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Acrobat by Mary Calmes
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Before I started this story, I hadn't read the blurb or even an excerpt but I like Mary Calmes' writing. It's like comfort food for me so I wasn't too worried I wouldn't enjoy the story. And I was right. I loved it so much I didn't want to put it down.

At first, I was worried who the second MC would be. I was praying it would not be the doctor. Thankfully, my prays were more than answered because not only does Nate not end up with the doctor, he ends up with Dreo, the mobster! Um, hello? Mobsters? Why did no one tell me?! I would have read this books as soon as it came out if I'd have known there were mobsters because I looooooooooove them!

Anyway, the story was great. It's suspenseful, funny at times and kind of sweet. Nate is the typical oblivious character who really is kind, beautiful and intelligent but thinks he's just bland. Dreo is just yummy. He's tall, dark and mysterious. Just lovely.

The story is fast paced with a nice plot even if it's not very original. I liked the fact that there was a kid, Dreo's nephew Michael, so involved in the story. I also liked that Nate was such a fatherly figure for him (well, Nate is a father after all) but it was a nice addition to the story, IMO.

There were some problems with the book, though. It was in need of a bit more editing because there were a bunch of typos and even name mix ups (and in a few cases completely foreign names for already existing characters). I think there were too many secondary characters that were not really necessary. Then there was the fact after a day or two of Nate getting hurt, his injuries were basically completely forgotten and never mentioned again. I also got confused a few times because there were flashbacks to what happened that morning. The reason I got confused was because Nate and Dreo would be doing something like talking in front of Michael then next thing they were fucking which made me go WTF?! I had to re-read to realize it was a flashback to earlier that day. Lastly, I still have a bunch of questions that were made from unnecessary comments. (view spoiler)

Even with all that, I had a lot of fun with this story. Ms. Calmes always has a way of sucking me into a story that makes me overlook a lot of the things I normally have a problem with. Nate was loved by everyone but he was so cute and charming and Dreo was hotter than hot. I'll probably end up re-reading this story soon.
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Reading Progress

06/08/2012
27.0% "I like Dreo waaaaaaaaay more than Sean. Mob man! *sigh*" 4 comments
06/09/2012
100.0% "Yum yum"

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♡♥Ang ♥♡ ummm N we should read this as well


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Lol. Our lists are getting huge, Ang!

I don't like this cover at all


♡♥Ang ♥♡ I no lol

Me too it's ugly :(
Why they do that? I don't understand


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Lol. I don't know. When I first saw it I thought it was going to be historical. Like roman times or something so I wrote it off as not gonna read rofl


Elspeth Yeah the cover is horribe but the story is great, it kept me up past midnight finishing it last night.


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Yeah, I've heard from a few people that it's a really great book!


♡♥Ang ♥♡ Sold!!! I'm going to read this one soon lol


Elspeth I just picked up Frog and going to give it a try!


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Lol we'll have to add it to our list Ang

I heard Frog was even better than this one, Liz


Shannon Nikyta wrote: "Lol we'll have to add it to our list Ang

I heard Frog was even better than this one, Liz"


I thought Frog was better than this, but was a lot shorter.


Elspeth I tried Frog and its lost on me, I have no desire to read yaoi style books of late. I guess its due to the fact that I really enjoy the equal balance of mm romance. So when its in the style of yaoi where there is a "woman" and "man" in the relationship it kind of ruins the balance. Especially since they really like the dominant, borderline abusive, manipulative, and arrogant tops not unlike what you find in YA novels these days.

...but that is just me.


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* I think I might like Frog then if it's more like yaoi. I have a soft spot for that type of book ^_^


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