Title: Late in the Day
Series: The Vault 02
Author: Mary Calmes
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 30, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Review: This story is mostly about the fault and the many names he has been throughout his life. We are also given a preview of how he became the Vault in the first place. I loved that.
Conrad’s character was rather complex at times given the many name changes and the circumstances surrounding this. I loved the story as I got an in depth look at the man and all he has been through.
The actual romance does not take place right away and it is someone from Conrad’s past. My heart broke for these two men who were denied a life together due to the beliefs of the time. I so wanted to shout that it was not fair to these men.
All in all I liked this story much better than the first book.