Imagines by N.R. Walker

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Imagines: by N.R. Walker
Series: Imago #2
Release Date: April 10th, 2017
Pages: 148 • Format: eARC
Published By: BlueHeart Press
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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

 

 

four-stars

Dodged a bullet there folks! I was worried, it started off slow and a little disjointed for me. I loved book one so much that it was added to my favorites books of 2017. Never worry guys, Lawson & Jack are still adorably amazing and freaking hot together. They are still going strong together now for 6 months. Everyone is happy. Jack wants Lawson to move in with him, but of course adorkable Lawson wants to take things slow on that end. They haven’t even met families as of yet. This time Lawson takes his brains and Jack to Queensland on whats suppose to be a holiday and a little job excursion. Of course it doesn’t go well.

I am so enamored with Jack. He is by far one of the best guys I’ve read to date. His attentiveness, his loyalty and heart is what makes him so amazing. Lawson never had someone so giving but Jack requires nothing in return but love. Walker did a really great job of letting the guys explore different meanings of love to them and what works for their relationship. I was really happy with the conflict and how well conversating with one another did for them together.

My seemingly oblivious Lawson. Aww, he doesn’t know when flirting is dictated towards him. I won’t say he doesn’t know, I guess he does not look for it since his happiness is so involved with Jack. He has come a long way from the person in book one. I know it hasn’t been long for them but he has evolved to someone else. Maybe because he has never had the love that Jack gives him, but I like this look on Lawson.

It had some teary moments, but overall it was a really sweet contemporary book. I enjoyed it a lot. I feel like this is it in the series since we had a wonderful epilogue but I wouldn’t mind visiting these guys in the future. If you haven’t read book one, go read it and immediately buy book two. These is a straight forward romance. Walker did a great a job. Definite recommend.
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About N.R. Walker

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…

Imago by N.R. Walker

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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Imago: by N.R. Walker
Series:Imago #1
Release Date: Febuary 21st, 2017
Pages: • Format: eARC
Published By:BlueHeart Press
Purchase Links:
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Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist.

Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good friends, he has enough to keep from being lonely.

But then he meets Lawson, and he knows he’s met someone special. There’s more to catching butterflies, Jack realises. Sometimes the most elusive creatures wear bowties, and sometimes they can’t be caught at all.

Lawson soon learns there are butterflies he can’t learn about it in books. They exist only in a touch, in a kiss, in a smile. He just has to let go first, so these butterflies can fly.

Imago is the story of finding love, bowties, and butterflies.

 

five-stars

This was really brillant. If I could give it heart eyes I would. Truly adorkable!

Imago is a low angst, happiness, heavy on the romance love story.

It was definitely on the cusp of Insta-love, but I think it was done rightly so. Lawson & Jack’s feelings about one another were very straight forward, open, and honest to see. I thought both guys were wonderful in their own way, but together they just made the highlight of my day. N.R. Walker does it again, with making me happy. I really appreciate the chemistry that she gave these two. It is definitely worth the read.

Lawson Gale is an adorable nerd. A genius in his world, and a complete loving guy. He hasn’t had the best of luck in the romance department, and a mistake on the rental company part leads him to Jack. Jack who is an outdoorsy dudebro it seems, but a very romantic one as well. Yeah he might look the part of a bully, but he is not one. In fact he is the sweetest guy ever. I really really loved Jack. Jack is a transplant of Tasmania, and he’s made it his home. His job as a wild life officer is there. The small state might seem slow compared to Melbourne, but it fits Jack and the residents there.

After the initial meeting of these two, you can see the sparks fly on page. It’s a certain chemistry that they have that seems like fate. They compliment one another well. The physical, emotional, and mental seems to be equally matched. I really liked how knowledgeable Walker seemed on these topics. It’s not something I’m familiar with, but I really enjoyed learning the different facts about each others area of work. I really want a Luca of my own. He was truly adorable, and he might have made me swoon more with the limit amount of screen time he had.

