Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Late in the Day
SERIES: The Vault #2
AUTHOR: Mary Calmes
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 186 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 30th, 2017
Terrence Moss. Conrad Harris. Gold Team Leader. Darius Hawthorne. The Vault. Juggling all these names would bother some, but for Darius, it’s business as usual. When he closes a chapter in his life, he leaves a name—and the people associated with it—behind. He’s managed to keep a few colleagues, even fewer friends, and no companionship through his forty-plus years… but that’s now changing.
The newest chapter of his life is bringing serious change: a stable home, a recovered identity, an unlikely family, and now a chance encounter with the one man Darius ever loved: Efrem Lahm. The reasons they parted are still valid, and there’s no way they can trust each other. But Efrem has already decided he won’t let Darius go… and Darius will have to decide if he wants to take a chance with his heart this late in the day.
Well, ok….to be completely honest which I always am with my reviews…this was just ok. And I’m sorry to say disappointing. I’m not sure what I expected with Darius’s story. I know I’ve been anxiously awaiting it. Like most Calmes fan I have been intrigued by Darius from our very first encounter with him. Late in the Day, however, seemed to be more about side characters and outside forces, maybe I’m greedy but I wanted so much more of Darius and Efrem.
Darius Hawthorn has always been more than one person. Excelling in his military career Darius was a perfect fit for black ops type work. After a scary violent incident Darius is torn away from his future and thrust into a life of even more secrecy and mystery.
Efrem believed from the moment he met Darius that their future was together. After that was ripped from them Efrem was successful professionally but just existed personally.
Reunited after years both men are eager to start right back up where they left off.
Late in the Day like I mentioned earlier has a lot going on. We’re introduced to Darius’s new important purpose. Meet his team; some we know from previous books and some are new.
I want to stress that even though this was a disappointing story for me I am so glad I read it. I needed to know Darius’s history, where he came from, why he does what he does and I really needed to know what type of man could land one such as Darius Hawthorne.
Mary Calmes is a master storyteller and that can’t be argued. I’m eager and excited to see what comes from this series.