Sometimes it’s not the two people in a relationship who fight falling in love, sometimes it’s those who love us that fight against it the most.
Finally together, forty-four year old Tom, and twenty-two year old Cooper, are ready to show the world they’re together. They’ve established their relationship is worth it, and want to share it with their families. Both men thought accepting the age difference was their adversity to overcome, and theirs alone. Their loved ones, however, will prove them wrong.
For their families, lines are drawn and start blur. Through a series of events, life shakes Tom’s foundations, the lines for him have never been clearer.
I suggest reading book one, Elements of Retrofit first as it gives a better understanding as to why Thomas Elkin and Copper Jones were meant to be together. It will also explain the complexities and struggles that faced these amazing men.
The second book in the series starts off with 44 year old Thomas Elkin and 22 year old Cooper Jones finally together
and showing off their beautiful relationship to the world. They want to share their love with their family and friends. Thomas and Cooper actually thought their age difference, which they got over, was just their cross to bear. They
worked really hard to get past that and move to a loving relationship. Bringing their love out and open to their friends and family didn’t actually go as they had thought it might as it has caused some troubling feelings for their families.
The main storyline is about the men coming out to more and more people including their families as a couple. When they introduce each other to their families, the problem seems to be more about their age difference than anything else. The issue now is how Thomas and Cooper deal with their families concerns. That is what I enjoyed the most as this was so realistically written.
What really impressed me was how mature Cooper was in dealing with the burdens they faced. I loved how he took charge and did what was needed to be done where you would think it would be Thomas who took that role on. I enjoyed how Thomas handled young Cooper’s parents and their concerns so well with his life experiences as this could have been very explosive. I just love Thomas and after reading his story and how he handles this new life as a gay man and how he approaches his relationship with Cooper.
Will Thomas and Coppers family make it too difficult to be together in a loving relationship or will they be pulled apart? Will they be able to handle the pressures of being together now that they are out to the world? I highly recommend this second book in the Thomas Elkin Series by N.R. Walker!
I am many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer.
I have pretty, pretty boys who live in my head, who don’t let me sleep at night unless I give them life with words.
I like it when they do dirty, dirty things…but I like it even more when they fall in love.
I used to think having people in my head talking to me was weird, until one day I happened across other writers who told me it was normal.
I’ve been writing ever since…
Where can you find me?
Even the strongest of buildings start out as plans on paper, and every architect knows that sometimes plans need to change. Sometimes, these lessons are learned on the job.
A successful New York architect, Thomas Elkin almost has it all. Coming out as gay and ending his marriage before his
fortieth birthday, he needed to start living his life. Now, four years later, with his relationship with his son back on track, and after a few short-lived romances, this esteemed traditional draftsman thought he knew everything about architecture, about life.
Cooper Jones, twenty-two years old, is about to take the architect world by storm. Talented, professional, driven, and completely infuriating, Cooper is the definition of Generation Y.
Starting an internship working with Thomas, Cooper is about to knock Tom’s world off its axis. Tom can teach Cooper about the industry, but Cooper is about to teach Tom a few things about life.
Successful and very hot New York architect Thomas Elkin has almost everything in life he desires. He just came out of the closet after ending his marriage before his 40th birthday. This book takes place 4 years later and he and his son are back on track with their relationship after Thomas came out. Thomas thought he knew everything he needed to know about his career and life in general, that’s what he thought anyways.Cooper Jones is a hot 22 year old architect who is already a pretty big deal in his field. With his amazing talents that he possess and the career driven ego he is about to explode on the architect world. He is now starting an internship with Thomas’ company. Thomas believes he can teach Cooper about the industry but it’s Cooper who actually teaches Thomas about life and sex. Thomas does hold back and keeps Cooper at a distance due to their 22 year age difference.
I knew by the first few lines that I would love this hot and romantic read. The way the author describes those hot
and steamy kisses between Thomas and Cooper, I had to put my reader down as it was over heating or maybe I was ;). It was fun to see how their characters moved from professional to more romantic and how smooth the author was in her writing of these characters. She developed Thomas and Cooper so well that I wanted to actually know them and wanted the story to go and never stop.
Not everything is as smooth sailing as we would like and both men have come to realize that in some road blocks that they faced. One of my favorite parts of the story is how they got to know each other slowly from professional relationship to one of a more romantic in nature. I was rooting for them from the very start.
Will they be able to find true love with each other or will outside obstacles threaten their happiness? I’m so happy that the author will continue in Clarity of Lines in book 2 of the Thomas Elkin Series. I highly recommend this highly sexual and professional tense May/December story.
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