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Acceleration (Impulse #2)

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GAINING MOMENTUM

Gavin Hayes is everything Derrick could ask for in a lover. Gorgeous. Passionate. Great in bed. Derrick finds it very easy to just let himself go, to let Gavin guide him and teach him all the things he missed during a decade of celibacy. In the course of a single weekend, Derrick’s routine is transformed, his mornings and evenings filled with sex. Sweet, se
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Paperback, CreateSpace Print Edition, 192 pages
Published November 30th 2012 by Amelia C. Gormley (first published November 28th 2012)
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Beautifully done
Rating: NC-17
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: A story that captured my heart through and through
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Overcoming your past to move forward with your future.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Derrick

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This has to be my favorite couple. Derrick’s vulnerability against his alpha male looks, pulls at my heart every time. There are just subtle layers of this story that are peeled away with exper
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Jenre
Acceleration is the second book in a trilogy. Please be warned that this review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series Inertia.

At the end of book one we left our heroes Gavin and Derrick at the point at which their relationship is taking off. They've had a month of dancing around each other, followed by an intensive weekend together. This book follows them into the next few weeks, through the 'honeymoon' period and into a time when both men have to make sacrifices to be with each
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Bea
Acceleration is book two in the Impulse series by Amelia C. Gormley. The novel, Acceleration, by Amelia C. Gormley was supplied for review by the author. While it should be obvious to say, this is a honest review and I was not influenced by any action of the author. Acceleration is the second novel in the Impulse series by Amelia C. Gormley in which I have read.

Basic Plot:

The romance between Derrick and Gavin continuous to unfold, as they deal with their relationship and how their pasts influe
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Macky ~ Sinfully...Addicted To All Male Romance
Acceleration starts where Inertia left off and Derrick and Gav are still in that early stage of getting to know each other. The sex is amazing for them both but the intense emotional baggage they are both carrying is still hanging over their heads, stopping them from fully opening themselves up to each other.I loved book one, Inertia and on the strength of it felt compelled to get book two. I wanted to love this too but there were a couple of things that began to irk slightly. First I wasn't ove ...more
Heather C
There's a lot more happening here in the second book of Derrick and Gavin's story, which picks up right after where Inertia left off. Gavin seems to be doing a good job of sharing himself and even showing Derrick what he really likes in bed...and it's totally hot and sexy with a bit of kink. I LOVE Gavin all toppy and aggressive!! Gavin still has that big fear of rejection though.

And Derrick? Well, Derrick is still struggling with opening himself up and putting his heart on the line...especiall
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Shirley Frances
A beautiful story of growth, acceptance and new beginnings.

In this installment we find ourselves right where we left off in Inertia. Derrick and Gavin continue to unleash their lust and desires and decide to take their sexual relationship to the next level. If you read the previous book, you know that although Derrick and Gavin have been intimate, they have not had intercourse and that it would be an enormous step for them to take. I applaud the author, Amelia C. Gormley, for the way she went a
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Janna
Mar 10, 2013 Janna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Originally posted at Rarely Dusty Books

Genre & Keywords: M/M Romance, Contemporary, Troublesome past, Domestic violence, Evil ex, Building trust, Solving communication issues

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 2.5 out of 3 flames
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In this second installment of Amelia C. Gormley’s Impulse series, titled Acceleration, the romantic relationship between handyman Derrick and accountant Gavin picks up speed as the title so aptly announces, after the slow start of their story in the
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Secretly Reading
ACCELERATION is a very good MM romance of two men trying to find an emotional balance in their highly sexual relationship. I still love these characters from book one and can't wait for the third book for the resolution I need.

I'm a sucker for an established relationship romance and this is an example of why I love the sub-genre. I liked Gavin and Derrick in book one of the series as they get together but this second book is sweeter because the men have to figure out what it means for them to be
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Mrs Condit & Friends Read Books
Amelia Gormley’s ACCELERATION is going to be listed among my favorite books. This is a love story, not a romance, not simply an erotic tale, but a story of the power of love.
I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who loves watching a love match develop between two people who deserve happiness. Ms Gormley is a brilliant writer who uses words to paint a picture and describe the unspeakable.
Please see my complete review on release day, Nov. 30, 2012 at http://mrsconditreadsbooks.com/in
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Shannon
Part 2 of the Gavin and Derrick story was even better than part 1 IMO. The sex was fantastic and they're really starting something amazing here. We get love, sex and angst. My favorites. Now I'm just waiting for their final chapter. Please, oh please let it come soon!
Mandi Schreiner
I like this author's voice. This one a little too angsty/must have sex every second/needy for me.

But will continue onto the third book.
Full review coming
Cryselle
4.5 rounded up to five, because there's more story to come.

When I finished Book 1 of this trilogy (Inertia)I was ready to spring into Book 2 right away. Fortunately, the author didn’t make me wait too long. (I know, Amelia Gormley is not my bitch. She should write faster anyway.)

These books should really be read in order, because Book 2 picks up where Book 1 left off, and a few things will be confusing otherwise. Derrick is slowly coming to terms with Gavin’s still undetermined HIV status, and i
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
I've been really looking forward to this novella. I really enjoyed Inertia and these installments feel less stand alone and more like segments of one big story. While Inertia mapped out how Gavin and Derrick first met and started dating, Acceleration shows how they are growing together and falling in love.

I liked it. I'm really a fan of the author's voice. But there were parts of it that didn't entirely work for me, making it a little less of a hit than book one.

So a little backstory: Derrick is
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Kathy
5 out of 5

The title—Acceleration—is very apt for this, the second story in Amelia C. Gormley's second book in her Impulse trilogy.

