All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Caroline

22402178 Title: All Kinds of Tied Down

Author: Mary Calmes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

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Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


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.

My View:

Mary Calmes has done it again with this one. These two very alpha males make for a great story. With no sex between them until after half way through there is a great build up, a hell of a lot of posturing, major mis-communication and a whole lot of wishful thinking.

Miro Jones and Ian Doyle are Deputy US Marshalls. They have been partners for 3 years and are best friends. Miro has been lusting after and falling for Ian the entire time and it has almost become an obsession. Ian, seemingly oblivious and straight, is currently in a relationship but seems to spend most of his time with his partner.

The drama and the ‘work side’ of the story wasn’t what held my attention in this book although the gun fights are a little crazy and the action is nonstop. It was the intricate signs of their relationship and how they were so very obvious but then not obvious at all. You could practically feel Ian vibrating on the page with need but not knowing how to get what he wanted. He was not only trying to start a relationship with another man for the first time but he was trying to work out how to ask for what he was craving for. He was strong, possessive and totally committed but also so unsure of himself and their relationship, I think I fell in love with him.

I found myself really tied up with these characters, hated when it ended and wanted more! I was sorry to leave them when everything seemed to fall into place. Miro was very astute in how he handled Ian, understanding how hard it was for him. What about the surprise at the end with Kage?…I wanted to go to his planned party and learn more about that too. This has definitely gone onto my favourite shelf!

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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One thought on “All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Caroline

  1. Although I’ve seen some reviews that weren’t so enthusiastic, this story sounds interesting with the intricate signs about their relationship and the gun fights in your review.

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