Review: All Kinds of Tied Down (Marshals) by Mary Calmes

May 25, 2015 Review 3

Review: All Kinds of Tied Down (Marshals) by Mary Calmes

Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they've gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more.

As a marshal and a soldier, Ian’s expected to lead. But the power and control that brings Ian success and fulfillment in the field isn't working anywhere else. Ian’s always resisted all kinds of tied down, but having no home—and no one to come home to—is slowly eating him up inside. Over time, Ian has grudgingly accepted that going anywhere without his partner simply doesn't work. Now Miro just has to convince him that getting tangled up in heartstrings isn't being tied down at all.

Title: All Kinds of Tied Down
Author: Mary Calmes
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Matte of Time Vol 1, A Matter of Time, Fit to be Tied, Bulletproof
Series: Marshals
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Fit to be Tied
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: July 4, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 290
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames

There is an interesting flow to the progression of the relationship in this book. Miro and Ian have been partners within the US Marshals Service for three years. During that time they’ve become best friends. They have a level of trust that has gone beyond unbreakably strong. These men are solid in everything. The only place where they are on different planes is their love life. Ian is straight and runs through women. Miro used to run through men but now that he spends the majority of his time with the only man that he wants he doesn’t have much interest any longer.

For a little over half of All Kinds of Tied Down you the reader will be all kinds of tied up over the sexual tension. You just want these men to figure out that they are so close and inseparable there is only one logical place for them to go. There is just an unexpected something that they have to figure out to get there. It was a surprising shock to the dynamics of their relationship. Once Ian and Miro get on the same page… holy hell! This book gets hot quick. Miro and Ian have always just worked (not job wise specifically) well together. You know they are going to work well together in the bedroom and with a relationship. The flow of how it all works out is what I enjoyed the most.

I’m shocked this is the first Mary Calmes book that I have read. I have some awesome reading to go catch up on. There are several characters here that have not only roles in some of her other books but books of their own. I’m looking forward to seeing how she gave them their own happily ever after.

Favorite quote, Ian to Miro: “But you can’t do that with me. You gotta mean it.”

Gay Romance

3 Responses to “Review: All Kinds of Tied Down (Marshals) by Mary Calmes”

  1. christinasnow

    You know I loved this one too (after your fabulous rec). I spent the weekend devouring A Moment in Time Vol 1 and 2 which is Sam Kage and Jory’s story. You NEED to read those. They are damn good!! Now I’m just waiting on the rest of the series to come in so I can read the other three books too. smiles…

    • christinasnow

      Dammit, I hate it when I do that….A Matter of Time

      • christinasnow

        oooh, and right now, both of those Vol 1 and Vol 2 are only $1 on kindle.