Title: Chevalier (Romanus #2)
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 27th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: TBC
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.