Tied Up In Knots by Mary Calmes

mary-calmes-tied-up-in-knots-coverTitle: Tied Up in Knots

Series: Marshals #3

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Military, BDSM, Mystery, Crime, Suspense 

Length: Novel (260 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 16, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: 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.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-488-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/tied-up-in-knots-by-mary-calmes-7475-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Marshals collection features our very sexy US Marshals. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. In my opinion I would actually start with the A Matter of Times series because that is where you will get to meet our sexy men’s boss.

I fell in love with Mary Calme’s books when she wrote her other series. They are so damn entertaining and full of energy that I had to read them all in one setting. They caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. I enjoyed all of the characters that take up to making this story; they were so full of detail that it was like I knew them. I also loved how full of depth and meat that this story had. 

The first thing I am going to say is Carrington, damn. Miro and Ian are going pretty strong; however Miro is getting tired of Ian being shipped out with the rest of the special forces team. However Miro’s got danger coming at him from his past, and Ian has too. It is going on Thanksgiving time and family is the most important thing, to Ian’s shock. The problem is Miro is constantly wondering about Ian when he is gone.

Now I must admit that having a soldier is a pretty hard thing, but damn Miro knew what he was getting to begin with. I don’t see how Ian can put up with it, but damn that man does. Also the fact that Miro is constantly getting hurt, tells me he definitely needs a keeper and Ian is it. So much danger and threats coming at them I am surprised they are just not holed up into their house. I want to see more of our three little bagabonds that the guys seemed to have adopted, they crack me up. I love the characters that Mary Calmes gives us.

Now as much as I love this book, I don’t really care for all of the extra stuff added in and smaller plot lines that you can see coming out. To me when you add in a lot of extra dialog, descriptions or just fluff it takes away from the story just a bit. I get tired of reading it and skim over all that extra nonsense. It doesn’t mean that I don’t love the story as much, but I do get bored with all of it. To me it just feels like the author is adding stuff to make her word count. Now other than that, this story is very fast pace and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I can’t wait to see what the next book has going on.

This is one book I would definitely recommend.