All in all, I think this was a great story. Very thought out, I thought both characters truly transformed at times, and was able to be with the other one needed. The physical side of the relationship was hot and passionate. Really good read from this author, and I so look forward to book 2. This was a definite recommend, and made my favorite list of 2017!

About N.R. Walker

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…

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Length: 45,000 words
 
 
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Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist.

Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good friends, he has enough to keep from being lonely.

But then he meets Lawson, and he knows he’s met someone special. There’s more to catching butterflies, Jack realises. Sometimes the most elusive creatures wear bowties, and sometimes they can’t be caught at all.

Lawson soon learns there are butterflies he can’t learn about it in books. They exist only in a touch, in a kiss, in a smile. He just has to let go first, so these butterflies can fly.

Imago is the story of finding love, bowties, and butterflies.



 

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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 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… You can find me at these places:

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The Weight of It All by N.R. Walker

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nrwalkerThe Weight of It All: by N.R. Walker
Release Date:September 16, 2013
Pages: 244 • Format:eARC
Published By:Blueheart Press
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After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of.

He joins a gym.

Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn’t sure he’ll ever be ready to date again. He’s sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is.

As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamours Reed with recipes and laughter. As the friendship lines start to blur, Henry is convinced there’s no way Thor-like Reed could ever be interested in a guy like him.

Reed just has to convince Henry that life isn’t about reaching your ideal bodyweight. It’s about finding your perfect counterweight.

three-half-stars

Going into this book, I was on a constant high from the Spencer Cohen Series. I loved it, and was super happy for something else so soon from this author. I liked it, but it was definitely a low-angst story. A feel good kind for the realistic people. I did find that after a while I missed the mark with the humor. It was okay, but after so many jokes I was bored. Reed did get on my nerves about working out. I am on this journey and don’t whine this much. It was a complete turn-off to hear him constantly whining about it, and all the self doubts. I wonder if he would have these doubts if He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named ever left him.

I enjoyed Reed. He was such an amazing coach and guy. I wish I had him as a personal trainer. Good Lord, it’s hard and to see him make these changes in his life and talking to Henry from experience made my day. I truly liked him as a character. I loved that he was positive to Henry. Very motivating as well.

All in all, I liked the story. It was low on the steam side, and I had more then a few of eye rolls, but it was realistic. Everything that each of the mc went through was understanding. I look forward to more from this author as usual.

About N.R. Walker

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…

Release Day Blitz – The Spencer Cohen Series, Book 3 by N.R. Walker

Title: The Spencer Cohen Series, Book 3
Series:  The Spencer Cohen Series
Author: N.R. Walker
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Release Date: April 21, 2016

 

“I highly recommend this series. You really can’t go wrong, it has everything you need in a book and more – 5+ Stars to this amazing series and to this book!” – Alpha Book Club

“Overall, this has become one of my favorite series…” – Reading Addict Mom’s Blog

“N.R.Walker read my mind and soul and gave me Spencer Cohen. I’m giving my second beyond five stars rating of the year, and I rarely do that ever.” – The Written Voice of Is


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… 

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The Spencer Cohen Series, Book 3 by N.R. Walker

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28599180The Spencer Cohen Series, Book Three by N.R. Walker
Series: The Spencer Cohen Seriesn
Release Date: April 21, 2016
Pages: 189 • Format: eARC
Published By: BlueHeart Press
Purchase Link:
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Learning to be in a committed relationship has been easy for Spencer. In fact, too easy. Andrew has fit into his life seamlessly. Spencer’s let go of his insecurities and hang-ups, and he and Andrew are enjoying where things are headed.

For the first time in years, Spencer’s life is unbelievably perfect. Andrew overthinks everything. So when Spencer gets a phone call from Australia, he’s certain Spencer will push him away.

But instead of driving them apart, maybe it will solidify what they already have. Maybe Spencer will depend on Andrew more than ever. Maybe the Spencer Cohen story will come full circle, and maybe, just maybe, Spencer will have the happily ever after he never thought possible.

