Review: Elements of Retrofit (Thomas Elkin #1) by N.R. Walker

October 24, 2013 Review 1

Review: Elements of Retrofit (Thomas Elkin #1) by N.R. Walker

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.

Title: Elements of Retrofit
Author: N.R.Walker
Series: Thomas Elkin #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Elements of Retrofit, Clarity of Lines, Sense of Place
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing
Source: Author
Published: October 4, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Male Male Romance
Pages: 89
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Stars: five-stars
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Elements of Retrofit by N.R. Walker was a beautiful story that gave justice to many issue that plague today’s society. Thomas was a gentleman in his early forties who a few years previously divulged his sexuality to his family. Married from a young age and raising a son, he lived his life in denial until he realized this issue was not going away nor was it fair to his family.

Connor, an up and coming architect and friend of Thomas’ son Ryan landed the internship of a lifetime at the architect firm where Thomas worked. The attraction between the two men was immediately apparent, flirtatious and spontaneous; Thomas feared involvement with the young man.

Ms. Walker delivered smart sass and as the two men choreographed the dance of attraction and companionability.  Connor was Gen Y personified as he zinged Thom with his quips and humor, all the while falling deep for the man old enough to be his parent. Ms. Walker’s style of writing was fresh and tender as she enabled the two men to traverse their attraction and any stigmas associated.

Elements of Retrofit was a subtle reminder that seasoned and new are able to meld into a new  existence where mutual satisfaction is achieved.

I adored Tom’s character, his almost shy demeanor in his feelings for Connor and the way he approached their relationship. N.R. Walker’s new series is one this reviewer looks forward to as the lives of Thomas and Connor are further revealed.

 Karyn Gerrard

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