Thomas Elkin Series (2nd Edition) by NR Walker ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Thomas-ElkinTitle: Elements of Retrofit, Clarity of Lines, Sense of Place (2nd Editions)

Author: NR Walker

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date:08/04/2015,08/11/2015, 08/18/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Elements of Retrofit

Generation versus generation, traditional versus contemporary, these men are about to learn a lesson in architecture and love. Can they prove that the old and new can be the perfect design?

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 thinks he knows 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 architecture industry, but Cooper is about to teach Tom what it means to live.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released under the same title. It has been re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

Clarity of Lines

When some lines blur, others become crystal clear.

Absolutely smitten, Thomas Elkin and Cooper Jones have decided they’re prepared to give a relationship a try.

What they’re not prepared for is the reaction from their families, who try to force them apart.

Both men are about to learn that there are lines that define us. Sometimes the lines blur, sometimes the lines become crystal clear.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released under the same title. It has been re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

Sense of Place

Designing homes is easy. Finding home is something else entirely.

Thomas Elkin and Cooper Jones finally have the support of their families, and their love grows stronger every day. Now living together, they think nothing can stand in their way.

But there are outside influences trying to pull them apart.

Cooper encounters a man, closer to his age and with connections high up the property development chain, who wants Cooper as his own. Tom encounters discrimination and a hidden agenda from a fellow senior partner who’s trying to take him down.

No matter what the world throws at them, Tom and Cooper are the real deal. Age differences aside, Tom has finally found his sense of place. His one true center, his home.

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released under the same title. It has been expanded, revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

My View:

I agreed to review the re-issue of NR Walker’s Thomas Elkin books because I was eager to read them anyway. I first reviewed each book as they came out. You can find my initial reviews here:

  1. Elements of Retrofit
  2. Clarity of Lines
  3. Sense of Place

While I am not going to do full reviews again, because I don’t have a ton else to say except I love these boys and have read their story four times now. They are a great comfort read for me. How can you not fall in love with Cooper & Tom?

So if you have or have not already read this series, I have to recommend the re-issues. Walker has added an Epilogue to each of the three installments where we finally get some insight from Cooper’s perspective. For those a little squicked out by the 22 year age difference or who think they won’t last, Cooper has something to say to put your, and Tom’s, mind at ease. Thank Ms. Walker for Cooper’s PoV.


Thomas Elkin Series (2nd Edition) on Goodreads
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Amazon US
Amazon UK
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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