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Each week Gabriel Romero’s drive to Sunday mass takes him past “El Ángel” the golden statue at the heart of Mexico City that haunts his memories and inspires his future Spurred by the memory of his parents Gabriel is drawn to the secretive world of lucha libre where wrestling performance art and big busine. I imagine she’ll hear this from a lot of readers but Erin Finnegan has done the impossible She has taken a reader who couldn’t possibly be any less interested in virtually any sports related novel least of all wrestling and has not only kept me completely engaged but actually turned me into a fan I’ve even been caught gasp YouTubing lucha libre videosClearly this is not the type of book I would normally pick up but because I have been a huge fan of everything Erin has written in the past I was than willing to give it a try I’m beyond grateful that I did I very uickly became engrossed in the plot which was masterfully crafted right from the start and fell in love with the protagonist Gabriel Gabriel has had somewhat of a lonely life after losing his parents very young He was forced to relocate from his home in Arizona to Mexico City with his Godparents where he began to feel a connection to the place where his mother had grown up as well It’s evident immediately that Gabriel is such a fully fleshed out character who is driven to academic success by his guardians uite secure in his sexuality and on a constant search for deeper meaning When he decides to take a chance on a guy he has a crush on he attends for the first time a lucha libre match at the Arena Mexico Seeing the Mexican wrestlers in masks some in drag and the drama that unfolds in their performance sport Gabriel falls hard This is what he has been searching for and he is not going to rest before becoming a part of the lucha libre worldErin Finnegan very clearly knows this world and writes about it in a way that would fascinate even the most biased reader Her descriptions of the intricacies of the sport especially the performance aspect of it and the roles and leagues involved make it not only accessible but extremely interesting to those of us who knew nothing about it The visuals she invokes through her descriptions are truly remarkableIn addition to the uniue plotlines the complexities of Gabriel’s relationships with his mentors and other members of the league as well as his romantic interests are an outstanding aspect of this mesmerizing novel Both the external and intrinsic conflicts in Gabriel’s relationships and within himself are beautifully written and so expressive of his captivating character There is definitely to Gabriel than meets the eye and we get to experience his unveiling character growth right along with himGive this enthralling novel a chance even if it doesn’t seem like it would be your thing You won’t regret it

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LuchadorSs collideUnder the conflicting mentorships of one of lucha libre’s famed gay exótico wrestlers and an ambitious young luchador whose star is on the rise Gabriel must choose between traditions which ground him but may limit his future and the lure of sex and success that may compromise his independence Surroun. I was very lucky to receive an early copy of Luchador the new novel from Erin Finnegan She may have been a little nervous about the reception from readers of a book that centres on what might be considered a niche sport however I had faith that Finnegan’s amazing eye for detail huge passion for her interests and incredibly storytelling based on complex and intriguing characters whose passions also leap off the page would shine through I was right Erin took a subject I knew nothing about in Lucha got me invested intrigued completely swept up in the sport and it’s cultural significance and the way it effects her characters’ lives I was on the edge of my seat wondering how each match would go and completely convinced by a wonderful cast of characters who felt fully realised who you couldn’t help but root for and against it is fantastic workI really enjoyed the details and atmosphere of the sport as a back drop and this is coming from a generally sports adverse reader it reminded me of being fascinated by WWE as a kid The training costumes and camaraderie all feel theatrical in a way I could relate to and understand though the seriousness with which the matches are played negates any layer of artificiality no matter how rehearsed the choreography may be Though Lucador as a backdrop may at first seem a little unconventional for the genre wrestling over identity and romantic hopes provide a familiar touchstone for romance readers What Finnegan delivers is a story of personal growth set in a world of identity conflicts and story through the sport of Lucha that explores Mexican folklore and religious imagery It’s such an interesting setting and just the kind of different and exciting story to shake up expectations and preconceptions of romance fiction The protagonists are figuring out who they are in the adult world they’ve entered through tangled relationships and loyalties I was really charmed by the mentor relationship between Miguel and Gabriel which stems from a crush and fascination in a drag persona and evolves into deep mutual respect Likewise the antihero of Lucha wrestler Arturo whose redemptionvillainlove interest arc is poignant introspective and many layered Fans of Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper should take note for the street art themes and the adrenaline rush of Lucha as an artform and of Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not for the complicated male friendships and romances which underpin a glorious exploration of identity sexuality and coming of age

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