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Summary

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.

©2018 Mary Calmes (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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A good finale to the series....

Tristan's performance gets 4 stars, as does this final story but 5 stars for the series as a whole. All the loose ends seemed to come together, and thank heaven Dr Hartley finally met his maker...he really gave me the willies 😨. Great ending to a really good series.

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An ok latest instalment to a series.

I've started this series so I keep buying the books, but I honestly cannot remember much about this book, it was ok but it has taken me ages to finish it as I found it a bit boring.

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  • Buscatlady
  • 19-07-18

Perfect Mary Calmes and Tristan James!

I have loved this series from the beginning and this 4th book is perfect. Tristan James' voice IS Miro Jones! I love the way that Mary Calmes' books mention the day to day things so you feel like you really know your character. I love the fact the books are long, not just 2 or 3 hours. Some books fit the shorter length (that works for some books) but not this series.
SPOILER ALRET:
I really want to know: 1.) How the 16 year old died? 2.) What happened to the 2 new Marshals that just transferred in to Chicago? 3.) Does Ned and his mother get what they deserve? 4.) What happens to Miro and Ian in the future (PLEASE-no getting old and passing!) If I don't find out that is ok, they will forever stay at this age in my mind. 5.) Do they like their jobs now? 6.) What is in the safe? 7.) I have loved Miro and Ian also Jory and Sam, can I have a new series?
Thank you Ms. Calmes and Ms. James for the hours of enjoyment I have gotten from this series.

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  • Bryan
  • 24-07-18

Seems like mostly flashbacks

This was extremely short despite being almost 9hrs long. There's a lot of flashbacks in it and the actual story is more like a novella. Great story, but just when it feels like its actually just starting it ends. So 4/5 for this one unfortunately.

I'm torn between recommending this book and not recommending this book. I hate having an incomplete series, so I'd recommend it just based on that, and there's a lot of important details in this book that (if there's another) you'll miss out on if you don't get this one. But is it really worth it? Well, honestly, if Mary Calmes doesn't publish another in the series, then I'd say no and leave book three as the ending.

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  • Tams (TTC Books and more)
  • 06-08-18

I'd give this one 10 stars if I could!

I have to say I was worried when I read the synopsis for this one. Miro has been through SO much, I just wanted to him to have five solid minutes of happiness and peace. The way things roll out in the story though, I shouldn't have been worried. It's an action packed, non stop roller coaster that twists and turns and hurls you sideways then drops you on your ass. But it's so damn good!!! The book literally hits the ground running and it doesn't stop until the very end. I was beyond engrossed with this story, I was listening in the car via my Zune which I don't normally do.

After listening to the entire book, the path Calmes put these characters on made perfect sense. I mean, seriously, if you know Ian and Miro you know that life is never going to be home by five, dinner at the table with an aged red wine, feeding each other strawberries and making love by candlelight. With these two it's more like spaghetti that doesn't drip it's so thick at damn near midnight after dropping a sociopath of at the nuthouse. Followed up with hot, rough, sweaty sex in the pantry before falling into bed exhausted and sticky then waking up with thoughts of beating the shit out of the ringing cell phone with a very big gun.

Tristan James, goddamn I love this man. There is nothing he can't do with his voice. What I love is that each and every book in this story flows seemlesly with each and every character clearly conveyed with the same tones, nuances and vocal ticks from one book to the next. I could probably spend a weekend listening to this series back to back and be perfectly content.

If you like stories with two strong willed gentleman that can't get enough of each other and like to chase crazy people into burning buildings or run toward a spray of bullets instead of away from them. You'll love this one! You have to start with book 1 though, they must be read or listened to in order.

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  • Belen
  • 21-07-18

Fantastic!

So many emotions, and all of them good!

I love this series so much I cannot adequately convey how much. I'm sad this is the last time we'll get a story from Miro's POV, but all the ends have been tied up and I'm looking forward to what Calmes does with a new POV in the next book.

Tristan James is phenomenal - buy this (and all the Marshal books) audio!! ❤

Recommended!!

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  • danielle
  • 08-12-18

Miro and Ian 4ever! But.....

