Reviewed by Louisa
SERIES: Imago #2
AUTHOR: N.R. Walker
LENGTH: 184 Pages
RELEASE DATE: April 10th 2017
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.
Imagines is book 2 in the Imago series. If you haven’t read book 1, Imago, it is well worth reading and is important to the story line in Imagines. If you are looking for more information on book 1 go here and read the Lovebytes review.
I devoured Imagines in one sitting. I did the same with book one, so I wasn’t surprised that I loved this book just as much. Sweet, sexy, romantic and an all round wonderful story that continues Jack Brighton and Lawson Gale’s tale. In this book Lawson and Jack travel from the cold winter in Tasmania to the warm tropics of north Queensland. Butterflies are still a major and beautiful part of the book as the men travel North to save a species. And I love how the title works into the book.
I loved the two main characters. Lawson is sweet and smart and knows exactly what he wants. Professionally he is assured and has a ‘go-get-em’ attitude. And personally we see him develop further. Lawson still says exactly what he is thinking, but his emotions become such a big part of his decision making process. Jack is so supportive, loving and wonderful. His strength in this book is so beautifully compared to the times he struggles. They are both strong, smart men, who work out any issues they have and yet have a couple of flaws.
I did miss Rosemary (Jack’s dog) for lots of this book. While it might be silly, I really like her as part of the story. When they were in Tasmania I love seeing her being part of Jack and Lawson’s life. I am trying to think of anything else I didn’t like – and I really don’t think there is anything. The secondary characters are good. We are introduced to new people in Queensland and they all add to the story.
N.R. Walker has a really great writing style, that makes her stories flow beautifully. And the big bonus for me, we are taken to some amazing places around Australia. I truly enjoyed how Aussie this book is. It gives a wonderful sense of the locations Walker are writing about.
Overall, I loved this book. It was the perfect read for me. I really hope there is another book, but even if there isn’t, the first two are wonderful. I highly recommend Imagines.