Chevalier (Belen’s Review)

ChevalierLGTitle: Chevalier (Romanus #2)
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 27th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 118 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

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.

Though you do not have to read Romanus to enjoy Chevalier, I do recommend it for the backstory. I really liked how it both tied to the events in that story but also expanded where Romanus had felt a little unexplored.

Picking up a year after the end of Romanus, Mason “Mace” James is settled into his chasse (or tribe) of gargoyles, doing well in his day job as a fireman, and realizing the future he wants with his lover, Luc.

I liked that in Chevalier we get history and some explanation of Mace’s goji roots and history.

I loved how, once Mace accepted his feelings and hope for the future, he was unwavering in his love and support of Luc and their relationship. Though I wish I would have had a better resolution to Moreau’s betrayal, ultimately I thoroughly enjoyed this and devoured it quickly.


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Galley copy of Chevalier provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my "Favorite M/M" stories:

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Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future