Friday, December 13, 2013

Review: Clarity of Lines (Thomas Elkin #2) by N.R. Walker

Clarity of Lines (Thomas Elkin #2)
by N.R. Walker 
Published December 13th 2013 by Totally Bound

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Book two in the Thomas Elkin series. 

Sometimes it’s not the two people in a relationship who fight falling in love, sometimes it’s those who love us that fight against it the most. 

Finally together, forty-four year old Tom, and twenty-two year old Cooper, are ready to show the world they’re together. They’ve established their relationship is worth it, and want to share it with their families.

Both men thought accepting the age difference was their adversity to overcome, and theirs alone. 

Their loved ones, however, will prove them wrong. 

For their families, lines are drawn and start blur. Through a series of events, life shakes Tom’s foundations, the lines for him have never been clearer.

It's such a perfect day, or night in my case, to get hold of a book I had been dreaming of since I first read the first of the series and find out that not only did I end up inhaling this and forgot to sleep, but I was smiling all the way through. I was happy, I found it super sexy, and it was so romantic. Thank goodness it was not sappy. It was real, it was fast paced, it was absolutely awesome.

Yes, I am talking about Clarity of Lines by N.R. Walker who is, officially, a new favorite of mine. 

In this second installment to the Thomas Elkin series, we have established couple Tom and Cooper getting more solid in their relationship and more relaxed with each other. What angst there is happening is around them from those who could not accept their relationship and from those who are jealous. Really, who wouldn't be? Anyone seeing them not only saw that they were in a relationship, they could feel the love and closeness.

I loved the way these two men communicated with each other. They spoke not only in words, but they spoke their body language. The beautiful thing is, they could read each other so well it was a given their relationship is getting stronger. Again, this was something those who were jealous could see clearly and they did not like it at all. The best thing is, the drama was not overdone, it had just the right peaks and lows.

I am beginning to see a pattern in the author's works as I also follow another of her series, Turning Point 1 & 2.  She establishes a couple and create stories around their lives. Not many can successfully do this as many fall on the usual of too much drama and angst or just plain erotica without much plot. In Ms. Walker's case, she gets her stories and men to evolve and that is a gift. The best thing is, there is also action where needed in the case of Turning Point. Even better, her words can be quite visual which is really the reason why I end up smiling when I read, even in the midst of some drama.

Clarity of Lines is the second installment of this series which cannot be read without first reading the first book, Elements of Retrofit which I absolutely loved. This is a real continuation of Tom and Cooper and again, this ends where the author will open with her third book. 

For those who have not touched this series, it's about time to just let go and dive in. An absolute must.

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