A Matter of Time (A Matter of Time, Books 3-4) by Mary Calmes
By Mary Calmes
Vol. 2 (Books 3 and 4)
Three years in the past, Jory Harcourt replaced his identify and close the door on a earlier filled with discomfort, in simple terms to emerge superior at the different facet. He has a brand new occupation, a superb operating associate, and a lovely life—except for the opening in his chest left in the back of whilst police Detective Sam Kage walked out along with his center.
Now Sam's again and he is aware what he wants... and what he desires is Jory. Jory, who doesn't be aware of if he can live to tell the tale one other get a divorce or wasting Sam to his harmful task, resists returning to the hands of the single guy he has ever really enjoyed. but if a serial killer with a rating to settle ambitions Jory, he'll need to make a decision if love is well worth the hazard as he attempts to resolve the case and hold Sam secure.
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