Without a doubt this is my favorite series by Mary Calmes. I love all of her writings but this one is definitely at the top of my list and with each new story I've come to love all things Miro and Ian.
When things ended in 'Tied Up In Knots' Miro and Ian were planing on tying the knot and between then and now it's become a done deal and life for Ian couldn't be better. He's married to the man of his dreams, his friends are doing well, work is going well...until things at work begin to change and change is not Ian's friend...Ian doesn't do well with change.
While I'm a little late to the party with this one...real life just refuses to quit kicking my backside these day...so my sincerest apologies to both the publisher and the author and I promise like other reviews there are no spoilers here because regardless of this there's no way I'd want to spoil the awesomeness that was this book.
At the same time as 'Twisted and Tied' brings some things to a close for Ian and Miro, it also opens up a wealth of new possibilities for the author to continue sharing this wonderful world that she has created for us to enjoy, as readers and fans of this series.
'Twisted and Tied' while creating new paths to be traveled in the world of the Marshals has also given closure to others and all while answering some questions and creating new ones.
There's so much in this book that I loved from beginning to end with all of the changes and connections that came about this was one hella' fun and awesome adventure and I'm so looking forward to seeing what comes next for this series...in the immortal words of Shrek..."Change is good donkey." and in this case it's much of the change that's going to keep this series fresh, interesting, fun and just generally full of Mary Calmes awesomeness!!!
Now without details I just need to say the ending for this story was surprising but not and much of it came to what for me was the natural...even inevitable conclusion. I have to admit the only real issue I have is with the fact that the next installment in this series isn't sitting on my e-reader waiting for me...oh well, good things come to he...mmmmm ....eeerrrr...she who waits, right?
P.S. You also might want to keep a pen and paper handy to keep track of who all shows up for this party because it's a fun and interesting list.
An ARC of 'Twisted and Tied' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
'Together Tied' was an awesome little present from the author. Seriously before you read this one you need to read or refresh yourself on the authors series 'A Matter of Time', the standalone story 'Acrobat' (one of my personal favorites) and truthfully being relevant on 'Mine' and the her latest series 'The Vault' might be helpful as well...all I'm going to say here is 'gun' and what the hell while we're at it let's throw in a refresher on 'Kairos' for good measure.
I actually read this one in the middle of the night. My brain was not in sleep mode so I figured what the hell, why waste some good reading time and I dove right into this little gem and emerged just in time to grab a couple of hours of sleep before I had to start my day.
'Together Tied' is definitely more than a cute little Valentine's/ 'slice of life' story. As well as giving us a glimpse at what some of my favorite MC characters are up to...this one bridges a events from a whole lot of stories together. Touching either directly or indirectly on how certain events and people connect.
I've decided that when it comes to playing the game 'six degrees of separation' in books Ms. Calmes is the master of the game. I don't think I've ever encountered an author who has so skillfully joined so many books both series and standalones together and not only that but we need to keep in mind that her books have also oveflowed into series by other authors as well...I'mma lookin' at you Ms Rhys Ford. I realize that for some this can become confusing especially if you've missed out on some of those books but I can't help but say that for me it's like catnip...I want more and yes, it does make me so happy that I purr with delight.
While there are a few books by this author that haven't connected to these stories yet...I look forward to seeing how long that will last...will Jory and Stefan Josh ever meet? I hope not because I'm pretty sure the world would implode and what about Sam Kage and Rand? Seriously that's more testosterone than any one room or ranch in Texas could every handle...but, at the same time...think about it? Wouldn't it be fabulous? And then we could add in Ian and Miro, Ceaton & Brin, Darius & Efrem, Trevon & Landry and Lee...please, can we have more about The Vault's Knight, Lee and just all the secondary characters who haven't gotten their stories yet...the connections to be made...seriously...mind blown!!! on how amazing this would be.
A copy of 'Together Tied' is available to readers through 'instafreebie' or on the authors website.
This is book #4 in the Marshals series. This book can be read as standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I do not recommend reading this series out of order.
Ian & Miro's story continues with them going on with their lives as a married couple who works together. Ian has changed up pieces of his life in order to make Miro his priority. With all that goes on, and there are many surprises in store for the reader, this is a bit of a juggle.
I am not one to give spoilers in my reviews, so I will summarize by saying if you are a true fan of this incredibly satisfying series, you will love this book. The characters are fun to read with steady banter and humor. There is always the ever present heat and sparks. Just an all around good read with these characters inside. I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
Title: Tatted Up & Tied Down
Author: J. Haney & S. I. Hayes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Series: A Sex, Drugs and Rock Romance Book 3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Tatted Up & Tied Down" by J Haney & S. I. Hayes
Wow what a good read in this 'Book 3 in Tatted Up & Tied Down.' We get to see just how the rock star [Fallen Angels Drummer] Steve [known as the beast] will deal with not only his wife. three daughters but also a girlfriend[Crystal]. Will Steve be able to deal with what all is before him and be sober? I found the characters very relatable, developed and well portrayed that will definitely keep your interest in wanting to know what's coming next. You get to feel a little bit of it all from this drama that will lead to 'anger, sadness, love and yes some hot steamy sex. By the end will Steve and Crystal ever get their HEA? Well, this will be quite a ride so you will have to pick up "Tatted Up & Tied Down to see" how well these authors brings this story all together for the readers. I will say I loved the ending!