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Parting Shot
     

Parting Shot

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by Mary Calmes
 

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A Matter of Time Story

Life has never been easy for Duncan Stiel. His childhood was the stuff of nightmares, and his day job as an undercover police officer forces him to hide his true self and occasionally lands him in the hospital. So when he finally meets the perfect man, it comes as no surprise that everything falls apart around him. What

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A Matter of Time Story

Life has never been easy for Duncan Stiel. His childhood was the stuff of nightmares, and his day job as an undercover police officer forces him to hide his true self and occasionally lands him in the hospital. So when he finally meets the perfect man, it comes as no surprise that everything falls apart around him. What Duncan doesn't expect is that the hardest hurdle to get over before he can make a life with Aaron Sutter is the one inside himself.

Everyone thinks Aaron has it all-looks, money, fame, and success beyond measure. Everyone, that is, except Aaron. At the end of the day, the cameras stop flashing, friends go back to their own lives, company business is handled, and Aaron is always alone. The moment he meets Duncan Stiel, Aaron knows he'll do anything to hold onto the larger-than-life detective. But when he realizes money won't buy him the ultimate happiness, Aaron needs to find the strength to give Duncan something much more important-his heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623808747
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
07/19/2013
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
917,569
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Parting Shot 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary Calmes delivers a great story. The Matter of Time series is wonderful so if u havent read get to it, but u dont read those books to fall in love w/ these characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad that Aaron and Duncan got their HEA! This is an unlikely couple that Ms. Calmes has brought together. This book is filled with action, love, funny moments and hot m/m action. Buy it!!!
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
4-1/2 stars I read Mary Calmes' A Matter of Time series two years ago and it was the 4th published M/M books that I checked out when I started reading the genre. When I first opened Parting Shot I just couldn't make myself read it because I had no interest in knowing Aaron and Duncan's tale. That had more to do with me not being ready to let go of Jory and Sam. When I decided to re-read Jory and Sam I was ready to learn all about Aaron and Duncan. So glad I did. I'll be honest, I did not love them at the same level I did Jory and Sam but I still enjoyed every word of Parting Shot. Duncan is like a mild version of Sam Kage but definitely not a mirror copy, he may be closeted at work but he's not closeted to himself. We get to see a little of why Aaron is the way we've come to know or think we know of him in the previous installments. So if you're like I was and couldn't read Parting Shot because it wasn't part of Sam and Jory's tale, I highly recommend taking a look because I missed out on a great love story.
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## I tried to read this but the crime element was too confusing. Way too many players. Too many crime bosses, marshalls, undercover cops....I couldn't keep it straight. The gay aspect didn't bother me, but the hero's sexual exploits disturbed me. Sex by the hour, with male prostitutes, men on their knees in alleys.....yuck. He's lucky he still has his man parts. I'd recommend skipping this one.
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Know I am gonna be hated for it, but I have to say, this wasn't her best work. I love her books, bought them all. But I had trouble with these guys. I couldn't reconcile this Aaron with the one Jory described. Would have liked to see two such strong-willed characters deal with each other differently than her formula. And the way it started, I felt like I had missed a book somewhere explaining how they got together. Maybe if I knew that story, it would've been more believable for me. The Matter of Time series is a favorite. I have read those multiple times because I enjoy the characters so much. Her formula just didn't work with these characters, though.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog I have Helyce of Smexybooks to thank for introducing me into this series. After she read it, she told me about just how much she adored Duncan and Aaron’s story. Quickly realizing that this was a book I had to check out, I grabbed it and found myself falling in love with this book. Mary Calmes pens a moving, sexy and romantic story that checks all the boxes for me. PARTING SHOT is book seven in the Matter of Time series, but it’s the first book that I’ve read from this author. I never once felt lost, so I do believe it can be read as a standalone. However, there are a few walk-on appearances from previous characters in the series that I think loyal fans will appreciate. There are so many things I loved about this book. The first thing is the writing style. I slipped into this story like it was second skin. There was no adjusting, just enjoyment and I found myself flying through this book. I didn’t want to stop for bed. Calmes just hits it in all the right places. The dialogue can be funny. The narration can be sweet. The sex scenes can be steamy and the action scenes suspenseful. PARTING SHOT is just an all around great book and definitely one of my favorite M/M reads this year. I immediately fell in love with Duncan’s narration, especially how he described this moments with Aaron. From the first page, Calmes is building a romance and she doesn’t take any short cuts. Aaron and Duncan have their ups and their downs, but you still definitely feel the core connection that they both share. Not the mention that the sex scenes are wicked hot and have a whole lot of heart as well! I was giddy with excitement at finding an author who excels at writing hot scenes while also keeping the heart engaged. I felt like you could feel their passion without being cheesy. Also, I really loved the details we get about Duncan’s work. It just adds another dimension to an already well-done storyline. It’s quite amazing how Calmes is able to fit all this into one book without having it feel convoluted with so much emotion and information. There’s a great balance here that nicely complements the romance. There’s absolutely no question that I will be going back to start from the very beginning. I have a feeling that this might become a new obsession of mine. *Review Copy provided by publisher
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Mary Calmes this one is just perfect ..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series and this one is my favorite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry to see the last of the Matter of Time characters. Great book, as always, from Mary.
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