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.
5 of 5 Stars
OH, Ms. Walker what you do to me with your words. I never want your any of your series to end, like ever. I love Jack and Lawson so much! The writing is brilliant as always. I love the banter between these two.
Lawson is still my favorite. He is as quirky as he is sexy and he has absolutely no idea he’s as appealing as we all think he is. He has an amazing heart that sometimes causes him trouble but he just smiles and makes it ok. I think my favorite thing about him is that he says EXACTLY what is on his mind and even though he’s usually serious, what he says it typically hysterical! Lawson just makes me giggle and he’s not even trying!
From Jack’s POV:
I was more of a “pack on the day you leave” kind of guy.
When I told Lawson that, he couldn’t speak and his eye twitched.
Even though Lawson is my favorite, Jack is THE MAN in this book. What he does after Lawson’s accident, how he handles Piers and his gift near the end of the story just make you fall totally and completely in love with him. Lawson’s description of Jack pretty much sums it up:
You are quite possibly the most perfect man, with the kindest heart, and you make me strive to be a better person.
While these two seem like total opposites they actually complement each other in their professions and in life so they make perfect sense together. They truly would be lost without each other (and honestly, Lawson might literally be dead without Jack).
And their banter makes me laugh out loud!
Jack opened the first tub and took out some specimen jars. “But it’s supposed to rain tonight, remember?”
“It rains most nights in the rainforests. Funnily enough, that’s why they’re called rainforests.”
Jack let his hands fall to his sides and he stared at me. “Are you being sarcastic?”
And Ms. Walker was a HUGE tease…there’s a surprise, very short cross-over visit that I would LOVE to see more of!! I feel like that was a hit and run and she would NOT leave us hanging like that (would you Ms. Walker???).
5 of 5 Stars
I’m not rehashing the storyline – the blurb for Imagines, Book 2 in the series, will give you those details.
Jack and Lawson, two of my favorite NRW characters. This Book 2 can be enjoyed without reading Book 1, but why would you do that to yourself? These characters’ relationship evolution is a joy to watch. The “I love yous” have been said, this book focuses on the conflict -LIFE – that builds and binds the relationship.
I can’t say enough about the humor and the romance. OMG! The romance! The writing is brilliant. No spoilers – but Jack runs me through the ringer. I FELT everything he FELT for Lawson when Lawson was in danger.
I seriously loved the deleted scene at the end of the book. NRW, you are a tease. You better make that happen. I have to see those other characters in the next book. I need book 3, book 4, and book infinity and beyond.
Sweet. So sweet. And funny. Was the ending emotionally satisfying? Gah! The feels!
April 10 – Dog-Eared Daydreams, The Novel Approach, Gay Book Reviews, Lustful Literature, Sinfully, Mikku-Chan, Keysmash, Sassy Girl Books, Bookaholic & Kindle
April 12 – Dirty Books Obsession, Millsy Loves Books, Urban Smoothie Read, Oh My Shelves, Joyfully Jay
April 14 – Diverse Reader, Slashessed, Sanaa’s Book Blog, M/M Book Addicts, The Way She Reads, BFD Book Blog, Read Day & Night Blog
April 17 – Molly Lolly
April 19 – Au Boudior Ecarlate, Making It Happen, Padme’s Library, My Fiction Nook, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
April 21 – MM Good Book Reviews
April 24 – The Geekery Book Review
April 26 – Bayou Book Junkie
April 28 – Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books, Foxylutely Books, Recommended Reads, Book Lovers 4Ever
May 1 – Lily G Blunt, We Three Queens, Wicked Reads, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Alpha Book Club
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 wouldn’t 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…
|Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions|