Review: Acrobat by Mary Calmes

Posted September 8, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Acrobat by Mary Calmes
Acrobat
by Mary Calmes

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 7, 2012
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
 

 

 A charming, sweet and powerful story of finally giving in and falling in love. ~ Under the Covers Book Blog

English professor Nathan Quells is always a crowd pleaser. He loves taking care of others. He’s good at it. Everyone seems to love him, even the most unsuspecting characters. Andreo Fiore is caught in the mob and when Nate finds himself taking care of his nephew, Michael, Dreo slowly falls in love with Nate over the course of the four years that they have known each other.

In ACROBAT, the story was inspired by a painting Mary Calmes saw (which is now the cover). She wanted to know what the story was behind the two men in a tangle together. In the end, the story became ACROBAT, a charming, sweet and powerful story of finally giving in and falling in love.

Dreo’s feelings for Nate have been stewing for years so I can understand when people say that his feelings came on too fast. It’s because readers don’t get that sense of longing from him. Part of it is because we only get Nate’s POV and also, it’s because Dreo isn’t a man who willingly shares his feelings with many people. Nate is one of the trusted few.

Another great thing about this book is Calmes’s dialogue. I was smiling from ear to ear at some of the jokes she cracks. I love Nate’s ex wife and her husband. Nate’s TA is also a great character. I just find all her characters to be so endearing. You can’t help but fall in love with everyone!

One great tidbit for readers is that Nate’s ex, Duncan Stiel is from the A Matter of Time series. Duncan gets his own book in PARTING SHOT, Mary’s latest release. Reading the books so close to one another really made me appreciate the connections between books. I just adore it when authors do that for their fans.

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About Mary Calmes

Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Thanks for another great review Ann!

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Thanks love!

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This was my first Mary Calmes book and I adored it. I didn’t catch the Duncan reference until I read this a second time after the Matter of Time series of course.

Thanks!

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Yeah, it’s nice that I read the matter of time series first. So nice to see familiar faces like that 🙂

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Another Mary Calmes book I have wanted to get! Now I Will! Thanks!!

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