Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Acrobat by Mary Calmes

I don't even know where to start about how fine Dreo's character was. I loved the whole book, but Dreo YIKES! Made me BLUSH!! Swoon, shiver, shudder (maybe pant a few times)!

Nate Quells is a professor of Literature at the University of Chicago. He's 45 and had a 28 year old kid with his best friend.

His life is a good life, he loves his son, his family, his son's mom is his best friend. He loves his job and is very good at it.

Love life is a bit stuck right now, mostly because he wants a bit more than casual and he just has not found anyone that like him wants forever. His last relationship with a deeply closeted man let him feeling like he could not compromise anymore.

One really good thing in his life is his neighbors. Michael and his uncle Dreo. Michael is 16 and four years ago lost his mom, who gave guardianship to Dreo. Dreo does his best to raise him, but it's hard doing it alone. Somehow through the years Nate became the other parent for Michael, he loves the kid and cares for him when Dreo is working.

Dreo's job as a bodyguard for a local mafia boss is a distant thing for Nate. He never thinks about it. Until a night where things go wrong and Dreo comes home in shock and full of blood. Suddenly Nate is caring not just for Michael anymore but for Dreo as well, and very quickly it becomes clear that Dreo this last for years has thought about Nate as a LOT more than just a neighbor and when he turns all of that on Nate...Well Nates falls HARD like flat on his ass in love and it's so awesome!

Dreo is so intense and so passionate, with the possesive, dominating thing and Nate just wants to submit to him and GOOD LAWD the ITALIAN!!! OMG It's so hot. Dreo I love him forever. Nate is such a great guy you want him to be happy...Michael is amazing. All the characters are, but Dreo...He's just so present and willing to be open, he loves Nate and he's going to do all that is right to show him to show the whole frigging world that he's Nate's man. End of Story. 

There was a little twisty at the end, that was ummm a bit crazyish, but at that point she could have brought out aliens and I would have been on board as long as Dreo was around. Nate felt the same way I'm sure.

Mary Calmes has been AMAZING with her last two books, you better believe that whatever she's writing next is getting pre-ordered baby!!


1 comment:

  1. Why is that every time I read a review of yours, I want to stop reading the books I have planned to read, to start immediately reading the one your are talking about???

    Damn you ;)

    And thanks for your contagious excitement!!