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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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  • 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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  • DPiazzi
  • 07-08-18

Love the book, hate that it's the ending.

So many changes in this book for Miro and Ian. I loved every moment of this book. I felt like the author wrapped things up in a way that the reader can see that there is only a happy ever after in store for them. There were so many cameos and mentions of characters from the author's other books, and references to other authors series. I am glad that the author is creating other books in the Marshalls series because you don't just fall in love with the main characters but so many of the secondary ones as well. I will miss hearing Miro's pov because he is such a cool character. He's mellow but fun and sweet. I love Ian's boldness, and his craving to submit to Miro from time to time. He is the perfect protector. The two make a great pair. I almost feel like crying though I'm sure they will be secondary characters in the next books. A wonderful series that I will probably reread and relisten to again and again.

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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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  • Gigi
  • 06-08-18

One of my Favorite Series

This 4th book in the Marshals is an absolute brilliant and delightful ending to this series or at least to Miro and Ian's story, I am a huge fan of Mary Calmes starting with her Matter of Time series so when Marshals came out I was excited and Tristan James does an incredible job giving these characters a voice. I will be re-listening to all 4 of these books again and again I highly recommend them.

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  • Becki Vettiner
  • 06-08-18

Unbelievable ending to an amazing story!!!!!

This is the fourth book in this series and it does not disappoint. I couldn’t have asked for a better HEA for these two men. Moro and Ian are sexy, funny, and full of surprises. Buy this audio - you won’t regret it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • anon
  • 06-08-18

Fantastic End to A Great Series!

Great Narration and Mary Calmes always know how to draw the reader in. Her character development and thorough details make for a read you can't put down!

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  • kp
  • 06-08-18

What a ride!

While I'm so sad to see the end of Mary Calmes Marshal series I loved how Twisted and Tied gave the readers everything they could possibly want. While their is plenty of action to this story at the core it is all about relationships. Husbands, friends, co-workers. Each has value and is written beautifully.
Tristan James does such an amazing job of giving these characters voice. Ian and Miro have such presence and Tristan brings us all along for the ride. \This series will be one I listen to many times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-18

A good conclusion.

This book was a good wrap up to the Marshal series. It gives fans of the series a nice ending for all the characters they've come to love.Tristan James gives a great performance as always.

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  • Janice Birnie
  • 02-08-18

An action packed thriller/romance.

Twisted and Tied is the fourth book in the Marshal Series by Mary Calmes. Having waited until it was released in audiobook format before obtaining the whole series I had the pleasure of listening to the entire series over the course of a week. Every time I thought these novels couldn’t get any better Mary Calmes’ words, combined with superb narration by Tristan James, proved me wrong.

In Twisted and Tied we find Deputy US Marshal’s Miro Jones and his partner, Ian Doyle, newly married and navigating the boundaries between work and home. Ian’s protective instincts are very strong when it comes to Miro, and learning to trust his husband to take care of himself on and off the job is hard. There are so many dangers lurking in the shadows and it’s not just serial killers and terrorists Ian is worried about. Ian needs Miro to protect his soft heart when dealing with victims of crime as well, and Miro’s habit of gathering strays in the course of his duties is causing him concern. Ian has happily absorbed Cabot, Drake, Josue and possibly Josue’s boyfriend, into their family but he fears for Miro’s heart when it looks like he’ll be working more extensively with children under the Marshal’s care. Compromise and communication will be needed for them to protect their happiness moving forward.

Supervisory Deputy Darren Mills took over Sam Kage’s job when he was promoted. Picked by a committee with no input from Kage or his boss Tom Kenward, Mills has proven to be a poor fit and his decisions have put both the Marshal’s and their witnesses in mortal danger. After the death of a young witness under their care, and the exposure of Mills’ underling Director of Custodial WITSEC Mrs Cullen, as not simply incompetent but wilfully negligent, Kage moves Mills, arrests Cullen and rearranges the entire department. It’s a great deal for them all to take in but the genius of Kage’s decisions soon becomes apparent. Ian and Miro take on significant new roles, no longer directly partnered at work, and they soon see the benefits for all concerned. Their made family isn’t going anywhere, despite the new division of jobs, and the love they share will give them the strength they both need to perform at their best.

Naturally life has a way of throwing obstacles in the path of all these men, and working together to protect not only witnesses, but each other, will quickly prove vital. There’s a new killer in town, and an old adversary returns to Chicago, calling on all the skill and intelligence the Marshals can muster. Throw in some children in danger within the WITSEC program, and one of Miro’s ‘girls’ attacked from the least likely source, and Miro and Ian, as well as their friends, are in for a very busy, stressful, and dangerous time. Twisted and Tied is non stop action from start to finish and will keep you riveted from the opening chase to the highly satisfying conclusion.

There is so much to love about this audiobook. Mary Calmes knows how to write action packed thrillers and her inclusion of beloved characters such as Sam Kage from her Matter of Time series, and a tiny cameo featuring Efrem and Darius from The Vault series, add even more layers to an already fabulous cast. I love all the men and women in The Marshals series and I know I’ll be revisiting them again and again in future. They will retain pride of place in my audiobook library, along with the other two series mentioned here.
Tristan James is the perfect narrator for a series with so many strong characters needing their own unique voices. His Alpha males are sizzling hot and growly, and other supporting characters perfectly voiced for their personality.
Highly recommended audiobook and series.