A Day Makes (Susan’s Audio Review)

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Title: A Day Makes
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: 6 hours and 33 minutes
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

Mob enforcer Ceaton Mercer has killed a lot of people in a lot of different ways – he stashed the last two bodies in a toolshed belonging to a sweetheart marine researcher in an idyllic island community – but he’s really not such a bad guy. Over time he’s found a home of sorts, and he even learns he’s found a place in the hearts of the people he works with…at least enough so that they won’t put a bullet in his head because he’s outlived his usefulness to the boss.

But he never thought he’d find one day could change his life, and he’s about to discover how wrong he is.

Because in a single day, he meets the man who looks to be the one, the love of his life. It’s an improbable idea – a man who deals in death finding love – but it’s like it’s meant to be. That single day gets weirder and troubles pile up, forcing Ceaton to take a hard look at his dreary life and accept that one day can change everything, especially himself. His future might be brighter than he expects – if he can stay alive long enough to find out.

A great story about a mob enforcer falling in love! In a day. But who cares, it’s Mary.

I love how everyone is always so passionate in Mary’s books. I love how everyone talks like they’re about to draw their last breath. Well, in this book a lot of people do die, so that might have something to do with it.

The love interest is introduced somewhere around 50%, but I can honestly say I wasn’t bored one second in the first half (or the second half). I just loved guessing who it was going to be. Who would be the one to turn Ceaton’s head and to make in stop in his tracks..

This is insta-love times 100000, but in Mary’s books it just works. I loved how Ceaton reacted when he met his true love. How he was hesitant, but wasn’t allowed to since Brinley just steamrolled over him and declared Ceaton the love of his life.

And I loved how Mary has a flair for the dramatic rescues. Just when I couldn’t imagine a good way out of the situation, it is delivered on a silver platter.

I wanted to give this 5 stars, but I did feel as if the story wasn’t quite finished. Yes, it ends in a spectacular HEA, but I kind of wanted a bit more time with these men. I wanted them to slow down and to simply enjoy each other a bit more.

Still, this was a great Mary and I can see myself rereading this many times.

I love Greg Tremblay as a narrator. He has the uncanny ability to know just which voice to give the characters in a book so that they sound exactly like I pictured them. And I looooove his accents. He is just so good at it.

But while I’ve never been able to catch Greg making a mistake, he did here. For a couple of sentences he made Luka have an accent, while he did not have one. That was kind of funny, although a bit confusing I have to say.

But Greg Tremblay is a king among narrators and I would listen to him reading the phonebook.

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Galley copy of A Day Makes provided by publisher in exchange of an honest review.

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