I absolutely loved Imago. It's a truly gorgeous story with supremely likable MC's and adorkableness in abundance. I have a weak spot for geeks of many flavors, not to mention the tall, rugged outdoorsy type (though I'm not remotely outdoorsy, so this is total fantasy for me) and there is just something about a smart man in a bow tie that just does it for me.
Lawson Gale is a lepidopterist, a person who specializes in the study of all things butterfly. He's flown to Tasmania to meet up with colleague who wishes for Lawson to go in search of a butterfly he saw many decades ago, but could never find again. Lawson is cautious, but cannot pass up such an opportunity. Lawson was gloriously geeky and absolutely adorkable, even when he was a bit clumsy, which was fairly often.
Jack Brighton lives and works in Tasmania as a Parks and Wildlife officer. He's tall and maybe a bit intimidating, but Jack is a teddy bear. When he first laid eyes on the geeky guy in the bow tie when he was on a plane back to Tasmania, from Melbourne, he was quite taken. And when he sees that same guy having trouble at the rental car counter, he offers his assistance. How could he resist, after all?
And thus begins a courtship between two men with very different backgrounds who, none the less, are very compatible - in every way. I loved them together. I loved their dates, I loved their ritual of giving each other flowers, I loved the picnic in the back yard, I loved Jack's dog, Rosemary. I loved Lawson's passion for his butterflies, I loved that Jack saw the importance in Lawson's work, and I loved this story from beginning to end.
"I came to Tasmania in search of an elusive species." ... "But never in my wildest dreams did I expect to find you."
Imago was steamier than most books by this author. The sex was sweet and passionate. The angst is low and the ending a strong HFN. I look forward to reading book two and experiencing more of Jack's and Lawson's story!
ARC of Imago was generously provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.