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But For You (A Matter of Time #6)

4.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,690 Ratings  ·  293 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
Oct 24, 2014 Paisley rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Paisley by: TaraG
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
Nov 20, 2012 Amy Lane rated it it was amazing
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
Jenni Lea

Le sigh. Jory and the babies.
Sep 07, 2015 Isabel rated it it was amazing
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!

I can read this book as many times as I want, and I will always love this couple!
BWT (Belen)
Jan 02, 2016 BWT (Belen) rated it it was amazing
Belens Audio Book Review

I think I highlighted/bookmarked more quotes and passages in this book than in all of the others combined. I love Sam and Jory.

What may be considered mild spoilers ahead!

It's five years since Bulletproof and Sam and Jory are settled into married life happily with two children, Kola and Hannah. Normally, I stay away from kids in stories, but the introduction of their kids didn't put me off because Calmes tempers what could be the annoyance of little kid talk with humor in a way that I just flat
Trigger warning - lots of little kids being cute!

Fast forward... Sam and Jory have 2 kids now, Kola 6 and Hannah 4. Of course, they are cute and clever and Jory and Sam are the best parents ever. It's true, they are such terrific parents that they are god parents to about 20 other kids. Sam and Jory seem to be solid as a couple, but oddly enough, they don't seem to spend lots of time together. When the are together, they have awesome sex, which is great. But we never really see them bonding in a
Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
GR ate my review so here is a shorter version...

I love, love, love Jory and Sam. If you've made it this far into the series, then I don't have to tell you what happens. Jory is a trouble magnet (and the "Love god"). Speaking of Jory being the love god, I've read and/or listened to this multiple times. HOW IN THE HELL did I miss the introduction of Aaron and Duncan?!?!?!?! I knew from their book that they had been introduced by Jory, but somehow I missed that in every freaking reading of this boo
¸. • * ° *❧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
Bitchie *Bored Now*
No real surprises in this one. The everybody loves Jory train continues to roll, only now, his whole family seems to be encompassed in Jory's aura of awesome, because everyone was just as enamored with Sam and their kids. I did wish there was more of the action plot included in the book, and more actual relationship, instead of Jory constantly getting into one mess after another, mixed in with domestic family fun time. It almost felt like this is just the author, not wanting to let this couple g ...more
R * A Reader Obsessed *
Nov 02, 2014 R * A Reader Obsessed * rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
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
Wendy Ciliacus
What can I say. It's Jory and Sam, so I loved it. I did hate Sam a bit because he lied about that stupid Kevin guy. I was also a bit pissed at him for being mad at Jory, when Sam was the one fucking up and not Jory.

Off to the next, and I think final, book.

4 stars !!!
Oct 12, 2012 Gwendolyn rated it really liked it
"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.
Oct 23, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it

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
Oct 12, 2012 Heller rated it really liked it
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
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
Alicia J
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.
I did the "Mary Calmes Drinking Game".


Drink count: 48!!
Love it all bookworm
Apr 02, 2016 Love it all bookworm rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-amazing, audio-mm
Second read
I still loved it and always will I have a very special place in my heart for Jory and Sam.

First read 16/06/2015
Combined review for A Matter of Time Book 1-6 may contain spoilers


Jory had me in tears and not sad ones, I laughed so much I was peeing through my eyes!!!

Man oh man I couldn't decide if Jory was just plain stupid, special or just weird. What I do know is Jory = ADHD on crack!!!


Detective Sam Kage the strait scary cop falls head over heals in love with the bat crazy Jory Keyes
Jan 22, 2013 Plainbrownwrapper rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm
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
Jan 01, 2016 JR rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: make anyone feel good
Has it been 10 years? Sam and Jory are now living the life of soccer moms and suburbia. This suits both of them just fine, but there is still someone out there that wants them separated or even dead.

This story highlights the bond between these two men., and their two children. It's loving, tender, funny, and quirky. These two never fail to make my day better.
Karen Wellsbury
Feb 11, 2015 Karen Wellsbury rated it liked it
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
God! These two just get better and better as time goes by
I've enjoyed the ride so much!! I never want this series to end... Now onto Duncan and Aaron
Dec 29, 2013 Dan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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 it was amazing
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
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
Pete W
Oct 14, 2012 Pete W rated it really liked it
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
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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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A Matter of Time (8 books)
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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.” 19 likes
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