Title: Twisted and Tied (Marshals #4)
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 13th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/Suspense/Established couples
Page Count: 266 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5
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.
I don’t know how Mary manages to keep me on the edge of my seat again, but she did it.
In order to give a spoiler-free review, I will have to be vague, but it’ll be worth it when you read it, trust me.
Quick recap first – Book 3 ended with Miro and Ian talking about going to the Justice of the Peace and “getting married next week,” so it wasn’t exactly a shock to see them married at this point.
Changes abound in Book 4. And even though they’ll throw readers for a loop, I wasn’t upset. That’s how to keep the same series fresh. Ian and Miro are married now. Ian is still adjusting to life after being a Green Beret.
They’re still both stubborn as hell – which is why they have stupid fights. I love angst within the relationship, and seeing these arguments play out in the story made me smile like a loon. They become more relatable and real to me in those moments. Neither men are perfect.
Sam Kage is ever-present as their boss, as are the rest of the Marshals. But Mary introduces some new people in this book – people that could have future stories?
My favorite part of this book, however, was the return of previous characters. No spoilers here – but I expected most (not all) of them, based on my reading experience in the first 3 stories.
Fans of the series will love this installment. Mary brought the action, love, angst, and emotion.