Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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….
Kairos is the greek word for the moment when everything comes together, the right time, an opportunity to have the perfect whatever you are searching for in your life…which is what Mary Calmes’ new book is all about.
Joe Cade fled his family after coming out for a life as a PI in Chicago. However his main focus in life is his partner Kade Bosa, the man he loves in secret and his best friend. He’s Kade’s support and his family. Kade’s troubled past is never far away from them in Chicago and their present job is just another link to it. That it turns into something that alters all their lives irrevocably is something they never could have imagined.
Kairos is another wonderful convoluted romance from Mary Calmes. Two smitten partners who don’t let on to each other just how much they love each other, a criminal element, and in this case a lovely young rent boy, Declan, who I hope will get his own book sometime in the near future.
This is pure Mary Calmes, from the characters to the situations. I loved it and felt right at home from the banter between Joe and Kade to the angst that arrives mid story and the wonderful storylines to come (no spoilers here). If you’re a Mary Calmes fan, you’ll feel right at home here.
The only thing that troubled me was the quick resolution to the criminal element. I was sure it was going to play out a little further only to have it end without their needed involvement. That was sort of a shame. However the page count should have indicated there just wasn’t room for more. How I wish this was a larger novel….
If you’re a Mary Calmes fan, then this romance is for you. Even if you’re new to the author, you’ll enjoy this fast-paced romance, spiced up with a hint of danger, a young rent boy who I hopes gets his own story and two special men who get their own HEA.
Grab up Kairos by Mary Calmes and have a wonderful read.
Cover art by Reese Dante. Love this cover, unusual and attractive, it caught my eye.
ebook, 154 pages
Expected publication: December 15th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press