Imagines (Imago #2)
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.
Evette gives it 4.5 stars.
This story had so many treats for me, and all were happily devoured.
Lawson is still adorkably awkward. Jack is still much more social with a huge heart. I love them both. They’re a couple you wish you knew, that you could call friends.
The butterflies! Well written parallel imagery for their growth.
Dialogue worked for me, always fun to try to figure out some of the Australian colloquialisms! Most of the story was directly centered on Jack and Lawson with so many delightful secondary characters. From Dr Bonfils to Gary and both of their families.
The entire story is a delightful retreat, one I will miss. The epilogue was the cherry on the top…well, then there was the deleted scene…a very small world for such a large country.
It’s always difficult for me to put into words how much and what I love about a book. I just want everyone to read it, NOW, so we can discuss! Go on… I’ll wait….
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…