Kairos (Parvathy’s review)

 Title: Kairos
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 154
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5
Rating:  4 stars out of 5


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, 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 beautifully captured love story of Joe and Kade and how their friendship turns into something spectacular. I really liked that the book at first seems to go in one direction and then it eventually moves into a different one.

Kade is battling demons from his past and Joe is his savior, protector and home. They have a beautiful friendship but when Kade’s past surfaces and they are in danger, they turn to each other and what follows is rest of the story. I really liked that the main focus was Kade and Joe’s relationship and their pasts and how it affects them both. The action or the suspense element was secondary to the plot and it really contributed well to developing their relationship. I especially liked that somewhere half way through the book the story took a lighter tone and it was indeed a different experience. I really liked the way the author made them both be there for each other and how they dealt with their demons. I especially loved all the secondary characters and hope to read more about them all.

Kairos is a book which is a little deceptive in the direction it takes but at the core of it is a beautifully captured, heart-warming love story. Highly Recommended.

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Galley copy of Kairos provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


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