Series: Sequel to Romanus
Author: Mary Calmes
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Novella (118pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 27th 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Review: I have a confession to make: I am addicted to Mary Calmes. Her writing is like crack to me, I can’t stay away from it, I simply don’t have the will to say no. Mary’s books tend to be somewhat confusing sometimes, and almost every time, regardless of who the characters are, the guys hug anyone that’s in close enough distance. This seems to be the case here as well and while I find it cute, I’m simply incredulous at the lack of self-preservation the characters display.
It’s been a long time since I read Romanus, but for some reason it stayed with me, even though I remember thinking at the time that it was a wreck. I’m so glad we got the continuation of Luc and Mason’s story because we find out more about the history of Goji and the role Romanus has in this world. But this time around Mason decides he wants a future with Luc dammit, and nobody is going to get in his way and no one messed with his man. That was hot!
There was not even a second for me to get bored because this book is action packed from the beginning to the end. It had some kind of whiplash effect on me because one moment Luc and Mason get all sweet and sentimental with each other, and the next there’s daddy issues (holy fuck that was dramatic), jealous siblings, a murder attempt, a mating, fucking mid-flight (cuz’ bad-ass gargoyles can do that you know), the history of goji and gargoyles is revealed and many more things I simply couldn’t keep up with.
It was all very interesting and engaging, although I’m not sure if Mason’s father is a psychopath, an asshole, or a vile, evil human being. If you’re read Romanus you’re going to want to read this as well because it wraps up the story of Mason and Luc quite nicely. Now……
Can Gabriel get his own story as well??? Pretty Please Mary? And how about Mason’s best friend Finn and Raoul? They deserve their own stories as well.