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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Matter of Time (A Matter of Time #2) by Mary Calmes

Another excellent installment! As was with the previous one - had a hard time putting it down - so I read it in one go! I can just listen to Jory endlessly! It's amazing how in every situation people just adore him and it doesn't feel fake to me, I can totally see and get what they find in him. While he and Sam were mostly in a bad place in this installment his relationship with Dane Harcourt (his boss) keeps on evolving. The ending of the previous installment showed that they are already in a different place but in this one EVERYTHING changes.  

At the ending of the previous installment, Sam and Jory are apart, after Sam confessed he wants a wife and kids and can't see himself in a long term relationship with a man, Jory packs his stuff and goes. It was really brave of him, I appreciated that. He kept his distance and yet when Sam tried to tell Jory that he DOES care for him and wants to be with him Jory accepts him, even if for a short while. It's obvious that though Sam loves Jory (even if he is unable to admit that YET) he still has in his mind what the people around him - his family, friends, the people he works with - consider the "right way" and so Jory lets him go himself when he realizes Sam is not "there" yet in accepting what he truly wants, or rather, Jory figures Sam might not love him as he thinks he does.. It takes a while till Sam realizes that NOTHING can be whole in his life without Jory in it. Though he sounds mostly like a jerk, and I personally don't find his pushiness attractive (I'm not into the whole "alpha-male" figure..) I think he is dealing with a rather difficult crisis and so I was never actually mad at him and the (bad!) choices he made. 

The suspense part of the story is mostly left for the very ending (though there is a little bit in the middle which naturally Jory made to be freaking hilarious!). It seems that though Jory testified against Brain there is still someone out there who wants him out of the game. If you follow the story it's pretty obvious who the guy to coordinate everything.. I guess sometimes the best place to hide is under someone's nose.. the story ends very abruptly in quite the cliffhanger, so though the romance part seems at the HFN point, the situation Jory is in - makes everything uncertain. 

I want to say a few more words about Jory and Dane. Because of the way the relationship between them changes Dane decides to make things more easy for them to stay close. For that to work he actually fires him! Yeah, he naturally also gets him another job, one that will interest and challenge him more than what he does for him at the moment. He does a lot of arrangements so his close friendship with Jory would have the best way to evolve. I'm sure letting him go as his assistant killed him but maintaining the boss-employee won't allow a genuine connection. I love everything that has to do with Dane, he cracks me up all the time! Though half the time it's due to how Jory (our sole POV) sees and reacts to him he's still one of a favorite (and not because he is drop dead gorgeous ;)).   

I really enjoyed this book, yeah there was actually very little romance in it, maybe more of Jory growing up and evolving, finding family and friends who love him unconditionally even if with Sam things doesn't seem to truly work. Oh, and Jory's new partner at his new office is HILARIOUS, they are SO perfect together! They are like two kids, or maybe twins who were separated most of their lives. It's funny how they can be in a room full of people and yet it's only the both of them, and there is NOTHING romantic between them. 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (as was the previous one :))

Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 140 pages, 2 May 2016 / On GoodReads

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