• Title: Kairos
  • Author: Mary Calmes
  • ISBN: 9781640804975
  • Page: 242
  • Format: ebook
  • Kairos 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
    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, aSometimes 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.

    One Reply to “Kairos”

    1. I am not a big fan of short stories to be honest, but if there is one author, I would gladly make an exception for, it's Mary !! I don't care how long it is, I will read whatever she writes down ;)This short story, kind of reminded me of a mix, between the  "Marshals" and the "A Matter of Time" series. There was no "Jory" type in this one, but Joe did give off that "everyone likes me" and "I will fix your life" vibe ;)It's also a "partners/ friends to lovers" story, which is why it reminded me [...]

    2. 3 stars!I had mix feelings about this one somethings I liked and some I didn’t. The MC were great I enjoyed their banter but it was frustrating to see how clueless they were of their feelings. Also with everything going on I felt a bit overwhelming I wished if focused more on the relationship. There were cute and sweet moments add to that some suspense. Overall an enjoyable read just left me wanting more.

    3. Calmes is fond of her angsty leading men. They may be mired in a ridiculous lack of self-awareness like my least favourite of her couples, Ian and Miro, from the Knots series. Or they could be apart due to a heaping hunk of misunderstanding. Remember Stefan and Rand? Somehow though, through the human relatability of her outrageous characters, we can’t help but love them. They may not be as unique as Jackson and Raphael but we still root for them with all of our hearts. (I’m still holding out [...]

    4. ~3.5 stars~The Marshals series is one of my favorites by Calmes, and this book is a bit reminiscent of Book 1.Joe and Kade are Private Investigator partners. They work together and are roommates as well. Joe has been harboring a big ol' crush on his bisexual partner since he laid eyes on him, but Kade goes through sexual partners more frequently than underwear and doesn't seem the "commitment" type. And Joe definitely doesn't want to ruin his friendship with the man.Mary packed a lot into this o [...]

    5. Hmmmat was, well, it was Mary and it had all the ingredients but something was missing. Maybe it had too many ingredients? I think it was just too much for such a small book. It felt like all the wonderful ideas for a book but not enough time fleshing any of them out. Does that make sense? It at times read a little like an outline. Know this, see this, go here, feel this.I totally did not get Joe. I just feel like I missed a whole lot in regards to how he ended up in Chicago. His "estrangement" [...]

    6. I'm sure many, as I did, will draw parallels between Joe and Kade and how reminiscent they are of the partnership and UST between Miro and Ian from Calmes' Marshals series.Kairos is about Joe and Kade - two Private Investigators in Chicago. Joe spends most of his energy on taking care of his partner Kade, an ex-police officer, who's had a pretty hard road to travel.He was a knight in shining armor; it was just a bit dented and tarnished in spots.The two live together, work together, but aren't t [...]

    7. Joe and Kade are Private Investigator partners and roommates in Chicago, and Joe is bigly in love/lust with Kade.I had tumbled into the trap of friendship that longed to be more, and he had moved forward to best friend, to work partner, to roommate, then taken not one more step. I was at the finish line, ready to gift him with my heart, and he went on a detour to get laid. Calmes does a beautiful job of portraying Joe's anguish at wanting Kade so much, but knowing he can't act upon it for fear o [...]

    8. When I started this book I immediately noticed that these guys were so like Ian and Miro. And that’s not a complaint at all. I love the whole partners-falling-in-love setup, so I will read anything Mary decides to write about it. But I do have to say while I really loved this, there was too much story for this novella. It all felt rushed and I just wanted more.Joe and Kade are partners in the PI business. At the start of this story we immediately learn that Joe has been head over heels for Kad [...]

    9. UuuuhhhhI'm not sure but I think the world is ending or the very least it's tilted on it's axis by a few degreesI'd been happily waiting for this oneI mean seriously new Mary Calmes men to lovewhat's not to be happy about, right? Interestingly enough overall this one was standard Calmes fare and I should have loved it but truly I didn't was ok but that connection that I usually feel and just the overall fun of reading a new Mary Calmes book wasn't there. Try as I might I never quite felt the con [...]

    10. A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 starsThis book is classic Mary Calmes. Engaging characters, a plot that is slightly over the top at times, and two men who love each other fiercely. There’s a reason I’ve been a long time reader of this author, and this book showcases why. However, this book felt a little too familiar, and that gave me pause.I’m going to unpack that last thing first and get it out of the way. So the friends to lovers storyline here, and the characters themselves, felt very much l [...]

    11. A sweet read enjoyed this but really would have loved a little more depth added. It felt a bit “surface” and needed a bit more to layer the characters and their situations. I really wanted to see what time on the winery would be like and the chemistry between the family. The storyline was great I’m just a bit greedy !

    12. I have no idea how to rate this. I liked the gorgeous cover, I liked the idea of the story, but I'm kinda pissed at Joe's obvious and Kade's oblivious. I even liked Evan and Declan!But I didn't really care about Kade. I think Evan would be a better one for Joe.But love is blind, right? Even though Joe saw 'everything' about Kade's sex life (it irked me a whole lot bunch of it).I'm a patient one, but I lost my patience reading how clueless Kade was. And how devoted Joe to him.And near the end, I [...]

