Imagines (Belen’s Review)

Title: Imagines (Imago #2)
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 10th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 184 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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.

It’s official. I am in love with both Lawson and Jack.

One of the things I love the most about N.R. Walker’s writing is how she can take such normal things, but make them so completely extraordinary.

I loved this.

I thought it fit well with Imago. Imagines seemed well-researched, though I’m no lepidopterist, with Jack and Lawson going to Queensland for a work vacation and Lawson trying to determine why the Ulysses butterfly keeps dying so soon after imago.

I loved the dual POV, and, best of all, I loved how beautifully romantic it was throughout.

“Jack, there are species of Lepidoptera all over this world, but there are none?none?like those I experience when I’m with you. You are quite possibly the most perfect man, with the kindest heart, and you make me strive to be a better person. And this here—”I looked around us, the Tasmanian countryside, Rosemary off sniffing around the garden, this perfect piece of life. “It’s everything I want for the rest of my life. I want to grow old with you, right here.

I just loved it! This series, like many of Walkers’ series, has just been a joy to read.

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Galley copy of Imagines (Imago #2) provided by the author 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:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
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

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