Title: A Day Makes
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 4/19/2017
Genre(s): M/M Thriller/Suspense Romance
Page Count: 200
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Mob enforcer Ceaton Mercer has killed a lot of people in a lot of different ways – he stashed the last two bodies in a toolshed belonging to a sweetheart marine researcher in an idyllic island community – but he’s really not such a bad guy. Over time he’s found a home of sorts, and he even learns he’s found a place in the hearts of the people he works with…at least enough so that they won’t put a bullet in his head because he’s outlived his usefulness to the boss.
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.
I couldn’t wait to read this story because the summary caught my attention. It sounded like it would have some great action and a quick paced story.
The story started out strong. I really like Ceaton and how he became an enforcer for the mob. It did have a lot of action and some suspense. We learned Ceaton’s backstory and find out how his life turned out the way he did. He went through life listening to his gut which never steered him wrong. Ceaton is a strong x-military man who was discharged for doing what was right. He leaves the military and doesn’t know what he is going to do until he gets a offer he can’t refuse. Then he spends years being a killer for the mob and becoming a family with the men he works with. The title is perfect for this story because one day changes everything for Ceaton. I felt it moved way to fast at this point in the story. Without giving too much away, Ceaton’s is sent to protect Brinn from someone wanting to kill him. At this point is where the story went way to fast for me. I think insta-love didn’t work in this story because there was no emotional connection between them. It could have definitely been a great romance for them but it was way to quick for me to believe it. As the day progresses Ceaton learns who he can trust and who is can’t. It works out for everyone in the end and I felt Ceaton got what he deserved. I hope Mary would make into a series so we can find out if the other men in his circle find love as well.