elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Acceleration (Impulse 2) by Amelia C. Gormley

Due to the fact that I’m reading Acceleration weeks after I read Inertia, I’m not really sure if my perception is completely right, but I had the feeling this book was all about Derrick. Gavin is there, and he is a strong character, but what we got this time is Derrick’s side of the story, his worries about falling in love with Gavin so much that, in the even the HIV positive status comes true, he will not be able to survive another loss.

In a way, the ghost of death is, for how much twisted it could sound, probably one of the reasons why Derrick let Gavin into his life; Derrick is a protector, someone who wants to care for everyone. A totally healthy and independent Gavin is not someone who Derrick would let behind his protective barriers; a faulty Gavin, someone who Derrick sees as in needs of being nurtured, that is someone Derrick will consider to include in his circle. Has Derrick a Florence Nightingale’s syndrome? Probably. But most of all, he is scared.

Reading book 1, I had this feeling of Derrick as a good guy, maybe even too good, sure a little strange, but nothing serious. Now instead I understand that, probably comparing the two, Gavin and Derrick, who is needing more help is Derrick; Gavin’s trouble is even too much clear, Derrick’s issues are deeper, and stronger to eradicate.

As for the other installment, while it seemed longer, it actually doesn’t span much in the life of this couple, and when we leave them, they are just preparing to spend their first Christmas together. Christmas means family, and while Gavin and Derrick have introduced us to their adopted family of friends, I wouldn’t mind to see Derrick interact with Gavin’s wealthy and conservative blood relatives.

Amazon: Acceleration: Impulse, Book Two (Volume 2)
Amazon Kindle: Acceleration: Impulse, Book Two (Volume 2)
Paperback: 190 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 148022166X
ISBN-13: 978-1480221666

Series: Impulse
1) Inertia: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1961661.html
2) Acceleration

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