Mary Calmes – But For You (A Matter of Time #6)

Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewed by: Valentina
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M
ISBN 13: 9781623800277

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary: 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.

Review:  Even when you’re a fan you have favorites when it comes to a particular author and Mary’s A Matter of Time series is one of my all-time favorites. Sam and Jory are a couple I always look for in similar pairings and their dynamics just does it for me. But For You is book six in the series and rounds up the story nicely.

Jory and Sam have a family now. Children, flourishing careers and their days of excitement are behind them. These days Jory gossips about neighbors and babysits kids when he’s not handling his crazy house pet. But if we’ve learned anything in all the books past, where there’s Jory there’s fire, and this book is no different.

I can’t say I disliked anything in But For You, but I did miss more Jory and Sam. Their families are great and their relationships even better, but when you move all that aside we are reading about Sam and Jory because of who they are, and I have to say, age changed them. Sam was always a perfect badass, but what you never knew about him is that he’s also a perfect father and one of the most loving partners you’ll come across. He was a bit out of character for me, as was Jory, but all of it was understandable, just very different. This was truly a lovely read, just mellower than I’m used to and without the same level of tension despite the risky situations.

Plenty of excitement, funny dialogue and hot sex are definitely something you can look forward to. Crazy situations are as always a must and a bit of jealousy just has to spice things up. Take all that and I absolutely loved the book. It’s a wonderful addition to the series and a perfect finalization of a long trip.




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