    13. This book read a little too close to book 1 of the Marshal series for me. We get a cross of Sam Kage and Ian, and the other character is Miro. Joe's mom is a Regina Kage knock off. You know, the mother who is vulnerable with a backbone made of steel. The witness for all the crimes is like Drake from the Marshal series. I could go on and on. I could've enjoyed this more if I had never read that series. That being said, there was still a lot missing from this story. The backstory of the characters [...]

    14. I want more I loved this! I just love Mary's books. I love how she writes her guys, their families, and friends.

    15. This was kind of all over the place. It started out as this PI story, with some mystery around the former cop, Kade, and how he lost his job. Then that plot petered out and it became a story of Joe reconciling with his family, over what seemed to be a stupid misunderstanding. Just, not great. Half the plot felt recycled from her Marshalls series.

    16. Author did friends to lovers trope so much better in some of her others books. This one has too much going on in too short a timeline and shallow, brainless characters. There's lots of info-dumping going. The first 7 chapters consist of tiny amounts of plot bracketed by characters arguing with & explaining things to each other. Joe, the viewpoint character, tells reader how wonderfully smart Kade is, but neither character seems all that bright. Couldn't take any more after Kade decided the b [...]

    17. It’s been a hot minute since I read a Mary Calmes book, so picking up this one felt like coming back home. I am just in love with her voice. It truly shines with every book she writes. Witty and charming, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her characters.Once again, I found myself enjoying Joe and Kade’s story. Calmes gives them a healthy shot of personality so you really feel like you can get to know them well. In the very beginning, Calmes does a good job of establishing their rela [...]

    18. No, just no. If you're going to write a story that isn't based on fantasy, sci-fi, the easter bunny or whatever trope that just isn't real (no folks, the easter bunny does not exist), you have to make the storyline and the characters kinda realistic. I had so many eye rolls I was getting dizzy.Joe and Kade are inseparable. They're best friends, roommates and work together as private investigators. Although they are both gay and Joe has been in love with Kade forever, he has just sat back and wat [...]

    19. 3.5 rounded up ‘cuz . As a Mary Calmes fan, I grab almost any new title from her right away. Her stories are reliably entertaining and humorous, with a familiar style and feel. Joe and Kade are quintessential Calmes characters, as are secondary figures, with a few trademark references tucked in (yes, a peacoat!), and a smattering of Easter eggs from previous stories. But if Joe and Kade were mentioned anywhere in previous stories, I simply can’t remember them. And if I had to compare, they [...]

    20. Reviewed for Will ReadsThe last book I reviewed by Mary Calmes, I mentioned the tapestry of her worlds. This book builds on another tapestry, though you might call this one a bit of glitter on the edges of one of those worlds. Bright and shiny and oh, so sexy.Joe is a good man. So good, in fact, that when he meets Kade Bosa, he's determined he's going to be there to help Kade with what he's going through. (And believe me, it's NOT a pleasant thing. It's one of those incidents that has the power [...]

    21. It’s been a hot minute since I read a Mary Calmes book, so picking up this one felt like coming back home. I am just in love with her voice. It truly shines with every book she writes. Witty and charming, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her characters.Once again, I found myself enjoying Joe and Kade’s story. Calmes gives them a healthy shot of personality so you really feel like you can get to know them well. In the very beginning, Calmes does a good job of establishing their rela [...]

    22. Ahhh! I do love some Mary Calmes. She has to be one of my top ten favorite authors. Auto-buy, one-click, she writes it and I read it.Kairos is a little novella that packs quite a punch. What is not to love? Two gorgeous main character’s secretly pining for each other, the very best of friends/roommates/work partners, witty banter, and a glorious cast of secondary characters.I truly enjoyed this story and if it reminds readers of Mary Calmes’ two other best friends and partners, like it did m [...]

    23. bianchianita1971/Saprete ormai che la Calmes è una delle mie scrittrici-comfort: anche questa sua nuova opera rientra pienamente tra le mie preferite!E' presente la classica formula tipica di questa autrice: protagonista simil-Jory, co-protagonista orso, situazioni drammatiche che diventano velocemente occasione di riscatto e rivincita.Joe è follemente innamorato del suo collega/coinquilino Kade, ma non ha il coraggio di farsi avanti; Kade non si è ancora del tutto ripreso da una brutta stori [...]

    24. There were aspects of this book I really enjoyed and aspects that drove me mad!This is the story of Kade and Joe and told solely from Joe’s POV. They are private investigators, partners at work and best friends at home where they live together. Joe has been in love with Kade for years but Kade has kept him firmly in the friend zone and has been parading multiple male and female hook ups through their lives. This bit was fine, I quite like friends to lovers trope and I really liked these two ch [...]

    25. Omg, I LOVE this book!!! I’ve always been a huge Mary Calmes fan (ever since Jory and Sam), but the last couple years she’s been hit or miss for me. This makes up for all those misses!!! This is the kind of Mary Calmes book I adore. I hope she does more in this world, I’d love to see Declan get his own book. I also enjoyed how this book tied into A Matter of Time world. My only complaint is I wish it was longer because it was soooooo good!!!

    26. Rating: 3 starsI’ll start off this review by saying that I don’t really like friends to lover stories. The whole I can’t tell him I love him because I might lose him gets old after a while. The beginning of this book followed that trope to the tee. Joe drove me crazy the whole first half of the book. Kade wasn’t much better to be honest, but since we just got Joe’s point of view he was the one that was annoying me. The secondary characters were what made the book for me. They were all [...]

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