Author: Mary Calmes and Michael Fell (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 16th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
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…
This was a pleasure to listen to. I really enjoy Michael Fell’s narration. Good character voices (and kudos on the female character voices – really well done!), his pacing was terrific, and he brought the characters and the book to life.
Kairos centers around Private Investigator partners Joe and Kade who are semi-struggling to make their business solvent in Chicago. When circumstances surrounding a favor go sideways, Joe and Kade find themselves protecting a witness and very much needing to get out of town. The tone of the story changes midway and becomes a homecoming for Joe, who left California two (almost three) years ago and hasn’t contacted his family since.
Told in Mary Calmes signature style with Joe’s single, first person POV I loved what Michael Fell did to showcase Joe’s feelings and Kade’s growly jealousy. The romance between Joe and Kade is part of the larger plot, and while their passion doesn’t really ignite until quite a ways through, for those who love Mary Calmes’ writing and her formula for suspense and romance this definitely hits a sweet spot.