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Chevalier

(Romanus #2)

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  605 ratings  ·  75 reviews
Fireman Mason James thought finding out he is a Romanus—a rare class of gargoyle—would be the surprise of a lifetime, but he’s proven wrong when he discovers he is the son of a comte and goji nobility. But his newly discovered family doesn’t think his gargoyle lover, Luc, is good enough for a goji of Mason’s stature—how could a warrior ever be? But despite the Moreaus’ unc ...more
ebook, 1st Edition, 118 pages
Published May 27th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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SheReadsALot
FOUR HEARTS--You know what enhances a Calmesian experience?

Greg Tremblay reading Calmes in your ear!

It's a team that just works!

Like toast and butter...



Margarine (or a substitute for you healthy types)


Like peanut butter and jelly...

(view spoiler)

Not that one you perv! (Who are we kidding?)

Chevalier is a sequel I never thought would ever happen! The novella starts months after Romanus ends. Mason and Luc are going strong, still in love and still haven't mov
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Renée
Apr 30, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This is not a standalone, and cannot be read without reading Romanus first.

This story picks up about one year after Romanus left off. And I'm very glad that Calmes decided to give us a sequel because things with Mace and Luc felt a bit incomplete. A tentative HFN.

But when Mace decides he's in, he's IN. Balls to the wall IN. Don't nobody mess with HIS man. I loved the French setting, but the Daddy issues confused me. I feel like Calmes couldn't decide if the compte was going to be evil
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Barbara➰
**3.5 stars**

Well I certainly liked this one better than the first. It was still a bit strange but I liked the story behind the gargoyles and how they came to be. The ending was a little rushed and I really wanted more of these two and what happens after they get home. Overall, it was an interesting premise.
BWT (Belen)
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Though you do not have to read Romanus to enjoy Chevalier, I do recommend it for the backstory. I really liked how it both tied to the events in that story but also expanded where Romanus had felt a little unexplored.

Picking up a year after the end of Romanus, Mason "Mace" James is settled into his chasse (or tribe) of gargoyles, doing well in his day job as a fireman, and realizing the future he wants with his lover, Luc.

I liked that in Chevalier we get history and some explanation of Mace's
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BWT (Belen)
Belens Audio Book Review

What can I say? I love Mary Calmes and Greg Tremblay. Add them together and I am one happy camper.

yum

Though you could enjoy Chevalier without first reading/listening to Romanus , I would not recommend it.

Picking up a year after the end of Romanus, Mason "Mace" James is settled into his chasse (or tribe) of gargoyles, doing well in his day job as a fireman, and realizing the future he wants with his lover, Luc.

I loved how, once Mace accepted his feelings and hope for the future, he was unwavering i
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Karen
So this was marginally better...

2.5 stars rounded down to 2 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR and...

'Chevalier' is the sequel to the Mary Calmes story 'Romanus' and while I enjoyed it a bit more than 'Romanus' and Greg Tremblay was again the narrator a definite saving grace for this one, in good conscience I still couldn't bring my self to give this more than 2.5 stars not when I compared this one to how much more I enjoyed books like 'Change of Heart', 'Old Loyalty, New Loves' & 'Figh
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Trio
Well I did like this one more than Romanus so I'm glad I didn't give up. The whole mythology behind the story was creative and well done. The characters were interesting and the relationship between the MCs was fantastic, very hot.

Greg Boudreaux was wonderful, as always, but he did bring it with all the gruff and growly voices required for the secondary characters - kudos on that!
Sara
I am officially declaring my love for Mary Calmes; the worlds she creates, the men she brings into my life and how stupid I get over them.

This is the story you wanted to hear…

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Chevalier begins about a year where Romanus ended. Mason and Luc are still together though Mason is beyond stubborn in admitting all the things that deal with his emotions and Luc. A knock at the door leads Mason to his biological family and a chance for him to really understand what a Romanus is and what he is supposed
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Aerin
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, arc, part-of-a-series
I have a confession to make: I am addicted to Mary Calmes. Her writing is like crack to me, I can't stay away from it, I simply don't have the will to say no. Mary's books tend to be somewhat confusing sometimes, and almost every time, regardless of who the characters are, the guys hug anyone that's in close enough distance. This seems to be the case here as well and while I find it cute, I'm simply incredulous at the lack of self-preservation the characters display.

It's been a long time since
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Gigi
Um, this (and the first book Romanus) was probably one of the strangest M/M books I have ever read. These books were both short, so a whole shit-ton of info was crammed into a very small package.

Mason is a Romanas, a kind of half-breed gargoyle. His love interest Luc is a Chevalier, kind of a protector of the gargoyles. Beyond that, I can't tell you much. I didn't understand the titles and roles and hierarchy of the gargoyle culture, but I cut myself some slack and just read the book for the rom
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Serena Yates
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘Chevalier’ is the much-awaited-by-me sequel to ‘Romanus’, a magical and dangerous world of gargoyles with a unique history, mysterious prophecies, and politics of class separation that would make an eighteenth-century nobleperson blanch. In the first book hunky, kind-hearted firefighter Mason discovered he was a special kind of gargoyle, a Romanus, but none of the other members of the chasse he encountered was able to tell him what that means or what he was meant to do. Everybody else seems to ...more
⚣Michaelle⚣
3.5 Stars

So, not only do we learn the origins of Gargoyles (kinda cool actually)...in this installment we finally know what a Romanus does! Sort of. Meh.

