A Matter of Time by Mary Calmes
A Matter of time #1 & #2
M/M Romantic Suspense
Dreamspinner Press | July 17, 2011
Mary Calmes is an author I’ve been wanting to read for a while now, because she’s a relatively popular M/M author and I love M/M! Thankfully Malanie and I decided to trade favorite books, so she gave me just the excuse I needed to finally pick one up.
A Matter of Time also happened to have been on my To Read shelf, so it really worked out well. I have a thing for detective romance novels. It’s kind of like military romance. I like the adrenaline that comes with the read. A Matter of Time didn’t have a lot of suspense or adrenaline, but it did set up beautifully for an intriguing back and forth relationship between detective Sam, and witness Jory.
I think most who read A Matter of Time will fall in love with Jory. He’s got so much personality, and he’s so bubbly and funny. You can’t help but like him. I felt like Sam was the harder character to connect with. He spends most of the story with his head up his ass, so I get why some wouldn’t like him. I understood him though. It’s not always easy to accept something that major about yourself. It takes some of us a little longer to come around and I like when characters are given time to come to terms on their own. Especially with Sam, because he wasn’t running from Jory. He accepted their attraction fast. He just needed time to realize it wasn’t a fluke.
As far as the plot, I loved book 1. I got frustrated with both characters, but it really become something I couldn’t overlook in book 2. At one point Sam says he’s bound to make mistakes, but Jory has to stop running. Then, in the next chapter, Jory is running again. I wanted to pull my hair out! Then, when everything finally comes together, something else happens and once again it all falls apart and we’re dropped on a cliffhanger! I’ll also add that I thought the author tried to push the love of Jory too hard by having all the side characters in love with him. It wasn’t needed. Jory was a personable main character, and that would have stood on its own.
I can’t bring myself to move on right away. I need some time to digest before I go back into the relationship mess that is Jory and Sam. Don’t worry, Malanie, I’ll definitely be coming back to these guys, because I love Jory and Sam! Thank you so much for the fun recommendation!