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But For You (A Matter of Time #6)

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  2,282 ratings  ·  265 reviews
Jory Harcourt is finally living the dream. Being married to US Marshal Sam Kage has changed him—it’s settled the tumult of their past and changed Jory from a guy who bails at the first sign of trouble to a man who stays and weathers the storm. He and Sam have two kids, a house in the burbs, and a badass minivan. Jory’s days of being an epicenter for disaster are over. Dome ...more
ebook, 242 pages
Published October 12th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
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Emma Sea
If this wasn't a buddy read with Ery and Eve I would have given this one star. Buddy experience = 5/5. Book = 1/5.

Yes, for me it was that disappointing, and I don't understand what the rest of you 5-star raters were reading; it couldn't have been the same book I bought.

The reasons for my disappointment:

#1 Jory and Sam have little page time together. Example: one main plot point is a family reunion. At this reunion children and their caregivers have one set of activities, and unencumbered adults
Ode to J...

There once was a man named Jory,
He made me obsess on this story.
He was very beautiful and so very kind,
And always in trouble with his distracted mind.

His skin was so golden and his eyes were so brown,
There was no one who could resist him in the whole windy town.
He had a big knack for trouble and an eye for things pretty,
He loved jazz clubs and good scotch and was always quite witty.

Then he met Sam - a big handsome guy,
The cop who started off straight - but then maybe was bi?
A detectiv
Amy Lane
It is so good to see Jory grown up. He's still manic, gleeful, young-at-heart extrovert with the attention of a sparrow, but having children and a husband has made him into a real live adult, and he throws himself into caring for his family with the same passion he used to throw himself into trouble, but with much better results. The dynamic between Jory and Sam hasn't changed-- Sam is still the ultimate alpha and Jory still has a hummingbird brain that needs to be brought to heel, but Sam has b ...more
¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★

Yay! Jory is back and is sweet as all get out and still gets in the middle into mischief~

Sam is now a badass U.S Marshal who is all Alpha yum, and only HOT for Jory~

In book 1-4 through we had many, many rocky roads full of tears, why's and no, no, no you did not do that! but, it was only a MATTER OF TIME and we get it, Sam and Jory's HEA. This writer listened to her fans and delivered as promised...

The Book~

The writing is solid and just p
*groans* Well, I can only blame myself. I love Jory, I really do. So how could I resist? I had to read this.

Is it just me or is this book really scattered? I seem to see a lot of dead ends and twists to the plot that goes nowhere at all. Why all the sidetracking? Are they supposed to be red herrings?

But I can't help loving the relationship between Jory and Sam. Jory loves his man to bits and no wonder; he is the ultimate alpha male. There's a lot of delicious holding down in this book. Even tho
R * A Reader Obsessed *
Audio Edition

I'm a bit torn about this. I have to say though that the narrator of this book was my favorite out of all of them and greatly enhanced my enjoyment.

It's been approximately 12 years since Jory and Sam first met and though they've thankfully matured a bit and have become settled, their love has not diminished. This last chapter was definitely more mellow, the hijinks not even close to being crazy. I'm still on the fence whether I missed it or not.

As I've said before, and I'll say it
But for you, where would I be?”

This was perfect. It was all Sam and Jory all the time. It was Jory all grown up and doing adult things. It was Sam and Jory being parents with the coolest short people and the most manic cat who destroys everything. It was bliss. It was romantic. It was over the top per the usual but it was Sam and Jory together more than apart and it was everything.

I don't normally read an author back to back, let alone read one for an entire week but this series, it's th
"Marital bliss just got a kick in the pants, but Jory won’t let anyone take his family away from him."

If I've waited through 5 freaking books only to have Sam be a cheater I may do something rash.

3.5 stars


I find that when reading a series, I can be hyper-critical of each individual book (who? me?) but still love the series as a whole. That's been the case with the Matter of Time series...each book was good, but the big picture is great. Well with "But For You", I feel Mary Calmes finally hits her stride with Sam & Jory.

Or maybe I'm just happy that they're happy. Married, kids, steady jobs, and a lot less drama. You'd think that would make for a boring book, but instead, it
Awilk -never sleeps-
The final book in this series, and I am heartbroken. It had a beautiful ending, wrapping up Jory and Sam's story but I ended up never wanting to know that there is no more.
Jory and Sam are now settled into life together. They have a home and children. More importantly, they have the knowledge that they have forever. Nothing is going to tear this wonderful couple apart.
Finally Jory has grown up. He is a father now, and his priorities are those of any other parent. Sam is still the hot alpha he ha
BWT (Belen)
I think I highlighted more quotes/passages in this book than in the others combined. I love Sam and Jory. Even the introduction of their kids didn't put me off. Calmes tempers what could be the annoyance of little kid talk with humor in a way that I just enjoyed the kids.

UPDATED for audio book 12/2014, 01/2015, 02/2015, 03/2015, 04/2015 (2), 05/2015 (2), 06/2015, 07/2015.
Finn Sterling is wonderful!! Even though this is my least favorite Jory voice of all, overall it's hands down my favorite aud
I did the "Mary Calmes Drinking Game".


Drink count: 48!!
I've been waiting for this book for a while and it was a very satsifying ending to the story of these two men that were one of the first M/M couples I'd ever read about.

There's been a jump of four years since the last book. The guys have expanded their family to include two children, a boy and a girl and they live in the suburbs. Jory is telecommuting to work and Sam has risen up the ranks of the US Marshal service.

