Like a Rock by Olivette Devaux, Mason Winters ~ Book Review by Teresa

Title: Like a Rock
Series: Disorderly Elements, 1

Author: Olivette Devaux, Mason Winters

Publisher: Mugen Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/14/2017

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal


WHEN EARTH AND WATER MOVES – Fresh out of school, architect Cooper Anneveinen tends bar by night and chases small clients by day. He sees what lies hidden underground. The unexplained, wild images complicate his life and drive him to seek medical help – but not even antipsychotic drugs make him “normal.”

Ash Ravenna talks to water, and water sometimes obeys his wishes. Using his gift in a pollution clean-up effort, he hires Cooper to help with an old industrial property by the river. The handsome young architect turns his crank like nobody else – and his hidden talent is an unexpected asset.

Ash hopes to teach Cooper control over his newfound earth-sense. Cooper puts everything on the line to learn. All goes well, until their their sizzling chemistry throws them a curve neither expects. If Cooper fails, more than just their love is on the line.

LIKE A ROCK is a paranormal gay romance adventure with explicit scenes and a happy ending.

My View:

First off I want to say it’s a good thing this is a series, otherwise the ending would have ticked me off. Not that it ended unhappily, just that it is a tentative happily for now and there is so much more to Cooper and Ash’s story.

I was drawn in to the story from the beginning and I loved Cooper and Ash. As I said before there is a lot that isn’t finished, questions about the elements and their powers that need answers. What was there was intriguing though. I liked the idea of elemental users hiding among regular folk.

The one intimate scene was intense but showed how these two were drawn to each other.

The story was far too short, I my opinion. However, I loved all that was there. I eagerly await book two.

PS. When I went to look for a sequel, I found Like a Pheonix by Olivette Devaux and Kate Pavelle that mentions Cooper and Ash as an established couple (it even has some threesome action going). However this book was published before Like a Rock… I’m going to have to read it to see how it fits in. I hope Like a Rock isn’t the end of Cooper and Ash’s story.


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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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