robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

Top Eleven Reads of 2012! Number Four...

It's hard to believe it's the end of 2012 -- which means it's time for another list of books from yours truly. ;) I would've only done the top ten, except that I only have eleven five-star reads this year -- so I will highlight them all. It's always challenging to put this in any kind of order, and I want to point out that it's rather subjective (on top of already being a subjective list), as the way I feel about these books right now is different than I might have felt three months ago. Plus, the top eight are clumped so closely together in my mind (in terms of enjoyment) that they're almost random in their order -- you could simply say that I loved all eleven, and I adored the top eight pretty much equally! (All the covers link to their Tattered Cover book page, fyi.)

That said, let's move to number Four -- one of the two non-YA books in the top eleven -- (out of 111 books read this year):


Acrobat, by Mary Calmes
Why did this stay with me? First, I adore the main character. He's one of my favorite adult main characters I've read in a long time, and I truly can't resist him. He's on the shy side yet very warm and loving to those he knows. He's one of those people who doesn't hesitate to help anyone in trouble -- he's a basic 'good guy,' and yet he's not at all boring (at least, not to me). Second, I like the story arc. It's almost a mystery but more of a 'how to escape from organized crime' type set-up, and it comes about because of a nephew and his uncle who live next door to the MC -- and the MC befriends the nephew (a teenager). Third, it's a very sweet (yet passionate) love story between the MC and the uncle. This won't be everyone's cup of tea (since it's a gay romance), but for those who enjoy love stories, it's a good one -- so yes, it's highly recommended. :)
Tags: book reports, glbt, top eleven
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