Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.
This was just...wow. A Day Makes is my very first Mary Calmes book and it totally threw me for a loop! This romantic suspense story is all about thirty-two-year-old former Marine turned Serbian mob enforcer Ceaton Mercer and how his life completely changes in one day. He found family when he was part of the Corps and he found it again when he joined the mob. He doesn't kill without reason. He's an enforcer, not a psychopath. He doesn't have time for intimate relationships nor is he pining for one. He makes do with the occasional hook-up when the need arises. He does his job and does it well. And then he meets the one man who sends his world off-kilter. Ceaton has been trained to anticipate, to be aware of everything around him in order to not be caught off-guard. But that's exactly what happens to him. Could this be love? He'll have to outrun pending doom to find out.
As requested by the author, I'm not going to give any more details than what I mentioned earlier--which basically what's in the synopsis for the book. Let's just say that things were going in one direction when BAM! The story went down a path I wasn't entirely expecting. There are a couple of twists and turns, and I held on tight because this was one literary ride that I refused to let go of. It was fun, an enticing blend of action and romance and a bit of sex and mystery. And as much as I liked Ceaton, I adored some of the supporting characters who provided both the wit and wisdom that made this a lighthearted read and not the oft-saddled with doom and gloom stories in the genre. Fast-paced but never rushed, A Day Makes more than satisfies the romantic suspense fan in me. Five stars. ♥
Release Date: 19 April 2017
Date Read: 18 April 2017
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