I mean, yay on the message of bringing together all classes of "people" - wiping out old notions of nobility vs. lower castes and offering a safe place for unity to flourish down there in Kentucky (riiiiight) - but like the MC wondering when his X-Men powers would manifest, I too thought there would be more to the whole deal than that. Well, tha
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MostlyDelores
Unnecessary and incoherent sequel to Romanus. Calmes invents an entire mythology and crams it into the shortest page count so there's no room for a story.

Pretty cover though.
Under the Covers Book Blog
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it

CHEVALIER is a Paranormal Romance from Mary Calmes that features gargoyles! Yes, gargoyles! I can only think of one other series that features gargoyles are their main supe but I have to say, this one caught my attention more.

And I think that’s all mainly due to Mary Calmes writing. Mason James is a fireman who looks to be quite normal at first. When he has a little accident at work, it forces him to take some time off. He has his boyfriend, Luc, who is pushing for them to make that next step

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Relly
Better

3.75⭐

Re read

In this one we get the answers that were missing in the previous book. I loved that once Mace committed fully to the relationship he was all in. I also loved that Luc was the important one in the prophecy.
Would enjoy reading more from this world
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Morgan  Skye
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, paranormal, reviewed
First, you must read Romanus before you read this. It won’t really make sense as a standalone.

We met the two lovers Luc and Mason when Mason had stumbled upon Luc’s chasse of gargoyles to find out that Mason was actually a Romanus, something revered by the gargoyles. Unfortunately, they don’t know much about what that means and the main driving force in this story is to find out just what it means to be a Romanus so that the tension in the chasse will let up.
There’s an added element of mystery w
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Shelley
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
ke-sha
Sep 27, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
There's a Sequel!
UltraMeital
I enjoyed this novella, like the first part "Romanus" [which you HAVE to read in order to understand the dynamics and basic world building] it was fast paced with a lot of things happening and a lot of information revealed about the Gargoyle species. This one starts a year after the perilous one with Mason and Luc an established couple. Mason still tries to hold Luc back, not because he doesn't want him, rather because of his past experiences with men he dated. Yet in his heart he knows that Luc ...more
LWM
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kathleen
As I said in the ebook review: "A rollicking, romantic sequel to Romanus. Many questions answered." Very good narration by Greg Tremblay.
Becca
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this little series and fell in love with Mace and Luc.
Lisa The Novel Approach
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Chevalier is the sequel to Romanus, and even though you don’t HAVE to read Romanus first, I would recommend it. Chevalier is the continuation of a story started on the pages of Romanus and in my opinion it was needed to complete the love story between these two men. This is a magical world of gargoyles, fallen angels who have been given a second chance at heaven by becoming protectors and watchers of God’s children. There is a whole world of creatures that exist around us, or so Mary Calmes want ...more
T.M. Smith
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A lot has happened in the year since Fire Fighter Mason James learned he is not only a Gargoyle, but a Romanus. He is treasured among the Gargoyles, someone that can bridge the gap between Gargoyles and the dead because he can see them, hear them, communicate with them. He also found a boyfriend at the same time he learned of his Gargoyle status, Luc Toussiant, who is a Leon which translate to a guard or guardian in the race of Gargoyles. Mason has spent the past year keeping Luc at arms length, ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


CHEVALIER is a Paranormal Romance from Mary Calmes that features gargoyles! Yes, gargoyles! I can only think of one other series that features gargoyles are their main supe but I have to say, this one caught my attention more.

And I think that’s all mainly due to Mary Calmes writing. Mason James is a fireman who looks to be quite normal at first. When he has a little accident at work, it forces him to take some time off. He has his boyfriend, Luc, who is pushing for them to make that next step
...more
Joyfully Jay
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kris
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars


Four years ago, I read Romanus for the first time. And when I’d finished it, I thought it would be an awesome series. It felt like a series to me, and I went looking for more, needing to read the next story. So I was disappointed when I learned that it was a standalone, and that there were no sequels. But that has changed now and I’m so happy it did. When the first book was rereleased, I wondered why. But when Chevalier crossed my radar, I was thrilled. Finally, I
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Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

Chevalier picks up a year on from where we left Mason and Luc in Romanus and I would recommend you read Romanus first to get a little bit of the back story and more clearly understand the world and characters involved.

Mary Calmes always gives the reader leading men who seem to need each other to breathe – they are always totally consumed with each other and this is true of Mason and Luc. In Chevalier we get more about the history of gargoyles, of the chasse and we
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Yeochingyu
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.75 hot short and funny I'll round it to 5 stars
new sex position (view spoiler)
Yes I felt it the need the love and security to be with each other.
Jane (PS)
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, mm, kindle
The first book was a bit messy in its set up and execution/flow; it underwhelmed. This book was great. It just worked. The MCs were already set up but were still developing together; solid chemistry and completely cute together. The plot was fun and interesting. I didn't want it to end.

Narration by Greg Tremblay
He does a great job on Mary's work. Loved every minute.
Angela Goodrich
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