Book Reviews

But For You (A Matter of Time 6) by Mary Calmes at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller / Drama
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 01-August-2013

Book Blurb

Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him—it’s settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory’s days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good.

Which means it\'s exactly the right time for a shakeup on the home front. Sam’s ex turns up in an unexpected place. A hit man climbs up their balcony at a family reunion. And maybe both of those things have something to do with a witness who disappeared a year ago. Marital bliss just got a kick in the pants, but Jory won’t let anyone take his family away from him. Before he knew what it felt like to have a home, he would have run. Not anymore. He knows he and Sam need to handle things together, because that’s the only way they’re going to make it.

 

 

Sequel to Bulletproof


Book Review

I was so excited to read book six in the 'A Matter of Time' series by Mary Calmes. Why, you might ask? Well, just the thought of watching my guys settled, parenting, and living the suburban lifestyle made me smile because I just knew it couldn't be that simple. And, true to form, it isn't.

'But For You' begins rather innocuously with Sam, Jory, their two adopted children, Kola and Hannah, living the family life. They have a home, Sam is the supervisor for the Chicago Marshall's Office, Jory and his partners still have their own business together, and life seems golden. Until Jory is in the ER after a traffic accident and the doctor treating him turns out to be the man Sam lived with for three months in Colombia all those years ago. The relationship Sam never told Jory about. Meanwhile Sam, Jory, and family are heading to Phoenix for a family reunion. Turns out a missing witness might be hiding there so Sam may or may not have to be doing a little work at the same time. The whole family reunion portion of the book is fantastic. I adore the words that come out of small children's mouths and it's obvious the author has experience with this. I almost snorted juice out of my nose in a few places I was laughing so hard. This story also introduces a new character, an undercover cop named Duncan Stiel, whom Jory sets up on a blind date with Aaron Sutter and I am really hoping the author will write a story for them because I think it might be pretty hot.

I loved this, maybe final *gulp*, story of Sam, Jory, their kids, and all of the wonderful secondary characters that inhabit 'A Matter of Time's' world. The action was here, the love, the sex, the hilariousness, and all the other fabulous qualities that makes this series one of my top ten favorites. If you've missed reading it then stop what you are doing and get the first book right now. You won't ever regret it. I promise.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 242 pages/68722 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-October-2012
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle, $19.95 audiobook
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/but-for-you-by-mary-calmes-4075-b