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Product Details

  • Series: Impulse
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482336278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482336276
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,311,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.5 stars: "If you like character driven stories that focus on the building of trust through adversity, then I would definitely recommend familiarizing yourselves with these men and this series." Lisa for The Novel Approach


4+ stars: "I can't recommend this enough!...Amelia Gormley is an author to keep on radar." Darien Moya for Pants Off Reviews

5 Sweet Peas: "Velocity is another beautifully written book by Amelia C. Gormley. I look forward to reading more by this talented author." Becky Condit of Mrs. Condit and Friends Read Books

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"You know, there's a reason HIV-positive men advertise for each other in the personals. And a reason why HIV-negative men stipulate they don't want a partner who is infected. No one wants to be afraid of the person they're with, or for the person they're with. They don't want to have to rely on barriers when they want intimacy. They want to trust and feel safe." Lukas smiled sadly, his full lips stretching across gleaming white teeth. "I'm sure you understand that. How can there be any sort of future under those conditions?"

A chill seemed to settle into Gavin's bones and he hugged himself, shivering. His eyes burned. "There's a way. There has to be."

Lukas sighed, a tired, bitter sound. "I hope you're right. I guess from now on I'll just try to limit myself to other HIV-positive men, so I won't have to worry about it."

"You don't know you're positive yet."

"What do you think my chances really are, taking that many risks for so long?"

"I don't know, but it's not going to help you to assume anything." Gavin wiped his palms on the wool of his suit pants, wishing the sickening fear in his gut would abate.

"Will you help me?" Lukas asked, moving closer. "I know I have no right to ask, after what I've put you through, but you...you made me see how wrong I was. It's because of you that I've decided to do this."

Gavin stared at him, alarms screeching in his head, reluctance and mistrust warring with an unavoidable sense of obligation. "I don't--"

"Please." Lukas was close now, way, way too close. Gavin practically scrambled to back away, only to hit the counter.

Trapped.

Lukas's eyes pleaded with his, large and wet. "I'm scared," he whispered, his voice cracking. "Please help me."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonetta (Ejaygirl) on April 15, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
In this final book of the series, Derrick and Gavin become more comfortable in their relationship, especially Derrick. Gavin's inner turmoil about his pending HIV status brings the best out of Derrick, allowing him to express his commitment in ways important to both of them. There's a bit of role reversal at play as Derrick becomes the more confident one in the relationship while Gavin's insecurities become heightened. It was lovely to see Derrick blossom and thrive in his new life and have Gavin allow him to be the person to be leaned on for a change.

This was an intense exploration of the issues confronting gay partners, not just related to HIV but the social aspects of same-sex relationships. While it was enlightening, it was also heartwarming to see how Derrick and Gavin worked through them, both experience a level of commitment that neither had ever had the opportunity to achieve. As with the first two books, the sex scenes were intense and an expression of both of their feelings. They were sensual, explicit and off the steam meter charts!

I love this series and these characters. They were smartly drawn, flawed individuals who I became invested in pretty quickly. The writing is extraordinary writing and I pretty much will be reading anything Amelia Gormley chooses to create going forward. If you're interesting in exploring m/m romance with a strong storyline and finely developed characters, I highly recommend this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Moss on July 10, 2013
Format: Paperback
The conclusion of the Impulse Trilogy, which includes INERTIA and ACCELERATION, we find Derrick and Gavin anticipating the winter holidays and all the dilemmas and pleasures of living together. The holidays mean sad memories for Derrick and the final verdict for Gavin on whether he is infected with HIV/AIDS, putting a serious damper on the festivities. Add onto these that Derrick is facing threats from someone on his amateur hockey team and that the one who may have infected Gavin, his old boyfriend Lukas, has reemerged with shocking revelations and apologies. If you were on the edge of your seat during the first two volumes it's no different with the third and final. Growing love does not automatically solve all one's problems, and these two have more than their share.

One fly in the ointment of an otherwise marvelously compelling book is the fact that near the end the point of view, which has been solidly Derrick's throughout, the trilogy suddenly shifts to Gavin in an otherwise satisfying confrontation with Lukas.

Still as the reader has come to know Derrick and Gavin as the just plain gay folks their homely courtship has achieved your commitment very much along with theirs. It is highly pleasing to finally know the "rest of the story." That it is as real as the characters is just that much more meaningful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carole @ The Romance Reviews TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 28, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
VELOCITY is a wonderful addition to a series romance with the closure I needed about one lead's HIV status.

Gavin and Derrick are enjoying life as a couple but the pall of Gavin's HIV status still overshadows their daily joy. When Gavin's ex-boyfriend returns and tries to manipulate Gavin yet again, it's up to Gavin to stand up for himself. Derrick and Gavin use the holiday season to solidify their commitment to each other.

I've enjoyed the previous two books in this series and this one is just as enjoyable. Gavin and Derrick are lovely, well-written characters who I've come to care about as I read their relationship develop. The sexual intimacy between the men continues scorching so I know MM fans will adore that and I like that their emotional intimacy continues to deepen as well.

The secondary characters of Derrick and Gavin's friends offer a good community for the men's relationship that I enjoyed. I like that this book has both men and women friends for Derrick and Gavin as too many MM romances lack female characters in my opinion but that isn't the case here.

Finally, the book offers the resolution I desperately needed about Gavin's HIV status. This storyline needs resolution and it happens here. I also liked that the issue of Derrick's hockey team is well addressed.

VELOCITY is a very good MM romance that series fans will gobble up as I did but even new readers should enjoy its erotic and emotional romance.

Reviewed by J9
for TheRomanceReviews.com
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Smitten with Reading TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 2, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
My Review:
I'm pretty sure this is the final installment of the romance between Gavin and Derrick. We've watched them develop as a couple in these three books, but this one probably has the biggest test for them as Gavin's past with a boyfriend comes back to haunt them. In this book, Gavin is waiting for his final HIV test to come back. Complicating the wait is the ex, who just won't let go and knows how to manipulate Gavin emotionally.

This book is told entirely from Gavin's POV and he's having a rough time of it. Derrick continues to tell him that no matter what the test results say, they are good, but Gavin has a hard time trusting that.

I have to admit, I've enjoyed this entire series. Derrick is the big blue-collar type. He doesn't have much experience dating (try none), but he has a great intuition with what people need and he really sees Gavin. I love how he knows and understands Gavin's needs. Gavin is the more polished, suited gay guy. He's smaller, but typically is in charge of the reins so to speak in his relationships. He's normally a really self-confident guy, but his last relationship changed everything in that. Both these guys have moments where they like to have COMPLETE control in the bedroom and that yields some pretty sexy results.

The books have been good. This final one rated just a tiny bit lower than the other two, but that's mainly because it's dealing with real-life issues that aren't so entertaining (and I base my ratings on my entertainment value). But Amelia handled this story line gorgeously showing the difficulties faced by so many gay men....and not just through the HIV story line. She also had an ongoing story with Derrick and the problems he faced with his hockey league when he came out.
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More About the Author

Amelia C. Gormley may seem like anyone else. But the truth is she sings in the shower, dances doing laundry, and writes blisteringly hot m/m erotic romance while her five year old is in school. When she's not writing in her Pacific Northwest home, Amelia single-handedly juggles her husband, her son, their home, and the obstacles of life by turning into a everyday superhero. And that, she supposes, is just like anyone else. Her Impulse trilogy, Inertia, Acceleration, and Velocity, are available at Amazon and other retailers, and you can find all her latest releases at Riptide Publishing.

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