“Tied Up In Knots” by Mary Calmes


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.



Sorry…but I loved this book! Loved it in a way that I felt like every Mary Calmes fan and especially fans of her Marshals series as my own personal book club and I wanted to high five them all saying “Sogood, RIGHT?!”

Ya know…as good as the author is at writing some sweet lovin’ and I-love-them-so-much-together couples, she also knows how to write some sick-ass sh*t. No joke. And not in that kinky way. In that psychotic bad guy way. And Dr. Craig Hartley, whether he’s on page or his existence is just looming in the background making me paranoid of EVERYTHING, is one of the creepiest bad guys I’ve ever read.

But forget him for now…let’s talk Miro and Ian. *sigh*. They’re so insecure about each other! ha! For two tough guy Marshals, they honestly can be such drama queens about their relationship. And I eat that up! It’s…*ahem*…familiar to me. And as Ian’s other responsibilities to the military have him away from Miro for longer and longer periods of time, the emotional angst is cranked up. This emotion is a great counter-balance to the action and mystery in the story.


This 3rd book is the best of the series. I feel like as I get to know Miro and Ian better, they’re becoming one of my favorite Calmes couples!


Ok, here’s a treat: there are some cameo appearances from characters both from Calmes’ other books and from some crossovers from some other authors’ books. AND IT’S EVERYTHING!


The only thing I can think of is this book most definitely cannot be read as a standalone. You have to start with book 1 of this series to understand what’s going on.


If you’ve already read books 1 and 2, then it’s a no-brainer. READ THIS ONE…it’s the best yet. If you haven’t, then start this series immediately. I mean…MARSHALS!


tied-up-in-knotsTITLE: Tied Up in Knots (Marshals #3)
AUTHOR: Mary Calmes 
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner
LENGTH: 260 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2016

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