Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review & Giveaway: IMAGINES by N.R. Walker (Imago #2)

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Imagines is the Latin plural for Imago, and the only thing better than one metamorphosis, is two.

Jack Brighton and Lawson Gale have been together for six months and are very much in love. Lawson's work ensuring the survival of the Tillman Copper is demanding as ever, and Jack's work with the regeneration of the bushfire-ravaged national park is just as hectic.

When Jack suggests they take a short trip, Lawson agrees. But then he is offered a two-week research position in tropical Queensland to help determine why the Ulysses butterfly is on the decline. Figuring they could combine work and pleasure, Jack and Lawson go on their first vacation together.

Working alongside renowned professor Piers Bonfils isn't easy. But personal and professional differences aside, Lawson is offered a more permanent role in Queensland. Torn between his new life in Tasmania with Jack and a dying species of butterfly he feels compelled to save, Lawson has to decide where his fate lies.

But fate changes the rules. On a research expedition into the depths of the rainforest, suddenly it's not only the butterflies' existence that hangs in the balance

A butterfly's life cycle never changes. From larvae to imago, their course is plotted by design. Jack and Lawson need to determine where they stand, if they live through it. Because the only thing more incredible than one imago is two.

Carra's Review

Imagines is a wonderful and sweet follow up to Imago, but it’s also injected with some drama to keep readers a bit on edge.  I always like going back to an established couple to see how they’ve grown together, and how they’re moving forward with their lives.  With Jack and Lawson, it was such a pleasure visiting with them again as we get to see not only where they are at in their relationship now, but also get to watch them grow together even more, deepening their existing bond to the unbreakable point.

Lawson’s passionate approach toward his work and his determination and energy as he works on the problems plaguing another butterfly species are inspiring, especially for me as someone who was a biology major in college.  The predicament Lawson is trying to solve made for some intriguing reading without being too clinical for the average reader.  I love how excited Jack gets when helping Lawson as well, it’s almost as if the two of them feed off of each other while at the same time supporting each other.  

Jack and Lawson’s intimacy intensifies, making for some sensual love scenes that are both emotional and seriously hot and sexy.  As the drama increases and events become dire, both men’s emotions become almost overwhelming, cementing their feelings and making their path crystal clear.

Imagines was exciting, emotional and intriguing while also giving readers those “awww….” moments near the end.  I highly recommend this story to M/M romance fans, and for me it was a 4.5-star read.  Imago should definitely be read prior to starting Imagines so you can get Jack and Lawson’s story up to this point (you’ll love it, I promise!).  This book is meant for readers 18+ for adult language (Lawson still has a naughty mouth when things get steamy!) and M/M sexual content.

Author Bio

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance.

She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldnĂ­t have it any other way.

She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don't let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things... but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She's been writing ever since...

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