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by Mary Calmes
Released: May 7, 2012
Published by Dreamspinner Press
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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