Tied Up in Knots #3
Miro Jones is living the life: he’s got his exciting, fulfilling job as a US deputy marshal, his gorgeous Greystone in suburban Chicago, his beloved adopted family, and most importantly, the man who captured his heart, Ian Doyle. Problem is, Ian isn’t just his partner at work—Ian’s a soldier through and through. That commitment takes him away from Miro, unexpectedly and often, and it’s casting a shadow over what could be everything Miro could ever dream of.
Work isn’t the same without Ian. Home isn’t the same, either, and Miro’s having to face his fears alone… how to keep it together at the office, how to survive looming threats from the past, and worst of all, how to keep living without Ian’s rock-solid presence at his side. His life is tied up in knots, but what if unknotting them requires something more permanent? What would that mean for him and Ian? Miro’s stuck between two bad choices, and sometimes the only way to get out of the knot is to hold tight to your lifeline and pull.
Together Tied #3.5
To celebrate Valentine's Day, you're all invited to spend some time with my marshals. I put a short novella on Instafreebie of Miro and Ian having dinner with their boss Sam Kage and his husband, Jory Harcourt. What could possibly go wrong?
I hope you all enjoy it and I hope you all have a wonderful, shmoopy, candy and flower filled day.
Twisted and Tied #4
Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones finally has everything he ever wanted. He’s head-over-heels in love and married to the man of his dreams, his partner Ian Doyle, he’s doing well at work, and all his friends are in good places as well. Things are all tied up nicely… until they’re not.
Change has never been easy for Miro, and when situations at work force the team he’s come to depend on to break apart, and worst of all, his and Ian’s individual strengths put them on two separate paths, he’s pretty certain everything just went up in smoke. But before he can even worry about the future, his past comes for a visit, shaking his world up even more. It’s hard to tell what road he should truly be on, but as he learns some paths are forged and others are discovered, it might be that where he's going is the right course after all. If he can navigate all the twists and turns, he and Ian might just get their happily ever after.
Original Review September 2016:
Miro and Ian are back! They may not be quite up to Sam and Jory caliber in my heart but they are definitely giving the boys some competition coming in at a very close second. In this third installment, we see the boys apart for some of the story as Ian does his duty as a green beret and Miro back on the job after his torture at the hands of escaped serial killer Chris Hartley. When the pair is reunited, it isn't all chocolate and roses, they face both old and new enemies. Tied Up in Knots is filled to the brim with mystery, romance, humor, and friendship in the form of intriguing plots, mesmerizing main characters, and interesting secondary characters. Another winner from the amazing Mary Calmes.
Together Tied #3.5
Valentine's Day in the Marshals world is just as dangerously interesting as every other day with roses and chocolates mixed into the death and destruction that seems to follow Miro and Ian around. You want to throw in dinner with the boss and his husband and the restaurant better have bullet proof menus. Together Tied is a wonderful little Marshals novella that has everything packed into it that Mary Calmes brings to the novels. When I saw that Miro and Ian were going to be having Valentine's Day dinner with Sam and Jory, I just knew we were in for one helluva ride. I won't say anymore as its a short story but its a definite winning combination and addition to the series.
Miro Jones has everything he's ever wanted with his marriage to his partner Ian Doyle. Their strengths and weaknesses have made their personal and professional lives mesh but now it seems that those same strengths and weaknesses are leading their professional lives on separate courses. When Miro's past resurfaces, it gives Miro, Ian, and the rest of the team a huge jolt. Between the past coming back, the team's new paths, and married life will Miro and Ian find time for their happily ever after?
I can't believe it's over. With the end of the Marshals series at hand in Twisted and Tied, maybe its no surprise that it slipped down my TBR list till now, perhaps it wasn't just a blip of unforgivable forgetfulness on my part but a subconscious need to prolong saying goodbye to Miro and Ian? Who knows. I have now read Twisted and hate the idea there won't be any more Miro Jones and Ian Doyle, however something tells me they may not be front and center any more but I doubt we've actually seen the last of them, after all we've seen Sam and Jory pop up once in a while so I'm sure Miro & Ian will be seen around the water cooler again.
So onto Twisted and Tied, well as you know I don't do spoilers but as this is the final entry in Mary Calmes' Marshals series I'll touch on the plot even less. I will say its a wonderfully written tale of love, drama, mystery, family, friendship, moving on, and of course it wouldn't be Miro and Ian without some heat. Married life has not dampened their spirit, if anything the manic bickering is even more charged now that they have that piece of paper tying them together.
If you haven't started Miro and Ian's journey yet, there is no better time to get your feet wet because you can experience their journey from beginning to end without the dreaded "waiting" between entries😉😉 But seriously, you won't regret it.
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, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.
Tied Up in Knots #3
Together Tied #3.5