Summary

Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody - he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw.

While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective. And though Jory may survive the danger, he may not survive a broken heart.

©2010 Mary Calmes (P)2012 Mary Calmes
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Entertaining story read by a great narrator

I've listened to this a couple of times and also had it in the car with my partner who enjoyed the story.

Good story line with humour and pathos - well recommended!

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Interesting story

I really like this series though it feels like I shouldn't. Basically an oblivious twink has the ability to turn regular people into dominating psychopaths who all want to feed him.

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Great story - poor theatrical props!

I love this author, but I have to ask what is with the cheesy music between each chapter? It was really off putting and gave the performance an almost farcical element. Please let’s not do this again, I have this book on my kindle and paperback and thought having it on audio so I can listen whilst doing housework would be really good - I’m not so sure now 🙁

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Enjoyable audiobook of a great story

I have already read this, so I was looking for another way to enjoy the book whilst I'm driving etc. and this did not disappoint. The two main characters personalities came across as completely different and embodied who I felt them to be in the book. I have listened to other books by Paul Morey, and to start with I wasn't sure if the voices would resonate too much with the other book characters for me to separate them but within about 10 minutes, he was Sam and Jory and maintained those personas throughout the book.

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A great read, errrr listen :-)

Would you listen to Matter of Time: Vol. 1 again? Why?

I don't normally go for books about gay guys when they are written by women. I know, sexist, but I have to say this was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. About 3/4 of the way through I could tell what the ending would be but there were still a few twists and turns to come. I have given it 5* because I thoroughly enjoyed it and have purchased the second volume looking forward to more of the same. Only thing I missed was if Nick (the doctor) went off permanently with the guy our star offered him as a blind date. However, I can live with that. I guess Volume 2 might give us a clue with that and with what happens to the Cop, sorry detective lol. There are enough people in the story to keep up the momentum. Last comment, there was just enough sex detail in the story without being mindlessly crude. Thanks for that.

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Good-ish story with caveats

Don't read this if you've ever had a controlling boyfriend. While the main character wants this, it's a bit close to the edge of being too much when not in the bedroom