Jory Harcourt doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him—particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force.
After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner. From there, it's only a matter of time before his big mouth and up-front attitude make him the rope in a tug-of-war between a trust fund baby and a drug-smuggling criminal. Then, as if that situation weren't delicate enough, Jory's undercover lover shows up working for the smuggler.
Between the men who want him and the men who just want him dead, Chicago is getting a little crowded for Jory, so on the advice of his brother, his boyfriend, and the FBI task force, he heads for Hawaii... where a serious accident threatens his quality of life. Can Sam and Jory keep the faith and prove that their relationship really is bulletproof?
Author: Mary Calmes
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: All Kinds of Tied Down, A Matte of Time Vol 1, A Matter of Time, Fit to be Tied
Series: A Matter of Time
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: A Matte of Time Vol 1
Published by Dreamspinner Press Source: Purchased for Self
Published: September 26, 2011
Genres: Male Male Romance
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I’m confused. When I started reading the A Matter of Time series I read books 1-4 as the two volumes. Basically four novellas got pubbed as two books. I enjoyed that first volume enough that I immediately jumped online and purchased the remaining books in the series.
So here I am in the aftermath of what was Bulletproof. Oh my gawd! Jory is the poster boy (man, he is thirty years old) for too stupid to live. He is the most beautiful man alive and to know him is to want him. Everybody wants him! Man, woman, children, crime bosses, ex’s, mothers, and brothers. Only Sam can have him though. Although Sam can’t have him at the moment because he is working a huge undercover case that Jory manages to step right in the middle, make a mess of it all, and then save the case with his amazing bluffing abilities.
Jory is married although Sam is absent for most of the book. Sam is deep undercover with a mobish type shady guy. Most of those details are unknown because Bulletproof is 100% Jory’s point of view and he never experienced that part of Cristo’s life. Jory was too busy hanging out with Cristo and completely missing Cristo’s stalkerish obsession. Jory’s daftness and Sam’s absence allows for Jory to accidently go on numerous dates and even a vacation with an ex. Jory is an airhead and a social creature so he believes he is just making new friends. Jory is exhausting.
I’m going to mention Aaron briefly. He is the Hawaii vacation ex that is still completely fixated on Jory. His current boyfriend is a Jory look-a-like thanks for Aaron’s money. Aaron’s view of Jaden and how things play out at the Hawaii party have me questioning why he deserves his own book. Aaron has his own book in this series and I own it. I’m not sure how I feel about Parting Shot at this moment.
I do know that I need a Jory break. It’ll once again be several months and many other books before I revisit him.