Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Together Tied (Marshals #3.5) by Mary Calmes

I liked the idea behind this one, truly meshing together Sam Kage and Jory Harcourt (from "A Matter of Time") with our current couple - Miro and Ian. Yet my problem was it got too complicated way too soon.. with WAY too many name dropping and intricate relationships of (suppose to be) known and unknown to us characters.

Frankly I'm not sure what was the true meaning of this one.. Maybe allowing Ian and Miro to see a different side of Sam, the man he is with his husband and kids but also his close friends. It WAS nice, but I had a hard time following, especially their 13 years old daughter Hannah, whom I had no patience for also in the 3 short novellas from her POV from their series, and this one was no different.

This one has a bit of explanation to a missing gun (from the previous installment) as well as a life threatening situation for Jory (naturally..) which he deals with better than one would expect (unless you've read his series and so you know it's just so him getting in trouble so as experienced as he is..).

There isn't a lot of Miro and Ian in a way which shows who and how they are as a couple now besides learning they are already married. I would have loved to get more or THEM and less of Jory and Sam or maybe a better mix.

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29 August 2018

Marshals in a Romantic Suspense (MM) series by Mary Calmes. The series contains 3 full length novels and one novella, all focusing around Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones and his partner and former Green Beret Ian Doyle. They've gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends but now it's time for the next step...

The beautiful story of Miro and Ian takes a full 4 novels but as Mary promised, we'll get more characters from the books hitched together just no more of our MC (To be published 2020)

If you're read and miss Jory and Sam from "A Matter of Time" you'll be glad to discover Sam Kage to be Miro and Ian's boss with the slightest appearances of the rest of the family. There are a bit more of cross-overs from other books and series (like "The Vault") as Mary loves doing.

I LOVED this series. Loved the way their relationship progressed throughout the books. Their dynamics, including the dominance part which I really enjoyed went both ways. Miro and Ian are perfect for one another but two stubborn guys like these two stuck together can't be easy especially with everything they have to deal with in their daily life (like Miro being chased by a serial killer who is half in love with him and / or calling him his true friend and half plotting to torture and kill him. Complicated! Yet Mary did such a wonderful job with these two. Making them go through fiery loops only to give us the best possible closure.

1. All kinds of Tied Down (Published 3 July 2014) ★★★★½
2. Fit To Be Tied (Published 18 September 2015) ★★½
3. Tied Up in Knots (Published 16 September 2016) ★★★★
3.5. Together Tied (Published 14 February 2018) ★★★
4. Twisted & Tied (Published 13 March 2018) ★★
5. Eli’s ??? Callahan (To Be Published 2020)
6. Redeker & ???  (To Be Published 2020)

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