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Fireman Mason James thought finding out he is a Romanus—a rare class of gargoyle—would be the surprise of a lifetime, but he’s proven wrong when he discovers he is the son of a comte and goji nobility. But his newly discovered family doesn’t think his gargoyle lover, Luc, is good enough for a goji of Mason’s stature—how could a warrior ever be? But despite the Moreaus’ uncertainty and elitism, they are Mason’s only chance to unravel the mystery behind his mother’s death, find a solution for the class divide that might separate him from Luc, and discover what it truly means to be a Romanus.
I am officially declaring my love for Mary Calmes; the worlds she creates, the men she brings into my life and how stupid I get over them.
This is the story you wanted to hear…
Chevalier begins about a year where Romanus ended. Mason and Luc are still together though Mason is beyond stubborn in admitting all the things that deal with his emotions and Luc. A knock at the door leads Mason to his biological family and a chance for him to really understand what a Romanus is and what he is supposed to do with his life now.
Good lord. This was so damn good. From learning the type of leon Luc is *swoon* to Mason getting the full story about his mother and the tests he must go through once they get to his father’s place, to everything that happens between he and Luc. This book was; So. Damn. Good. Gah. I mean, can I see that balcony scene and all that comes after with these two in a live action movie! Mmm Hmm.
I’ll keep this nice and short, which is rare for me.
I love the folklore we get on how Gargoyles came to be and who tells us the story. In a way, Mason reminds me of Jin, from the Change of Heart series, because he is this rare creature that takes his new found identity in stride. When everyone “meets” a true Romanus they act like it’s the second coming but Mason is just like ‘Hey, I’m a fireman and this is my boyfriend, Luc. We’re cool. You’re cool and it’s all okay. You feel me?’. It just reminded me of Jin being uber cool with his status as a Rhea and all that means including being male. Yeah, Mary Calmes can write some amazing men who are so damn humble but why do they always have jerks for fathers? Blah.
But Luc and Mason, they are so ridiculously romantic in this that I couldn’t keep the grin off my face as I read. I mean… you know? The things and the other things and then the sexy things. Phew.
Anyway. This is uber swoony and the title, just like the first book, explains what a Chevalier is and who they are meant to be with and please don’t let this be the end because I really need more! MORE PLEASE and thank you.