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Review Tour & Giveaway ~ Imago by N.R. Walker

Length: 45,000 words


Nerdy, introverted genius lepidopterist, Lawson Gale, is an expert on butterflies. He finds himself in a small town in Tasmania on a quest from an old professor to find an elusive species that may or may not even exist.

Local Parks and Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton, is an ordinary guy who loves his life in the sleepy town of Scottsdale. Along with his Border collie dog, Rosemary, his job, and good friends, he has enough to keep from being lonely.

But then he meets Lawson, and he knows he’s met someone special. There’s more to catching butterflies, Jack realises. Sometimes the most elusive creatures wear bowties, and sometimes they can’t be caught at all.

Lawson soon learns there are butterflies he can’t learn about it in books. They exist only in a touch, in a kiss, in a smile. He just has to let go first, so these butterflies can fly.

Imago is the story of finding love, bowties, and butterflies.

February 25 - Foxylutely Books

I was actually a little nervous going into this book., having already read an elusive butterfly story. Then I get an email about a blog post that NR had asked Julie to read her book because she had no idea something of the sort was already written. Julie assured her they were nothing alike. I will second what Julie says. I've had the pleasure of listening to Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza and it was an incredible story, with a hint of "magic", Nicholas and Dave ARE gorgeous. From the first paragraph in Imago, I just knew they were going to be different and I was so excited to continue on.

I absolutely DEVOURED this book. I have a "thing" for nerds and Lawson Gale ticked all those boxes, bowtie and suspenders and all. I loved the fact that yeah, he may blush a lot, he did not hold back. What he thought, he said. He didn't let his "superiors" walk all over him, and he has an affinity to helpless creatures. Oh, and he has a dirty mouth when he's turned on, but doesn't like to admit it. What's NOT to love?

Jack Brighton is nothing to scoff at either. First impressions can make or break a relationship, but in this case it's not entirely true. Jack is also more than what he seems. Where Lawson sees a very tall and wide shouldered bulk of a man, Jack also has brains, bit more importantly the big heart, and super adorable dog, Rosemary, to go with it all.

I adored their little "perfect" date nights. How he would try to top them each time. The fact that he had Luke, his BFFs 4 y.o. son, be their chef for one night was totally awe-inspiring. You will definitely be a puddle on the floor with this book. It is beautifully written, it's never boring and it's full of incredible characters and plot. So get your tea and toast ready, cuz you're going to be stuck in this book for a few hours.


I have a thing for nerds, and Lawson was the perfect nerd for me. The bowties, suspenders, the proper English. All of it...just perfect!! Lawson is a butterfly expert on the hunt for a butterfly that has only been seen once over fifty years ago. On his flight to Melbourne to Launceston he is seated across a man that he thinks has made fun of him. Once they land, after a bump in on the flight Lawson makes his way to the car rental desk where there has been a mix up with his rental. Along comes Jack, the other man on the flight, who overhears the car conversation and offers to give Lawson a ride.
Jack is totally taken by Lawson, the way he looks, the way he speaks and of course by the bowtie. While dropping Lawson off at his appointment, he realizes that he has left his luggage in his ute and decides to wait for Lawson to return it. When Lawson is done in his meeting, he is surprised to see the man waiting for him. And even more surprised when Jack asks him out on  a date.
Jack sets up the perfect date, with help from his BFF. And this begins the series of perfect dates and super sweet butterfly kisses from Jack.  These two are totally adorable together. And the sexy time that these two share are beyond hot. I love how Lawson isn't afraid to ask for exactly what he wants and boy does he get it.
It seems like it's been a long time since a book has totally taken me over like this one did. I really liked that there wasn't really any angst, I’m not one for a lot of
I also liked the fact that N.R. reached out to Julie Bozza to ask that she read the book to make sure there were no similarities between Imago and Butterfly Hunter which I have now added to my  I really hope that we get more of Lawson and Jack somehow. They have quickly become one of my favorite couples.

I give this book 5 Butterfly Kisses!!!

Author Bio

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn't have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things...but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since...

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