Book Reviews

Bulletproof (A Matter of Time 5) by Mary Calmes at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 31-July-2013

Book Blurb

Jory Harcourt doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him—particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force.

After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner. From there, it's only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal. Then, as if that situation weren't delicate enough, Jory's undercover lover shows up working for the smuggler.

Between the men who want him and the men who just want him dead, Chicago is getting a little crowded for Jory, so on the advice of his brother, his boyfriend, and the FBI task force, he heads for Hawaii... where a serious accident threatens his quality of life. Can Sam and Jory keep the faith and prove that their relationship really is bulletproof?


Book Review

I was so excited to read this fifth book in the series. The writing has consistently gotten crisper and cleaner through each consecutive book and I knew there was going to be plenty of action and drama throughout the story.

It is amazing to me, and really after four books it shouldn't be, how incredibly quickly Jory can get himself into serious trouble. He really does think the best of people and in some ways he's so naive you just want to protect him. Jory jumps into trouble right off the starting line here by a) being his usual blunt and honest self with a wealthy client, and, b) saving the little brother of a drug-running, gun-smuggling criminal from imminent death. Now the saving of a life shouldn't be fraught with danger, however, the mob boss wants to meet him to thank Jory but instead he's infatuated with him. Once again this wouldn't really be cause for concern since Sam is usually around to protect him but Sam has been gone for four months working undercover and Jory is just leaping from fire to fire. He manages, just by being himself, to completely enrage the criminal and all parties involved think its best if Jory goes away for awhile.

Ahhhh, Hawaii and the gorgeous beaches and sunsets. Everything is beautiful and perfect until Jory almost drowns and/or gets eaten by a shark. He really does live inside his own head which just makes me love him more. Never fear, though, Jory gets rescued by a nice older Hawaiian who takes him to a beach barbecue where he meets tons of nice people. I can not, however, say the same about some of the men Jory meets where he's staying - they are rude pigs who do not respect the sanctity of marriage. But everything is great when Sam shows up and life is wonderful — until the trouble from Chicago follows them to Hawaii and Jory gets seriously hurt trying to save Sam.

Oh, this book was so exciting! Their love story keeps getting deeper and richer. The jerks who flock around Jory continue to be douchebags. The action and adventure is fanatically strong. And, I love each book even more than the last ones.





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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 260 pages/74014 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 26-September-2011
Price $6.99 ebook, $16.99 paperback, $16.99 bundle, $19.99 audiobook
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