 

 

five-stars

This is one of the best endings in a series ever. I loved this book so much. It was wonderful from beginning to end. I loved it so much that I finally have listened to a Jeff Buckley song! Ha, it was good. This book is about falling in love, accepting that you are in love, and family and friends. I wish I knew a Spencer Cohen in real life. He is such a breathtaking character. Such purehearted and loved by many. The book started with Spencer realizing that he was in love with Andrew. Now to many people that wouldn’t be a problem to realize you are in love. But to Spencer who has been hurt and left broken by the people who brought him into the world; it’s hard to love and to let yourself be loved. My heart was so heavy reading this story. It has so many moments where tears were threatening to spill and had spilled. The best thing about this entire series is that N.R. Walker decided to be smart and not give us the cliche miscommunication trope. Thank you so much. I loved that both guys decided to be adults and not mind readers to figure things out. The talked and when they disagreed or didn’t know any better they still talked. Seeing being in a relationship of this caliber for fairly new for both guys and they have to figure out how not to lose themselves in Andrew & Spencer together.

For me this was important. I know what its like to encompass yourself with a person. Love like theirs and mine is all consuming. It’s beautiful. It’s waking up thinking about the persons, it’s funny text messages and continuously thinking about them throughout the day. It’s wanting to spend eternity with this person. It’s them wiping your tears, knowing your fears and loving each other unconditionally without rhyme or reason. This is one of the best romance series that I’ve ever read. Just reading about these two left the biggest smile on my face after every read. I went into this book with trepidation partly because I didn’t want it to end. I still don’t want them to be over. So many things happened in this last book. I really am happy that Spencer was able to get some peace where his family concerns. It might seem selfish of me to be glad that Spencer got away, but it was for his own good and for him to live in his truths. Truths that we see someone in the book felt like they couldn’t live with. I thought N.R. Walker writing about Lewis & Archer was so true and heartbreaking. I cried because Archer is every single person who cannot be themselves who decided it’s to hard to go on. I cried for Spencer and Lewis. I even cried for their parents because their misunderstanding took away the opportunity to love their kids with unconstrained love. So with that being said, I’d recommend this to every romance reader out there. I loved this series, and it’s definitely made it’s way to the top series of 2016! P.S. Will Yanni & Peter receive a novella of some sort?

I’d like to dedicate this review to all the Archer Cohen’s in the world.

 

About N.R. Walker

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…

Spencer Cohen, Book Two by N.R. Walker

Spencer Cohen 2Spencer Cohen, Book Two by N.R. Walker
Series: The Spencer Cohen Series
Release Date: March 17, 2016
Pages: 168 • Format: eARC
Published By: Blue Heart Press
Purchase Link:
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Finally going from fake-boyfriends to the real thing, Spencer Cohen and Andrew Landon are trying to take things slow. They know what they have could be something special and despite the flammable sexual tension, they don’t want to crash and burn.

Spencer is learning to open up, sharing the secrets of his past with Andrew. Afraid to put his heart on the line, yet seemingly unable to stop it, Spencer knows he’s falling in love with him. Andrew is petrified of leaping in blindly, yet it seems the slower they go, the faster they fall.

As they navigate their new relationship, Spencer worries Andrew will freak out when he takes on a new client. But it’s not a normal case and Spencer soon realises things are not what they seem. When things take a downward turn and they work together to help the client, Spencer and Andrew need to decide if they’re ready for the next step.

four-stars

Well Damn! It wasn’t an ounce of smexy times in book one but by the end of this you should be fanning yourself. These boys were hot. We pick up immediately after book one and it’s so good from their. Spencer has opened us about his past and of course I got teary eyes, because this beautiful man had to build a wall up around his heart to protect himself. It was sad what he went through, but I’m so happy to see him standing on his own two feet with the family that he is able to have with his friends and now Andrew. I liked they decided to take things slow. Slow means alot of things, but slow to them were earth shattering. It was some hot scenes that Walker wrote and if that’s slow then damn what have I been doing? Of course it can’t all be rainbows and sunshine, both guys are fairly new to the relationship thing. Andrew has been in one, but it was extremely one sided and of course he can’t shut his brain off. I like that Spencer has all these reservations about what it means to be in a relationship but he does the complete opposite of every cliche movie and book out here. N.R. Walker has done the unthinkable in books. She has made them talk!!!!!

