Reviewed by Amber
AUTHOR: Mary Calmes
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 154 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 15th, 2017
Sometimes the best day of your life is the one you never saw coming.
Joe Cohen has devoted the past two years of his life to one thing: the care and feeding of Kade Bosa. His partner in their PI business, roommate, and best friend, Kade is everything to Joe, even if their relationship falls short of what Joe desires most. But he won’t push. Kade has suffered a rough road, and Joe’s pretty sure he’s the only thing holding Kade together.
Estranged from his own family, Joe knows the value of desperately holding on to someone dear, but he never expected his present and past to collide just as Kade’s is doing the same. Now they’ve stumbled across evidence that could change their lives: the impact of Kade’s tragic past, their job partnership, and any future Joe might allow himself to wish for…
A little back story about my obsession and absolute love of Mary Calmes when I first started reading M/M romance, A Matter of Time was one of the first books I had read. I already knew I really liked the genre but Jory and Sam’s story sealed the deal for me. I was hooked and to this day I’d say AMOT is my most re-read series, closely followed by Timing and Change of Heart…I really could go on and on. So, it hurts my heart so much when Mary releases a book I don’t absolutely love. It’s a rare thing and it throws me for a loop. Kairos is one of those stories…it didn’t suck me in like Mary’s books usually do and I didn’t fall in love with the characters which is also an anomaly. It’s been mentioned in other reviews but this story is so similar to others that I felt like there was nothing new or fresh here.
Joe and Kade are partners in every sense of the word except for the romantic kind. Work partners, best friends, and roommates Joe and Kade spend the majority of their time together. Joe has been fighting his need to make Kade his for a long time. Kade has no problem inviting random men and women into his bed. What he does have a problem with is losing Joe’s friendship and place in his life.
At the center of conspiracies, dirty cops, crazy families, rent boys, danger, and mystery Kade and Joe both realize what they have is more than friendship.
Don’t get me wrong…the writing is great. Mary is an awesome author and storyteller. I just feel like I’ve read this story before but the story I read before had a bang and this one just fell short for me.