Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: BlueHeart Press
Release Date: 02-18-2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 158
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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.
Lawson went looking for an elusive butterfly and netted a dream of a guy instead!
Lawson is an adorable unassuming lepidopterist completely absorbed in his work. Academic genius from a line of family geniuses he may be but Lawson, is completely clueless of his geeky hotness, the kind of hotness that has Jack, a local Wildlife officer fall head over heals with him from the moment he saw Lawson ( and his bow tie ) on an airline flight.
Lawson is heading to a town in Tasmania on a quest to find a rare butterfly, an Eltham Copper, his colleague Professor Tillman, claimed to have seen years ago in an area that the butterfly does not usually inhabit. Lawson noticed Jack on the flight but mistook Jack’s stares as making fun of him. Lawson is a bit unnerved by Jack but quickly refocuses on his duty. A mix-up at the car rental pool gives Jack the opportunity he needed to swoop in and rescue the handsome man with the bow tie and perhaps get to know him better 😉
Jack is the kinda guy that can sweep anything with a pulse of their feet. The wooing and thought he put into each date as he worked his butt off to get to know Lawson made my heart skip a beat every time these two interacted. Lawson is completely clueless in regards to how attractive he is and he has a tendency to speak frankly which makes him a socially awkward person. Sometimes what he says may hurt, though that was never his intent. Jack is able to pick up on that and unlike most people that Lawson interacts with, he finds Lawson’s frankness an endearing quality.
Imago, is such a sweet story. The wooing, the mutual attraction, and the slow burn will have you melting for these two. My only minor gripe is that the pacing is a bit slow and the convenient way these two meet and are thrown together is kinda cheesy. I wanted a little more background on my butterfly hunter outside of his career and the fact that he comes from a family of geniuses. Despite these minor snafus, this read hit all the happy notes for me. Thoroughly loved it from beginning to end. N.R. Walker fans will enjoy this 🙂