I've read a couple other books by Mary Calmes and quite liked them, so was pretty sure that would be the case with A Matter of Time and I was right - I adored it.
What really makes the story work for me is Jory. He comes across as someone who cannot seem to stay out of trouble and therefore seems to be in a constant need of being taken care of. At least he is fine in letting others think so.
Dain Harcourt and Sam Kage are respectively Jory's boss and the detective who Jory "meets" when he witnesses a murder. They are the more assertive personalities compared to Jory's more easy-going one.
That is also another aspect that makes the story work for me because it was to me quite humorous to see how Jory's un-assuming strength frustrates both Dain and Sam, maybe especially Sam.
Vol. 1 (Books One/Two)
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.