Thank you!!! I had to stop and groan after their first disagreement together, but Spencer decided he wasn’t going to allow this to fester between them. Forcing them to talk was such a realistic thing to do. This series keeps getting better and better. I loved the side plot aspect it shows what kind of character both guys really are. I love the little things they do for each other, the cookbook which I loved, and the jazz bar because it showed such an open side to Andrew the constant need to remind each other that they are going slow but with the promise of toothbrushes at each other’s residence. I totally thought this was super sweet and sexy. The ending leaves our couple happy and the possibility of what book three is about is having me antsy. I mean, can it be full length novel please? I really want. Instead I’m just going to sit here giddy until the next book.

About N.R. Walker

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…

Spencer Cohen, Book 1 (The Spencer Cohen Series #1) by N.R. Walker

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28436109Spencer Cohen by N.R. Walker
Series: The Spencer Cohen Series
Release Date: February 18, 2016
Pages: • Format: eARC
Published By: Blueheart Press
Purchase Link: Amazon

Spencer Cohen is the guy who gets answers to relationship questions. Playing the role of the new lover, his job is to make his client’s ex realise one of two things: he doesn’t want to break up or he really does. Either way, his client gets answers.

The ex would either apologize and beg, or turn and walk. But in the end, Spencer’s client won. If he wanted his ex back and got him, it was great. If the guy walked away, then as hard it was for the client, he knew it was over. Regardless of the outcome, Spencer’s work was done.

Andrew Landon’s ex left him without so much as an explanation. But his sister can’t stand to see him miserable, so, much to Andrew’s dismay, they hire Spencer to be Andrew’s new boyfriend to get the ex back.

For Spencer, it is never personal. Merely a business transaction. No emotions, no strings, no complications.

Yeah right.

Even a blind man could see how this would end.

five-stars

This is me gushing over this story. I loved this so much. It was the perfect romance story with a cliffhanger. It just felt right to me. I literally was sputtering afterwards(Thank you T.J. Klune for creating Gus). I just wanted more of it. Like 400 pages of Spencer and Andrew. They were so adorable, and my first mindset was to be a little peeved that it wasn’t any sexy time in the story, but I had to remember the words of the resident Ginger stating the difference between Romance & Erotica to me. After reading it you realize that the physical really didn’t matter, because mentally & emotionally they were falling for each other little by little. I don’t want people to get deterred because there isn’t any sex in the book, because the writing, and them coming together was all I needed.

N.R. Walker, you totally spoiled “How To Train A Dragon 2” for me. I didn’t see it, and that part where Spencer cries did me in. I was crying as well. You rocked this book, and cover. I wish I could give you all the stars because I really loved these characters. The supporting cast was great, Andrew was a good guy. The stand out star with the beard, and the man capris, and the amazing Aussie accent was downright great. Spencer comes on the screen and everything gets brighter. He had the best aura about himself. Super down to earth, and his music choices rock. I loved the difference in each guy, but I really liked how their similarities seemed to bring each guy out further then what they let out. Seeing them bond together kept the biggest smile on my face. I loved the concept of the story. It’s definitely like Hitch the movie, and book two needs to hurry up we need to find out if Spencer forgot he had another appointment.

Initially I don’t know what I felt for Andrew, but he grew on me. He took himself way to serious for me, but after a while you can see where his personality shines through. I think he kinda hid himself in his past relationship or maybe in life. He comes off uppity, anti-social, and quiet. When he is around Spencer though, he opens up and it’s really beautiful the way their relationship develops throughout the story. Spencer basically hides his past, but sooner or later it catches up with him, and him not wanting to fall in love just didn’t work out how he wanted. I read this book in one sitting, and just smiled and thought about them for the rest of the night. I am impatiently waiting book 2. Please give it to me. Such a good story, and great writing.

About N.R. Walker

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…