Thursday, 15 March 2018

ARC REVIEW : Twisted and Tied (Marshals, #4) by Mary Calmes


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.

Twisted and Tied (Marshals, #4)Twisted and Tied by Mary Calmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

* This was perfection!*

It was a painful ache in my chest right now, to say goodbye to one of my favorite couple, Ian and Miro. But they do need their HEA after all this time.

This is actually the last one of Miro and Ian's story, but I didn't feel like this is the last. Because, there's some blank space that I need to know. The key Hartley gave to Miro. What's there for Miro to open, to see.

And speaking of Craig Hartley, Miro's forever enemy, and their weird 'relationship'. I think I'm sick enough that at some point, I could never hate what Miro and Hartley had. They're dancing in circles. And that day, when Hartley told Miro, "I knew you're mine" and Miro cried and didn't reject that. I cried. I was freaking cried!

“I don’t—this isn’t how I wanted—we’re supposed to be even,” I said, turning to look at him, into his eyes, so close, our noses almost bumping. “I saved
you, you saved me—how am I gonna pay you back?” I asked, my eyes filling.
“Next time,” he whispered, lifting his chin. “Come here.”
Without thought, I turned my head so his lips pressed to my cheek as he squeezed my hand, so tight for just a moment.
“Always knew you were mine,” he said, exhaling.

It made no sense to cry. He was not a good man. He was, in fact, a monster. But somewhere between him shoving a kitchen knife into my side and taking a rib from me, and telling me that, no, my dog was not dead… he had become my monster. We were not what we once were, and in the end, he took a pair of bullets meant for me and saved my life.

But then, there's Ian, always Ian who made him complete. And I ache for Ian, how understandable he is for what Miro felt. It hurts me when they made love that nigh and Ian had to say some words to Miro to convince Miro and 'himself' that they belonged together.

“You don’t belong to Craig Hartley, you understand?”
“I know you’re hurt, but I won’t allow you to be lost, you understand?”
“You belong to me. You’re mine, and no one and nothing comes between us, not ever.”

From there, I knew how much Ian loved Miro and I couldn't be happier that Miro found Ian.
Sigh, these two consumed me like no others. Guaranteed, one of my favorite couple.
I loved this series, and you should too!

*ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press for an hones and unbiased review.*

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