A Day Makes by Mary Calmes
But he never thought he'd find one day could change his life, and he's about to discover how wrong he is.
Because in a single day, he meets the man who looks to be the one, the love of his life. It's an improbable idea - a man who deals in death finding love - but it's like it's meant to be. That single day gets weirder and troubles pile up, forcing Ceaton to take a hard look at his dreary life and accept that one day can change everything, especially himself. His future might be brighter than he expects - if he can stay alive long enough to find out.
Superbly written novel
Every so often a book comes along that is so unexpected in character and plot line that you find yourself questioning your assumptions, not only within the book, but also in life. How do we define good and evil? What lengths would we go to in the worst of circumstances? I think I'm a good person but what if... How do you define your family? In what circumstances are we capable of redemption? So many questions, and those are only some of the ones this book made me examine. A Day Makes by Mary Calmes is no ordinary book and it will have you questioning every character and every situation, as well as yourself. Between the murder, mayhem and deep thinking it will provoke, there are some of the funniest situations and conversations imaginable, making this novel a truly extraordinary reading experience.
Ceaton Mercer is a twenty-five year old ex marine, with no family or friends, and a very pressing need to get out of town immediately. When a car pulls up to the curb outside McCarren airport he yields to the inevitable. There'll be no escape for him and he'll be surprised if he lives through the day. An unexpected meeting leads to a whole new life, and a family in everything but blood. Ceaton has long ago given up thoughts of redemption. There's simply too much in his past and present to forgive. Finding a man to share his life for more than a quick hook up is absolutely impossible given his job and history. Resigning himself to loneliness, Ceaton spends the next five years working and supporting those closest to him. It's not as though he doesn't get opportunities. Someone as gorgeous and built as Ceaton certainly gets offers. Unfortunately they're usually guys who like to flirt with danger, because if there's one very strong vibe Ceaton gives off its menace, and those guys never stay around afterwards.
Being a mob enforcer and protecting the people he now considers family is all Ceaton could expect or ask for. His loyalty is absolute and he trusts his friends with his life, as they do him. How could he possibly imagine the chaos and life changing events a sweetheart marine biologist would bring to his ordered world? In one single day Ceaton's life changes in ways he could never imagine and the family he's come to love expands and changes forever.
A Day Makes is a superbly written, utterly riveting novel that will have leave you highly satisfied and more than a little mind blown. It is a book I will cherish on my special 5 star reread shelf for years to come. I can't recommend this book highly enough.