Words I'd use to describe this story:
Emotionally Rich; Intense but energising; Powerful; Honest; Engrossing

Again it took no time at all before I found myself totally caught up in the continuation of Derrick and Gavin's story. The road has been, and continues to be, somewhat rocky at times but knowing these two men that's not surprising. The relationship has taken them
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Lena Grey

'Acceleration' by Amelia Gormley is the second in the Impulse series. It picks up where we left off in the first book and we get a lot more background information which is necessary to be able to understand Derrick and Gavin.

Things become even more intense between the two of them in more ways than one as they are learning to cooperate and express what they feel. Gavin, even though he was abused by his ex-lover, is ahead of the game because he knows what he doesn't want. He is still struggling to
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Acceleration, book 2 of Amelia Gormley’s Impulse Series definitely lives up to its name. In book one we meet shy, sexually stunted Derrick and out-going, enigmatic Gavin at the beginning of their relationship. Acceleration picks up where Impulse left off so reading the books in order is highly suggested.

Acceleration further delves into their loving yet rocky relationship. Both men’s insecurities come to the forefront as they attempt to internally find themselves as well as a couple. Gavin, as he
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Christi Snow
My Review:
I really enjoyed the first installment of this series, but I enjoyed this one even more. In this book, you get to see Gavin and Derrick more settled as a couple. Things are still new and they are trying to find their way around each other, but there isn't a question of their involvement anymore...just how serious it's going to become and how quickly.

This is definitely more the "honeymoon" phase of their relationship...lots of very hot sex, while trying to negotiate the in's and out's
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GayListBookReviews
In the second installment of the Impulse Trilogy, we get what I was hoping for in the first book: added depth. Gavin and Derrick have grown from flirtation and attraction to something beyond, and while the lust is still there (boy, is it ever!) they’ve come to realize they mean something to each other.

Derrick, with his ordered world, has trouble relinquishing any amount of control, which would allow something unexpected to happen, something he fears he won’t have the spine to face.

Gavin, in an e
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Leta Blake
Well, I inhaled that book right down. Excellent! It gave me everything I wanted to see after the first novel in this series (and more). It resolved all of my issues with Derrick, gave me more insight into Gavin, and continued with the hot, character-driven, psychological sex scenes. There is pretty much nothing that would've made this book better--except possibly seeing some of Gavin's POV, but I think Amelia did such a fantastic job really *showing* us Gavin this time that it wasn't necessary. ...more
Jenny
4,5 stars, because I know this story has even more to give. (Can I have the next book now, pls?)

I loved this book, and I love the characters. Gavin and Derrick are both flawed, real, fascinating personalities and they have such chemistry. I also loved that the book isn't just about them, but that the side-characters -- I find Devon and Hannah, Miss Ingrid, Andi and Lukas all being well-written and fleshed out -- are a big part of it and all help move the story along.
What more should I mention? T
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Kathy
4.5 stars. Acceleration is the second installment in Amelia C. Gormley’s absolutely fabulous Impulse series. Picking up right where Inertia leaves off, Gavin and Derrick are still in the early days of their romance. Both men bring more than their fair share of emotional baggage with them and sometimes their relationship is practically smothered by the weight of it. But as the title promises, there is forward motion as these two men work to overcome the residual damage and insecurities from their ...more
Vallie
If you haven't read the first book, Inertia, I'd advise you not to read this review.

Loved this just as much as the first one, if not more. Keep in mind that this series isn't really about the plot or some extraordinary happenings. It's really about two people coming together, developing feelings for each other, and exploring their sexuality. There is a lot of sex in this book and it's all very very hot. If you're looking for substance in your next read, this probably isn't it. Not because it's f
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Kelly_Instalove
Review coming soon....

NOTE: I read an advance review copy provided by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Reviewed by:Aggie
Genre: M/M
Rated: 5 hearts

Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews
Tamarrion Lash
Сирца, радуги и розовые пони :)
Жду продолжения.
Laura
Very well written. No complaints.
Jonetta
Now that Derrick and Gavin have progressed beyond the magic of the start of a new romance, the real work of the relationship begins. While Derrick continues his sexual exploration (and he doesn't hold anything back), learning to shed his ingrained solitary behaviors of the past ten years isn't as easy to do. He's not accustomed to sharing his feelings with anyone and is conditioned to repress. Derrick also is unprepared for the realities of the world and it's attitudes towards homosexuality and ...more
Elisa Rolle
Due to the fact that I’m reading Acceleration weeks after I read Inertia, I’m not really sure if my perception is completely right, but I had the feeling this book was all about Derrick. Gavin is there, and he is a strong character, but what we got this time is Derrick’s side of the story, his worries about falling in love with Gavin so much that, in the even the HIV positive status comes true, he will not be able to survive another loss.

In a way, the ghost of death is, for how much twisted it c
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Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
Gavin and Derrick's story picks up right where book one left off. Gavin and Derrick are still continuing to work through their pasts. This book was better, but still had flaws.

I found Derrick and Gavin had a better chemistry in this book, but I felt Derrick had more feelings for Gavin.

I HATE BDSM!!! I want a loving romantic relationship with my sex. Inflicting pain and calling someone degrading names is NOT sexy, romantic or loving!! I guess I am kinda vanilla when it comes to my sex scenes. I
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Debra
4.5 stars for the series

I really enjoyed this series and came to love both Derrick and Gavin. Bear in mind that this is one story told through all three books and none of the storylines are completed until the third book.

Each book builds on the growing relationship between Gavin, who is just out of a bad relationship, and Derrick, who has spent the past 10 years alone and celibate. Both men have a lot baggage that will directly impact their relationship. This is a character driven book that seem
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