I think the best part of this book is that Jory is all grown up and knows it. He
5++++ stars

I know I've said it before but I'll say it again. I absolutely love Mary Calmes. I know a lot of people aren't necessarily fans of hers because every book I've read by her (and that's almost all of them) are basically the same with happy endings. Now I'm a sucker for happy endings so we're all good there. Her alpha males are hot and just enough alpha with enough dominance for me and her humor kills me. Maybe that's just because it's similar to mine? Either way, But For You is probably
In this book we get lots of details about family life that I didn't really want to know, occasional random Bad People doing Evil and/or Stupid things to Jory which, of course, Jory triumphs over (as always), lots of talk about how Dominant and Sexy Sam is, and -- oh yeah -- an Underworld Kingpin who is carrying a torch for Sam and wants to eliminate Jory so he can have Sam all to himself.

Ugh. Jory, as ever, is the perfect Mary Sue and nearly the exemplar of the chick-with-dick meme, who just can
Karen Wellsbury
On a certain level I should have hated this series, its very, very predictable, the emphasis on Jory's physical beauty and charm at times is almost over powering. Sam is about the the most alpha of all men, they say things like gonna/ ya wanna all the time.

Jory is irritatingly perfect and when Sam gets cross it ends up in some claiming hot alpha love, or a preposterous caper.

There are channels, they do pulse
I judged these books before I even read them.

BUT.. they have heart,and they're fun, at le
Loved this book as much as the others, didn't start off as well but once it got into it it was really quite a good read :)
Fiona Goodman
So sad to see them go but so glad they got their HEA!
Oct 13, 2012 Jaymie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jaymie by: Lily
4.5 Stars! I think I need to take some time before I do my review. Maybe even re-read it, so review to follow at a later date.

No more Jory and Sam? I am not quite sure how I feel about that yet. All I know is that I am going to miss that little "trouble magnet" Jory and the Sexy Marshal Sam Kage. Why oh why Mary Calmes does it have to end?

While this book was not my favorite of the series for various reasons, it was still a great conclusion to the Matter Of Time books. We got to see the life t
Pete W
Jory adventure has always been fun to read. It did took me a while to try to match some of the names to the characters in the previous books.

Overall it was a fun read. But when I look closely it was... It was like there were too much going on and there was no focus. Although, the theme of the book seemed to be the chaos and daily family life. So in that sense it was understandable on how things seemed to all over the place since that's how life usually are.

Problems were introduced and resolved
I can't believe it's the end.
(﹏) I'm gonna cry...
But from the looks of it, It's going to be one hell of an awesome ending for Sam and Jory!
CAN'T. WAIT!!! \*o*/

EDIT: 10/12/2012
My... where to start? Where to end?
Plain and simple. It was the most beautiful end I could have ever thought for them. Thank you Mary for taking us on the wonderful journey that was Jory and Sam's life. And the Life of their friends and meeting their kids. It was beautiful!

AHAHAH!! BUT YES YES!!! Do I detect possible spin
Beautiful and sweet, that's how I describe this book! After reading the growth of Jory and Sam's love trough this amazing series, I feel very satisfied with this last book of their lives.. the domestic routines, the love and the care for their loved ones were amazing, it was as if I was living with them! I really love this book!
This book was 4.5 stars for me. However, I love the characters so much that I have to bump it up to an even 5!

It was great to hear from Jory and Sam again. I love Jory and his humor so much that I could probably be happy reading a book where he read the phone book out loud. He is one of my favorite narrators. Don't get me wrong, I like Sam as well. But he is sometimes so "Alpha Male" that I don't really like the way he acts or talks to Jory. I don't actually agree completely with Jory that he hi
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I have complained because book 1-4 were the same narrator, and stuff happens and you can't always get the same person, book 5 was read well it just took a bit of adjusting to BUT I'm so upset with the next narrator of book 6.

How does a MC gain a camp voice after 5 novels/audiobooks. Do not buy book 6's Audio. It bought a series I was going to use as an excellent example of Audiobooks and book 6 went back to text to speech. I couldn't handle hearing a characters voice
Aug 10, 2014 Zainab rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
THAT'S IT?????



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I came back at add more, since this series actually deserves an actual review. So, let's do this!

Here's Jory:

Aaaand Decictive Sam Kage:

What I loved: Mostly everything? I'M OFFICIALLY ADDICTED TO EVERYONE.. Even Chilly, I wish I could've seen that picture that Jory still didn't get rid of, though ;D

What I didn't like: the only thing that made me roll my eyes sometimes through the series was how everyone seemed to have a thing for Jory! like ALWAYS. I mean,
Oh Jory, I just love you to death! You and Sam have given me so many wonderful hours of pure reading indulgence and pleasure, and I can't even begin to tell you how much I adore you both. I will truly miss seeing you both in new adventures, but I can take solace in the fact that I can always go back and re-read your earlier stories. As for this latest tale, it was everything I had hoped for and more. Thank you so much.
Completely bonkers and all over the show. Loads of cutesy smooshy stuff. Ok read, kinda liked the cat.

3 1/2 Srars.
I'm still struggling with the whole fighting chickens side plot. I mean, what happened to them? Were they released back into the wild, did they go to good homes? Did they get PTSD counselling after being forced to fight? I'm distraught this thread was not more fully explored.
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
Jory and Sam are back, happily married with 2 kids. Once again Jory attracts trouble left and right while his US Marshal husband, Sam, hunts for the one who got away. Plenty of humor, love, and mayham reigns supreme in the final installment of Calmes adorably sweet and sexy Matter Of Time series.
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Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becomi ...more
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“Sam to Jory “I knew the difference then, I know the difference now. You’re it, you’re home for me. If it’s not you, it won’t be anybody. I can’t settle, it’s all or nothing.” 17 likes
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