Tied Up in Knots (Belen’s Review)

Tied up in KnotsTitle: Tied Up in Knots (Marshals #3)
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 18th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery/Suspense
Page Count: 260 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Blurb:A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!

Marshals: Book Three

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.

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.

I really won’t give anything away in this review (nope, not even a little), but I’d bet I said, “Holy shit!” more times in this book than I did when reading Fit To Be Tied, which I thought would be impossible. I’ve compared this series to a roller coaster ride before and I have to admit this installment is the sweetest ride yet.

Here are some of my feelings while reading:


This is too good

go on


smile cry


that is genius

that excalated quickly

sam crying

mind blown

thank god

process what just happened

Wow Bravo

two enthusiac thumbs up

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.

I can hardly wait for the next story or for Tied Up In Knots to be released on audio!


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Galley copy of Tied Up In Knots provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my "Favorite M/M" stories:

Carry the OceanThe Half of UsRed Dirt HeartAdulting 101Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the SeaManties in a TwistDavid, RenewedEthan who Loved CarterPerfect Imperfections
WolfsongFight the TideHow to Walk Like A ManThe Lightning-Struck HeartForging the Future
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