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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Acceleration: Impulse, Book Two by Amelia C. Gormley

Review: 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 both by surprise, and what's more they're both dealing with emotions neither of them has experienced before.

Then there are the surprising but also very satisfying dynamics of Derrick and Gavin's developing relationship, both physical and emotional. Ultimately satisfying because they show the depth of trust, the strength of the feelings they have for each other, all while binding them closer; it's also amazingly freeing. As an observer it's not only tantalising but also exciting, and not just in a prurient way.

This dynamic works so well for both of them because of their pasts—distant for Derrick, much more recent for Gavin. They are finding who they are, separately as individuals and together as a couple. What they have goes beyond labels—it's what it is because they need it to be that way.

For Derrick the closer he gets to Gavin the more he learns about himself, and as we all know this is never an easy thing to undergo. But eventually, and with help from his friends, he's finding a way through the landmine-dotted emotional landscape.

Then there is the way that the author finishes the story, leaving the reader turning the page only to discover... that we've reached the end. I am not a big fan of cliffhangers, unless I have the next book in hand but honestly—while we are teased and most definitely tantalised—I didn't feel as though we were left hanging. The ending is obviously not the final word but it is an ending that I can live with. Knowing, of course, that there is more to come.

Ms Gormley has given her readers a very powerful follow-up story to Inertia, the first book in her Impulse trilogy and I for one could not be happier. Of course the flip side to this is that I now have to wait for the third and final story—Velocity… patience has never been one of my stronger virtues.
~ ~ 5 stars out of 5 ~ ~
Story Description: 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, seductive, wild, or raunchy, Gavin offers Derrick all the pleasure he’s denied himself for so long. But learning how to be a lover in bed is one thing. Learning to be one out of bed is another. For Derrick, being alone has become habit. Sharing his confidences doesn’t come nearly as readily as sharing his bed. After so many losses, the last thing Derrick wants is to become dependent upon another person who might not always be there. And Gavin always being there is far from certain. With an ex-lover lurking in the background, and the question of Gavin’s future health still outstanding, neither Gavin nor Derrick feel capable of asking for anything more than right now. But Gavin won’t be kept on the fringes of Derrick’s life. Can Derrick let someone in before the opportunity passes him by?

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Where to find Acceleration: / All Romance Ebooks / Kobo / SmashWords / Rainbow Ebooks


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