Twisted and Tied (Susan’s Review)

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Title: Twisted and Tied (Marshals #4)
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary, Suspense
Page Count: 266
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 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 was a bit worried when I started this. I’m not sure why, but the last few Mary books were not as amazing for me as some of her older books. And the Ian and Miro Valentine’s short was a total miss for me. So I went into this with very low expectations. But I shouldn’t have worried! This was just as good as the other 3 books.

I wasn’t too sure what direction Mary was going to take Miro, Ian, or the team when I was reading this, but I surprised myself by being very okay with the direction it took. Yes, things will change a bit (as stated in the blurb), but it definitely wasn’t a bad change.

Our boys were badass cute (yes, someone can be badass cute, especially these two) as always and I loved their dynamics in this just as much as in the other books.

Of course all my favorite characters were there, even though I was a bit sad about one of them. But even though I didn’t like it, it fit the story, so I was okay with it.

I also loved the fact that Ian and Miro were married in this. I was a bit miffed when I started this that we didn’t get to be there for the wedding, but I was happy with the way things turned out.

It’s hard to write a review without giving anything away…. But this was definitely a winner for me.

(And I was so happy that the thing with the gun in book 3 and in the Valentine short was not mentioned in this. Yay! Stupid gun.)


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