“I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.” ― John Green
Title: But For You (A Matter of Time: Book Six)
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator:: Finn Sterling
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 7 Hours, 18 Minutes
Rating: 4.25 Stars
Blurb: Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him-it’s settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory’s days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Domestic life is good.
Which means it’s exactly the right time for a shakeup on the home front. Sam’s ex turns up in an unexpected place. A hit man climbs up their balcony at a family reunion. And maybe both of those things have something to do with a witness who disappeared a year ago. Marital bliss just got a kick in the pants, but Jory won’t let anyone take his family away from him. Before he knew what it felt like to have a home, he would have run. Not anymore. He knows he and Sam need to handle things together, because that’s the only way they’re going to make it.
Review: This is the final book with Jory and Sam in the “A Matter of Time” series. I love this book because it skips ahead several years in Jory and Sam’s life and shows them “living the dream”. They have a house, two kids, and a neurotic cat. We get to see the characters that we have fallen in love with throughout the series grow up, and also get to see how they grew together. I loved Jory’s continued relationship with Aaron and the beginning development with Duncan Stiel. Of course, Jory does not disappoint in his “trouble magnet” status, which makes me love him more. Sam’s past catches up with him, when it comes back to bite him in the butt. That is probably one of my favorite scenes in the book.
The narrator, Finn Sterling, is new for me, and I had trouble with his voices for Jory, Sam, and the kids. I have listened to Paul Morey in books 1-4 and have those characters engrained in my head, so the change in narrator and voices was hard for me. Jory’s voice took some getting used to, but I loved Sam’s voice. I have to say his voiceover for Sam was way sexier than in previous narrations. The women’s voices were difficult to listen to at times. It would almost be better if the narrator only changed the tone and did not try and mimic a woman’s voice. It is hard to start a series in one voice for so many books, then switch to another. Jory and Sam’s chemistry is one of my favorites in the M/M genre, and I felt like Sterling did a great job in conveying their never ending love for each other.
If you love Mary Calmes, you will love this story and it is a great addition to the series. I would definitely listen to Finn Sterling again.