wasn't sure I want to read the rest. I couldn't connect with neither character. Both were so annoying and their thoughts were all over the place. I honestly was gla...
  • Lara
    Jan 05, 2012
    Re-read before the sequel. And yes! To all of this still! Jan 4, 2012 Ah, holy hell Mercy. I can't fucking believe you did this to me. I have GOT to start reading reviews before I throw myself heart and soul into something expecting a nice, angst-filled coming home romance. My (pu...
  • Ery
    Jan 09, 2012
    Hmmm..... I should have loved this book. It had all of the right elements - strong plot line, enduring love, hurt/comfort. It seemed to be well-written, with some minor editorial issues and pronoun confusion. For some reason I couldn't get into it. Maybe I have been desensitized to...
  • Kazza
    Jun 23, 2012
    There?s a lot of pain behind the words in this book, behind the characters. It?s a strong, intense read. In From the Cold is primarily about two men, Nathan Truman and Quinn Anders; who were childhood best friends, youthful, quasi-lovers, who have let time, denial and self destr...
  • T.A. Webb
    Nov 24, 2011
    Tension. This book is all about tension. Quinn is a country singer who has hit the big time. Since leaving his Tennessee hometown, he has battled drug and alcohol addiction, hard times, family fights and an attraction to his best friend that broke that friendship. Nathan is a dep...
  • Nile Princess
    May 13, 2012
    Hmmm, 3.5 on this one. A little too saccharine in parts (a few too many I love yous and other declarations) and I almost always hate murder mysteries in a romance. The ending wrapped very nicely (almost unrealistically) but I have to admit, I did love the epilogue. Still it's cl...
  • Tami
    Nov 29, 2012
    There were a lot of things I didn't like about this one. The love story more or less sprung to life when both MCs met again after years apart (having been secret High-School-Sweethearts). No real explanation. One of the MCs was deeply closeted, but the whole coming to grips with hi...
  • Jaime
    Nov 23, 2015
    In Queue *ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by JLoves2Read from Alpha Book Club and Gay Book Reviews ...
  • Whitney
    Nov 22, 2012
    I had to reread this because I couldn't remember what it was about. The writing just wasn't good. A lot of time was spent telling more than showing. I thought Nate's turnaround was a bit quick and Quinn calling him 'baby' practically every dialogue exchange was annoying. And I don't kn...
  • Plainbrownwrapper
    Sep 24, 2014
    I had to read this 'cause it's set in Middle and East TN, where I have spent about 80% of my life. Unfortunately, because I've spent so much time here, I noticed all the niggling geographic research failures. A few examples: 1. MC Nathan talks about leaving a key in a "mail slot"...
  • Heidi
    May 07, 2017
    Had this on my bookshelf forever and noticed Book 2 coming out soon. Thought I'd better jump in and read Book 1. Oh dear! What a mess. The conversations were all over the place and Nathan's..... I can't. Yes I can. No I can't...... annnnd back again - made my head spin! Quinn's ...
  • Alisa
    Jun 07, 2014
    The first 75% or so of the book is an old friends reconnect story. Quinn and Nathan had been best friends since childhood and had fallen in love as teens. After the first time they have sex Nathan takes off and they only see each other one more time in the next 16 or so years. A family...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Jun 19, 2013
    Big price drop to $0.99 at Amazon US, 11/2/14 ...
  • Kristen
    Nov 26, 2014
    5 angsty, sad, tragic, hot, lost love-found love stars Mercy Celeste is an auto-buy for me now. Poor Quinn and Nate. What a tragic history and difficult journey they had to get their HEA. ...
  • Vallie
    Aug 30, 2013
    Man this was really horrible! I am not even upset about it, really. Bad writing, bad plot, and the weirdest dirty talk ever. Oh well, off to the next one. ...
  • Dianne
    Jun 25, 2018
    I didn't realise that this book would be as violent and heart-wrenching as it turned out to be. I liked the tension between Quinn and Nate but I'm not a big fan of closeted MCs, which was a big part of this book to me. Also I really don't think the torture scenes were necessary or prop...
  • vLadimiR
    Apr 20, 2014
    1.5 Stars Beautiful cover by Dan Skinner, but sadly, the story didn't work for me. The blurb basically says it all. I just had three main issues with the book. First was the writing style: It felt like the story was being told backwards, like there's a whole bunch of history be...
  • BWT (Belen)
    Jan 28, 2015
    So not for me. I wish, I really, really wish, there had been trigger warnings or any warnings associated with the blurb for this. Rape, torture. This was WAY darker than I like to read. I forced myself to finish. But...well, wasn't the right book for me. ...
  • Jenn C
    Feb 01, 2015
    Could not put this down - please note this is not a happy sweet story, but it is very good - riveting, tense, sad, and dark. ...
  • Susan65
    Jun 09, 2017
    A 4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls So, twenty percent into Cold Shadow, the sequel to this book, I?d realized that I was missing a few key elements to continue. Since it had been five years since I?d read the first book, and stupidly forgot to review it, I went back to the b...
  • Salsera1974
    Apr 28, 2013
    This is a 3 because I couldn't stand (view spoiler)[the viciousness and gratuity of the rape (hide spoiler)] . I think that, in all candor, I might be influenced by the fact that this theme pops up too frequently in Mercy Celeste's writing. Perhaps if this was the only book of hers tha...