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Review: Late in the Day by Mary Calmes

Review: Late in the Day by Mary Calmes

Review: Late in the Day by Mary Calmes

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Review: Late in the Day by Mary Calmes

Book Info

Book Series
The Vault #2
About the Author
Mary Calmes believes in romance, happily ever afters, and the faith it takes for her characters to get there. She bleeds coffee, thinks chocolate should be its own food group, and currently lives in Kentucky with a five-pound furry ninja that protects her from baby birds, spiders and the neighbor’s dogs. To stay up to date on her ponderings and pandemonium (as well as the adventures of the ninja) follow her on Twitter @MaryCalmes, connect with her on Facebook, and subscribe to her Mary’s Mob newsletter.
Publication Date
October 30, 2017
Available Formats
ebook, paperback
Pages
186
ISBN
1640804285
ASIN
B076F3D2M5
Second from The Vault 

Terrence Moss. Conrad Harris. Gold Team Leader. Darius Hawthorne. The Vault. Juggling all these names would bother some, but for Darius, it’s business as usual. When he closes a chapter in his life, he leaves a name—and the people associated with it—behind. He’s managed to keep a few colleagues, even fewer friends, and no companionship through his forty-plus years… but that’s now changing. 

The newest chapter of his life is bringing serious change: a stable home, a recovered identity, an unlikely family, and now a chance encounter with the one man Darius ever loved: Efrem Lahm. The reasons they parted are still valid, and there’s no way they can trust each other. But Efrem has already decided he won’t let Darius go… and Darius will have to decide if he wants to take a chance with his heart this late in the day. 

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The history behind The Vault makes for a riveting read. 

Late In The Day is the second book in The Vault series by Mary Calmes. It follows What A Day Makes and although it can be read as a stand-alone I strongly recommend reading them in order. The MC in Late In The Day only makes a brief appearance towards the end of the first book, but understanding the world these men inhabit, and who the background characters are, definitely adds to the reading experience. What A Day Makes is also an extraordinarily brilliant read, so it’s a win win. 

Darius Hawthorne has spent years working black ops and living in a world filled with contract killers and soulless men. He has changed his name, along with his identity, many times, to protect both himself and those closest to him. It’s been a lonely existence, particularly as it meant leaving the one man he truely loved behind in order to protect him. Eleven months ago Darius became privy to the secret of The Vault. Since that time there have been some dramatic changes, and for the first time in a very long time his life has become stable. Backed by a formidable organisation and equally formidable friends, Darius can finally reclaim his real name, live in a home he loves and, just maybe, find some personal happiness. 

Efram Lahm is working for Homeland Security when his path crosses with Darius. It’s debatable which of the two men are more shocked. Sixteen years ago Efram and Darius were in love, working together, and planning to marry. In a time of DADT they were forced to remain hidden, and any plans of marriage would need to be put on hold. A promise was made, however, and when Darius disappeared off the face of the earth, Efram was left emotionally bereft. Darius’ determination to stay away, to protect Efram, didn’t make his pain any less. 

Can a Homeland Security officer, and a keeper of dark and dangerous secrets, find a way back to each other and the life they’ve always dreamed of?  Only time will tell. 

Late In The Day is at its heart a beautiful love story. This book is less action packed than the first in the series but I found it riveting nonetheless. There were cameos of characters from previous books and it was fun catching up with them and seeing the interconnectedness of all their lives. There was also plenty of wry humour and some delightful farce. Overall I found this book a riveting read with a highly satisfying HFN. It remains to be seen if these gorgeous men will live their HEA but I have a very strong feeling they will. 

I am really, really hoping Mary Calmes has more books planned for this series. I certainly look forward to more stories from The Vault in future! Highly recommended. 

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