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A Matter of Time, Vol. 1 (#1-2)

A Matter of Time, Vol. 1 (#1-2) - Mary Calmes *Audio edition*

Oh come on!!! You have got to be freakin kidding me! That ending? That cliffhanger?? Really?

Well I can see how some readers take issue with Jory and how loved he is on immediate sight. I admit that it was a bit over the top and I'm not sure how I would have interpreted many of his interactions had I read the book instead of listened to it because the narrator had me envisioning him a bit dismissive, a bit aloof, a bit wishy washy - with a dash of player thrown in.

This is only my second foray into Calmes' works. The way she writes Jory, the man could probably solve world peace among his long list of other talents. He literally has complete strangers inviting him to family dinners, diffuses fights with a look or a word, makes things magically better with a hug and/or a cup of tea, and has every man and woman (gay or straight) in love with him within 5 minutes.

However I can see the appeal of this series. There's definitely some good humorous banter and sexy talk and heat (no erotica here). The GFY developed pretty quickly but apparently that's to be expected (please see above). I had to suspend belief just a little but it works. What is it about the angst of a cop who can't come out of the closet? (Ahem, I'm talking to you Jake Riordan.) Sam does get his shit together after so many fights I lost count - only to have us pulling out our hair with the ending. Does that make for a compelling read? Sure! At least I can safely breathe a sigh of relief that the whole series is out. There's no waiting an interminable amount for the next fix.