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.
©2016 Mary Calmes (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press
3.5 stars. This is definitely one of my favourite series, and I have read/listened to all the other Miro/Ian stories, but this one suffered from a problem I've encountered on quite a few of Tristan James latest narrations....pronunciation niggles, and I don't know if it's the script he's given to work with by authors/publishers [his narration of Jordan L Hawk's Hexbreaker also had several very noticeable mistakes, hence no more audio for me for that series], but this one had an absolutely unforgiveable error in it as far as I'm concerned....the province in Afghanistan where Ian was left stranded by the army colleagues who didn't have his back is called Helmand, NOT Helmet!! I couldn't believe my ears and listened to that particular section three times, but I got the same answer each time and it's just not good enough!! Lots of men and women have died serving their country in that province in Afghanistan...couldn't Dreamspinner Press/the production team/Audible have checked before releasing the audio?? So, so disrespectful and disappointing......
"Love this series!"
This series is one of my favorites! I liked how she included characters from Rhys Ford's 'Sinners' series.
You know how sometimes when you want something really, really badly and you have to wait a really long time for it, and you keep getting assured it’s “coming soon”, but you really want it now and then you get it and you’re disappointed with the final product?
Yeah, you don’t have to worry – the wait was worth it because Tristan James once again rocks this out!
The narration for Tied up in Knots was incredible and so entertaining that I immediately re-listened…to all almost ten hours of awesomeness.
THIS. This is what perfection is. God! The cameos, the action, the sex, the romance, the suspense…it was all on point. So many things that happen in this story are awesome and Mary Calmes just delivered on every promise of greatness made. This series just keeps getting better!
So what do you need to know? The story is once again told entirely from Miro’s POV. There are cameos aplenty…some of which will probably shock you (in the best way), a ton of suspense, some humor, and even some *gasp* worthy moments.
This story grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. Tied Up In Knots is an absolute gem in this series, polished to a brilliant, glittering shine and contains just enough setup to know the continuation of the series will be just as badass and kickass as the first three books.
"Can stand alone"
Enough backstory included that the book can be enjoyed without feeling like you're being buried by an info dump. There is plenty of romance and action, completed subplots, development of minor characters, and advancement of the series plot to satisfy new and long time fans.
"Getting tired of the Hartley yoyo."
The ongoing plot is wearing thin and repetitive. Not sure I'll watch for book 4.
"My favorite so far"
I think this one is my favorite of the marshalls series so far. I really hope it's not the last one
"Great Sequel for a Great Series"
I love the Marshalls series. There is just something about Ian and Miro. Their story is a fairytale,.. Kinda... Maybe... If Quentin Tarantino were writing it.
This installment picks up with Ian being away on a four month op and Miro being loaned out to the DEA on the west coast. Of course Miro finds all sorts of trouble to get into out there. As he's headed home he gets the call that Ian is heading home too. For the first time, Ian asks Miro to pick him up from the airport with his team.
Miro starts hoping for some normalcy when Bam, the military life rears it's ugly head again. Several people from Ian's old unit have died and the government brass think that someone is trying to kill the whole team. Ian heads to Washington to try to figure out what's going on, meanwhile Craig Hartley has escaped from prison again.
Ian and Miro have some tough choices to make. Can Miro stand by Ian when's he gone for as much time as he's home? Can Miro live with the anxiety everyday of not knowing whether Ian is going to come home safe? Is Hartley coming after Miro again?
This story wraps up in stunning fashion, as I've come to expect from this series. I can't wait to see where the next story takes us, hopefully their is a wedding involved.
These characters are some of my favorites, the story was entertaining and fast paced. I'm kinda over the Hartley story line, I know the storyline was left open so he could possibly return in a later book, but please Jesus let Miro be. I can't handle the stress of him being kidnapped and tortured again.
I think Tristan James is perfect for this series. The Chicago accent is great, it's gritty and tough and perfect for Ian and Miro. I will admit Kage sounds damn good too.
"Don't delay on getting this one"
Jeez this was a very nice listen. I actually enjoyed this story more then book 2. This is again told mainly from Miro's Point of view and it includes a large cast or characters from the previous books and slips you some surprise characters from a few of Mary Calmes' other series. At one point I actually stopped and did a rewind to make sure I heard those names and references correctly. Ian's background gets examined more in this book as well and a lot gets explained. I am really looking forward to the next book. As usual Tristan is our narrator and does so many voices I was shocked he has such a wide range. Thanks Mary please keep them coming.
"Love Jones and Doyle"
Loved it. I have listened to and read all 3 books. Each better than the last. I can't wait for next.
"In love with all the Calmes men!"
Now Tristan James is the voice in my head when I need for Miro and Ian (or Jory and Sam) to take me away from it all. Yum!
"Hope there will be more books in this series"
This isn't the fist book by Mary Calmes I read, not even her first series. But the protagonists Miro and Ian are my all time favorites.
A throughly enjoyable mix of thrilling action and sizzling hot love, not to mention the smoking sex scenes make this series perfect mm romance/ criminal procedural suspense novel.
And who better to read it than Tristan James, whose voice just makes me weak, and whose narration gives this series and all the books he reads for us so much more life, depth and thrilling eroticism.
An enthusiastic 3 thumbs up from a well read fan of not just the author but general mm genre!
Loooooooove it. More please!!! Pretty please😘
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