So let me start this with my usual caveat. If I listen or read a book it gets 5 stars because ratings are an author’s livelihood. And I want authors to keep writing. This is the final installment in Mary Calmes’ Marshall series and you absolutely must read them in order. Miro is probably my favorite Mary Calmes character. Tristan James does an amazing job embodying her characters. I have relistened to these books multiple times. That being said.......(spoilers)


The final book felt rushed. I read this first before I listened and it felt rushed. When you listen it will still feel rushed and a little bit random. This book is the finale, and I had hoped for a really good showdown. Craig Hartley, the continuous villain of the series, ends with a whimper rather than a bang. Most of the book feels like an existential crisis to remove Miro from the action and even when the Hartley drama is ended, the final drama that randomly dissolves one of Miro’s best friend Janet’s marriage made me say “Why?”. I mean seriously, Why? This is the friend who supposedly spent years trying to get pregnant and went through serious issues but somehow after the child is born and months old her supposedly loving husband becomes an egregiously stupid, bordering on abusive, mama’s boy. Plus Min suddenly goes from dating a coffee drinking performance artist to being engaged to a Hollywood reality show mechanic from Thanksgiving to March. The last chapter really feels like a “Hurry and wrap this thing up” :(

If you have read the series then you will know that Miro (and this is part of his charm) is a kind of oblivious, biased, and an unreliable narrator. He’s a wonderful, loveable, and heroic guy but definitely a bit clueless. So when you are reading the series you kind of have to take his perspective with a few tablespoons of salt. The first three books do a great job keeping that cognitive dissonance in check but this last book, Miro’s internal monologue was giving me whiplash. I think my problem is it felt like the author was definitely telling rather than showing, and on top of it the scenes themselves felt scripted. Okay I have said my piece about the book.

Now onto the narration. I have my favorite narrators and Mary Calmes’ books introduced me to several of them. Tristan James, especially for the first 3 books of the Marshall series gets top marks. But.....Again this book feels rushed. He absolutely changes the side character voices (Most crushingly, the villain, Craig Hartley loses the wonderfully creepy melodic tone to his dialogue with Miro) And often Miro and Ian are indistinguishable when they are talking. All in all I wish both the author and the narrator had spent another month or even year to knock this book out of the park like the other three previous books.

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  • Trio
  • 03-12-18

Absolutely Fabulous - Tristan James at his best!!!

Oh wow, I think this is the best one yet. It's an absolutely fabulous series, but I'm blown away by Twisted and Tied.

I love when Miro and Ian are together, and they're together a ton in this one

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IN THE PANTRY

Man oh man - that was one of the most intense love scenes I've read in ages.

Can't write about it without giving too much away, but I can not wait for what Mary Calmes is going to do with the plot next... it's going to be incredible.

Also, it's been way too long since I've enjoyed Tristan James' gorgeous voice. He was my first favorite and will always have a special place in my hear - but he rocks this one. If I could give 6 stars I certainly would. (Nobody says to-ward like he does and it gets me every time - hey, to each their own, right?)

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  • LOLA
  • 06-11-18

Marshals and life changes

Tristan James does a super fantastic job. Miro and Ian are so very real .
The whole series is a classic. How they evolve and become more together.
Of course the sex and romance is smoking hot.
Mary did an excellent job.

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  • Smitten with Reading
  • 23-09-18

A rating...

My Review:
Overall: 4.75
Performance: 5.0
Story: 4.5

I've made it no secret from book #1 that I've loved this series. I *think* this is the final book in the series (although I'm seriously hoping for a spinoff series). As such, it ended on a seriously high note, too. This series from book one and throughout has just been phenomenal. And I've read it going back and forth between the audiobook and prints books (that are ALL on my keeper/reread shelf because I love this series). The books are so riveting, I almost always reach a point in the audio where I need to devour the story faster and switch to the print book, but the audiobooks (with Tristan James' narration) are just so perfect, I don't want to stop listening to them either. So, I end up going back and forth.

This is a series that follows one couple...Miro and Ian, who are both US Marshals. As such, it's a series that you need to read from the very beginning. These are not standalone reads. But with that being said, this is easily one of my top ten series that I've EVER read, so I HIGHLY recommend you read it ASAP!!

This book ended the series beautifully. It tied up story lines that have flowed through out the entire four book series and gave a beautiful glimpse into how perfect every aspect of Miro and Ian's lives will continue to work and flow together.

I loved it so, so much. LOVED IT!

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  • Jennifer Javorsky
  • 22-09-18

Disappointed

I loved the first three books, but the last book in this series was a disappointment. There was very little story. What wasn’t Miro’s introspection about himself and the things around him was just tying up loose ends and explaining changes.

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  • JSLRussell
  • 04-09-18

Twists and Turns and Blown Away

I have laughed, loved and been brought to tears throughout many of Mary Calmes works, however I was truly shocked by the way this book did those things to me.

And Tristan James captures the voices of her characters in such a way that I truly feel like I know these people.